Jim Jarmusch Ghost Dog
This is a stunning movie about a manís life when he
lives it by a code of honour. More specifically the code of the samurai.
Starring Forest Whitaker, Ghost Dog is an urban tale about the Mafia and
a very special kind of hitman who works for them. When a job goes awry,
Ghost Dog (Whitaker), goes from being the hunter to the hunted and must
do what he can to survive and keep his honour at the same time.
Ghost Dog follows the ancient Code of the Samurai and
the movie tells a very human story despite the life that Ghost lives. We
get to see Ghost as a person with the lives of his friends who
eventually are affected by his past as his connection with the mafia
Jarmusch has a very visceral style of storytelling
that was the forebearer of a lot of todayís noir type style of movie
with storylines coming in from multiple angles and finally converging
with a flourishing dramatic finale. The quality of the video is quite
good on this release and is fully complimented with a great soundtrack
with music composed by the RZA of Wu Tang Clan.
This soundtrack is also featured as isolated audio in
the extras section. Itís worth listening to and is quite different from
what you might expect from Wu.
I would also recommend this film to those who might
be considering checking out some Asian cinema as itís steeped in
Japanese ideals and synergies with the thrust of the movie being driven
by Yamamoto Tsunetomoís Hagakure.
This is a brilliant movie with an ending
that canít fail to impress. One that is a great addition to your Madman
Directors Suite collection.