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Pulp Fiction

(DVD - 1994 - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Clever, dark film that tells 4 separate stories that are gradually brought together. Involved are two low-rent hit men, their boss and his sexy wife, a prizefighter and a pair of desperate robbers.
Title: Pulp fiction
[videorecording]
Publisher: [S.l.] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [between 1994 and 2002]
Edition: Collector's ed., widescreen.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (154 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 /3 4 in. + 1 pamphlet.
Notes: Videodiscs release of the 1994 motion picture by Miramax Films.
Bonus materials: Pulp fiction: The facts documentary; deleted scenes; "The Charlie Rose show"--Interview with Quentin; "Siskel and Ebert at the movies" - "The Tarantino generation"; production design featurette; behind-the-scenes montages; interviews from the independent Spirit Awards; Palme d'Or acceptance speech; reviews and articles analyzing the film; filmographies; theatrical trailers from around the world; TV spots; 8 different still galleries, featuring hundreds of photos; soundtrack chapter stops; enhanced playback track - DVD-ROM feature; synchronized trivia game - DVD-ROM feature; screenplay viewer - DVD-ROM feature; open Mic commentary - DVD-ROM feature.
Summary: Clever, dark film that tells 4 separate stories that are gradually brought together. Involved are two low-rent hit men, their boss and his sexy wife, a prizefighter and a pair of desperate robbers.
Audience: Rated R; bonus material not rated.
ISBN: 0788830546
Branch Call Number: PN1995.9.F54 P84 2002
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Jul 11, 2014
  • Fleur24 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

overrated!!!! Do not recommend this.

Dec 19, 2013
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Bubba_Louie, I believe your focus on Pulp Fiction's dialogue is somewhat misguided. It doesn't matter what they put on their fries. What's important is the fact that before Pulp Fiction, you rarely saw movies where criminals, mobsters, or hitmen talked like everyone else does. These assassins are going to their job, and they're talking just like any other two working stiffs just trying to make it through their day. It may not seem like a huge revelation, but most crime movies made after 1994 owe a huge debt to Tarantino's dialogue.

Jun 07, 2013
  • Green_Bird_203 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Definitely overrated.

Jun 05, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

An interesting mix of stories woven together which probably could have been a bit shorter since despite all the action and good dialogue it is dull at times.

Oct 13, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

OK. I'm certainly not going to bother to waste my time, or yours, here by ranting and raving away about what a frickin' over-rated (That's right! - OVER-RATED!!) bore that I, most definitely, thought that Pulp Fiction was..... All that I'll say on the matter is that I have never, ever heard more stupid and more pointless conversations going on (on a continual basis) in one film, than what I heard going on in this poor excuse for movie-entertainment. It's true..... And out of all these braindead conversations the most brilliant "factoid" brought to my attention was that in France, at their McDonalds, they actually (get this) put mayonaise on their french fries..... Gasp!!..... Oh-me! Oh-my! Those utterly uncouth Parisian parasites have no class at all!..... Need I say more?

Jun 11, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

Apr 08, 2012
  • batman89 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The writing in this movie is absolutely incredible. It also has some of the most memorable movie scenes ever. Best Quentin Tarantino movie ever.

Jan 30, 2012
  • Michael rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Quentin Tarantino's best movie - and one of my all-time favourite flicks!
This movie changed the landscape of action/adventure dramas ever made - up until then - and for that reason alone - it shall stand as a Hollywood Classic!!!

Sep 07, 2011
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A lot of big stars but not entertaining.

Aug 08, 2011
  • AtomicFez rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is only the third time I've seen it, the first being in the theatre in the original run, then once again around a decade ago on video.

I'm unsure if this is a series of short stories which happen to intersect, or if it is one really long one told out of sequence so that we know who people are when we see them for the last time. For example: we start in the coffee shop with Pumpkin and Honey-Bunny, then before we bump into Jules and Vincent, the story-teller backs up to 7:15 that morning to explain who those cats are and why they're there. Likewise, Butch is introduced later because his fight takes place simultaneous to Mia and Vincent's date and subsequent medical emergency.

Some of the dialogue is incredibly well-written and, without the action which precedes and follows it, wouldn't have made it past the draft stage in Hollywood, as it would be seen as "too wordy". Take Jules' explanation of how he now interprets his quotation from "Ezekiel", for instance: it's got to consist of just him talking continuously for several pages, something which isn't seen in a vast majority of films.

The above proves that, above and beyond all other conventionally-held thoughts about 'story-telling', there is one paramount, guiding rule: there are no rules, as long as your plot, action, and characters are strong and do not distract one from another.

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Jul 05, 2014
  • Fleur24 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 05, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 30, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 27, 2010
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Mar 06, 2009
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Jul 30, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

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Jul 11, 2014
  • Fleur24 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains a lot of violence and other disturbing scenes...

Jun 05, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some people may find the sexual violence rather intense, especially since it is rather unexpected....

Jun 05, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Sexual violence and consentual sex

Jun 05, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Guns, shooting, blood .....Rape....

Jun 05, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Cursing and more cursing....

Oct 13, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Violence: People get gunned down. There's plenty of blood spilled.

Oct 13, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Of course, the f-word is used, ad nauseum.

Oct 13, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: There's a male rape scene.

Jul 30, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jul 30, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Jun 30, 2014
  • KATLAN rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"This IS a tasty burger!"

Jun 05, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Did you ever read the Bible, ...., Bang!

Jul 30, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Butch: I think I cracked a rib.
Fabienne: Giving me oral pleasure?
Butch: No, retard, from the fight.

Nov 14, 2009
  • cali_kiwi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.

Mar 07, 2009
  • DavidB rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

You ever read the Bible Brett? There's a passage I got memorized, seems appropriate for this situation: Ezekiel 25:17. "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you."

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PULP FICTION

A fantastic homage by Mr. Walden to the Tarantino ouvre up to and including INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.

Jul 30, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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