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Chinatown
Chinatown
Actors: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman
Director: Roman Polanski
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     1999     2hr 10min

Roman Polanski's brooding film noir exposes the darkest side of the land of sunshine, the Los Angeles of the 1930s, where power is the only currency--and the only real thing worth buying. Jack Nicholson is J.J. Gittes, a p...  more »

     

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Actors: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman
Director: Roman Polanski
Creators: Roman Polanski, John A. Alonzo, Sam O'Steen, C.O. Erickson, Robert Evans, Robert Towne
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: PARAMOUNT HOME VIDEO
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/23/1999
Original Release Date: 06/20/1974
Theatrical Release Date: 06/20/1974
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 2hr 10min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Guy S. (guysmiliey) from DINOSAUR, CO
Reviewed on 5/31/2015...
A very early piece for Nicholson a good period piece for Dunaway lots of twists and turns not a cheesy gum shoe decretive story but something to watch and see movie stars in action.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Centennial Collection review
Brian | New York | 05/29/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Everything about the style and substance of Polanski's legendary 'Chinatown' has been covered thoroughly in the surrounding reviews. This is simply to clarify what's included in the 2009 Centennial Collection edition (recently discontinued) of the film versus earlier versions: new features in this two-disc release are an audio commentary by CT screenwriter Robert Towne with David Fincher (the director of 'Seven' and 'Fight Club' I presume); 'Chinatown: an Appreciation,' a 26-minute documentary composed mainly of interviews with a handful of unrelated Hollywood illuminati; and three marginally interesting featurettes delving into the technical background of CT's 'Water and Power' plot thread. The transfer and other bonus material (three mini-docs with insights from Nicholson, Polanski, Towne and producer Robert Evans, plus theatrical trailer) seem to be identical to those that appear on the 2007 Special Collector's Edition. For completists, all that's missing here is the 13-minute Nicholson-Polanski-Towne-Evans interview featurette which can be found on the original CT DVD release (and 2006 re-release), although this becomes more or less redundant if you have the three mini-docs. So, in a nutshell, while the Centennial edition offers nothing spectacular it's probably the copy you want to own if you're reading this."