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Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus £5.95 delivered @ Tesco Ent using code
Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus £5.95 delivered @ Tesco Ent using code

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Set in the present day, director Terry Gilliam's fantastical morality tale follows the traveling show of the mysterious Dr. Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) -- a man who once won a bet with the Devil himself, and possesses the unique ability to guide the imagination of others. Many centuries ago, Dr. Parnassus won immortality in a bet that found the malevolent Mr. Nick (Tom Waits) coming up short. While few would be foolish enough to try their luck against the powers of darkness a second time, Dr. Parnassus did precisely that -- this time trading his mortality for youth on the understanding that his firstborn would become the property of Mr. Nick when the child reaches his or her 16th birthday. Flash-forward to the present day, and Dr. Parnassus' daughter, Valentina (Lily Cole), is about to celebrate her sweet sixteen. Dr. Parnassus is desperate to save his little girl from her fiery fate, and when Mr. Nick arrives to collect, the good doctor presents the Prince of Darkness with a wager too enticing to refuse: Dr. Parnassus and Mr. Nick will each compete to seduce five souls, with possession of Valentina going to whomever manages to complete the task first. As the competition begins to heat up, Dr. Parnassus promises his daughter's hand in marriage to any man who can help him successfully navigate the surreal obstacle course that lies ahead and finally help him undue the many mistakes of his past. While the sudden death of prominent IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS player Heath Ledger in January of 2008 left Gilliam and company scrambling to find a means of salvaging the film -- which was already well into principal photography at the time -- the cavalry soon arrived in the form of Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell, who each serve as alternate-dimension versions of the character originally set to be played by Ledger when the character crosses through a paranormal mirror.

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Great film, typical of Gilliam's style, superb combinations of photography, plot and scenes,so much happens at once and the imagination runs wild, yet at the same time it is so pleasing on the eye and easy to follow the events as they unfold. Top price.

Weird film

I was watching this with my daughter this afternoon - and about 45 mins in she asked to turn it off, she found it just weird and boring ...

Gald it was just a Lovefil rental ...

I found this film a bit tedious and a little creepy. I've enjoyed other Terry Gilliam films - Time Bandits, Baron Munchausen etc, but this one didn't appeal at all.

worst film iv seen in years and i watch loads.

It was all hyped, mainly due to the fact it was Heaths last film. When it came out and i went thinking that it would be fantastic, but was soon dissapointed. Dont waste your money.

Macdory;8880204

I was watching this with my daughter this afternoon - and about 45 mins … I was watching this with my daughter this afternoon - and about 45 mins in she asked to turn it off, she found it just weird and boring ...Gald it was just a Lovefil rental ...



Try his version of the Brothers Grimm, was a much easier funnier and interesting film imo. I wouldnt wnat to own this one.

Truly awful film!

This coming from a Gilliam fan, go see Time Bandits, Baron Munchausen or Twelve Monkey's instead.

Not saying the deal is cold, just giving my opinion of the film imho

999tigger;8880369

Try his version of the Brothers Grimm, was a much easier funnier and … Try his version of the Brothers Grimm, was a much easier funnier and interesting film imo. I wouldnt wnat to own this one.



Agree - enjoyed that and Time Bandits, but this one is bad

Banned

I was very dissapointed by this film too. Agreed that the colours and some scenes were mesmerising, but overall, the film was kinda unimaginative.

i got this on Blu Ray for £7 from a secondhand shop and was disapointed with it .. wasnt even worth the £7 i paid .. lol

Heath or not this film was awful. I see loads of films at the cinema and this is the only one that i have ever fallen asleep during. Brothers Grimm was a great film; very watchable. Very disappointed in Gilliam for this one.

(Not voted by the way!!!)

Just ordered, thanks.

Really felt the film lost direction about halfway through - first half was great, really enjoyable, but at some point it just got really weird and boring and lost it's focus.

Not a bad deal, mind. Just not a film I would particularly want to own, after having watched it on Bluray about 2 weeks ago.
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