Dark City (DVD)

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There isn't much to add to what others have already stated in praise of 'Dark City'. Proyas' previous film, The Crow, indeed lacked substance. I watched it after watching Dark City and it left a very sour impression. The highly successful 'The Matrix' starring Keanu Reeves following 'Dark City' was in fact almost entirely based on the Dark City theme. Dark City was a better movie, and deserves a place higher up amongst cult-setters. Unfortunately, audiences often don't realize the merit of a movie unless it has a well-known cast with 'name-brand' actors. Dark City is a smarter movie, with more intricate twists, and less gut-splattering violence.

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The thing that blew me away first was the cinematography. Then I walked out of the theater thinking that it was the most original movie I'd seen in years. Blade Runner has always been one of my favorite movies of all time, but Dark City is now ranked right up there with it.

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Not To Be Missed

by rkollan1@san.rr.com on 5/3/1999

This movie was way overlooked during its theatrical release. It is one of the most suspensful, intelligent, and visually striking films I have viewed in years. This should be a cult classic a la Bladerunner by the next millenium, once the overhyped Matrix (which borrows heavily from this movie) will have worn out its welcome. For once, I agreee with Roger Ebert, who named Dark City his favorite movie of 1998!

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Creative Filming and Original Plot

by Dmenxia on 5/9/1999

Great movie! The dark atmosphere and incredible special effects mesh well with the suspensful dreamlike plot. I can't think of another film that combines modern movie magic and symbolic elements so eloquently.

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When john murdoch awakens in a strange hotel room, he finds that he is wanted for a series of brutal murders. The problem is he can't remember a thing. Pursued by the police and haunted by the strangers, mysterious beings who possess the ability to stop time and alter reality, he seeks to unravel his identity.


Publisher New Line
Mfg Part# 9780780622555
SKU 40098972
Format DVD
ISBN10 0780622553
Release Date 2/3/2004
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Widescreen, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
James Berardinelli's ReelViews ...has as stunning a visual texture as that of any movie that I've seen.
Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle ...among the most memorable cinematic ventures in recent years.
Andrea C. Basora, Newsweek ...a unique yet utterly convincing world.
Andy Klein, New Times ...immensely entertaining, as well as visually dazzling.
Marshall Fine, USA Today Fascinating, visionary filmmaking.
Rita Kempley, Washington Post Obliged to go from lost soul to demigod, Sewell's performance is as fascinating as Proyas's mystical vision.
Stephen Holden, The New York Times ...a steamy swirl that brings in everything from Franz Kafka to Vincent Price, from Fritz Lang to Star Trek...
Stephen Hunter, The Washington Post If you don't fall in love with it, you've probably never fallen in love with a movie, and never will.

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