Bound: Special Edition (1996)
Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Pantoliano
is smart, sexy in style, and doesn't shy away from showing sex
the way it really is. I've heard of this movie years before, but
I never got around to see it. Damn, am I glad I did. Why? It's simple:
an engaging movie that takes twists and turns here and there,
but also manages to realistically convey a love relationship one
might never thought of accepting, well, simply because one
didn't know much about it. Bound isn't here to change
your perception, but it's here to make you more aware, if you
like it or not. It's not just a movie about lesbian sex, no, oh
no, it's much more!
(Gershon), a lesbian ex con hired to work in an apartment as a
plumber, meets neighbors Caesar (Pantoliano), who launders money
for the Mafia, and his girlfriend Violet (Tilly). The two women
have a love affair and decide to steal $2,000,000 that Caesar
has in custody before he gives them back to Mafia boss Gino
Marzone. Things start to go wrong and Bound kicks into high
description doesn't do the movie any justice, so instead of
reading this crap about what the story is, just go rent
movie's working title was The Business. That has got to
be one of the most generic titles I've heard in a very long
time, along with The Assignment. "Shiver me timbers,
this DVD version of Bound is the unrated cut. It's one
minute longer than the R-rated version.
out of 10
the visual style of the post-Matrix Wachowski Bros. in this
movie, the video quality adds to the existent voyeuristic
shooting style. Some darker scenes will come though a little
fuzzy, but when color appears anywhere, it just lights up the
entire screen. The two most common colors, red and white, are
used perfectly in the movie and on this DVD are enhanced even
more. This is an over-the-top standard quality.
out of 10
is what movies should sound like. Here, the sound takes over all
of your speakers and extracts every important sound (such as
exploding bullets) that the Wachowski Bros. used to enhance the
visuals and make the experience of the story even more
out of 10
the real treat of this DVD is the audio commentary by Andy Wachowski, Larry
Wachowski, Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon,
Joe Pantoliano and Sussie Bright (she is an expert on Lesbian
Affairs and was the movie's ?).
you were among those disappointed by the lack of commentary
talent on The Matrix DVD, well, all of you can rejoice because
this one makes up for it. It's funny, engaging, (very)
informative, and draws you in so much that you don't even want
to answer the phone (should it, in fact, start ringing).
starts off rather nicely with the Wachowski Bros. and Sussie
Bright discussing the movie. Roughly about an hour into the
commentary, they are joined by Jennifer Tilly. Tilly almost
takes over the commentary as her comments make you laugh... and
even appreciate her screen presence all-around (not just in this
movie). She is fun to listen, let me tell you. Gina Gershon
comes in later to speak her mind, but her comments aren't quite
as engaging and informative. And after her, Joey Pants (how the
Wachowski's refer to him) drops in to give his thoughts.
He doesn't talk much, but when he does, you better listen
closely, because what he says is what I consider golden silence.
to the commentary, there were some issues the MPAA did not like,
but since the DVD format is known to sometimes include raw
footage, well, this will be your fix. No, the sex in this movie
is not porn-related, but rather a truthful depiction of sex
(according to Sussie Bright).
this commentary is worth the DVD alone. It makes you appreciate
the movie more and even takes you some behind the scenes
secrets, although once or twice, the Wachowski's opted not to
standard stuff. A nice addition, however.
would've been cool to see or know if maybe there were some
deleted scenes. Another cool addition would've been to include
the screenplay, but then again, it's on the internet already, so
why bother, eh!?
reason I give this an 8, well, you will most likely agree with
me once you've experienced this DVD.
out of 10
this is one kick-ass DVD. Surely, there aren't any other bonus
features, but commentary offers so much insight, you don't need
Final (not an average)