Excerpt: After an explosion on the waterfront docks, eye witness Verbal Kint (Kevin Spacey) prepares to leave after giving his report, but his exit won’t be that soon. Although Kint has told the police what he knows, an officer named Dave Kujan (Chazz Palminteri) wishes to speak with him and extract...
Conclusion: I enjoyed The Usual Suspects a lot more the first time I saw it. I’m guessing that is due to the fact that I did not know who Keyser Soze was. When you know that going into the film, it loses a lot. All of the mystery is gone and I was simply a lot less interested.
Summary: Although I was not blown away with the new video transfer on this release, it is still a decent improvement over the DVD version. My only gripe is that I wish it had less film debris as I feel the film grain was intended by the director.
Excerpt: Second-time director Bryan Singer showed he had the chops to direct feature films with this classic hit from 1995. The ensemble cast includes Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Pollack, and Benicio Del Toro, but it's Spacey who steals the show as the con man Verbal Kint. Like
Excerpt: Boasting petty criminal characters conceived so brilliantly they achieve near-mythological status, The Usual Suspects is known for riveting suspense and action, an intriguing plotline and a jaw- dropping twist at the end.
Conclusion: 'The Usual Suspects' is a twisty, curvy thriller and the best modern crime noir of our time. Too bad MGM gives this Blu-ray release the shaft in terms of extras. At least the transfer rates highly, but is it enough to justify a $39.95 list price? Not at all.