Quentin Tarantino’s break-through movie is finally available in Blu-ray format. It’s hard to believe this ground-breaking film came out in 1994. I don’t think Tarantino has been able to match Pulp Fiction in innovativeness (although Kill Bill comes close but it was two films). The video quality is outstanding. The aspect ratio is 2.35:1. The sound is DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio. For fans of Pulp Fiction this version beats all the others. GRADE: A

16 thoughts on “PULP FICTION [Blu-ray]

  1. Patti Abbott

    Do love that movie. I have a question, if we get a blue-ray player does that mean we can’t play any movies on the regular DVD format. Can you hook both up? We need to completely reassess our entire situation in terms of streaming too, I guess.

  2. Todd Mason

    While it’s theoretically possible for a Blu-Ray player not to be able to handle the older-format DVD video, the Blu-Ray manufacturers were (at least mostly) not so stupid as to do so. Blu-Ray, having trumped HD DVD, is however looking more and more like it’ll be going the way of the VHS tape and the audiocassette soonly…as the more dominant/widespread form, “standard” video DVDs might dribble out into the market longer.

    1. george Post author

      Many Blu-ray movies are priced at or below DVD prices, Todd. I’m guessing all digital video players will eventually be Blu-ray players with the capacity to play standard DVDs. It doesn’t make sense to produce both.

  3. Cap'n Bob

    Here’s where I inject my usual “I wouldn’t watch that Scientologist creep Revolta for all the tea in China” line.

  4. Drongo

    At the time, I thought the watch story that Christopher Walken tells was the funniest thing ever.

    PULP FICTION, clearly a brilliant piece of film making, didn’t win the Oscar for best picture that year. FORREST GUMP, which did not feature a watch-up-the-ass story, did win. Go figure.

  5. Patti Abbott

    Was FORREST GUMP the worst Oscar choice ever? I say yes. And yet the book by Winston Groom was so much better. It could have been a better film.

  6. Jeff Meyerson

    I liked parts of GUMP – a few small parts – but they finally lost me forever with the endless, pointless cross country run.

    Worst Best Picture ever, though? Not as long as the odious AMERICAN BEAUTY exists. And CRASH was crap too, IMHO.

  7. Laura

    One of the early scenes in “Pulp Fiction” features two hit-men discussing what a Big Mac is called in other countries. Their dialogue is witty and entertaining, and it’s also disarming, because it makes these two thugs seem all too normal. If you didn’t know better, you might assume these were regular guys having chit-chat on their way to work. Other than the comic payoff at the end of the scene, in which they use parts of this conversation to taunt their victims, their talk has no relevance to anything in the film, or to anything else, for that matter. Yet without such scenes, “Pulp Fiction” wouldn’t be “Pulp Fiction.” I get the sense that Tarantino put into the film whatever struck his fancy, and somehow the final product is not only coherent but wonderfully textured.



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