Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) [Criterion Collection, Spine #1057]
BDRip 1080p | MKV | AVC 1920x1040, ~ 4.1 Mbps | 1hr 56mn | 4.63 GB
English: DTS, 6 ch, 1510 kbps; English: AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps
BDRip 720p | MKV | AVC 1280x692, ~ 2.9 Mbps | 1hr 56mn | 2.83 GB
English: AC3, 6 ch, 448 kbps; English: AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Jim Jarmusch combined his love for the ice-cool crime dramas of Jean-Pierre Melville and Seijun Suzuki with the philosophical dimensions of samurai mythology for an eccentrically postmodern take on the hit-man thriller. In one of his defining roles, Forest Whitaker brings a commanding serenity to his portrayal of a Zen contract killer working for a bumbling mob outfit, a modern man who adheres steadfastly to the ideals of the Japanese warrior code even as chaos and violence spiral around him. Featuring moody cinematography by the great Robby Müller, a sublime score by the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, and a host of colorful character actors (including a memorably stone-faced Henry Silva), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai plays like a pop-culture-sampling cinematic mixtape built around a one-of-a-kind tragic hero.