Dead Again

Dead Again

DVD - 2006
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An L.A. detective is perplexed when he is hired to help a beautiful amnesia victim who is tormented by nightmares, which may lie in a past-life connection to a pianist murdered by her husband.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, c2006
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9786315044304
6315044301
9780792162865
0792162862
Branch Call Number: DVD DEAD 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. with some b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jan 20, 2017

Scissors. Scissors. Scissors. Yes. Indeed - Scissors!.... So phallic (?). And, yet, so suggestively female (?), as well.... And, believe me - Actual penetration can be oh-so deadly!

Slick. Glossy. Intense. Intriguing - (There's no denying it) - Dead Again was (most definitely) all of these things. But, alas, by the time that the ending rolled around, this film somehow failed to satisfy this viewer as being a genuine Thriller geared to the intellect..... Needless to say, though, Dead Again was an unusually constructed Suspense/Drama, if nothing else.

And, yet, regardless of being a well-crafted and highly-stylized film production (with shades of "Hitchcock" thrown in for good measure) - Dead Again's basic storyline was ultimately just too-too dense, and, yes, just too-too artificial, to actually achieve its overall magic to its anticipated potential.

"Dead Again" trivia - Upon its initial release back in 1991, this film remained the absolute #1 movie at the box-office, all across Canada and beyond, for 3 solid weeks running..... (*Watch movie-trailer*)

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msemos
Dec 24, 2015

a decent movie with a good ending. I liked the black and white flashbacks. I thought it a little predictable as to who the killer was but the film kept the suspense up

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qamama
Nov 15, 2015

I saw this when it originally came out because I am mad for anything Kenneth does. It is a terrific movie on several levels - romance, mystery, comedy. I have it on DVD and watch it occasionally. I love how it plays on the past lives and how the roles switched between the past and present stories.

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nmf_wci2014
Nov 13, 2015

Clearly the person that wrote the review before mine doesn't know what they are talking about! Apparently all their taste is in their mouth. And what baffles me is the fact that this person referenced "Hitchcock" when I am sure they really have no idea of his work and probably just watched one film.
So ignore it please and do watch this film! This was made when Kenneth and Emma were still together so the chemistry is there. And yes, Robin Williams was good but Andy Garcia's performance was good as well. If you are in the mood for a film noir, mystery and suspense then this is a great movie to watch!

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books4jewel
Dec 16, 2014

I thought this was a good suspense film. It was a total bonus and surprise to see Robin Williams in this film as I did not know he was in it. He played a small role but of course, he played it very well! We will miss him.

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pronto1961
Sep 06, 2012

it's almost a 1940s film noir. some of the cast from Branagh's Hamlet is here. also, robin williams is great as the bitter ex-shrink.

dntblnk Sep 15, 2009

old movie, but has a nice twist to it and I like movies and books with a twist.

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reviewer
Nov 20, 2007

Far better-than-average period murder mystery, propelled by a strong, talented cast. Makes interesting use of vintage black-and-white flashbacks. Might even be worth 5 stars.

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May 27, 2013

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