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Love The Hard Way

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Overview

Adrien Brody stars in this streetwise romantic drama, which arrives on DVD in a well-rounded presentation. Love the Hard Way has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mixed for playback in Dolby Digital 5.1; the dialogue is in English, with no multiple language options included. Featured on this edition is a 60-minute documentary on the making of the film, as well as a ...
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Overview

Adrien Brody stars in this streetwise romantic drama, which arrives on DVD in a well-rounded presentation. Love the Hard Way has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mixed for playback in Dolby Digital 5.1; the dialogue is in English, with no multiple language options included. Featured on this edition is a 60-minute documentary on the making of the film, as well as a collection of outtakes and deleted scenes, a gallery of production stills, and the movie's original trailer.
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Special Features

U-Store It U-Lock It U-Keep the Key - "Love the Hard Way: The Making of a Film" by Marie Noelle (2001, 60 min.); Deleted scenes and clips; Theatrical trailer; Stills gallery; Dolby Digital 5.1; Enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2003
  • UPC: 738329031626
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: Kino Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 55,215

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adrien Brody Jack Grace
Charlotte Ayanna Claire
Jon Seda Charlie
August Diehl Jeff
Pam Grier Linda Fox
Michaela Conlin Cara
Joey Kern Fitzgerald
Sara Klingebiel Jill
Francisco Lorite Barry
Katherine Moennig Debbie
Ned Stresen-Reuter Brian
Technical Credits
Peter Sehr Director, Screenwriter
Darien Dahoud Score Composer
Jason Kliot Co-producer
Marie Noelle Screenwriter
Wolfram Tichy Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A Punk From the Bronx [5:01]
2. "Love Is Just a Four Letter Word" [5:01]
3. The Great "Dicktator" [5:45]
4. Big on Personal Experience [4:32]
5. Naive Claire [4:46]
6. "What's Going On, Jack?" [5:10]
7. Fallen Angel [4:47]
8. Born to Lose [5:15]
9. "Give Claire a Try" [4:52]
10. X-ray Eyes [6:04]
11. Avenging Angel [4:31]
12. Nervous Jeff [5:25]
13. Same Ol' Jack [4:46]
14. A Foreign Body [3:54]
15. "Bye..." [5:48]
16. Desperate [4:56]
17. A Tired "Straight A" Student [9:08]
18. Two Years Later [4:13]
19. Charlie, a Captive Audience [4:01]
20. Dark Side of the Moon [6:01]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      U-Store It U-Lock It U-Keep the Key - Love the Hard Way: The Making Of
      Deleted Scene & Clips
         "You're Really Incredible"
         "I Could Be Your Wife" Take 1
         "I Could Be Your Wife" Take 2
         "The South Bronx Misses You"
         In the Alley
         Jack and Charlie
         Claire at Jack's Place
         At the Police Station
      Theatrical Trailer
      Stills Gallery
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Film Noir

    This is a great new film noir, capturing the global aspects of a Chinese author, a German director, and American crime, and universal love and sex. I don't know what's more global than that. I was astounded by Brody's performance, really becoming the actor of his generation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    [3.5]--Trying to love and be loved with a broken heart.

    I would have given this flick 4 star, but there were some plotting issues and areas where things didn't get developed as well as they should have. Claire is a grad student who gets straight A’s, wanting to rebel she gets with Jack, the petty thief and secret writer, whose world is turned up upside-down by a combination of sex, true love, and loyalty. This film was very intense & leaves you thinking. Anyone, esp. women, who has fallen in love with a "dangerous/mysterious" type will surely relate to this because stories like hers are very common, although not everybody goes to such extremes. Adrien Brody is an excellent actor and gives an interesting and subtle performance that he slowly let us in to the interior that lies under the criminal, streetwise exterior. The script doesn't actually explain how Jack Grace became the way he is. The sketchy details about his background he provides Claire could be a figment of his overactive imagination. So all we can do is watch Claire sink lower and lower, but eventually redeem herself. Charlotte Ayanna's performance as Claire was wonderful she has depicted this role without any annoying mannerisms and has pushed some realistic traits into her character. Pam Grier is also good in her "almost-cameo" role as the police officer who comes in and out of the lead characters' lives throughout the film as well as Jon Seda as Jack partner in crime and close friend. ‘Love The Hard Way’ is a bitter sweet love story that will make you think. It also provides some dark mysterious qualities. Peter Sehr is a great director. The cinematography and use of colors that he captures are wonderful. The plot is at once very unconventional, given that it isn't quite as linear as most...and yet has all the elements necessary for a successful drama. All around this movie is worth seeing.

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