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Dangerous Ground/Bullet

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DANGEROUS GROUND: After 14 years in exile from his South African homeland, a former black freedom fighter returns to attend his father's funeral, only to find that drugs have taken over a large segment of his community--including his brother, whose debts to an ironfisted drug lord threaten his very life.BULLET: In this gangland action thriller, a pair of urban underworld thugs struggle to come to terms with both their intense, violent rivalry and their grudging respect for each another.Format: DVD MOVIE

Specifications

Studio New Line
SKU 202233576
UPC 794043102639
UPC 14 00794043102639
Format DVD
Release Date 5/2/2006
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen/Standard  1.85:1/1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Adrien Brody - [Bullet] Actor
Darrell James Roodt - [Dangerous] Director
Elizabeth Hurley - [Dangerous] Actor
Heather Laszlo - [Bullet] Actor
Ice Cube - [Dangerous] Actor
Julien Temple - [Bullet] Director
Mickey Rourke - [Bullet] Actor
Robin Smith - [Dangerous] Actor
Tupac Shakur - [Bullet] Actor
Ving Rhames - [Dangerous] Actor
Reviews
ReviewSource DVD Verdict
Review [Bullet] One of the most visually accomplished directors to come to prominence in the '80s (with credits such as Absolute Beginners and Earth Girls Are Easy), Bullet is indeed a feast for the eye. There is a wonderful mix of gritty urban reality (the grubby gray bomb site chic of NYC) and glitzy new romantic glam slam (the nightclub where everyone hangs out look like sets from a Visage video). His actors are capable - Ted Levine (Silence of the Lambs) as Carl, Adrien Brody (Summer of Sam, The Pianist) as Ruby - but they are given so many distinctive mannerisms and character traits that they, at times, seem lost in their own attempts to simultaneously remember them all and act.
ReviewDate
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Reviewer Bill Gibron
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review [Dangerous] The best thing about Dangerous Ground is Ice Cube. Over a series of movies from Boyz 'N the Hood to The Glass Shield, Cube has carefully honed his acting abilities to the point where his off-screen personae no longer eclipses the role he's playing. Elizabeth Hurley, on the other hand, is ineffective. Watching her character -- a stripper who never removes her clothes on-screen -- one can't help but be reminded of the restrictions (one of which is a "no nudity" clause) built into her Estee Lauder contract. Ving Rhames is somewhat entertaining as the drug lord Muki, although the actor is essentially reprising the part of Marsellus Wallace from Pulp Fiction.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review [Dangerous] Rhames has perfected the South Africa accent and brings a kind of easy charm to his role as a drug lord; he's a sadistic killer, but charming. Hurley takes her generic role and makes it particular. We get a feel for her character--rootless, careless, addicted to cocaine--and her reckless lifestyle. She's ditzy in the right way and doesn't make the mistake of seeming too much at home in the action scenes.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Apollo Movie Guide
Review [Bullet] Bullet is a film that wallows in the hopelessness of the streets. It rejects the American Dream as just that, a dream. And while a downer such as this might have been a welcome change from the monotony of the feel-good flicks that clog the theatre and line the shelves of the video store, Bullet doesn't serve much of a purpose beyond bringing its viewers down.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Ryan Cracknell
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, 2 Pack, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Mike Clark, USA Today [Dangerous] Violent melodrama.
Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide [Bullet] There are many ways to watch Bullet on this better than average, at least in terms of content, DVD.

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