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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "Romance" )

directed by Catherine Breillat
France 1999

On her continuous journey to explore human sexuality, Breillat in "Romance X" (Romance, 1999), explores the relationship of love and sex with an almost clinical distance: Sterile in her mise-en-scene of, yet always natural and uninhibited, sexuality. Thus, while openly pornographic, it never becomes vulgar or offensive.

Unable to have sex with her fiancée, a woman seeks out lovers: "How can you love a man who doesn’t fuck you?", one of her lovers ask, "I don’t like men who fuck me", she replies. So begins her voyage into her own sexuality, that takes her from ordinary sex to rape by random stranger, and thru which she discovers her sexual and emotional limits.
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Theatrical Release: 14 April 1999

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DVD Review: Trimark - Region 1 - NTSC

Big thanks to Henrik Sylow for the Review!

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Runtime 1:38:28

1.60:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.59 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.



Audio Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Trimark

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen letterboxed - 1.60:1

Edition Details:

DVD Release Date: 16 September, 2003
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The image is 1.60:1, which differs from the films Original Aspect Ration of 1.66:1. However in what way the film is cropped, I can't say. The picture is also very dark and somewhat grainy.

The Trimark version is completely uncut.

 - Henrik Sylow


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