Pulp Fiction 4K
review by Bobby Blakey
Before Quentin Tarantino cemented himself as the outspoken brilliant filmmaker he is today he had written some cool flicks like True Romance, Natural Born Killers and his directorial debut the awesome Reservoir Dogs. In 1994 he unleashed his film Pulp Fiction that brought him success at the box office and racked up numerous awards including an Oscar for Best Screenplay alongside Roger Avary. Now the film is getting the 4K treatment for the first time ever from Paramount, but is this new version worth killing for or not worth twisting on the dance floor?
Pulp Fiction follows Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega who are two hit men out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents.
The film features an awesome cast including Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Um Thurman, Lucy Liu, Ving Rhames, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Harvey Keitel, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, and Christopher Walken. While this cast is great and seems like something normal these days, at the time it was a career resurgence for the likes of Travolta and brought Samuel L. Jackson to the forefront of leading man. Sure Reservoir Dogs had an awesome cast, but it was this film that became the gold standard for Tarantino’s films moving forward as well as created the esthetic in which has become his signature style.
I remember seeing this film in theaters and having no idea what I was about to experience. The out of order format storytelling wasn’t new, but for me it was something I hadn’t seen done that way at the time. The visual stylings and use of music made for its own character that came together to create something truly unique at the time. I know there are some that hate it or don’t get it, but for me it changed the way I looked at films at the time and made me a lifelong fan of Tarantino.
This new 4k release is gorgeous and not only does the film justice, but offers it
up the chance to for a whole new generation to see the film. I still love this film today and had a blast watching it all over again with this release. In addition to the film this release offers up all the original legacy content and getting released in both standard 4K and a Limited Edition Steelbook Edition.
Grab your copy of Pulp Fiction when it hits 4K for the first time ever on December 6th from Paramount Home Entertainment.