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Sin City (Recut & Extended Edition) (2005)

Cast: Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel, more...
Director: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, more...
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Dimension
Genre: Animation, Comic Books, Alternative Press, Crime, Neo Noir
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish
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Sin City (Recut & Extended) (2005)
The Eisner Award-winning comic series Sin City comes to life in this live-action feature adaptation from director Robert Rodriguez and creator Frank Miller. Interweaving multiple storylines from the series' history, this violent crime noir paints the picture of the ultimate town without pity through the eyes of its roughest characters. There's the street thug Marv (Mickey Rourke), whose desperate quest to find the killer of a prostitute named Goldie (Jaime King) will lead him to the foulest edges of town. Inhabiting many of those areas is Dwight (Clive Owen), a photographer in league with the sordid ladies of Sin City, headed by Gail (Rosario Dawson), who opens up a mess of trouble after tangling with a corrupt cop by the name of Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro). Finally, there's Hartigan (Bruce Willis), an ex-cop with a heart problem who's hell-bent on protecting a stripper named Nancy (Jessica Alba). Featuring a who's who supporting cast that includes Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Devon Aoki, and Nick Stahl, Sin City promises to be one of the most direct translations from page to screen of a comic series, with shots and dialogue adapted straight from the original comic's panels. Rodriguez quit the Director's Guild when they refused to let Frank Miller co-direct the film, a deal hashed out after the two collaborators developed and shot the opening scene utilizing a green-screen process to harness the stark, black-and-white look of the books as a litmus test for the rest of the production. Quentin Tarantino was brought in and reportedly paid one dollar to direct an extended scene between Del Toro and Owen that amounts to one issue of The Big Fat Kill miniseries. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, All Movie Guide

Sin City (Recut & Extended) (Bonus Disc) (2005)
Bonus Disc Features:
  • Full-length expanded cuts of each individual episode ("Customer Is Always Right,' "The Hard Goodbye," 'Big Fat Kill" and "That Yellow Bastard") split out into short films - each with their own title cards and in their own complete form; viewers can watch separately and in any order desired.
  • 5 Minute Flick School - Showing how everything was done, including the development of the look of the movie before there was financing, plus early screen tests, rehearsal tapes, final effects. Narrated and cut by Robert Rodriguez.
  • All Green Version - A high speed look at the entire movie with only its green screen elements.
  • The Long Take - A full uninterrupted 17 minute take during the filming of Quentin's segment. Audience gets to see what it's like to sit in the middle of a whirlwind of creativity while the camera is rolling. They never call cut, so everyone is concentrating, working, experimenting and being creative for 17 minutes straight. Very interesting to watch, and hear everyone brainstorming and improvising. Clive, Nicotero, Rodriguez, Tarantino, and Del Toro, Stevie J, all doing their thing at one point or another.
  • Sin City: Live in Concert - Sin City filmmakers, cast and crew head over to Antone's restaurant one night after shooting "That Yellow Bastard" so Bruce Willis' and Robert's band Chingon could play a benefit show. Shows the full version of Bruce and his band playing the song "Devil Woman" and Rodriguez and his band playing the "Theme from Sin City."
  • 10 Minute Cooking School: Sin City Breakfast Tacos - Rodriguez's meal of choice during the lnog night hours of making Sin City. Shows how to make Rodriguez's grandma's secret homemade flour tortilla recipe as well.

GreenCine Member Ratings

Sin City (Recut & Extended) (2005)
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7.69 (52 votes)
Sin City (Recut & Extended) (Bonus Disc) (2005)
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7.73 (26 votes)

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