Cine Outsider header
Left bar Home button Disc reviews button Film review button Articles button Blogs button Interviews button Right bar
news archive
Older news stories have been archived by year and month, most recent first. They can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
2024 2023 2022
2021 2020 2019
2018 2017 2016
2015 2014 2013
2012 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007
2006 2005 2004
Pulp Fiction on Blu-ray in October

13 September 2011

It's a question we've never really settled here at Outsider, whether Quentin Tarantino is a great filmmaking talent or an obsessive movie geek with an eye for recycling other people's ideas. He's certainly a master of self-publicity, and his films have found huge favour with a particular audience (there was a time when every seemingly bloody media student in the UK was making their own shitty version of Reservoir Dogs (which was a partial remake of City on Fire, of course) before they realised it was even easier to run into the woods with two cameras and make formless Blair Witch Project knock-offs.

For many Tarantino himself has become so annoying that it's easy to forget the impact his first two features had at the time of their release, with Pulp Fiction proving a real breakthrough work, landing a screenwriting Oscar for Tarantino and Roger Avary, relaunching the career of John Travolta, and triggering a series of films constructed from multiple interconnected stories. I'm not going to rattle the plot out here - if you genuinely don't know it then you'll have little trouble tracking down detailed summaries.

It's perhaps surprising that Pulp Fiction has not made it to UK Blu-ray earlier, but now it's on the way it looks set to have been worth waiting for. It will be released by Lions Gate Home Entertainment on Blu-ray only on 17th October 2011 at the RRP of £24.99.

The disk a spanking new 1080p transfer approved by the pointy-chinned wonder himself, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 sound, and six hours' worth of old and new bonus features, including:

  • NEW Interviews with Cast including: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Rosanna Arquette, Eric Stoltz, Tim Roth and more;
  • NEW Critics' Retrospective on the Movie's Place in Film History;
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage;
  • Pulp Fiction: The Facts featurette;
  • Production Design featurette;
  • Siskel & Ebert at the Movies – The Tarantino Generation;
  • Independent Spirit Awards Footage;
  • Cannes Film Festival Footage;
  • The Charlie Rose Show Tarantino Interview;
  • Still Galleries;
  • Trivia Track;
  • Deleted Scenes.