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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access,...... more
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: From the award winning writer of Mark of Cain comes this explosive drama, exploring the relationship between 28-year-old Eddie, (Daniel Mays - Ashes to Ashes, Made in Dagenham) recently released on life licence from prison after serving 10 years, and his probation office, Paula (Anna Friel - Pushing Daisies, The Street) returning herself from suspension from a previous case gone-wrong. With both characters dealing with the stigma of personal and public disgrace whilst trying to reclaim their lives and reputations, Public Enemies is a gripping, surprising and incredibly moving drama. ...Public Enemies - Complete Series ( Public Enemies - Complete 3-Part Series )
Since crime auteur Michael Mann, like his protagonists, plays by his own rules, Public Enemies eschews back story and motivation for a closely-observed,...... more
Since crime auteur Michael Mann, like his protagonists, plays by his own rules, Public Enemies eschews back story and motivation for a closely-observed, action-packed examination of men at work. FBI supremo J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) kick-starts a nationwide manhunt when he proclaims John Dillinger (Johnny Depp, in top form) Public Enemy #1. Hoover taps Agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) to bring the Tommy Gun-toting bank robber in by any means necessary (the agency also targets Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson). If Dillinger had split the scene then and there, he might have enjoyed a happier fate, but he falls for beautiful coat-check girl Billie Frechette (Marion Cotillard, whose open-hearted performance makes her the most sympathetic character in the film). In the end, though, Dillinger is the captain of his own destiny: his loyalty to his girl and his gang overpowers his desire to live free. Though the director also set his first film, Thief, and third series, Crime Story, in his native Chicago, Public Enemies plays more like Heat in Depression-era garb. In that L.A. policier, Al Pacino's cop develops a grudging respect for Robert De Niro's criminal, but letting a lawbreaker go free isn't an option. In this case, however, the tight-lipped Purvis never develops the same sort of esteem for Dillinger--or Hoover--making him the more tragic figure. If Public Enemies is less overtly commercial than The Untouchables or Bugsy, it's still the best mainstream gangster epic in ages and ranks among Mann's finest works. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
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On a rainy night whilst on duty Kang Chul-joong encounters a suspicious man in a hooded raincoat. When he tries to question him the man cuts his face and...... more
On a rainy night whilst on duty Kang Chul-joong encounters a suspicious man in a hooded raincoat. When he tries to question him the man cuts his face and casually walks away leaving the weapon behind. A week later the bodies on an old couple are found with multiple stab wounds. Investigating at the murder scene Chul-joong recalls the man in the rain and notices that the stab wounds on the copses were made by the same knife. When Chul-joong comes face to face with the man he suspects is the killer the two men attempt to outwit each other until a brutal and bloody battle to the death ensues. An explosive mix of stylish violence and blackly comic action this relentless thriller has been described as Korea's answer to Dirty Harry.
xiv + 306pp, inc 21 illusts, 3 tables, card, 8vo Scrutinizing, in detail, the relationship between archaeology, heritage and the public, this...... more
xiv + 306pp, inc 21 illusts, 3 tables, card, 8vo Scrutinizing, in detail, the relationship between archaeology, heritage and the public, this much-needed volume explores public interest and participation in archaeology as a subject worthy of academic attention in its own right.
Advantages: Great film, very entertaining Disadvantages: Hardly any
...ng John Dillinger more and more and wanting him not to get caught. You see his ruthless side when he is robbing the banks but you also see his caring side when he vows to take care of Billie and his humerous side when he leaves a man to pay his money into the bank during a robbery, telling him its the banks money he wants, not his! You can tell Melvin Purvis is a man who wants to do the ri...
Advantages: Great acting, interesting filming and scoring concepts, more historically accurate than most Disadvantages: Missed opportunities, including lack of screen time for Bale and the involvement of other characte
Based on Bryan Burrough?s non-fiction book, this is the story of John Dillinger (Jonny Depp) and his bank robbing associates, Alvin ?Creepy? Karpis and George ?Babyface? Nelson. In depression era America a team of bank robbers play a relentless game of cat and mouse with the authorities, as they avoid capture, are captured and repeatedly escape prison to rob again. In...
Advantages: Johnny Depp Disadvantages: It's just not that special!
...Johnny Depp is brilliant in Michael Mann's trigger-happy American crime drama Public Enemies. As the notorious bank robber, John Dillinger, he is violent and morally consistent, slick and stylish, with a menacing look in his eyes for every scene that he takes centre stage. Furthermore, his interpretation is so assured and believable that it will prompt discussion between viewers about the media...