‘So through the eyes love
attains the heart, for the eyes are scouts of the heart and the eyes go
reconnoitring for what it would please the heart to possess…’
Theatrical Release: September 12h, 2005 - Toronto Film Festival
DVD Review: Second Run - Region 0 - PAL
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|Distribution||Second Run DVD - Region 0 - PAL|
Average Bitrate: 5.4 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
Wow!... this is an arthouse documentary about Hugues de Montalembert, a French artist who, in 1978, was mugged in New York City, which resulted in him being blinded for life. When I see stuff this extraordinary it humbles me in realizing how limited I am in all that there is to enjoy in the film medium. Just one of thousands of amazing film experiences that escaped my radar. Thankfully Second Run have brought this fascinating work to DVD. the image quality is impossible to critique and I don't even think it is necessary.
The DVD is anamorphic and progressive in the 1.78 ratio. It is single-layered without any supplements. The 70 minute film is enough though. Tarn's use of light and color appear wonderfully captured by the PAL DVD. The narration is subtle and straightforward - clear and consistent on the DVD. A limited package with no supplements but we give a strong recommendation. Uniquely the themes of personal identity and truth are expressed with delicate honestly and forthright passion. I'll repeat my first word of the review - Wow!