(aka 'Rope Burns')

directed by Clint Eastwood
USA 2004

 

  Clint Eastwood's 25th film as a director, Million Dollar Baby stands proudly with Unforgiven and Mystic River as the masterwork of a great American filmmaker. In an age of bloated spectacle and computer-generated effects extravaganzas, Eastwood turns an elegant screenplay by Paul Haggis (adapted from the book Rope Burns: Stories From the Corner by F.X. Toole, a pseudonym for veteran boxing manager Jerry Boyd) into a simple, humanitarian example of classical filmmaking, as deeply felt in its heart-wrenching emotions as it is streamlined in its character-driven storytelling. In the course of developing powerful bonds between "white-trash" Missouri waitress and aspiring boxer Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank), her grizzled, reluctant trainer Frankie Dunn (Eastwood), and Frankie's best friend and training-gym partner Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris (Morgan Freeman), 74-year-old Eastwood mines gold from each and every character, resulting in stellar work from his well-chosen cast. Containing deep reserves of love, loss, and the universal desire for something better in hard-scrabble lives, Million Dollar Baby emerged, quietly and gracefully, as one of the most acclaimed films of 2004, released just in time to earn an abundance of year-end accolades, all of them well-deserved.

Excerpt of Jeff Shannon's review from movie-pages.com located HERE.

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Theatrical Release: January 18th, 2003 - Tokyo

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Runtime 2:12:20 
Video 2.37:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.71 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 5.1), DUB French (Dolby Digital 5.1)  
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, None
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Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 2.37:1

Edition Details:

• James Lipton Takes on Three: 25-minute roundtable with Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, and moderator James Lipton
• Born to Fight: examines the parallels of the movie to real-life boxer Lucia Rijker
• Producers Round 15: behind the scenes

DVD Release Date: July 12th, 2005

Double Slim Keep Case
Chapters: 37

 

 

Comments:

Some are fans of the purposeful 'thick' appearance of certain films these days, and this DVD has faithfully represented that in this package from Warner, who are a quality outfit. Personally the heavy look always looks a little hazy to me. My disc has a French (Quebecois) DUB (5.1) to back the original English (also 5.1). I *hope* this isn't a Canadian DVD thing and removes a potential DTS track or something, but the 5.1 is very strong with great rear speaker background effect. Extras are good with no real 'padding' - I especially enjoyed the round-table discussion. Overall this is a winner - superior Hollywood effort on a fabulous DVD. Great job again Warner !  out of    

Gary W. Tooze

 





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