This movie is only slightly above average, and baits you into staying tuned with occasional references to brother/sister incest. Baits, but never really delivers.
And the scene of just meeting a woman, and having instant sex in a nearby alley? Hardly believable.
1940's Chicago. Clothes are Period Correct. Vehicles are standard Period Loaner Vehicles that look sparkly new, and too clean. Background scenery is Period Correct. Music is somewhat 1940's jazzy.
He is certainly no Dick Powell, as Detective Philip Marlowe, in Murder My Sweet, but the copycat effort is overly obvious. It doesn't work for Zane. He's too young. Too Handsome. And too over-confident. He doesn't even look right in the suits he wears.
The supporting actresses fall slightly short of being believable as well.
It is hard to dog any one characteristic as being completely off, however, the overall feel is the difference between a watch-once movie, and a keeper.
NOW, for the BIG disappointments, which cost this movie an additional star in my rating:
The movie, which I bought here on Amazon recently, is Region 2, which for me is no issue, since I have one ALL Region Up-scaling DVD player. For those of you with regular DVD players, this won't play on your machines.
BUT, the issue I hated most, is the non-removable Dutch subtitles in bold white letters on the bottom of the picture, which sometimes takes up 1/5 of the screen. When you load the DVD disk, there are no menu's. You go straight to the movie, with the subtitles. The spoken language is English.
If this movie were in the 10-20 dollar range, it might be worth a purchase. IF the Dutch subtitles were removable.
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Don't Tease Me
24 octobre 2013 - Publié sur Amazon.com
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this world, then the Fizzle.....
21 novembre 2017 - Publié sur Amazon.com
okay for some who don't mind an awful story made worse by the acting. 3 stars 'cause I couldn't believe what I was watching.....like a train wreck.
Steamy, off beat spellbinder
16 avril 2013 - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This title is unavailable on DVD and probably never will be. Billy Zane and Gina Gershon are at their steamy best. The story left me wondering if brother (Zane) and sister (Gershon) were intimate - oh so deliciously vague. Perfect vocals and musical score. Received in the condition offered. I'm completely satisfied.
Intense and gritty film.
3 mai 2011 - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Dysfunctional characters well played by star actors. Billy Zane is excellent in this film. I can relate to the sometimes irrational logic of the lead actors' observations and actions. Dark humor and snappy lines. Would like to seek out the book it is based on and read it.
6 février 2014 - Publié sur Amazon.com
The disc indicates optional subtitles but would not let me remove Dutch titles.Although the main track is English language,the Dutch subtitles cover 2/3 of the screen