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Brazil

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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In this surrealistic nightmare vision of a "perfect" future where technology reigns supreme, a daydreaming bureaucrat who is involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mysterious woman becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions. This is the original 142 minute director's cut edition of the film assembled from both the European and American versions.
Title: Brazil
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2006
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: all-new, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Terry Gilliam, with a remastered Dolby stereo surround soundtrack; audio commentary by Gilliam; essay by Jack Mathews
Originally released as a motion picture in 1985
Summary: In this surrealistic nightmare vision of a "perfect" future where technology reigns supreme, a daydreaming bureaucrat who is involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mysterious woman becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions. This is the original 142 minute director's cut edition of the film assembled from both the European and American versions.
Audience: Not rated
ISBN: 9781559409797
1559409797
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Br
Statement of Responsibility: Universal, an MCA company ; Arnon Milchan presents a Terry Gilliam film ; Embassy International Pictures ; produced by Aron Milchan ; directed by Terry Gilliam ; screenplay by Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown
Credits: Director of photography, Roger Pratt ; film editor, Julian Doyle ; original music, Michael Kamen.
Performers: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins.
System Details: DVD, region 1, enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs, 1.78:1 aspect ratio, Dolby Digital stereo surround
Other Language: Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Man-woman relationships Drama Heroes Drama Computers Drama Bureaucracy Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Science fiction films
Topical Term: Man-woman relationships
Heroes
Computers
Bureaucracy
Publisher No: CC1631D Criterion Collection
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Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brazil marks the first time that he cemented a complete vision. It is also the first time he truly butted heads with his studio. The visually kinetic dystopia follows pencil-pusher Sam Lowry, who only wishes to keep his clerical job and continue fantasizing about being a superhero who always saves the girl.

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Aug 26, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I believe in the artistic clout of Terry Gilliam, films like this and 'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen', and 'Time Bandits' are very intriguing and sometimes thought-provoking with oddball visuals and quirky characters, kind of like Wes Anderson if he were tripping acid, and were British. This is a great film, with gothic visuals, dark storyline, likeable characters and a grim look into a Orwellian future.

Apr 07, 2013
  • lyleminn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Basically a retelling of 1984 but in a weird way. Not that its bad.

Dec 27, 2011
  • GManBruce rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

My recollection is that this flick was panned horribly upon its release ... I didn't see it then. I now say "HA!" to those critics.

Jul 18, 2011
  • lasertravis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a very good movie that I didn't enjoy when I first watched it years ago. It sets up a very good dystopian future setting and has a fun, well-paced plot. In my opinion, this is Gilliam's masterpiece. I am glad that I enjoyed this so much as opposed to how much Baron Munchausen was a letdown. I loved the ending. Well done in every way. Acting, setting, effects and story.

Apr 29, 2011
  • NanaPat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Black comedy at its' best !!!

Mar 19, 2011
  • kalis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Last comment is spot on - A surreal look at a bleak future. A strange mix of disturbing and funny - like an hilarious nightmare.

Deniero is great, the british humor is excellent, and the title/theme of the movie is all based on one song (Brazil) that gives you the feeling the director got to make the film particularily nightmare-fantasy like.

Oct 13, 2010
  • melbl8tr rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A surreal look at a bleak future. A strange mix of disturbing and funny - like an hilarious nightmare.

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Apr 29, 2011
  • NanaPat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

NanaPat thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Apr 29, 2011
  • NanaPat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Brazil is a surrealistic nightmare vision of a " perfect " future where technology reigns supreme. Everyone is monitored by a secret government agency that forbids love to interfere with efficiency. A daydreaming bureaucrat becomes a victim of his own romantic illusions and the results become a humorous ,yet foreboding statement.

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Apr 29, 2011
  • NanaPat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: very brief nudity.

Apr 29, 2011
  • NanaPat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: lots of it , both visual and psychological.

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Dec 11, 2013
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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