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(aka 'The Girls')
Three actresses prepare to go on the road in a theater production of Lysistrata, Aristophanes' classic comic play about women and war. As they re-asses and deal with the problems of their respective lives, they recognize parallels with the play and begin to realize that it is serious - even tragic - after all.
Theatrical Release: September 16th, 1968
DVD Review: New Yorker Video - Region 1 - NTSC
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|Distribution||New Yorker Video - Region 1 - NTSC|
Average Bitrate: 6.17 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||Swedish (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
|Subtitles||English, French, None|
From The Heart" (1996), Christina Olofson's 73 minute film homage to Mai
Zetterling that re-unites the 3 stars of THE GIRLS
Another highly textured image from Project X (Oliver Groom) and distributed by New Yorker Video who brought us Peter Watkins - Punishment Park, The Gladiators, The War Game / Culloden and Edvard Munch - plus another Mai Zetterling work - Loving Couples. This new image is clean with thick grain and stunning contrast. In fact for some it might appear too heavy, but I feel confident that this is an accurate representation of the film. Audio was clear and optional subtitles (well rendered) are offered in English and French.
Extras include a 73 minute, optionally subtitled, film homage to director Zetterling - it brings together Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson and Gunnel Lindblom in a kind of ad-hoc nostalgic retrospective about the film and Mai. It is a nice supplement. On top of that are text bios of the cast.
It is a real pleasure to review such competent DVD production work as this. An excellent choice of film, rarely seen in North America, and everything is done with loving efficiency. A strongly recommended DVD!