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Pulp Fiction: Collector's Edition

Broken into three sections, Pulp Fiction (1994) begins with a tone-setting prologue featuring two robbers (Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer) who discuss a plan to rob diners instead of liquor stores. From this point on, director Quentin Tarantino irrevocably changed the world of cinema. The film mostly follows two well-dressed hit men, Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), who have to retrieve a briefcase with an unidentified valuable, but the first main story follows Vincent as he takes the boss's wife (Uma Thurman) out for a platonic date and frets about how "close" he should get to her; their date features a discussion about a five-dollar milkshake, an impromptu dance number, and a drug overdose. The second chapter follows boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) after he decides to not throw a fight and take gangster money, only to have to enter the hornet's nest to retrieve a family heirloom. The third segment is about how Jules and Vincent — with the help of his pal Jimmy (Tarantino) and the suave Winston Wolf (Harvey Kietel) — find time to clean their car and dispose of a fresh body without upsetting Jimmy's wife Bonnie. We also learn why Jules has decided to leave the gangster life. Unforgettable and clever as all get out, Pulp Fiction is probably the most influential film of the '90s, as well as the cinematic equivalent of the great American novel. Buena Vista's two-disc Collector's Edition DVD features an anamorphic transfer (2.35:1) and both DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Extras include a Trivia Track as subtitles, the documentary "Pulp Fiction: The Facts," five deleted scenes (with introductions), The Charlie Rose Show interview with Quentin Tarantino, "The Tarantino Generation" from Siskel and Ebert At the Movies, featurettes on production design, behind the scenes, interviews from the Independent Spirit Awards, QT's Palme d'Or acceptance speech, a reviews gallery, still galleries, theatrical trailers, and TV spots. Dual-DVD fold-out digipak.
—DSH

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