Inside Man (DVD)
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|Contributor||Vincent DiMartino, Shon Gables, James Ransone, Robert Testut, Peter Kybart, Victor Colicchio, Kandiss Edmundson, Aaron Vexler, Waris Ahluwalia, Heather Male, Carlos Andras Gamez, Turi Haim, Ed Crescimanni, Michael Devine, Al Palagonia, Rachel Matthews Black, Peter Frechette, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Edwin Freeman, Philippe Vonlanthen, Anthony Mangano, Dominic Carter, Daryl Mitchell, Ben Crowley, Michael Carrara, Frank Composto, Willem Dafoe, Lemon Andersen, Bernie Rachelle, Clive Owen, Van Hughes, Cherise Boothe, James Donnell Quinn, Agim Coma, Joe Coots, Rodney 'Bear' Jackson, Florina Petcu, Denzel Washington, Patrick Illig, Frank Stellato, Jason Manuel Olazabal, Spike Lee, Tiffany Adams, Steve Lord, Ashlie Atkinson, Amir Ali Said, Samantha Ivers, Ken Ferrigni, Rozanne Sher, Brad Williams, Baktash Zaher, Craig M. Spitzer, Amanda Knox, Robert C. Kirk, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ernest Rayford, Ed Bogdanowicz, Limary Agosto, Ed Onipede Blunt, Julian Niccolini, Rashaad Ernesto Green, Frank Hopf, Russ Klein, Ken Leung, Rafael Osorio, Sandra Endo, Carla Greene, Michael Den Dekker, Gerry Vichi, Kim Director, John Speredakos, Rebecca Brillhart, Gregory Dann, David Brown, Lionel Pina, Christopher Plummer, Jodie Foster, Jeff Ward, Peter Gerety, Cassandra Freeman, Anthony Borowiec, Jay Charan See more|
|Runtime||2 hours and 3 minutes|
Spike Lee directs this crime thriller. Denzel Washington plays tough cop Keith Frazier, who finds himself drawn into a tense hostage situation when master criminal Dalton Russell's (Clive Owen) planned bank heist goes drastically wrong. Trying to negotiate the release of the hostages, Frazier begins to realise that something isn't quite right with the whole set up, and when enigmatic Madeline White (Jodie Foster) arrives on the scene, he realises that he's stumbled onto something a lot bigger. Willem Dafoe and Christopher Plummer also star.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.66:1
- Product dimensions : 526.5 x 54.6 x 741 cm; 31.75 Kilograms
- Director : Spike Lee
- Media Format : DVD, PAL
- Run time : 2 hours and 3 minutes
- Release date : 23 August 2006
- Actors : Philippe Vonlanthen, Heather Male, Steve Lord, Amanda Knox, Turi Haim
- Dubbed: : English
- Studio : Universal Sony
- ASIN : B01FR38JVG
- Country of origin : Australia
- Number of discs : 1
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Gewirtz spent five years developing the film's premise before working on his first original screenplay. After he completed the script in 2002, Imagine Entertainment purchased it to be made by Universal Studios, with Imagine co-founder Ron Howard attached to direct. After Howard stepped down, his Imagine partner Brian Grazer began looking for a new director to helm the project. After Menno Meyjes turned down the chance to direct, Grazer hired Lee to helm the film. Principal photography for Inside Man began in June 2005 and concluded in August of that year; filming took place on location in New York City.
The film premiered in New York on March 20, 2006 before being released in North America on March 24, 2006. Upon release, Inside Man received a generally positive critical response and was a commercial success, grossing over $184 million worldwide.
Good cast, mostly good acting. Two minus points... Jodie Foster (to *her* credit) does as much as is reasonably possible with a character that is poor, a script that makes a difficult to believe character even harder to get to grips with. However, it's not enough and her amoral toubleshooter is a poor component of the film. Oh, and the root of the problems being ill gotten Nazi gains? zzzzz. Okay, maybe it's difficult to come up with original basis for heist thrillers, but if you're going to use the Nazxi bad guy thing as the root cause, then at least expand and detail it well.
As good as Denzel W is, Clive O is even better. He is a more natural actor I think, and I think only needs to make sure he doesn't become over confident or arrogant, to turn in a good performance.
This is not just a excellent crime film with a great plot and actors, but proves how a moral and almost political subtext can make the crime pot even more compelling, intriguing and engaging.
Brilliant twists and dialogues reinforced by the idea of the state of siege around a bank that discloses secrets and hidden truths buried for ages.
A great narrative solution.
Excellent blu ray that let the burning lights as well as the dark moments of the photography gloriously come out