Reservoir Dogs

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Overview

In 1992, Reservoir Dogs transformed Quentin Tarantino practically overnight from an obscure, unproduced screenwriter and part-time actor to the most influential new filmmaker of the 1990s. The story looks at what happens before and after but not during a botched jewelry store robbery organized by Joe Cabot Lawrence Tierney. Mr. White Harvey Keitel is a career criminal who takes a liking to newcomer Mr. Orange Tim Roth and enjoys showing him the ropes. Mr. Pink Steve Buscemi is a weaselly loner obsessed with ...
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Overview

In 1992, Reservoir Dogs transformed Quentin Tarantino practically overnight from an obscure, unproduced screenwriter and part-time actor to the most influential new filmmaker of the 1990s. The story looks at what happens before and after but not during a botched jewelry store robbery organized by Joe Cabot Lawrence Tierney. Mr. White Harvey Keitel is a career criminal who takes a liking to newcomer Mr. Orange Tim Roth and enjoys showing him the ropes. Mr. Pink Steve Buscemi is a weaselly loner obsessed with professionalism. Mr. Blonde Michael Madsen has just gotten out of jail after taking the rap on a job for Cabot; he's grateful for the work but isn't the same person he used to be. While Mr. Blonde goes nuts during the heist, the thieves are surprised by the sudden arrival of the police, and Mr. Pink is convinced one of their team is a cop. So who's the rat? What do they do about Mr. Blonde? And what do they do with Mr. Orange, who took a bullet in the gut and is slowly bleeding to death? Reservoir Dogs jumps back and forth between pre- and post-robbery events, occasionally putting the narrative on pause to let the characters discuss such topics as the relative importance of tipping, who starred in Get Christie Love!, and what to do when you enter a men's room full of cops carrying a briefcase full of marijuana.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Select scene audio commentary; Pulp Factoids viewers - Insider information about Reservoir Dogs and its sources of inspiration; Play It Fast and Loose - Documentary: From the moment of its release in 1992, Reservoir Dogs has helped redefine modern cinema. An insightful study about the impact and ripple effect of this remarkable film.; Profiling the Reservoir Dogs - featurette: A Unique perspective into the criminal minds of the film's colorful charachters.; Tipping Guide - Proper tipping etiquette Reservoir Dogs style; Deleted scenes; Classic interviews with Quentin Tarantino and others; K-Billy sounds of the '70s; And much more
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
A study in violence and pop hoodlum cool, Quentin Tarantino's debut film adrenalized the gangster film and put Tarantino on the auteur map. Adapting the novelistic structure of Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956) and using observational long takes, Tarantino shifts between the preparations for an ill-fated heist and its extraordinarily bloody aftermath, increasing tension through the gradual revelation of each color-coded character's true nature as they figure out what went wrong. As in Howard Hawks's and Sam Peckinpah's films, the driving concern is honor among men, but, as in the films of Jean-Luc Godard, Tarantino's crooks also define themselves through a plethora of pop culture references, from Lee Marvin to the "Stuck in the Middle With You" ear-slicing and the opening exegesis of Madonna songs. Drawing praise and fire on the film festival circuit for juxtaposing humor and brutal violence, and attacked for being too indebted to the Hong Kong action film City on Fire (1987), Reservoir Dogs opened to critical acclaim, jump-starting former video clerk Tarantino's career. Although its extreme bloodshed hampered its box office, Reservoir Dogs's postmodern generic self-awareness went on to be almost as influential on 1990s gangster movies as Tarantino's next film, Pulp Fiction (1994).
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2006
  • UPC: 012236198376
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Anniversary Edition / Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,513

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harvey Keitel Mr. White/Larry
Tim Roth Mr. Orange/Freddy
Michael Madsen Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
Chris Penn Nice Guy Eddie
Steve Buscemi Mr. Pink
Lawrence Tierney Joe Cabot
Quentin Tarantino Mr. Brown
Kirk Baltz Marvin Nash
Randy Brooks Holdaway
Edward Bunker Mr. Blue
Rich Turner 1st Sheriff
David Steen 2nd Sheriff
Tony Cosmo 3rd Sheriff
Stevo Poliy 4th Sheriff
Michael Sottile Teddy
Robert Ruth Shot Cop
Lawrence Bender Voice Only
Linda Kaye Shocked Woman
Suzanne Celeste Shot Woman
Laurie Latham Voice Only
Maria Strova Voice Only
Burr Steers Voice Only
Craig Hamann Voice Only
Steven Wright Voice Only
Technical Credits
Quentin Tarantino Director, Screenwriter
Jamie Beardsley Asst. Director
Lawrence Bender Producer
Michelle Buhler Makeup
Richard N. Gladstein Executive Producer
Betsy Faith Heimann Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Hellerman Production Manager
Monte Hellman Executive Producer
Marcia Holley Stunts
Harvey Keitel Co-producer
Pat McGroarty Stunts
Sally Menke Editor
Karyn Rachtman Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco Set Decoration/Design
Ken Segal Sound Mixer
Andrzej Sekula Cinematographer
Ronna Wallace Executive Producer
David Wasco Production Designer
Ronnie Yeskel Casting
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Reservoir Dogs
1. "Like a Virgin" [:00]
2. Tips [:00]
3. Reservoir Dogs [:00]
4. Scared [:00]
5. Setup [:00]
6. Pursuit [:00]
7. "Just Cops" [:00]
8. Mr. White [:00]
9. Bark or Bite? [:00]
10. Cargo [:01]
11. "Job-Type Job" [:00]
12. I Gotcha [:00]
13. Blame Game [:00]
14. "Bam Bam Bam Bam" [:00]
15. Alone at Last [:00]
16. "You Hear That?" [:00]
17. "I'm a Cop" [:00]
18. Mr. Orange [:00]
19. In Character [:00]
20. Rehearsal [:00]
21. The Boys' Room [:00]
22. The Thing [:00]
23. Showtime [:00]
24. Name Game [:00]
25. Surveillance [:00]
26. "Worse or Better?" [:00]
27. Ultimate Disappointment [:00]
28. Credits [:00]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Reservoir Dogs
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio
         English 6.1 Dts ES
         English 5.1 Dolby Digital EX
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         Subtitles Off
   Special Features
      Pulp Factoid View: On
      Pulp Factoid View: Off
      Commentary With Writer/Director Quentin Tarantino, Producer Lawrence Bender, and Select Cast and Crew: On [Cast][Production Crew]
      Commentary With Writer/Director Quentin Tarantino, Producer Lawrence Bender, and Select Cast and Crew: Off [Cast][Production Crew]
      The Critics' Commentaries
         Play All
         Amy Taubin, Film Comment
         Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
         Emanuel Levy, Author of Cinema of Outsiders: The Rise of American Independent Film
Disc #2 -- Reservoir Dogs
   Playing It Fast & Loose
   Profiling the Reservoir Dogs
      Play All
      Name Unknown/Alias: Mr. Brown
      Name Unknown/Alias: Mr. Pink
      Lawrence Dimmick/Alias: Mr. White
      Victor Vega/Alias: Mr. Blonde
      Read the Full Criminal Profiles
   Tipping Guide
   Deleted Scenes
      Background Check
      No Protection
      Doing My Job
      Cutting Off the Ear - Alternate Take A
      Cutting Off the Ear - Alternate Take B
   Reservoir Dolls
   Reservoir Dogs Style Guide
   Securing the Shot: Location Scouting With Billy Fox
   Class of '92
   Original Theatrical Trailer
   Tributes and Dedications
      Play All
      Dedicated to...
      Lawrence Tierney
      Eddie Bunker
      Monte Hellman
      Jack Hill
      Pam Grier
      Roger Corman
   Reservoir Dogs: The Game Exclusive Interview
   Also From Lionsgate
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    the pic of the dvd is NOT at all what i received....its your bas

    the pic of the dvd is NOT at all what i received....its your basic dvd ....NOT at all for the colector!!

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  • Posted July 14, 2013

    worst heist movie ever

    worst heist movie ever

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    For It's Time....

    I remember seeing this movie when it first became available on VHS. The DVD is just as filling. Though I am not a fan of the Kill Bill movies, I adored Pulp Fiction.....as well as Jackie Brown to a point. Reservoir Dogs planted Tarantino's foot in the door and I would like to see him make more American crime movies instead of crazy off the wall stuff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    this was a really suspenseful but cool movie at the same time and a hard to watch scene where it reminded me of the film Sweeney Todd and once you watch it i bet you'll might think the same thing. this is the story of strangers and friends and the thought that one of them is an undercover cop. surprised this was tarantino's debut. he is quite the director and loved kill bill volume 1. after watching it i was like damn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Paranoia

    Paranoia is what this film is about. Who is the snitch, who can be trusted with all this cash? And a whole lot of killing is the result. Maybe Tarantino's best film or the best heist film of the 90's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My First Reveiw

    I LOVE THIS MOVIE. Last night was the first time i saw this movie, and i regret never seeing it before then. This is the second Tarentino movie ive seen(after Pulp Fiction)and it just furthered my beleif that Tarentino is the greatest film maker alive. Plus i love the colors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Reservoir Dogs

    this movie is so damn great. it has one of my favorit endings in a movie. great dialogue and story about paranoia and a heist gone wrong.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    6 gangsters doing a job ones of them is a rat but which one?

    I love this Film so much that I have to watch it at least once a month if that. This film has great acting, a tarantino masterpeice. It cant be much better. Very bloody movie great action. A man made movie. One of the Best Hiest films I have seen. Great way to show how a plan that seem like its all gonna work but a theres a rat in the house. It has great dialog. if you havent seen this well watch it A.S.A.P. One of the best Tarantino film

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Reservoir Dogs

    This is one of the best heist films ever! Tarantino is a genius. Great story, great acting, cool blood, and awesome ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs is a good action movie with a few minor flaws. Dogs isn't as captivating as Pulp Fiction or Kill Bill, and doesn't have the sparks like Jackie Brown. However, Reservoir Dogs has many tense scenes and Harvey Keitel and Tim Roth both give exceptional performances. If you are a Quentin Tarantino fan, watch and enjoy this motion picture.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    4-ever Reservoir Dogs

    With a cast of Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Tim Roth, Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Tierney, who could ask for more? 29 year old Quentin Tarantino made his director and writer debut with this classic film. It's a classic film of a jewel heist gone wrong and a wonderful case of who-done-it. I recommend that after you've seen this movie, watch it again and look for signs of who the 'rat' is. With the DVD, you can listen to commentary and interviews by critics and actors as well as recorded performance of Quentin Tarantino and Steve Buscemi playing Mr. White and Mr. Pink in someone's house. This movie is great and with Quentin's dialogue, it keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An unforgettable, historic movie

    Michael Madsen is brilliant in this movie, especially in the infamous torture scene of the movie. One of Quentin Tarantino's best films, on par with the 'Kill Bill' series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT MOVIE

    I thought this was a great movie. It always kept me interested and entertained. The actors were also phenomenal. Watch this movie!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Are you gonna bark all day little doggy, or are you gonna bite?

    One of my favorite movies of all time, and has an amazing cast and director. Steve Buscemi was my personal favorite in this robbery, action, mystery flick. Should be viewed by all who can stand some violence. Quentin did a grreat job of making this movie, and has an intresting way of showing it. The seens are all out of chronological order, and the actual robbery is never shown, yet the movie is better this way. A little bit of this style is shown in another Quentin movie, Pulp Fiction, Which is another fave of mine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great movie

    this movie is awsome. it keeps you wondering for a long time. it's very funny. has great lines. the acting was awsome. quentin tarantino has a great mind to think of movies like this and pulp fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This film stunk

    This movie is a movie that people say they liked to show that they have taste. It was pointless, overly-bloody, suburban in its infatuation with gangsters and gore. It was a dress rehearsal for Pulp Fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SO COOL

    Reservoir dogs and taxidriver is the two most wonderful movies.Reservoir dogs is so good it makes you wanna look at it all day long. Quentin tarantino is the absolutly best director in the world.That's my point of view.Quentin tarantino is also the man who started the cinema of cool. This movie contains everything:Great dialog,good actors and the screenplay is amazing....see this movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2002

    Dogs Play

    A first for Queintin Tarantino, back in '94. This film really distinguishes itself to what the title appeals to. Dogs proves that all the million dollar Hollywood styled movies still can't get passed simple story telling, by supplying humor and violence at the same time like this one. Humanistic and playful dialogue throughout the entire film raises it. While some might attack the violence as too graphic, Tarantino uses camera angles that don't always reveal to the audience, a whole picture. This angles make the audience assume the obvious, but instead boils with irony. The same style, chapter book momentum, is also clear in this film. New and inventive this movie is the barrier breaker, and neo-directorial display of an over seen talent. Sexual inuendos don't play any part in such a film, neither does the modern use of violence, just to further the story. So, if you want to watch something new, this hip, wildly tuned bunch of guys, should be able to keep you thinking, what dogs?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2010

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