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Chinatown (Special Collectors Edition) DVD

Roman Polanski, 1974

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Directed by Roman Polanski

Produced in 1974

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - American film

Film Description

One of the darkest of the retro private dick movies and one of the seminal American films of the 1970s, Roman Polanski's detective yarn Chinatown sees murder and scandal emerge from the drought of 1930s Southern California. An odyssey taking in corrupt city fathers, damaged women and dirty water, it was the perfect project for Jack Nicholson in all his disaffected glory.

Private eye Jake Gittes (Nicholson) is hired to follow water commissioner Hollis Mulwray, only to see him turn up dead at the bottom of a reservoir. Realising he has been used, Gittes confronts Mulwray's widow, Evelyn (Faye Dunaway), a woman who seems to have plenty of secrets of her own, not least her ambiguous relationship with her father, Noah Cross (John Huston).

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DVD Details

Certificate: 15

Publisher: Paramount

Length: 125 mins

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 5th November 2007

Cat No: PHE9324

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  • Three new documentaries.

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by Anon on 29th June 1999

Although maybe not an expert on writing about films I must say I love Roman Polanskis Chinatown. It contains all the gritty elements which makes a Film Noir, or should... Read on

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