On Bluray this week from Anchor Bay and The Weinstein Company is a trip back to danger in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s SIN CITY: A Dame to Kill For.
We are back in Sin City as Nancy (Jessica Alba) is still dancing in the club four years later. It is clear she is unhappy and wants revenge for Hartigan (Bruce Willis). The only way she’s going to get it is by going after Senator Roark (Powers Boothe). In the meantime, Marv (Mickey Rourke) is keeping his eye on her.
Dwight (Josh Brolin) is once again on the move trying to find out what was in the world by becoming a private detective. He receives a call from former lover Ava (Eva Green), who begs him for help against her husband. When Dwight discovers the truth at the barrel end of a gun it is Gail (Rosario Dawson) who saves him.
Johnny (Gordon-Levitt) is also after Sen. Roark but for very different reasons – mainly crooked fingers and a banged up nose. Everyone has daddy issues but Johnny has them a little more toxic than most.
Nancy finally decides that it’s time for justice and she does it in the name of the man she loved!
FINAL WORD: Alba reprises her role as Nancy Callihan who is still dancing and mourning over the loss of Hardigan. The years have worn on her and the alcohol is running like water. Trying to find the one thing that will bring her back to life is the one thing that could get her killed. Good think she has Rourke as Marv is still around to protect her.
Brolin as Dwight brings his tough guy roll out in full force and surrounds it with a man in love. Well, we all know a tough guy in love is a man ripe to fall right? Especially in Sin City when there are two women in love with the same man.
Green as Ava is a woman sauntering nude more than with clothes, wait, did she ever wear clothes? Using her growling voice and wavy hair, Green turns in another performance as the seductress looking amazing in black and white.
Boothe as Sen. Roark is just plain evil! It seems in this film he has more than one person wanting to remove him from the planet and Boothe grins as evil as any other I’ve seen. Okay, I just love him!
Levitt as Johnny is the cocky dude who thinks there is nothing that can hurt him, that is until he does. Spending his time getting an ass whuppin, he makes it his entire mission to deal with family problems. Levitt is almost as good as Willis but then again Levitt once played Willis so there’s that.
Dawson as Gail is tough, smooth and beautiful. The amazing close-ups of her character in half light and dark are just so damn impressive. This character can only be played by Dawson and I mean that. Gail is a stunning weapon in more ways than one. Chung as Miho is the only character other than Gail who is a stunning weapon as well. Smooth moves and swift sword play are stellar.
It is nice to see Willis as Hartigan make a few appearances; of course I really never get tired of seeing him on the screen. His need to protect Nancy is endearing is not frustrating and you’ll see why.
Other cast include: Julia Garner as Marcie, Jude Ciccolella as Liebowitz, Stacy Keach as Wallenquist, Dennis Haysbert as Manute, Ray Liotta as Joey, Christopher Meloni as Mort, Jeremy Piven as Bob, Christopher Lloyd as Kroenig, Jaime King as Goldie/Wendy, Lady Gaga as Bertha, Juno Temple as Sally as well as Frank Miller as Sam and Robert Rodriguez as Sam’s Friend.
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TUBS OF POPCORN: I give SIN CITY: A Dame to Kill For four tubs of popcorn out of five. I’m thrilled that there are returning cast in the film but wow did it get crowded with so many cameos. It seems everyone in Hollywood wanted to get a piece of the action and in Sin City that’s exactly what they got.
I have always been amazed at what Frank Miller can do and with a dash of Robert Rodriguez the film is even more brilliant. Based on Miller’s Sin City crime noir script, this is a follow up to the 2005 SIN CITY.
I am a fan of this genre of filmmaking! Between the storytelling and dark characters the film was over way to soon for my liking. Having the opportunity to see it in astonishing Bluray, this is a film that needs to be in your home library. Shot in black and white with moments of color, Miller and Rodriguez place color in such a way that it not only stands out, but is gorgeously rich.
SIN CITY: A Dame to Kill For comes with Bluray in 3-D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. This also includes special features of The Movie in High-Speed Green Screen, Makeup Effects of Sin City with Greg Nicotero, Stunts of Sin City with Jeff Dashnaw, and Character Profiles.
In the end – there is no justice without sin!