Girlfight

Girlfight

Director: Karyn Kusama Cast: Michelle Rodriguez, Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderon

DVD (Pan & Scan / Wide Screen)

Overview

Girlfight contains a choice between widescreen and full-screen transfers on opposite sides of the disc. The 1.85:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer shines with radiant colors. But a slight level of grain does exist throughout the film, which is mildly distracting. It's an impressive visual transfer overall, but it falls a bit short of being pristine. The 5.1 channel Dolby Digital transfer succeeds wonderfully during the boxing matches. Each blow resounds strongly in the side and rear speakers, and the music keeps the action tense and exciting. Even though much of the movie involves dialogue, the powerful piano score is crucial, and the audio track supports the force of the story. This disc also contains a decent 2.0 channel Dolby Surround transfer. Writer/director Karyn Kusama speaks with an understanding of film that is amazing for a first-time director. Her feature-length commentary is a fascinating explanation of the ideological and technical aspects of the movie. Kusama's comments stray from simple explanations of scenes, focusing more on her ideas for the characters. She has sentimental views about boxing and understands its allure, and this really deepens a viewer's understanding of the story. This disc also contains a brief featurette, cast and crew information, and several theatrical trailers. The five-minute featurette is fairly pointless promotional information, but Kusama does provide a few interesting insights. The cast section contains short biographies and selected filmographies for Kusama, executive producer John Sayles, Michelle Rodriguez, Jaime Tirelli, and others. The trailers for Girlfight, Black and White, and Charlie's Angels are presented in nice 1.85:1 widescreen transfers.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/27/2001
UPC: 0043396056688
Original Release: 2000
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:51:00

Special Features

DVD includes director's commentary and making-of featurette.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michelle Rodriguez Diana
Jaime Tirelli Hector
Paul Calderon Sandro
Santiago Douglas Adrian
Ray Santiago Tiny
John Sayles Science Teacher
Victor Sierra Ray
Elisa Bocanegra Marisol
Shannon Walker Williams Veronica
Louis Guss Don
Herb Lovelle Cal
Thomas Barbour Ira
J.P. Linton Mr. Price
Iris Little Thomas Ms. Martinez
Dadi Pinero Edward
Belqui Ortiz Karina
Anthony Ruiz Tino
Jose Rabelo Al

Technical Credits
Karyn Kusama Director,Screenwriter
Stephen Beatrice Production Designer
Marco Cattoretti Costumes/Costume Designer
Sarah Green Producer
Martha Griffin Producer
Caroline Kaplan Executive Producer
Ellyn Long Marshall Casting
Luca Mosca Costumes/Costume Designer
Marie E. Nelson Casting
Maggie Renzi Producer
John Sayles Executive Producer
Jonathan Sehring Executive Producer
Theodore Shapiro Score Composer
Plummy Tucker Editor

Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [1:23]
2. 4th Fight This Semester [4:58]
3. Hector [2:31]
4. Family Dinner [4:06]
5. "I Wanna Be A Boxer." [4:32]
6. Rule #1 [1:09]
7. Training Begins [4:04]
8. Training Continues [2:40]
9. Too Much Power [2:00]
10. A Fighter In Panama [4:48]
11. Sparring [2:36]
12. A Ride Home [5:03]
13. Lightweight Action [2:55]
14. Dinner With Adrian [2:25]
15. Sweet Not Salty [3:52]
16. Physical Fitness Exam [3:56]
17. Wise Advice [1:06]
18. Keeping A Lid On It [3:42]
19. Hector's Birthday Party [1:53]
20. Sparring With Adrian [2:58]
21. Raymond vs. Diana [5:25]
22. "You Belong To Me." [5:18]
23. Ex-100% Man? [3:26]
24. Managing Her Power [3:52]
25. Stiles vs Guzman [1:07]
26. "I Won't Fight You." [5:38]
27. Adrian vs Diana [4:10]
28. Respect [9:45]
Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [1:23]
2. 4th Fight This Semester [4:58]
3. Hector [2:31]
4. Family Dinner [4:06]
5. "I Wanna Be A Boxer." [4:32]
6. Rule #1 [1:09]
7. Training Begins [4:04]
8. Training Continues [2:40]
9. Too Much Power [2:00]
10. A Fighter In Panama [4:48]
11. Sparring [2:36]
12. A Ride Home [5:03]
13. Lightweight Action [2:55]
14. Dinner With Adrian [2:25]
15. Sweet Not Salty [3:52]
16. Physical Fitness Exam [3:56]
17. Wise Advice [1:06]
18. Keeping A Lid On It [3:42]
19. Hector's Birthday Party [1:53]
20. Sparring With Adrian [2:58]
21. Raymond vs. Diana [5:25]
22. "You Belong To Me." [5:18]
23. Ex-100% Man? [3:26]
24. Managing Her Power [3:52]
25. Stiles vs. Guzman [1:07]
26. "I won't Fight You." [5:38]
27. Adrian vs. Diana [4:10]
28. Respect [9:45]

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Girlfight 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i've seen this movie and can honestly say this is the best movie i've seen. the acting is good, the story, everything!!! Michelle Rodriguez is great in this movie.
niafong More than 1 year ago
This was a well-acted dramatic film for Ms. Rodriguez and I expect much out of her in the near future. She shows much grit heart, and ruthlessness that all the great boxers had, while having a great romantic side.
Sandra-D More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your money or time. Mediocre acting put together with a bad script equals JUST SAY NO.
ninaCK More than 1 year ago
This is a really great movie..One of my favorite Michelle Rodriguez films, she did a really good job in the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first watched the movie I expected it to be just above average but it was so much better. Nothing about it was play by numbers and I didn't want it to end. It had a great storyline and totally believable acting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago