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Antichrist [Blu-ray]

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She addresses the nudity and some of the more extreme moments of the film, and even talks about the unorthodox shoot, which was very professional with huge crews during the slow moments sequences and then very small and almost chaotic with handheld equipment during the “real” scenes. I cannot recommend it for everyone as the film's content is extremely graphic, however, as a piece of cinema it is brilliant and I highly recommend it to people who have an open mind and can get past some pretty intense imagery. While those looking for the crash-smash-bang hallmarks of a truly active surround sound mix will be disappointed, if you're looking for moody, atmospheric sound that is truly enveloping without ever really pushing the surround channels, you should be appropriately impressed.

But this most confrontational work yet from one of contemporary cinema’s most controversial artists is no mere provocation. Blacks are deep and dark, skin tones look solid and the transfer eloquently reproduces the various stylistic modes von Trier is putting forth – the dreamier sequences have a hazy, blurry look (that's not a deficiency of the transfer), while other things has a crisp, documentary-like realism. With superb audio and video and some truly great supplemental materials, this Blu-ray casts a new light on a film that was booed out of Cannes (but, it should be said, barely made a peep when it showed up stateside). There are a few quick comments from director Lars von Trier (in English), Charlotte Gainsbourg (in French) and Willem Dafoe (in English). First off, there's "Confessions About Anxiety" (HD, 4:57), in which director von Trier talks briefly about the basic thematic components of 'Antichrist.On a parallel journey, Ray tries to convince his daughter that his wife's disappearance was, in fact, the rapture.

The trouble with Antichrist is that it falls into no specific genre and therefore upsets the general public as they don't know how to approach it. It's quite horrific in some parts as it cuts so close to the bone that you can't help but stare and become drawn in. Booklet - a 30-page illustrated booklet containing Ian Christie's essay "All Those Things That Are to Die" (the author is a professor of film and media history at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a fellow of the British Academy. Humourously the effects team admit they’re probably the only people that watch the scene closely, if only to make sure there are no noticeable mistakes. Among its claims to infamy is the instant-classic sequence in which Willem Dafoe encounters a rather talkative fox in the woods.In an early announcement to retailers, it has been revealed that Artificial Eye is set to release Lars von Trier's shocking and controversial movie, 'Antichrist', uncut, on Blu-ray on November 23, day-and-date with the DVD. The highlight of the brief documentary is when the irate British journalist asks von Trier to defend his decision to make the movie, to which von Trier rebuffs him and then proclaims himself to be the greatest living filmmaker in the world (he isn't). Before production began von Trier and his crew created a short test film to see if it was possible to pull off some of the shots that were envisioned with the Red Camera. Willem Dafoe: Agent of Fantasy - Willem Dafoe discusses his work with Lars von Trier, the challenges the script for Antichrist presented to him, his interaction with Charlotte Gainsbourg, some of the explicit scenes from the film, etc. Artificial Eye has officially announced that it will release Lars von Trier's controversial 'Antichrist' on Blu-ray on January 11, 2010.

The test film is mentioned again, but then we get to see CGI breakdowns for a number of shots in the film, including the actual “falling acorn” scene, along with the fox sequence.Mixed with some behind-the-scenes bits we see the test film, shot with different actors, which includes a demo of the “falling acorn” scene, one of the more striking moments in Antichrist (it’s the moment in the finished film where Dafoe stands in front of the cabin with the acorns slowly falling around him. Commentary - this is the same audio commentary with Professor Murray Smith from University of Kent in the United Kingdom and director Lars von Trier that appears on the French Blu-ray release of Antichrist. Extras: Language(s): English, Italian, Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Screen ratio 1:1. It offers a chilling trip into the bleak world of a devastated couple - He (Willem Dafoe, Shadow of the Vampire) and She (Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Science of Sleep) - where abuse, misery and self-humiliation are examined in a shockingly disturbing fashion.

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