Requiem for a Dream

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Genre: Horror
Rating: UN
Release Date: 8-SEP-2009
Media Type: Blu-Ray… More >>

Requiem for a Dream

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  1. Movies that explore the surreal should conjure up the condition integrally. This is the case with the work of exponents such as director Luis Buñuel, with the point being that filmmakers in this genre are expected to experiment and to attempt to provoke us; which is why one celebrates works from Cocteau, Polanski, Hitchcock, Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, Joel Schumacher, the Coens, etc., despite the fact that such experiences can be uneven, given the fragility of the medium. And yet. Despite the worthy performances and contributions, ‘Requiem for a Dream’ suffers from dialog that is merely serviceable and (as Salvador Dali knew) paramount to surrealism is humor, which director Aronfsky seems to lack considerably.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. You’d think they would have researched opiates and such but, when you use opiates, your pupils get smaller not larger. Everytime they shoot up their pupils expand where, in real life they get smaller. A obvious error that could have been done right if any research had been done.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. I never feel sad watching this film, i can’t help but take sadistic pleasure in the twisted, realistic ending.

    Jennifer connely’s transformation into a crack whore is delicious. =)
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. I wasn’t expecting it to have anything extra than the DVD version, but then I got it and it really didn’t and that makes me sad. It’s the same exact copy of the DVD version, but it’s all in stunning 1080p. I would have liked to had the songs as a playlist but no. I regret buying this because I already had a DVD copy and it was only the price that influenced my buying decision.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  5. This is a great transfer to Blu-ray, despite the disc’s discount price, and is likely the best this film will ever look. It’s a marked improvement over the DVD.

    The picture is great. The disc’s bitrate averages around 35-36 Mbps. The blacks and shadow detail are deep. The color is accurate, bringing out the depressing greens of fluorescent lighting and blues of the night lighting, along with the warm natural outdoor shots of Coney Island. Grain is very present but there is no visible digital noise reduction (DNR) applied. There is maybe just a hint of edge-enhancement, but it’s not offensive and not visible in normal scenes. The film looks soft and hazy at times, but only due to the cinematographer’s use of soft-focus filters. When the image is meant to be crisp, it is. You can see the detail in Jennifer Connelly’s skin and Marlon Wayans’ stubble.

    The lossless audio is great in DTS-HD 7.1, really highlighting Clint Mansell’s score and the sounds of the Kronos Quartet. The hallucinations of Ellen Burstyn’s character sound creepy and scary.

    The extras are the same as on the DVD. They include a commentary by the director, Darren Aronofsky, a very detailed commentary by the cinematographer, Matthew Libatique, deleted scenes, a making-of, an interview by Ellen Burstyn of the author of the original book, Hubert Selby Jr., and the usual trailers and TV spots, including the uncut TV infomercial that plays a large role in Ellen Burstyn’s character’s motivation.

    A great presentation of this indie film!

    Rating: 5 / 5

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