DVD365.net
2 Days in the Valley (1996) artwork

2 Days in the Valley (1996)

1st January 2000

Nothing seems to be going right. For Becky it is waking up next to her murdered ex-husband, for Teddy it is a failed film career, for Allan it is being kidnapped by an Italian hit man, for Lee it is letting the hit man get away, and for vice cops Wes and Alvin it's just another day in the valley and a murder is going to bring them all together.
Danny Aiello, Jeff Daniels, Teri Hatcher, Glenne Headly, Peter Horton, Marsha Mason, Paul Mazursky, James Spader, Eric Stoltz, Charlize Theron, Greg Cruttwell
Crime, Drama
1
1 Hour 45 Minutes
Thank you for supporting DVD365.net when you order using the link(s) below.

It's late at night and Becky is arguing with her ex-husband Roy at her home. They soon fall asleep, but unknown to them their every word has been listened to by hit men, Lee and Dosmo, who enter the house and shoot her ex-husband dead after injecting Becky with a sedative. Now things start to become so much more complicated. It turns out that Becky has hired some killers to kill Roy but one of the killers, Dosmo, has only been brought along to take to rap for the killing. Becky, Lee and Helga plan to split the proceeds between them but the money is in a safe at the house.

However Dosmo survives Lee's attempt to kill him. He falls down an embankment in to the back yard of art dealer, and dog lover, Allan who has just returned from hospital suffering from kidney stones. Dosmo takes Allan and Susan, his much put upon assistant, hostage so he can plan his getaway and revenge. However, he soon finds himself falling for Susan. Meanwhile, Becky has woken from her induced sleep and runs down the road meeting a couple of vice police on the way. One of the police, Wes, aims to be a homicide detective and gets involved with the case and inadvertently gets mixed up with the goings on.

Now, keep up with me here, down on his luck filmmaker Teddy is so depressed that he has decided to end it all. However, his love for his little dog forces him to find someone to take care of him. He finds Audrey a nurse, and sister of Allan, on her way to care for Allan. She decides to take Teddy to met Allan who she plans to give the dog to. Arriving at Allan's house they are also taken hostage until Dosmo can make his night time getaway. Teddy's death wish is evident as he try's to provoke Dosmo into shooting him, but sensing this Dosmo threatens Audrey instead causing him to calm down.

The picture quality is sharp and is so good you can appreciate the heat of the valley in the bright daylight scenes. The sound is good, with the music soundtrack taking centre stage. The dialogue is well separated through the centre speakers but the surround is hardly used. However, it is used well during the Becky and Helga fight scene - I was playing close attention then!

This film has a definite Pulp Fiction feel to it - or should it be the other way around? James Spader is great as one of the hit men and Danny Aiello is great as the dog fearing Dosmo and he gets plenty of laughs along the way. Jeff Daniels troubled Alvin is played well, but his character seems to get left to one side part way through the film. There's plenty of twists, too many to mention above, plus it would spoil the film to the uninitiated, but the cat fight between Becky and Helga is a nice highlight, and indeed it has serious consequences for the outcome of the film.

A classic in the making and well worth a viewing. Highly recommended.

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Cast Biography
Black Mirror S2 artwork

Black Mirror S2

DVD
29/04/2013
Tapping into the collective unease about the modern world, darkly satirical and thought provoking, Charlie Brooker's Emmy Winning mini-series Black Mirror is back with three more twisted tales that ...
The Frighteners artwork

The Frighteners

DVD
01/01/2000
Master and Commander  The ... artwork
Braquo S4 artwork

Braquo S4

BDTV
10/12/2016
 Butterfly Effect  The ... artwork
The Rum Diary artwork

The Rum Diary

DVD
27/03/2013
The Last Emperor artwork

The Last Emperor

LimitedBDUHD
01/12/2022
Sweeping the 60th Academy Awards and winning nine Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, The Last Emperor arrives on Blu-ray and 4K UHD ...
Emily The Criminal artwork

Emily The Criminal

DVDBD
02/12/2022
Halloween Ends artwork

Halloween Ends

DVDBDUHD
01/12/2022
Doc Martin: Series 10 artwork

Doc Martin: Series 10

DVDTV
08/11/2022
Tad the Lost Explorer and the Curse of the Mummy artwork
Better Call Saul: Season 6 artwork
Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth make their way around an industry they hardly recognise anymore. The ninth ...

Beast

News24/11/2022

Idris Elba stars Beast, the pulse-pounding thriller about a father and his two teenage daughters who find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion, released on DVD and Blu-ray 28th November 2022 from Universal Pictures (UK).

Turning Red

Features15/08/2022

A 13-year-old girl named Meilin turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited in Disney and Pixar's all-new original feature film Turning Red.
I think we tell each other stories to know we're not alone
Passengers (2016)

Frozen Planet II

DVDBDUHDTV31/10/202269

The Secrets She Keeps S2

DVDTV24/10/202264

Yellowjackets S1

DVDTV19/10/202262

London Kills S3

DVDTV24/10/202254

Thor Love and Thunder

DVDBDUHDNOTES07/07/2022192

Morbius

DVDBDUHDNOTES27/06/2022106

Lightyear

DVDBDUHDNOTES17/06/2022101

Good Luck To You, Leo Grande

DVDBDNOTES17/06/202279

Star Trek First Contact

DVD01/01/2000419

Contact

DVD01/01/2000357

Skins S7

DVDTV10/09/2013107

The Disappearance

DVD06/07/201684
Starring #WillFerrell #JamesCaan, check out our #Christmas gift idea #Elf available on #4KUHD
DVD365.net
Get a free daily news update. DVD365.net works with the Amazon Alexa flash briefing skill