Blow (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Ted Demme Starring: Penélope Cruz Johnny Depp

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Very good biopic.

on 3/14/2012

"Blow" is a very good biopic on the life of cocaine kingpin George Jung (Johnny Depp) who rose to prominence in the 1980's as one of the largest cocaine traffickers in the United States. The story is an interesting character study of Jung, who started selling marijuana to pay some bills and found that demand continued to outpace his ability to supply until he had built a cocaine empire.

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Actors: Ray Liotta Paul Reubens Johnny Depp Ethan Suplee. Format: AC-3 Dolby Widescreen. Language English. Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.). Aspect Ratio: 4: 3 - 1.33: 1. Number of discs: 1. Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.). Studio: New Line Home Video. DVD Release Date: 23 Sep 2008. Run Time: 123 minutes.


Studio New Line
SKU 208442490
UPC 794043123443
UPC 14 00794043123443
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 7/24/2012
Rating Rating
Drug Dealers
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note George Jung (Johnny Depp) doesn't want to live like his father (Ray Liotta)--always short of money and constantly berated by his mother (Rachel Griffiths). So he sets off for California to live on the beach, where he finds he can make a living selling drugs. Soon George's drug dealing business expands into shipping drugs across the country. Needing a bigger supply of drugs, he travels to Columbia and meets Pablo Escobar (Cliff Curtis). Before long, George becomes the biggest trafficker of cocaine in the United States. In BLOW, director Ted Demme and scriptwriters Nick Cassevetes and David McKenna chart George's strange course into a world of girls and sun, drugs and fun. It's all so easy until events change George's life forever.^Depp gives one of his best performances as George, instilling the character with a complicated mixture of emotions. For the supporting roles, Demme's eccentric casting includes German actress Franka Potente as George's girlfriend; Spanish actress Penélope Cruz as his wife; Australian actress Rachel Griffiths (who in real life is five years younger than Depp) as his withering mother; and Paul Reubens (in an excellent performance) as a hairdresser-cum-drug dealer.
Movieline's Hollywood Life "...Intriguing....Depp's physical transformation is chilling. It's a fearless performance shorn of all movie-star vanity, and Jung emerges as a striking individual..." 04/01/2001 p.30-1
Variety "...Buoyant and flavorful....[With] impressive widescreen lensing..." 03/19/2001 p.29-37
New York Times "...[Depp's] witty, spare performance gives the picture a poignancy....Mr. Demme's storytelling is quick and engaging..." 04/06/2001 p.E23
Rolling Stone "...Smart, sexy, funny and dangerous, this high-wire act is a movie and a half..." 04/12/2001 p.145-6
USA Today "...Clickety-clack pacing and inventive supporting casting....Consistently compelling..." 04/06/2001 p.6E
Sight and Sound "...[Demme] capitalizes on his strongest assets: a knack for comedy and an ambitious taste for scale..." 06/01/2001 p.40-1
Hollywood Reporter "...Vigorous direction and attention to detail....Uniformly excellent performances....Depp provides a remarkably supple performance in the lead role..." 03/20/2001 p.17-43
Ted Demme
Penélope Cruz
Johnny Depp
Cast & Crew
Max Perlich - Star
Jamie King - Star
Ethan Suplee - Star
Jordi Molla - Star
Rachel Griffiths - Star
Pee-Wee Herman - Star
Ray Liotta - Star
Franka Potente - Star
Penélope Cruz - Star
Johnny Depp - Star
Denis Leary - Producer
Ellen Kuras - Director of Photography
Nick Cassavetes - Screenwriter
Ted Demme - Producer
David McKenna - Screenwriter
Joel Stillerman - Producer
Ted Demme - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2001
Catalog ID 1000040643
UPC 00794043123443
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 123 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Product Attributes
Actor Depp,Johnny
Label Turner Home Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray

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