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[mod] 7y, 8m agoFound 7 years, 8 months ago
Former Harvard Rhodes scholar Terrence Malick's debut feature revisits the murderous Midwestern terrain of the late 1950s. Kit (Martin Sheen) is a 25-year-old trashman who fashions himself as James Dean. When he meets Holly (Sissy Spacek), a cute, innocent 15-year-old, he finds himself falling in love with her. Her father (Warren Oates), an overprotective widower, will not allow the relationship to blossom, even after Kit informs him of his decent intentions. This refusal triggers Kit into embarking on a murder spree across the Midwest. All the while, Holly is there by Kit's side, to witness the senseless crimes and ponder the future.
BADLANDS is told from the point of view of the naive Holly, whose voice-over sounds like she's reading from a serial romance. It is this innocence that makes the detached, cold killings all the more shocking. Sheen portrays Kit--a dreamer who wants nothing more than to leave his mark on history--with a grace and humor that makes him a sympathetic character even while he's killing innocent strangers. All of this can be accredited to Malick, whose understated, seemingly simplistic direction adds an even greater emotional impact to the proceedings.

Special Features
Absence Of Malick Featurette - A Look At Badlands With Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek And Other Crew Members
Theatrical Trailer
Widescreen 1.85:1
Dolby Digital 5.1
Languages- English
Subtitles- English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Arabic, Portuguese, Romanian, Bulgarian, For Hearing Impaired: English & Italian
Region 2/PAL/Colour
Running Time 90 Minutes
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One of the best films ever made!

Before the DVD came out, I had been waiting for years to see Days Of Heaven - I had the soundtrack (another fantastic score by Morricone) but the film was never on TV and no video was available.

Because it had been so long since Days of Heaven (20 years) I thought the director Terence Malick was dead - boy was I wrong! He came back with Thin Red Line and The New World which are both amazing films too.

But Badlands is my favourite and if you have a passion for movies of any style or genre then at the very least you will enjoy this film.

Major influence on Tarrentino, used to good effect in the Tarrentino penned True Romance, but abused and ruined in Natural Born Killers.

Here is the beautiful (and often copied - Hans Zimmer's theme to True Romance anyone?) theme music to Badlands - it is the proper version, not the one done after Carl Orff had died!

can't believe this only got 31 degrees!
can't believe this only got 31 degrees!

Puzzling innit. Sometimes things get really hot and other times they just don't. It's all about who's online really.

Tried repping you for your comments/info above:roll: but I've got to spread it about a bit first.

Did you see some of the other films (mostly foreign) that I posted earlier today?

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