True Romance [Blu-Ray] Tony Scott

True Romance [Blu-Ray] Tony Scott
You're so cool, Quentin. And this is where the obsessions of modern cinema's favourite uber-geek first took root. Shot post-Reservoir Dogs, but written prior to, the script of True Romance encapsulates the development of many Tarantino hallmarks. The premise is essentially a modern male fairytale for media-noir nerds. A kung-fu film watching comic store worker falls in love with a beautiful hooker with a heart of gold, goes cowboy on her pimp's ass and raises a ripple effect shit storm trying to sell mafia cocaine to a Hollywood producer. It would have made a more cold-blooded flick with Tarantino in the director's chair, especially with the original ending intact (which is included, along with commentary from Tarantino and director Tony Scott), but Scott imbues warmth and love into characters that cut beyond Tarantino's irony-laced cautionary tale about taking cinema-bred cool worship too far. As Tarantino readily admits in his very forthcoming commentary track, which is loaded with tales of the hardships and luck involved in getting his first script sold, Tony was the man for the job. Scott's director's commentary is packed with details, and a third commentary with leads Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette both charms and provides insight into their character motivations, and delivers on-set anecdotes. Taking advantage of possibly the most talent-stacked cast ever to grace a screen, short commentaries with Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Michael Rapaport and Brad Pitt allow the actors to reflect on their key scenes and experiences with the film. Demonstrating Tony Scott's collaborative spirit, Pitt reveals that making Floyd a sedentary stoner was his explanation for why the character never left the house, and much of identity confused pimp Drexl's extreme look is from the mind of Gary Oldman. Extended scenes with director's commentary, an original low-grade featurette and a superior "Behind the Scenes" look are also included. It looks phenomenal on Blu-Ray, so if you haven't upgraded that old copy of True Romance yet, this is the version to get (Warner)