Jackie BrownDirector: Quentin Tarantino
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Miramax's double-disc edition of Jackie Brown can proudly stand aside its similar Pulp Fiction set as one of the most inspired and generous special edition sets of 2002. The first disc is devoted to the film itself: The widescreen image captures Jackie Brown's variety of visual textures with style and the Dolby Digital 5.1 audio serves up the soundtrack with razor-sharp clarity (there is also a DTS option for audiophiles). The first disc also offers the viewer "soundtrack chapters" that allow them to skip to a particular place where a song is used and a subtitle fact track that replaces the usual commentary. Tarantino fans might miss the manic energy he brings to a commentary track but the subtitle track is a fan's delight, covering everything from on-the-set stories to the history of all the participants and trivia about the film's many pop culture references (note: some early copies of this DVD have a problem where this track drifts out of sync with the picture around chapter ten, so let the buyer beware). The first disc also offers plenty of bonuses for DVD-ROM owners, including a trivia game and an option that allows viewers to read the script while they play the movie. The second disc offers a bevy of additional features: In addition to the usual trailers and outtakes, there are original promotional pieces done for MTV, a lengthy video interview with Tarantino, and an insightful review of the film taken from the Siskel and Ebert television show. Fans will love "Jackie Brown: How It All Went Down," a slickly crafted documentary that focuses on the principle cast and crew. Between this documentary, the Tarantino interview, and the subtitle track, this DVD set allows viewers to learn everything there is to know about Jackie Brown. The most entertaining second-disc bonus is "Chicks With Guns," the full-length version of the trashy video Samuel Jackson and Robert De Niro watch in the film. It's a kitschy hoot that will entertain anyone who appreciates the B-movies that influenced Tarantino. All in all, Miramax's DVD edition of Jackie Brown is a definitive edition of the film that offers everything a fan could want and then some.
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- [Wide Screen]
- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Pam Grier||Jackie Brown|
|Samuel L. Jackson||Ordell Robbie|
|Robert Forster||Max Cherry|
|Michael Keaton||Ray Nicolette|
|Robert De Niro||Louis Gara|
|Michael Bowen||Mark Dargus|
|Chris Tucker||Beaumont Livingston|
|Lisa Gay Hamilton||Sheronda|
|Tommy "Tiny" Lister||Winston|
|Aimee Graham||Amy (Billingsley Sales Girl)|
|Quentin Tarantino||Voice on Answering Machine|
|Dan Bradford||Art Director|
|Mariko Braswell||Set Decoration/Design|
|William Paul Clark||Asst. Director|
|Richard N. Gladstein||Executive Producer|
|Mary Claire Hannan||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Elmore Leonard||Executive Producer|
1. Opening Title Sequence [3:52]
2. "Absolutely, Positively Got to Kill Every Mother @#&$!% in the Room..." [3:52]
3. Beaumont and His Benefactor [:44]
4. "For Your Eyes Only" [:44]
5. Putting the Finger on Jackie Brown [5:53]
6. ''I Didn't Hear You Wash Your Hands" [10:30]
7. Natural High [2:32]
8. Click [3:53]
9. Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) [:01]
10. "She Wants to Make a Deal" [1:35]
11. "You Getting High Already?" [4:31]
12. "Two Minutes From the Crib; Ten Minutes From the Gig" [:27]
13. "She's My Fine Little Surfer Gal" [1:36]
14. "Half a Million Dollars Will Always Be Missed" [4:01]
15. Sheronda [:24]
16. Red Dress [3:27]
17. Money Exchange: Jackie [2:14]
18. Money Exchange: Louis and Melanie [:06]
19. Money Exchange: Max [:47]
20. Ordell Kills Louis [6:43]
21. Nicolette's Interrogation [2:11]
22. "This is Some Repugnant #%@!" [4:38]
23. "I Didn't Know You Like the Delfonices" [1:54]
24. The Kiss [6:24]
25. End Credits [:31]
Quentin Tarantino DVD Introduction
English DTS 5.1 Digital Surround Sound
English Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Captions and Subtitles
English For the Hearing Impaired
Enhanced Trivia Track
Pulp Fiction DVD
Jackie Brown Soundtrack
Disc #2 -- Jackie Brown
"Jackie Brown: How it Went Down" - Documentary
"A Look Back at Jackie Brown" - Interview With Quentin
Chicks With Guns Video
Deleted and Alternate Scenes
Siskel & Ebert "At the Movies" - Jackie Brown Review
Jackie Brown on MTV
Reviews and Articles
Robert Forster Trailers
Pam Grier Trailers
Pam Grier Radio Spots
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Tarantino is a pretty weird director. His tastes seem to vary with each of his films. Though a few things like referencing millions of other films, lots of colorful dialogue, and sudden "out of nowhere" brutal violence might just be the invisible thread. If you watch a lot of older movies you'll notice that they focused the most on the dialogue and acting violence if ever resorted to was either a dull mandatory thing( so and so's parents get killed at the beginning) or something very sudden at the film's climax. Thus you'll find a lot of older movies that are considered action packed have Two or Three "Action" sequences in them. This is not to call "Jackie Brown" an older movie as that would be frakking ridicolous the point here is that in its structure Jackie Brown resembles a lot of older films, not so much action, but big on character development and overall making a lively viewing experience. I think what I enjoy about it is just how colorful and real the characters seem, Ordell the tough Gun Runner well portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson seems really like a tough Gun Runner! The title character Jackie Brown also expertly portrayed by Pam Grier seems to be just what she is, a clever, clever, lady. Even the supporting cast does a great job. As a whole "Jackie Brown" will put you in suspense, intrigue, and if your like me make you laugh out loud at least a couple times. So if you've got two and a half hours and dont mind movies where people aren't getting shot or having car crashes all the time, I highly recommend "Jackie Brown"
Take 45 minutes off this film and it's an instant classic. Instead its long in the tooth and Michael Keaton as a sock & sandal wearing BATF agent is moronic. That's the bad. The good purely overshadows it. And there plenty of good: First rate work by Samuel Jackson, Pam Grier and veteran extrodinere Robert Forster in a comeback role every actor over 55 would die for. One of the better adaptations of Elmore Leonard's work. Quentin probably wishes he could have got Bobby Womack to do the soundtrack. Maybe next time.
Excellent movie I thouroughly enjoyed every minute! Yes, it is long and has some slow moments but Robert DeNiro is excellent as the ex-con, pot-head, down for whatever side-kick, and I've never seen Pam Grier any better than she is in this role. Two thumbs up!
Jackie Brown is an amazing comedy with a story that is just perfect. The acting gracefully given from Pam Grier and Samuel L. Jackson is spectacular. Though it isn't filled with rediculous violence, it is still classic Quentin. Tarantino is a genius by making this a film of his own yet still keeping the original story from Elmore Leonard. Jackie Brown is a great motion picture and shouldn't be missed by anyone.
This is another Tarantino at his best. The way that Pam made the plan to get the money was very clever. This had great acting and great scam that gets pulled off. Its an instant classic. It doesnt has as much violence as reservior dogs,pulp fiction,Kill Bill.Those of you that dont like tarantino i think you will like it so BUY IT!!!
this movie is wonderful. i love how its origional and how quentin tarantino masters showing situations in every characters point-of-view. it gives you more feel for the characters and more feel for the movie. i really enjoyed it. i can't read the book rum punch (what the movie is based off of).
Tarantino did a great job with Jackie Brown. This is one of those films which is strange but yet captivating. You’ll definitely feel as though you are watching a "Blaxploitation" flick from the 1970's. Almost to the point that you’ll be wondering what corner Richard Roundtree was hiding behind. Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Michael Keaton and De Niro are all stellar as the extreme characters they play in this movie which focuses on lost drug money. Tarantino slows down a little and shows his skill at plotting an entertaining tale that doesn't tax your patience. In here, you do get less blood and more characterizations than usual and is unlike either of his first 2 movies. However, this movie is uniquely Quentin T. and exhibits his versatile film making style. when he directs he allows his imagination free rein to experiment and explore. Each of his directorial efforts has been unique, and “Jackie Brown” is another successful experiment. This movie does have a very good dialogue. Not surprising considering this WAS an Elmore Leonard book with Tarantino doing the scripting. Both men have quite a talent for what they do. It is also clear that Tarantino loves what he does, sometimes a little too much. At the end of this, Tarantino’s reprisal of the 70’s blaxploitation genre with its adventures and bizarre paths taken by these characters converge into a great film. mix with action, suspense, and romance tied into a great film. Highly recommended along with it’s soundtrack.
I'm a huge Tarantino fan and I think this is his best film to date, for all of the reasons already covered here in the other reviews... check it out if you haven't seen it yet. This might just be my favorite movie of all time.
Not since the 1970s has Pam Grier looked and acted better. When Samuel L. Jackson is under the direction of Quentin T. he's funny, smart and crisp. So far, I haven't seen a Quentin movie I haven't liked.
Although it is frequently critisized by people I know for being too slow, Jackie Brown is a highly entertaining crime thriller. Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert DeNiro are all in top form. Surprises abound and the dialogue by Tarantino is it's usual hilarious and highly entertaining self. Get this movie!
I am a big fan of Leonard's and I think Tarantino is the best movie maker alive today so I was excited when I first heard about this film being made. To say I wasn't disappointed is an understatement - Great characters, great dialogue and a wonderfully convoluted plot that works far better than it should. Stop depriving the world of your genius Quentin and make something else, your audience awaits.......
THis movie is great. I have seen all the Quentin Tarentino movies and this one ranks up there with the best. This is a good movie, I can't wait until it comes out on DVD.