Review: Reservoir Dogs
4K UHD & Blu-ray: Reservoir Dogs (1992)
How do you write about Reservoir Dogs? HOW can you add any more to what’s already out there?
In 1992 there was a huge hoo-ha in the UK over the violence in this film, particularly the infamous scene where Mr Blonde (Michael Madsen) cuts off a policeman’s ear. He bends over, the camera swings up, you hear screams but don’t SEE a thing. I had a 6-month-old baby at the time, and wanted to see the film so much, even though it was heavily cut by the BBFC, that I persuaded my then partner to take me. He hates films.
The cinema was empty. Just us 2.
Instead of a film synopsis, who played who, and how the film was made, I mean come on, we’ve all seen this movie and I’d guess 99% of us love it. It’s a classic of cinema. A new beginning, a chopsy, music heavy, jive talking giant of a film. Tarantino literally BURST onto the scene, and changed it.
So instead of a lengthy review, let me just remind you.
You know all those films you love? if you haven’t seen them for a few years, fix yourself a pile of blu-rays, and go through them again.
Watching Reservoir Dogs on this new blu-ray release was more than a treat, the sound and picture are better than I’ve ever seen (I can only imagine what the 4K UHD transfer looks like!), but the main thing is – you really do ‘forget’ how great some great films are, this being one.
I was shocked at how much I’d forgotten of the story, of the dialogue and even the music, and this is a film I’ve seen 5+ times over the years. This is a movie that still zings, that is timeless, that is magnificent in all respects, from look, to story and the acting, all macho, psycho men, not a woman in sight, is unparalleled.
A great addition to anyones collection.