Probably the worst DVD ever produced
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, where to start? Pretty much everything about this DVD is a lie. On the back the DVD says "Guaranteed Superior Quality" - HA! What a laugh! This DVD pretty much has the feel of a bootleg. The picture and sound are terrible. The picture is constantly shaking. There's no address to write to this Gemstone Entertainment. The DVD doesn't even list what the movie is rated or when it came out. On the back of the DVD it says "Bonus Info: Biography / Filmography / Trivia / Scene Access / Interactive Menus" - LIES! LIES! LIES! LIES! LIES! There isn't even a scene selection! The menu screen is just blank and says "Play Movie". Then, of course there is the extreme false advertising which tries to make it seem as if Robert De Niro is the main character who is plotting revenge for his brother's death when in fact De Niro plays the brother, who dies at the beginning of the movie! The cover photo has a picture of De Niro that looks like it's from the late eighties or nineties when his footage was filmed in 1969! Doesn't this qualify as false advertising? You can't put a picture from a completely different movie on the cover of a DVD!!Do NOT buy this DVD! No matter what you think. Even if you're a De Niro buff, like myself, it will just get you mad. This DVD is a disgrace. Gemstone Entertainment should be ashamed of themselves. In the meantime, I'm going to try and find an address for the company so I can write to them to find out exactly what this "Guaranteed Superior Quality" means. Gemstone Entertainment = Cheap Lying Dirty Thieves"
J. Vire | Dallas, TX USA | 04/11/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I find it funny that everyone posting a review here feels betrayed and used, probably because they had to pay 9 or 10 dollars for this awful movie. I payed less than a buck at Wal-mart for this, so I knew it had to suck. And it did. But I found its crappiness so amusing that I like it for that sheer fact, especially since it was no skin off of my nose to see it. That doesn't do it for most people.
I'll admit, it was a dirty, dirty trick to make it look as if Deniro was the star of the movie when he's not. The level of false advertizing should be illegal. The synopsis doesn't even mention that the main character it's talking about is not DeNiro at all. I believe most everything about this movie was bad, though I still liked DeNiro whenever he was onscreen.
Reasons to buy this movie:
1. If you are amused by crappy filmmaking.
2. If you can find it for a dollar - no more. I suggest Wal-mart, though I hate giving them business.
3. There is this great sceen about 2 or 3 minutes where DeNiro is pretending to shoot people on the beach. He rolls around and acts silly. Its worth the dollar.
Reasons not to buy this movie:
1. If it's more than a dollar. That's how bad this movie is.
2. If you do not have a sense of humor and are serious about your filmwatching.
I've got nothing else.
Zalmyman | Brooklyn, NY | 03/28/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I saw it in the supermarket for $6, so I thought 'hey, it's got Deniro in it, so it can't be that bad'. It was that bad. It's old, unclear, and a terrible movie. Deniro is not even the main actor. Stupid plot, lousy acting, and a horrendeous ending. Don't waste your time and/or money!"
Oh, come on, it wasn't THAT bad.
Timothy Doran | Berkeley, CA USA | 04/21/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The editor took an older film with DeNiro about a sad weekend amongst rich vacuous people, and added lots of footage to make it be about a guy getting out of prison and trying to find out how his brother (DeNiro) died after a weekend amongst rich vacuous people. It's quite clever how the old footage was used. The scene with DeNiro faking his death repeatedly is very charming. The guy who plays his ex-con brother is not a wonderful actor in this role, but he is tough and fun, doing a film noir imitation, more or less. The secret to wresting some enjoyment out of this film is to treat it as a low budget student film, as a curiosity. Then you will like it. There is a young whore with a heart of gold who drives the ex-con around and she is charming as well. I only got this as part of a boxed set of "50 Suspense Classics" many of which are worse than this. It's a freaky, bad b-movie with some scenes with DeNiro, and if you can deal with that you might find yourself enjoying this little film. I've seen far worse films and enjoyed them. I paid 20 dollars for 50 films with the boxed set, so I paid less than 40 cents for it and let me tell you it was TOTALLY worth more than 50 cents. Maybe even two bucks. Other interesting features: cool music; nice ending titles; a foxy tall blonde with sculpted calves. Probably a good one to see with other people."