(Recommended by SI reader mihi_rex and slammed by jay)
Just returned from Blockbuster.
Picked up the Heat Special Edition DVD (two discs).
Written and directed by Michael Mann (remember Collateral and Miami Vice), Heat features two of our favorite actors – Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
The movie debuted on December 15, 1995.
According to Wiki:
Heat was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $187 million worldwide.
We’ll update this post later today or tomorrow after we finish watching the movie.
Can someone please identify the schmuck who wrote the following drivel in the comments section a few days back:
Heat is so over rated. It is an embarassment.
Heat, an embarrassment?
Are you one of those idiots that take a contrarian stand on issues just to stand out. If so, you succeeded.
Hear us, folks – if Heat is an embarrassment, it’s an embarrassment of riches or as the French would say embarras de richesse.
A lovely ensemble of a fine story, solid acting and a talented director (Michael Mann) makes Heat one of the must watch movies for all film buffs.
Director Michael Mann is an accomplished storyteller (by the way, he’s also the writer of this movie) and it shows all through the film.
The so-many different threads of crime, emotional distance, love, law, marriage, money, violence and revenge are all neatly woven together in this gripping movie.
Al Pacino plays a LAPD police officer and on the opposite side of the law stand the bad guys Robert De Niro and his cohorts. That’s all we’re gonna tell you.
The contrast between the hyperkinetic Lieutenant Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino) and the cool cat Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) is a delight to watch.
Although you kinda know how it’ll all end, Heat is so well executed that it still holds your attention throughout.
Apparently, Heat is the first film in which the two Hollywood legends Robert De Niro and Al Pacino share screen time.
When I think of asses, a woman’s ass, something comes out of me.
– Lieutenant Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino) in one of the funny moments in the film.
SearchIndia.com strongly recommends Heat. If you live in the U.S., you can rent this movie from Blockbuster (mind you, not all locations carry it) or Netflix.