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Yep. He's my fave. Since getting sober his perfs have calmed down a bit.
(He admits he doesn't even remember shooting "The Scarlet Letter"..! (maybe not a bad thing?)
His high-wire acting without a net perfs back then were thrilling.

Still my fave scene from him...



not the greatest quality but you get the idea
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gary's great in this, but I think not many remember a more awesome character he portrayed in true romance...a tarantino classic Drexel the wanna be black pimp.

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imho Oldman's most memorable character (with Dracula being a close 2nd) is Jackie Flannery from State of Grace. As someone who lives and works in Hell's Kitchen and who has crossed paths with a Westie back in the 80's, he NAILED that part so ridiculously it was unreal.

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not on BluRay but rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead and prick up your ears on dvd

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Gary Oldman role everybody forgets about.....Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK, he got that guy down so good it is scary

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Gary rocks. Harry Potter, Air Force One, Fifth Element, Book of Eli, Batman, Leon... he even made Lost in Space watchable. My favorite thing about Gary is that you always do a double-take when you see him.

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"Gary Oldman."
"What? Wow, that guy is so good I didn't even recognize him!"
"Yeah, he kills himself to bring his character to life."

(typical 7-second conversation when watching a movie featuring Gary Oldman)

No one has mentioned Romeo is Bleeding.

 

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No one has mentioned Romeo is Bleeding.

Or the The Contender? Wow, my personal favorite.

He's a dwarf in Tiptoes. You can watch that one for free online. The guy is fearless.

http://www.crackle.com/c/Tiptoes/Tiptoes/2480217
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... he even made Lost in Space watchable...

Let's not get carried away.

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he even made Lost in Space watchable.

^^^^ Agreed. Let's not get hysterical.

 

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No one has mentioned Romeo is Bleeding.

forgot. one of my faves too actually. he's named "jack" in that too.



soundtrack is amazing too...
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Yep. He's my fave. Since getting sober his perfs have calmed down a bit.
(He admits he doesn't even remember shooting "The Scarlet Letter"..! (maybe not a bad thing?)
His high-wire acting without a net perfs back then were thrilling.

Still my fave scene from him...



not the greatest quality but you get the idea

Such a great movie! When will we get it on Blu?
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Such a great movie! When will we get it on Blu?

I have an HD version on my DVR from MGMhd.
A little bit better looking than the DVD but not much. Soft and pretty washed out looking.
They really should release it. There are major actors in it.
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I have an HD version on my DVR from MGMhd.
A little bit better looking than the DVD but not much. Soft and pretty washed out looking.
They really should release it. There are major actors in it.

You do the same thing, huh? I have several movies in HD on my HD-DVR that aren't on Blu yet too (including Lawrence). Problem is that my hard drive it getting full and I can't add any more and still have room to record the occasional TV program.
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yeah, i just have the fios one. holds only like 20 hrs of hd video.
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You do the same thing, huh? I have several movies in HD on my HD-DVR that aren't on Blu yet too (including Lawrence). Problem is that my hard drive it getting full and I can't add any more and still have room to record the occasional TV program.

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i tried watching the bluray last night and the contrast boosting was so distracting that I couldn't keep going. is there ANY import version of this BD that doesn't have the contrast boosting? i'd even accept an amount of DNR over what happened to this US release
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i tried watching the bluray last night and the contrast boosting was so distracting that I couldn't keep going. is there ANY import version of this BD that doesn't have the contrast boosting? i'd even accept an amount of DNR over what happened to this US release

another "special effect" overdone on BD, to make it look like "art" or but looks more like Kitsch

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And another thing!

The acting is absolutely top-notch.
It would be hard to find 4 better demonstrations of superior acting in one movie.
Jean Reno - the best I have ever seen him.
Natalie Portman - her 1st role, and her best performance.
Gary Oldman - never topped this.
Danny Aiello - his finest...ever.

Four acting performances of the highest degree.
Without these, the movie would have suffered greatly.

After 15 years, this film's power diminishes not in the slightest.

Agreed. One of my favorite films of all time.
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i tried watching the bluray last night and the contrast boosting was so distracting that I couldn't keep going. is there ANY import version of this BD that doesn't have the contrast boosting? i'd even accept an amount of DNR over what happened to this US release

The wife and I watched it recently. It's one of her favorite films. I pointed out the contrast issues to her, but she couldn't see a problem. I found it distracting and very discouraging.

I'm not aware of a better version.

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it's so frustrating. as much as i hate EE/DNR, i can still sit through discs most of the time if i love the movie. the missing information/detail in this film is astounding, and it doesn't end up looking like film.
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Anyone picked up the Russian version? Was just looking into other releases...
http://www.golddisk.ru/goods/30915.html?from=egretfilm

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Anyone picked up the Russian version? Was just looking into other releases...
http://www.golddisk.ru/goods/30915.html?from=egretfilm

Logically though, when was the last time a Region C release of a Western film got a new, better transfer?
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