Adapted from Frank Miller's graphic novels, SIN CITY is Robert Rodriguez's striking film noir infused with fantasy, taking place in a world where it is eternally night time and everything is drenched in rain and violence. Using a unique combination of silvery black and white digital photography with occasional flashes of bright colour for dazzling punctuation, Rodriguez employs green screen techniques and paints a backdrop around each scene, using Miller's co-direction as his cue to match the original setting as closely as possible. Three stories weave together, occasionally overlapping. With lines delivered flatly in the hard-boiled style of Raymond Chandler, these tales are about crime, love, loss, and being preternaturally tough. In the most caustically dramatic segment, Mickey Rourke plays the fearlessly love struck Marv, a trench coat-clad beast who falls in love with prostitute Goldie (Jaime King) only to find her murdered by a demonic cannibal (Elijah Wood). In another segment, Bruce Willis plays Hartigan, a rogue cop with a 'bum ticker' whose goal in life is to save Nancy (Jessica Alba), an innocent stripper, from a murderous rapist (Nick Stahl). The third segment stars Clive Owen as a detective caught between murdered cop Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro) and a slew of lethally dangerous vixens lead by Gail (Rosario Dawson). With blood spurting white, yellow, and yes even red; a roster of hot actors that goes on and on; and sound editing that makes you feel like you're the one being punched in the face, SIN CITY is a gift for fans of Miller's art, loaded with style and grit.
HMV Exclusive Double Disc Set - Features
Extended Re-Cut Chronological Version Of 'Sin City'
Original Theatrical Version Of 'Sin City'
Steel Book Packaging
DVD Special Features
Disc One - Theatrical Cut
Audio Commentary By Robert Rodriguez And Frank Miller
Audio Commentary By Robert Rodriguez And Quentin Tarantino
Austin Audience Feature Commentary - An audio track featuring a recording of the Austin premiere audience reaction
How it went down: convincing Frank Miller to make the film
Special Guest Director: Quentin Tarantino
A hard top with a decent engine: The cars of Sin City
Booze, broads and guns: the propos of Sin City
Making the Monsters: Special Effects make up
Trench Coats and Fishnets: the costumes of Sin City
Sin City: Live in concert
Sin City Trailer and Teaser
Disc Two - Extended Re-Cut Chronological Version Of 'Sin City'
Robert Rodriguez DVD Intro included before the Extended Cut features start
Robert Rodriguez 15 minute flick school
All green version - The film in high-speed green screen
The long take - 17 uninterrupted minutes of Tarantino's segment
10 minute cooking school