The image is never sharp and rarely packs any sense of depth. First up is a trio of 1999 interviews with Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg, running about 28 minutes total. A great epitaph for a great director, Stanley Kubrick, who passed away shortly after Eyes Wide Shut was finished. Turbato, William non torna subito a casa, cammina, si lascia convincere da una donna sul marciapiede, la segue ma poi, a casa di lei, rinuncia, e va via. The title implies that this feature will be about 'Eyes Wide Shut', however that would be wrong.
Critics panned what they couldn't understand - a movie, subtly and ingeniously directed, reflecting the lifestyle of the rich and famous, and the influence of paganism in contemporary society, through the worship of Satan. Al momento di congedarlo, la ragazza lo stringe forte, dicendo di essere da sempre innamorata di lui. As such, it's not surprising that so many fans of the novel shared King's outrage. Kubrick's vision for 'Barry Lyndon' is one of the most beautiful pieces of art and cinema out there. If Kubrick meant for this material to titillate, it fails miserably. They have packaged this 'Dr.
While this disc is far from perfect-looking, I am going to side with Kenny on this one. As in the beginning, when Ziegler needs Bill to revive a dying woman who almost overdoses on a combination of cocaine and heroin, Ziegler values Bill for his medical expertise which prevented trouble with the law rather than his personality. On the surface of the moon, a dig uncovers a deliberately buried monolith that's identical to the one the man-apes found at the beginning of the film. The version of the movie is the un-rated version which does not have the black silhouettes blocking the guests at the palace during the orgy scene. As we see Alex's eyelids clamped open as he's forced to watch atrocities, drugged to feel the opposite of the way he did when he took his previous partakings, we see the hand of governmental control as well as the idea of conformity, though presented in a manner that makes it less idea than it is fact. But as Kubrick will so slyly reveal in the opening subtle passages of the film as the couple goes about their daily bits of business in preparation for a fancy cocktail party, there are cracks in the veneer.
Eyes Wide Shut like all Kubrick films is a masterpiece. You might say the same about the film's first-ever Blu-ray release. Yet, at the same time, I was bothered by the fact that there was something lurking under that surface façade, something profound, and I felt compelled to dig deeper. Kubrick even had to change actors, because the actors he had asked were too scared to take on the roles, because of the controversial subject, which was basically pedophilia. After several less than successful encounters, he meets an old friend, Nick Nightingale - now a musician - who tells him of strange sex parties when he is required to play the piano blindfolded. Finally, Warner has delivered the goods, presenting 'The Shining' here in a matted 1. Kubrick decided to adapt the 1844 fictional book called 'The Luck of Barry Lyndon' by William Makepeace Thackeray and the results were astounding.
Final film made by a visionary director. It's free of any pops, cracks or hissing. Ironically, his quest for sexual empowerment only led him to the understanding of social domesticity; Bill is not as influential or elite as he had initially anticipated. Running 159 minutes, 'Eyes Wide Shut' is certainly the most epic piece of erotica ever committed to mainstream celluloid. Dialogue is generally well produced, but at quieter volumes I had trouble hearing some of the characters, so if you can't turn up the level to a decent degree, you may find yourself flicking on the subtitles from time to time.
Kubrick not only wanted to make a film that was similar to walking into one of the greatest art galleries of the world and spending hours looking at the gorgeous paintings, but also show us an objective look at a man's life and how he conducted himself in his own selfish ways, which leads Kubrick to hypnotize us for a couple of hours before smacking us in the face. Kubrick is throwing us a red herring. As the story sweeps from doubt and fear to self-discovery and reconciliation, Kubrick orchestrates it with masterful flourishes. He soon has an epiphany and no longer wants to live a poor life of gambling, cheating, and stealing, therefor he decides to marry a rich woman so that he can live off her dime. The tone of the sound design is a clear product of the '60s -- particularly evident in the tenor of the voices which can be attributed to the original recording more than anything else. Stanley Kubrick thanks again for another masterpiece.
Updated daily and in real-time, we track all high-def disc news and release dates, and review the latest disc titles. The original 6-channel stereo sound track has been remixed for 5. I didn't really learn anything new about the film per se, but it was interesting to hear their personal accounts from the trenches. As far as I'm concerned, this is essential viewing for anyone who loves the movie or just loves movies in general. And the second half of the film focuses on Barry trying to confront these problems. Something that Kubrick was a stickler about and usually turned out that his adaptation of whatever novel he was making, turned out better than the book itself.
Also included are archival interviews with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. I'm so glad to have two options here in 5. Colors are vibrant and pop of screen, even with its army greens and browns trenching through the muck. It's all so savagely cruel and random, yet completely believable. They share plenty of fun anecdotes and prove themselves to be generally affable gents. Had Kubrick made 'Eyes Wide Shut's opening act the entire film, it might have been brilliant.
Bass never extends deep enough, while high-end feels compressed and flat. Bill is convinced that he has been subjected to a life of domesticity and his wife is responsible; he vows to reaffirm his masculinity. Humbert immediately falls for the very young Lolita and decides to stay in the house. He stretches scenes out well beyond their breaking point often deflating tension , and misses several golden opportunities for the kind of heart-in-the-mouth scares that a more commercially-minded filmmaker would have spoon-fed to his audience. The sound effects are realistic and fine tuned as to not sound over bearing or shrieking, but to pack just enough punch. Even though, like the video, it isn't perfect or free from deterioration, it is very clear and strong and lively.
However, so far as I've been able to determine, there's no such option anywhere on the disc. Lee Ermey, and Jay Cocks - It's great to have a commentary with three actors from the film and the author and screenwriter, but they were all recorded separately and the track never really gets off its feet. Though now dated, these are still worth checking out if you've never seen them, particularly for Kidman's comments, which are particularly emotional and poignant. Whatever audio option you choose should leave you happy. So either version will satisfy.