Although the audio isn't very demanding on this disc, the Chris Issac number sounded fantastic, as did some of the haunting piano used in the score. Bill switches off the stereo. Rude comments to the mod team will result in the use of mod tools that limit your ability to participate here. I don't want to give away too much because you just need to watch it yourself. This is one special edition! Presented for the first time in 1. It's my understanding from posts on this forum that the long shipping times that plagued the Warner store last fall are no longer occurring.
Kubrick had a distrust for surround sound, so really a mono track should be supplied for all of his films. Not saying he hasn't been apart of some good films but watching Tom Cruise act is like watching John Wayne act. In this case, those particulars include all traces of sexiness, romance and warmth. Had he lived, he would not like pillarbox bars on a 16:9 screen any more than he liked letterbox bars on a 4:3 screen. Eyes Wide Shut like all Kubrick films is a masterpiece. Its really not all that groundbreaking either way to be honest. Kubrick was such a genius that I've got no problem believing that he was able to frame for matted 1.
Made more sense when I discovered the source material it was based on. The box claims that the film's R-rated and Unrated versions are both included on the disc, each selectable before the film begins. From here the film seems quite surreal; first off, it is obviously not Manhattan, but rather stage sets and green screens while he is a passenger in a taxi. The quality of the recording is better, but also far from noteworthy. It is a fascinating and mysterious end to a fabulous career. As the story sweeps from doubt and fear to self-discovery and reconciliation, Kubrick orchestrates it with masterful flourishes.
Key to the film's grainy look is that it was shot underexposed and then pushed by two full stops. William Harford and Nicole Kidman as his wife Alice play an upscale couple that live in Manhattan. I think they're just trying to figure out if both copies are on the disc or not. How do you select which version of the movie you want to watch?? What was Kubrick's preferred ratio on this film? Before things get carried away, he gets a call from Alice, which of course cuts things short. It was his feeling that the experience of watching a movie bordered by black bars altered the viewer's perception of the film, and distanced them from the story.
It's presented in three parts. Looked at that scene as well, and it's more tightly cropped on the bottom and sides on the 1. The version on the disc is the unrated version. There are a number of good actors still working in my age range though. Having an issue with Netflix? We have interviews with many people from Kubrick's life including Cruise and Kidman and you will learn a lot. Running 159 minutes, 'Eyes Wide Shut' is certainly the most epic piece of erotica ever committed to mainstream celluloid. In fact, 'Eyes Wide Shut' wasn't just poorly received, it was eviscerated.
How would the sensibilities of Kubrick, cinema's most notorious control freak, mesh with the dream-like, naturalistic tone of Schnitzler's novella, the pages of which which oozed with sexual impulse and unbridled, erotic passion? The downside is that the netflix version and the bluray I have are both widescreen. Eyes Wide Shut premiere is in July. Kubrick finally brings the themes he so carefully set up in the first act to fruition, as the questions Alice dares to ask of William will strike at the very core of our Western notions of marriage. Don't come to this film for a demo disc of surround sound fidelity and effects, though, because he never intended them. I watched the Blu-Ray version last night--great movie, if a bit longer than I rememebered. Her father was well known, and possibly illuminati - who also was eventually 'banished' from Australia over child rape accusations before he died. I just bought the unrated Bluray and compared a couple of scenes with the version on netflix - which is labeled as R rated - to see what the differences were.
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. There is no R rated option on the disc. As 'Eyes Wide Shut' was Stanley Kubrick's last film, it's not entirely surprising that the film is rarely discussed on its own terms, but instead as an epitaph to Kubrick's larger, more highly-regarded body of work. I counted nary a single discrete effect through the whole film, and only a meager amount of atmosphere and score bleed. A pregnant, deranged fantasy nesting within the dramas and conflicts of New York's various subcultures, from super wealthy professionals to the husk of its seedy underbelly and mankind's oldest profession; the sacred goal of every character is eloquently highlighted by the superficiality with which their lives seem so precariously hung. But all of his attempts are in vain anyway and he just stumbled into something that is seemingly too big and terrible to handle for him. However, as the film progresses, rather like 'Pilgrim's Progress', William, suffering from dream like fantasies about his wife making love to a Naval officer, attempts to engender some fantasies of his own with a smart-talking prostitute through some very iffy swingers.
I think Kubrick's concern re: home video presentation was about image size. A major milestone in the careers of stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Something happens that we are not seeing in the film. On the two scenes that I analyzed most closely, there was about 1. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head. And then there was Lolita, which was 1. Can't confirm that from personal experience though.
His dead patient's wife confesses her love to him after forcing him into a lip lock that is extremely uncomfortable for him and her. If you like other Kubrick films like Full Metal Jacket and Clockwork Orange you will enjoy this film. It's not likely that this Blu-ray will inspire any sort of widespread reappraisal of 'Eyes Wide Shut,' but it's certainly the best treatment the film's seen on home video yet. The 'plot' of the film is really quite simple. The black levels also look pretty good to me for the most part. It is his final work, and as such stirred up a lot of debate, but the themes that are underneath the surface of this flawed masterpiece are at once unsettling and revealing about the very enigmatic but reclusive genius that was Stanley Kubrick. And this is the core message of the film, I get why Kubrick would refuse.
Something tells me her family connections to the illuminati had more to do with this than any one thing else. A flawed but still fascinating film, 'Eyes Wide Shut' generally isn't considered to be among Stanley Kubrick's finer efforts. The only way to see the uncut version was to live overseas, of course that certainly wouldn't be the case in these days of digital downloads and piracy that we currently live in, but back then, it really caused a lot of buzz. Truth is, I was missing the point altogether, and only now do I realize that. All you're doing is changing the framing from the theatrical framing. I think the film geek in me would have preferred to see the whole 1.