Original Sin (Unrated Version) (2001)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Antonio Banderas Luis Antonio Vargas
Angelina Jolie Julia Russell
Thomas Jane Walter Downs
Jack Thompson Alan Jordan
Gregory Itzin Colonel Worth
Allison Mackie Augusta Jordan
Joan Pringle Sara
Cordelia Richards Emily Russell
James Haven Faust (Stage)
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. Jorge Cortés (as Pedro Armendáriz)
Movie Details
Genre Thriller
Director Michael Cristofer
Producer Sheldon Abend; Ashok Amritraj
Writer Cornell Woolrich; Michael Cristofer
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 1 hr 58 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Original Sin belongs in the "so bad it's good" category of languid potboilers, offering enough nudity, sexual chemistry, and far-fetched plotting to make it an enjoyable lazy-day diversion. Based on Cornell Woolrich's novel Waltz into Darkness (previous filmed by François Truffaut as Mississippi Mermaid) and set in turn-of-the-century Cuba, the film traces a tailspin of amorous obsession when coffee plantation owner Luis (Antonio Banderas) discovers that his American mail-order bride (Angelina Jolie) is not the plain wife he'd expected, but a beautiful, scheming thief who's after his fortune. The movie asserts that love is truly blind, but absurd twists of plot make Luis appear more stupid than passionate. Writer-director Michael Cristofer fared better with Jolie in Gia; here, he's made another good-looking film about beautiful people, but its plot just can't be taken seriously. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 96
In Collection Yes
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 027616872302
Chapters 16
Release Date 2002
Subtitles English; Spanish; French; Portuguese
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
PORTUGUESE: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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