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Brazil

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Brazil


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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
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Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This Mar 14, 2013
  • dead_bird_by_bird rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"A surreal look at a bleak future. A strange mix of disturbing and funny - like an hilarious nightmare." Such a great movie! Highly recommended for dystopian fans.

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

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

Black comedy at its' best !!!

Report This 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.

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

Sexual Content: very brief nudity.

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

Violence: lots of it , both visual and psychological.

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