A cult film starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio.
While the big Sam Raimi is about to return to the front of the stage with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessL’Atelier d’images has the good idea to bring out Dead or alive, his 1995 western, in a restored 4K version that will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and UHD Blu-ray on March 15. The opportunity to (re)discover this unloved film, shunned by the public (especially in the United States) and moderately appreciated by critics.
Dead or alive (The Quick and the Dead in original version) is nevertheless a remarkable feature film in more ways than one. Director’s first foray intoevil Dead and Darkman in “traditional” and commercial cinema, the film also features a very young Leonardo DiCaprio (19 years old at the time of filming) and offers his first American role to Russell Crowe.
But, above all, Dead or alive is marked by the imprint of Sharon Stone, who of course plays the main female role but was also the producer of the project. It was she who imposed Raimi on the studio, just like Crowe and DiCaprio, for whom she even paid part of the salary.