Dont Look Now: Special Edition (DVD) £5.99 delivered @ HMV

Dont Look Now: Special Edition (DVD) £5.99 delivered @ HMV

Found 27th Apr 2010
Same price at Play and Amazon. Use Quidco too. Really good film.
Nicolas Roeg's third film - after the brash PERFORMANCE (1970) and meditative WALKABOUT (1971) - is a haunting thriller that confirmed the director's status as a true visionary. Based on a story by Daphne Du Maurier, DON'T LOOK NOW follows a grieving English couple to Venice, where the past continues to plague them. John Baxter (Donald Sutherland) and his wife Laura (Julie Christie) are in mourning for their young daughter, who drowned tragically near their home. John takes a job in Venice so that the couple can leave the past behind, but, unfortunately, the past is not easily forgotten. While John begins to see unsettling visions of a young girl in a red coat running through the Venice streets, Laura learns from an elderly psychic that her husband is in grave danger. What follows is an eerie, erotic mystery that builds to a shockingly horrific climax. DON'T LOOK NOW is one of the most daring and influential motion pictures of the 1970s. From Pino Donaggio's atmospheric score to Graeme Clifford's elliptical editing (exemplified in the film's notorious sex scene), Roeg's film is a stylistic achievement. Sutherland and Christie are their typical phenomenal selves playing the bereaved, devastated couple.

Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie star in Nic Roeg's brilliantly atmospheric adaptation of the novel by Daphne du Maurier. Following the death of their daughter, John and Laura Baxter travel to Venice where he is to oversee the restoration of an old church. Here they encounter a pair of elderly sisters: one of them a blind psychic who claims to have been in communication with the couple's dead child. Whilst Laura is intrigued John resists the idea, despite the possibility that he is having his own visions that threaten to put his life in danger. Genuinely unsettling, Don't Look Now is widely acknowledged as perhaps Roeg's finest film and one of the best British films of the decade.

Nicolas Roeg's 1973 film remains one of the great horror masterpieces working not with fright, which is easy, but with dread, grief and apprehension. - Chicago Sun-TimesRoeg's masterly adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's story is as much a meditation on grief as a conventional horror pic. - Sight and SoundOne of the most dynamic and radical British films ever made. - Total Film

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Good film but a lot of money for the DVD of a very old movie. It may also put you off that romantic trip to Venice you have planned...
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