Pulp Fiction (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
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A couple of hit men, a fighter forced to throw a fight, the wife of a mobster, and two would-be robbers all find redemption.
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Media Type: DVD
Street Release Date: 06/07/2005
Genre: DRAMA

With the knockout one-two punch of 1992's Reservoir Dogs and 1994's Pulp Fiction writer-director Quentin Tarantino stunned the filmmaking world, exploding into prominence as a cinematic heavyweight contender. But Pulp Fiction was more than just the follow-up to an impressive first feature, or the winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival, or a script stuffed with the sort of juicy bubblegum dialogue actors just love to chew, or the vehicle that reestablished John Travolta on the A-list, or the relatively low-budget ($8 million) independent showcase for an ultrahip mixture of established marquee names and rising stars from the indie scene (among them Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Walken, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Julia Sweeney, Kathy Griffin, and Phil Lamar). It was more, even, than an unprecedented $100-million-plus hit for indie distributor Miramax. Pulp Fiction was a sensation. No, it was not the Second Coming (I actually think Reservoir Dogs is a more substantial film; and P.T. Anderson outdid Tarantino in 1997 by making his directorial debut with two even more mature and accomplished pictures, Hard Eight and Boogie Nights). But Pulp Fiction packs so much energy and invention into telling its nonchronologically interwoven short stories (all about temptation, corruption, and redemption amongst modern criminals, large and small) it leaves viewers both exhilarated and exhausted--hearts racing and knuckles white from the ride. (Oh, and the infectious, surf-guitar-based soundtrack is tastier than a Royale with Cheese.) --Jim Emerson

Customer Reviews:

  • Rules made to be broken
    This film breaks at least a couple of "rules" that apply to the novel or a movie. First, there is not a single character in it that the viewer can like. They are all human dregs, with no use whatever to society. Second, the plot is not continuous, and the viewer has to reassemble the pieces. These faults should destroy the movie--but somehow they don't.

    In fact, this is one of the best movies I've ever seen. It is amazing that the director/writer could break such cardinal rules and produce a masterpiece. Is it the acting? Partly. The acting is certainly excellent. Travolta plays a stupid, druggie, ugly hit man to perfection. Samuel L. Jackson is a vicious but childlike killer who sees great meaning where none exist. The others in the cast are equally good, full of contradictions as people are. The dialogue is different from any other film I have seen--it's disjointed, real. People think they are making sense when they are not, just like in real life.

    There's nothing uplifting or feelgood about this movie, and I can see why a great many people would not like it or be offended by it. But it is still a real picture of the human condition....more info
  • Missing Booklet From Set. Lame!
    I love this film, hence I purchased this 2-disc set. Too bad when I went to open the shrink wrap (a few days after my return edibility expired, by the way) it was missing the booklet that's supposed to come inside. Buyer beware. I bought this for the booklet and extras; if I would have know that Amazon ships out sloppily package merchandise, I would have just ripped the movie for free form the library. Lame....more info
  • Great movie
    I love this movie, great cast, great story, twisted humor, I got the DVD in it's collector's case (great by the way) looks great! I played the movie with english subtitles and has some noise in the lower part of the screen, I've played it in 2 DVD players and the same thing, It's not that you can't see the movie but it disturbs a little to see that in a new DVD, knowing this I would by this movie anyway....more info
  • utterly disappointing and worthless!
    I am even disappointed about being disappointed by this movie because I loved Quentin's "Resevoir Dogs". But this flick was so painfully contrived, poorly written and conceived, and so dependent on transparent cheesy ploys to get attention that it is just totally unwatchable. The pretty girl just because you need a pretty girl (especially on commercial posters and DVD covers), the John Travolta dance scene because they needed to exploit the popularity of Saturday Night Fever, the overdose scene just to show we can film such a thing, the buggery scene just for shock value....and on and on....all very transparent ploys to get attention, shock the faint-hearted and draw in the gullible masses that'll watch anything that shocks the faint-hearted and righteous types. Everything was poorly glued together with a weak, unbelievable plot unworthy of a major film producer/director. The lack of time chronology, the jumping back and forth between scenes wasn't even done well, which is disappointing from Quentin T. He knows that jumping back and forth in time during scenes can be very effective. And Quentin knows how to do it very effectively...again, I refer you back to Resevoir Dogs, a brilliant flick where he used devices in a very effective and stirring way. RD is one of my all-time favorite movies, which is why I am so utterly disappointed by this very cheesy follow-up. I think QT was even trying to "give the audience a message about redemption" when Travolta's little gangster buddy (played by Samuel L. Jackson) 'found God' after all was said and done. This only drags the film further into the gutter of uselessness. Resevoir Dogs gave no messages. It displayed the characters as they were, let you taste the lives of these dirtballs and left you to draw from it what you will. This flick was riddled with poor writing, unbelievable glitzy plots, unnecessary characters and scenes that served no purpose other than to transparently get certain intended reactions from certain people, the time chronology jumps were poor and not as effective as QT is capable of when he does a good movie.....there are many reasons to wish this flick was never made. There is some decent acting by some of the involved actors, given the undesirable script. Harvey Kietel, John Travolta and Bruce Willis all gave decent performmances under the circumstances. It almost made the movie worth 2 stars, just about, almost. But, the movie was just so bad! If you like lots of gangster-related violence, swearing and shock-value fluff with no plot, just a bunch of poorly constructed movie devices haphazardly glued together, you might enjoy this film. Otherwise.....the hype didn't match the final product. Sorry, Quentin. I know that you know how to make a brilliant movie. This flick was just not up to what your standards should be. Better luck next time.

    (I'm adding this after my initial review because I can see I'm already getting negative votes that are obviously coming from people who have already seen the movie and disagree with my assessmemt. If you haven't seen this fick, don't let these people sway your thinking. As I said, if you like mindless shock value or are turned on by anything at all that would get a rise out of the faint-hearted or righteous types, you may like this film. But if like me, you think shock value is great, but only if it is well done, do yourself a favor and steer clear of this film.)...more info
  • Hmmm
    No box and the disc was all scratched up. No second disc either. Sad to see....more info
  • Boring and without plot
    I recently had the misfortune of watching this movie. The start was disjoint and did not really follow. I put up with it hoping it gets better but it did not! Just stayed boring and lame. The violence does not make it any more interesting because without a plot there is nothing to add to. What a waste of a good couple of hours. I guess this is standard Hollywood. I am learning that if a movie gets lots of praise from Hollywood, then it is highly likely to be garbage....more info
  • It's Pulp Fiction. What more need be said?
    This is an excellent movie. The actors bring robust life to their roles and create memorable and quirky characters. The writing is original and innovative. The most impressive aspect of the film is how the director effectively breaks the usual convention (dating back to Aristotle's Poetics) of having a linear beginning, middle and end. Good stuff....more info
  • Royale with cheese
    Saw this on the big screen back in 1994, and have loved it since. The dialouge between the characters, the memorable lines (which are several), the cinematography, the direction, acting are all first rate.

    But to me the most important thing is how the stories within the movie unfold leaving the viewer to ask "what's next?" instead of having everything explained from the beginning. All questions (excpet for what's in the briefcase) are answered. It takes patient viewing.

    In sum: the greatest movie ever. A must watch....more info
  • Certainly one of the worse movies of a decade
    I can't believe anybody would give rave reviews for this junk. The acting was horrible, the dialogue was stupid and the movie indulged in senseless violence and drug themes. Hey, let's bring the redlight district into our living room. It is hypocritical that the movie lampoons socalled white racists as ferries while the same directors and producers endorse the "rights" of ferries. Quentin Tarantino must eat a lot of junk food to look like that. He certainly spews out junk when he directs a movie. The pulps I'm familiar with were well written. Writers like Maxwell Grant (aka Gibson) or H. P. Lovecraft or R. E. Howard would role over in their grave to know that the modern spin on pulp fiction has been reduced to this....more info
  • The greatest film.
    This is by far my favorite film. Quentin Tarantino once again gives us witty dialogue, thrilling scenes, and memorable characters. A tale of love, loyalty, betrayal, crime, and featuring an A-list of actors such as John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel and Christopher Walken. Pulp Fiction is quite a ride, I hope you enjoy it. ...more info
  • What" ain't no country I've ever heard of. They speak English in What
    Quentin Tarantino's ``Pulp Fiction,'' now on home video, is a film both monumental and immediately accessible, a 2 1/2-hour picture whose energy never flags. It is an exhilaration from beginning to end. It's the movie equivalent of that rare sort of novel where you find yourself checking to see how many pages are left and hoping there are more, not fewer.
    The tone is darkly comic in the face of almost operatic violence, though only the most squeamish of viewers will be put off. With Tarantino we get violence as part of an impish vision of life in which anything can happen -- and does.

    The film is told in three interconnected stories. The only actor in all the episodes is John Travolta as Vincent Vega, an L.A. mobster just back in town from Amsterdam.

    When we first see him he's in a car with a buddy, Jules, played by

    Samuel L. Jackson, explaining some of the differences between Europe and the United States. (In France, a McDonald's Quarter Pounder is known as a ``Royale With Cheese.'') Only after a few minutes do we realize that these are hit men on the way to a job.

    Later, in one of the film's best scenes, Vincent is assigned to escort the mob boss' wife (Uma Thurman) on a night of dinner and dancing. The dance between Travolta and a disarmingly down-to- earth Thurman -- they do the Twist -- provides Travolta with a gem of a moment. Vincent is uncomfortable about being seen on the dance floor with the boss' wife, yet he still wants to look cool
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  • I love the movie but why the dirty fingernail???
    To avoid any notion of spoilers, I will be as cryptic as I can.

    When a certain character rings a certain doorbell, the character's fingernail (shot in close-up on doorbell button) is absolutely filthy.

    This shot has bothered me ever since I first saw this movie.

    Is the fingernail dirty because it goes against the nature of the character?

    Is the fingernail dirty because it belongs to one of the crew?

    I don't know. But it makes me wonder. ...more info
  • best dancing since rogers and astair
    the twist sequence is magnificent. these two give so much joy and are so f--ing cool. I would have loved to see them dance in a full length film. i once actually saw chuck berry playing in brooklyn. this song was so weird then but nobody heard the words; it was the beat that moved us. but now the words are also so right and brings back memories of piped in music at bowling alleys. Berry endures as a smashing rock legend. does anyone doubt that pierre really did love his mademoiselle?And that this really matters?...more info
  • Too many swearings give me a headache
    I got a headache after watching this because of the swearing by many actors from the beginning till the end. The acting is lively. It's worth watching once...more info
  • Divine
    I have made two previous attempts to sit through pulp fiction, both unsuccessful, I'd see a little more in each and then dismiss it.
    I finally gave the whole thing a watch. To say that I'm overwhelmed would be a fitting analysis. I had to go pee after watching the last scene.
    I do not think any thriller will match it's quotient. Loved the definition of divine intervention and I highly acclaim Tarantino's style of dialogue and conversation flow he adds to films making you forget you are watching a film like nooone else does. At his best, he is better than Speilberg, Martin Scorsese and even my Godfather Sam Mendes.

    Have you seen 12 Angry Men? If not, I highly recommend it.
    I do think like me you have seen Pulp fiction in parts but that would be a product of wishful thinking.
    You might have seen the whole thing.

    One of the best films I've had a privilege of seeing.
    It makes Death Proof, Departed, Kill Bill look rather tame....more info
  • The Movie of the 90s
    This is THE movie that made the 90s the 90s. Featuring drug use, sexual situations and nudity, this is the film that made Quentin Tarentino the big international star that he is today. Billed as Italian, though I'm pretty sure he's french Italian, it was a big hit in America and has a devoted cult following today. Recommended for fans of true crime and drama, pulp delivers as it's sexier than porn because it serves to merely titillate. Some hailed it as a masterpiece....more info
  • No classic
    I do not deny that this much lauded Quentin Tarantino film set in a violent underworld is enjoyable. There is snappy dialogue, interesting characters - such as Samuel L. Jackson's Bible-quoting hit man, Harvey Keitel's problem solving `Wolf' and Bruce Willis's boxer on the run -, intelligent banter between the film's various characters - such as between Samuel L. Jackson and his hit man partner John Travolta and between John Travolta and his gangster boss's wife Uma Thurman when the two of them go out on a `date' -, a number of conflicts involving guns that highlight the violent underworld which the film's characters inhabit, a particularly horrifying scene that takes place in the basement of a second-hand store and even an excellent cameo from Tarantino himself as Samuel L. Jackson's testy friend who doesn't want his wife to find out about his underworld connections. But these elements unfortunately do not add up to a whole because this film is lacking the most basic ingredient that any film must possess: a plot. There just isn't one. Lots of `stuff' happens in this film but there is no story to follow, no tale being told, just the activities of a group of disparate characters who do this and that and then the film is over. It may seem strange that I am giving this film 4 stars after such criticism but that is because what there is to watch is enjoyable as I have already said, despite the film's severe shortcomings. This is a testament to Tarantino's ability to create an enjoyable film experience for the viewer. But just as candy floss is only meant to please the taste buds and not fill the stomach likewise this film cannot be considered a meal, because of what it lacks. Yes, it is enjoyable. But it is no classic.

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  • A modern classic!

    Four modern crime noir tales which one tells of two professional hitmen Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vince (John Travolta) work for gangster Marcellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) and retreive a stolen suitcase. Since Wallace is out of town for a few days, Vince takes out Marcellus's wife Mia (Uma Thurman) out for dinner but a mistake occurs but soon gets fixed. Next a retired boxer named Butch (Bruce Willis) accidently kills an opponient as he must flee the city as soon as he gets back his dead dad's golden watch and struggle with a perverted pawnshop owner then finally our two hitmen kill someone in the car by accident as they must clean up the mess then later two criminal lovers Honey Bunny (Amanda Plummer) and Pumpkin (Tim Roth) decide to rob a restraunt but with Jules and Vincient right there in the middle of the mess.

    An extraordinary motion picture that has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as a modern masterpiece of film. Quentin Tarantino fresh off from directing "Reservoir Dogs" which shocked and suprised audiences and critics alke too has created another classic of his but as an anthology. The soundtrack is just outstanding including the amazing performances by the cast which also includes Christopher Walken, Rosanna Aequette, Dwayne Whitaker, Phil Lamarr, Harvey Keital, Quentin Tarantino and Eric Stoltz. The dialog is sharp and so is the original screenplay and the characterizations are well done. This is a knock-your-socks off experience that has became one of the true classics of recent memory that is violent, unique, complex and smart as well with so much memorable quotes you don't know where to start and it's a must see.

    This 2-Disc DVD set is awesome with it's brilliant transfer and sound quality with some great extras like "Pulp Fiction: The Facts" Documentary, deleted scenes, production design featurette, INterview with Tarantino on "The Charlie Rose Show", Behind The Scenes Montages, Interviews from the Independent Spirit Awards, Palma D'or Acceptance speech, Reviews and articles on the film, Trailers even international ones, TV Spots, 8 different still galleries, soundtrack chapter stops, and cool DVD-Rom features. ...more info
  • American Classic
    This Is one of the best movies of all time. It is a movie about an american fantasy the good guys win and the bad guys loose....more info
  • Took me Five Hours to Finish This Movie, But I did!
    Now that I finished it, I realize the more I watch and think about it, the more I like it. Now, this movie may be a little overrated (not saying much considering I gave it five stars, rare for movies), certainly not the best new movie (according to Entertainment Weekly) from the 1980's or whatever year the losers said it was, but that's a far stretch. But it's the highpoint of the crime movie genre for me. Wilidly entertaining, thrilling, and a ride that you look back on just to see what exactly you viewed during the time.

    What makes Pulp Fiction such a vanguard motion picture anyway? Well, first off, it's extremely funny at times (alot of the humor is black humor). The whole movie knows when to take itself seriously, which helps the movie avoid the cheese or comedy feel; it's not a black comedy. But there's nothing more hilarious than listening to the conversations about foot massages, Hash bars, and the hamburger scene ("does he look like a _____?" "What?" *gunshot*=hahaahaha!). And sure, the dialogue isn't crammed to the brim with one-liners, but that's not the point. Pulp Fiction also has words of wisdom. The lines about awkard silences are finally what I need to tell people that I meet, it's okay to just share silence. That's a statement I've always wanted to state, but previously could not the words to. Not the highpoint of dialogue in movies in my opinion (in my opinion, that goes to American Beauty), but Pulp Fiction is known for it's dialogue, and for the great reasons.

    Film making wise, Quentin isn't as original as it seems. For example, the close up shots of objects when Vincent shooting up heroin is something David Lynch has done plenty of times (close up shots of an ear, and a siren in Blue Velvet). But that's not necessarly a bad thing, as that scene never gets old with it's dark surf music in the background. The film soundtrack rules. It gives it a fantastic sense of style. Quentin Tarantino doesn't use striking visuals in his movies, however, which can easily make the movie more ordinary

    The use of a non-linear storyline isn't original, either; that way of storytelling has been going on for decades. BUT, it helps the movie. Scrambling up the story makes the movie a bit more feeling. And it would take away from the live actoin feel of a Pulp magazine, which is one of the main styles of the movie. Namely, this is basically a film styled after those magazines, which were known for these kind of characteristics this movie possesses. And if the movie had a linear storyline, the gold watch segment would make no sense and it would feel tacked on, and you would not get the opening sequence if you would have the diner scene where Travolta and Jackson talk. This movie would easily be a mess if not for the non-linear plot. Besides, who would expect {who?} to get shot eariler in a film.

    And the plot? Very, very good. It reminds me of the plot in the Grand Theft Auto videogames, which use black humor and can feature plotlines as cleaning out cars or things of that nature. It's not as violent as people make it out to be, and a lot of it is implied. However, there is TONS of swearing. As far as acting goes, this is John Travolta's best movie, and way better performance than Saturday Night Fever and Grease (both movies suck and are cash in-s).

    Quentin Tarantino never really nothing much of interest after he made Reservoir Dogs (another great film) and Pulp Fiction; the only other movie that really interests me is Death Proof (but that's not saying Kill Bill and Jackie Brown are bad, just a plot that doesn't interest me).

    A-...more info