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Brazil

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Brazil: Three-Disc Boxed Set

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
Wide Release Date:
12/01/85
performer:
Robert De Niro, Jonathan Pryce, Jim Broadbent, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin, Ian Richardson
director:
Terry Gilliam
author:
10903, 60657, 11147
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B+

Drowning in an Orwellian nightmare of wanton wiretapping and illogical carnage, a bumbling bureaucrat (Jonathan Pryce) seeks salvation through a dream girl (Kim Greist) and a repairman moonlighting as a terrorist (Robert De Niro at his oddest). Terry Gilliam’s quirky cult satire Brazil has been on DVD before, but not in this luminous new Criterion transfer. Earlier editions look feebly grainy compared with the rhapsodic blues and lambent grays here. EXTRAS include a 10-year-old director’s track, and the studio’s sunnier, shorter cut.

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