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Breaking the Waves

(DVD - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Breaking the Waves
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A quiet woman in Northern Scotland marries an oil rig worker, who becomes paralyzed in an accident.
Title: Breaking the waves
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [publisher not identified],, [2014]
Edition: Director-approved DVD special edtion.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (159 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 booklet (31 pages : color illustrations)
DVD video, region 1, rda
NTSC, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Accompanying material may vary.
Issued as part of a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack with UPC 715515114714.
Special features: new 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Lars von Trier; selected scene audio commentary; new interview with filmmaker and critic Stig Björkman; new interviews with actors Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgård; interview from 2004 with actor Adrian Rawlins; excerpts from Watson's audition tape, with commentary by von Trier; deleted and extended scenes, with commentary by von Trier, editor Anders Refn, and location scout Anthony Dod Mantle; deleted scene featuring the late actor Katrin Cartlidge; Cannes Film Festival promotional clip; trailer; booklet featuring an essay by critic David Sterritt and an excerpt from the 1999 book Trier on von Trier.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
Summary: A quiet woman in Northern Scotland marries an oil rig worker, who becomes paralyzed in an accident.
ISBN: 9781604658330
Statement of Responsibility: Zentropa Entertainments ; written and directed by Lars von Trier ; producers, Vibeke Windeløv, Peter Aalbæk Jensen ; produced by Zentropa Entertainments ApS in collaboration with Trust Film Svenska AB [and three others] ; in co-production with La Sept Cinéma [and four others]
Distributor: [Irvington, New York] :, The Criterion Collection,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Credits: Director of photography, Robby Müller ; film editor, Anders Refn ; music arranged & orchestrated by Joachim Holbek.
Performers: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Adrian Rawlins, Jonathan Hackett, Sandra Voe, Udo Kier.
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Other Language: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject Headings: Scotland Drama. Adultery Drama. Love Drama. Paraplegics Sexual behavior Drama. Married women Drama. Faith Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Adultery
Love
Paraplegics
Married women
Faith
Publisher No: CC2320BDDVD
CC2320BDDVD-3
CC2320BDDVD-2
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Excellent but intense. Be prepared for extreme subject matter.

Nov 12, 2012
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The film by director Lars von Trier may be a good drama but the use of the 'Dogma' style o filming, i.e. fast panning cameras, and grainy images took much of the enjoyment away.

Sep 30, 2011
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ground breaking love story between a "feeble minded" older maiden (Emily Watson Oscar-nominated) and her roughneck new husband. Rave reviews that I concur:

http://www.google.com/search?q=breaking+the+waves&rls=com.microsoft:en-us

Sep 28, 2011
  • re_discover rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

This movie tries to address too many controversial issues: faith vs. love, spirituality vs. mental health, and insiders vs. outsiders, to name a few. Emily Watson does an incredible job as Bess; however, the lack of plot eventually overwhelms everything.

loved this film when i saw it at the film festival many years ago - and I still do

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Sep 28, 2011
  • re_discover rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

re_discover thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

Sep 25, 2008
  • Michael rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Michael thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Sep 28, 2011
  • re_discover rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Nudity.

Sep 25, 2008
  • Michael rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: strong sexual language

Sep 25, 2008
  • Michael rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: some

Sep 25, 2008
  • Michael rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: strong graphic sexuality, nudity,

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