Excerpt: Me encanta, es una de mis películas preferidas. La imagen es muy buena, hay que ver la versión del Reino Unido (UK) es mucho más satisfactoria... y tiene la importantísima escena de Kowalski y la chica del auto-stop (Charlotte Rampling).
Excerpt: -Commentary track by director Richard C. Sarafian -US and UK versions of the feature -Interactive 1970 Dodge Challenger -Built for Speed: A Look Back at Vanishing Point featurette (17:49 ) -Virtual Dashboard -Vanishing Point Trivia Challenge -Cars, Cops and Culture 70's Trivia Track -OA-5599 About the Car Featurette (10:19 HD!
Summary: You like fast cars? Then try to keep up. On the surface it's about a man on a mission - get from Colorado to California in a very short time. But, kind of like Easy Rider, there's a message behind the chase and music. Not as popular as the latter, but still important.
Summary: Gosh, I had forgotten how powerful this is. Seeing it again is a real lesson on how certain cinematic language, if presented purely, transcends. And for a US-made movie, it is pretty pure. If you do not know it, the primary narrative is essentially no narrative: a muscle car speeding across the desert chased by police, initially for speeding and ultimately just to exert power. This fellow is Kowalski, a name imported from a landmark film. He simply drives.
Excerpt: I've long been a fan of this film. It has far more brewing beneath its basic shell than viewers seem to realize. Vanishing Point is a socially conscious film, similar to Easy Rider, portraying the end of the peace/freedom era. Hence calling Kowalski "the last American hero" and "the last free soul on the planet." The video and audio are quite acceptable for a film of this age. The print is in damn near perfect shape. I only noticed one instance of dust.
Excerpt: Regardless of what some 'overanalyzers' might have you believe, a classic 70's car flick & i agree it holds up well today. If you're a fan of muscle cars of that era, even better. Decent video quality & functional audio. worth buying.
Excerpt: A classic early 70's work that really "feels" like its time. Love the extra scene with Rampling from the UK version and the Dean Jagger sequence as well as the naked chick on the bike are classic. The moody protagonist also effectively conveys the disillusion and burn out of the post-sixties period. Excellent addition to the blu-ray catalog. For viewers looking for more than shallow entertainment, this film delivers.
Excerpt: Vanishing Point is well worth a watch. Video very good quality for age of film. Audio shows its age but a good job of reproduction .Not the most Biggest Epic of the era but a very sound film, well acted and shot movie.
Whoops the blind buy approach finally got me in the butt
24 February 2009
Excerpt: Whoops, it finally happened to where a blind buy has me wanting to just throw the Blu ray away. I have to say first that the PQ was quite good for a movie of this age and budget I think? The audio was not acceptable. I wanted to hear the Dodge Challenger blow my head off. Nope. But I have to say the most disturbing thing is I never expected this movie that was so talked about highly in regards to the car chase as great to be this bad. This was not a chase.