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(aka "David Mamet's Oleanna")

 

Directed by David Mamet

USA 1994

 

Based on his own controversial and incendiary stage play about a young college student who accuses her much older professor of sexual harassment, David Mamet’s riveting drama features two grandstand performances from leads William H Macy (Fargo, Magnolia) and Debra Eisenstadt. Now more relevant and provocative than ever, Oleanna is both a reaction against the plague of political correctness, and a powerful, yet teasingly ambiguous, plea for tolerance between the sexes.

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David Mamet directed this screen version of his controversial two-character stage drama. John (William H. Macy) is a self-centered college professor preoccupied with his bid for tenure and negotiations for a house that he and his wife want to buy. Mary (Debra Eisenstadt), one of his students, comes by John's office after class; she's failing his course and is obviously confused by the material. Not really paying attention to her, John discusses his philosophies about education in an abstract manner rather than offering concrete suggestions on how to improve her grades. The discussion becomes confrontational and eventually Mary leaves. Several days later, Mary returns, announcing that on the advice of her "group" that she is filing sexual harassment charges against John based on a broad interpretation of his statements. If Mary's suit is successful, it could cost John his job -- and the house he's always wanted. Mamet's wife, actress and musician Rebecca Pidgeon, composed the film's musical score.  

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Theatrical Release: October 1994 (Chicago International Film Festival)

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Review: Indicator - Region FREE - Blu-ray

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Runtime

1:29:54.889    

Video

Disc Size: 32,182,107,438 bytes

Feature Size: 25,850,824,128 bytes

Average Bitrate: 34.24 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video

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Indicator Blu-ray

 

Audio

LPCM Audio English 1152 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 1152 kbps / 24-bit

Subtitles English (SDH), None
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Studio: Indicator

 

Disc Size: 32,182,107,438 bytes

Feature Size: 25,850,824,128 bytes

Average Bitrate: 34.24 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:
• Interview with actor William H Macy (2018 - 17:24)
Interview with actor Debra Eistenstadt (2018 - 11:09)
Original theatrical trailer (2:04)
Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Rebecca Nicole Williams, an overview of contemporary critical responses and historic articles on the film
World premiere on Blu-ray
Limited Edition of 3,000 copies


Blu-ray  Release Date: September 3rd, 2018
Transparent Blu-ray case

Chapters: 10

 

 

Comments

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

Indicator bring David Mamet's "Oleanna" to dual-layered Blu-ray with a maxed out bitrate. Colors look accurate, and the visuals are tight and crisp with a touch of gloss. No marks, speckles or digitization of any kind. The film looks great in-motion.

Indicator provide us with a 24-bit 1.0 mono linear PCM audio track. There are no aggressive effects being a dialogue-driven film/play, and the score by Mamet's muse Rebecca Pidgeon sounds great in the lossless with songs like Long Ago And Far Away, Hail To The Men Of Merit and Brief College Days. There are optional English SDH subtitles on this region-free
Blu-ray.

Supplements include a new 17-minute informative interview with actor William H Macy discussing what he recalls about the production and there is also an 11-minute interview with actor Debra Eistenstadt giving her personal reflections. There is an original theatrical trailer and image gallery of promotional photography and publicity material. The package is a limited edition exclusive that includes a booklet with a new essay by Rebecca Nicole Williams, an overview of contemporary critical responses and historic articles on the film.

David Mamet's "Oleanna" is brilliantly realized. Many have seen this as a stage play - basically a two-person work tackling political correctness, Academia, power with themes that are very relevant today. Indicator has given us the
Blu-ray premiere of the film in another of their complete, desirable packages.
 

 - Colin Zavitz

Indicator - Region FREE - Blu-ray


 

 

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