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directed by Jon Garcia
USA 2013

 

Five years after the seemingly escapist happy ending of THE FALLS, we learn that RJ (Nick Ferrucci, TANDEM HEARTS) and Chris (Benjamin Farmer, THE ROOMIES) capped off their road trip around the country by splitting up to tie up lose ends with their respective families. Things did not go according to plan and RJ never heard from Chris again despite sending several letters. While RJ maintains his religious beliefs, he considers himself "neither Mormon nor gentile" and has gone to college and taken a job at a magazine, and is in a relationship with Paul (Thomas Stroppel, BUCKSVILLE). Chris, on the other hand, under pressure from his father (Bruce Jennings) continued on in the church - dismissing his relationship with RJ as a phase - and has married Ellen (Hannah Barefoot) and had a child. The two are brought back together with the death of mutual friend Rodney (Brian Allard, UN-HUMAN), the pot-smoking Iraq vet who was the first to accept their relationship. RJ achieves no closure through his reunion with Chris (who it turns out is deeply troubled by seeing him again) and ends his relationship with Paul. In a move that is more than a little stalker-ish (despite his expressed and not unsubstantiated concern), RJ shows up in Salt Lake and on Chris' doorstep under the pretense of writing a story for his magazine. Chris is no longer able to suppress his feelings and is torn between living "honorably" or living honestly. When RJ realizes how much damage he has wrought on Chris' life, he may have to sacrifice his own happiness and face Ellen's feelings of betrayal and the anger of Chris' family head on.

Eric Cotenas

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Theatrical Release: 11 December 2013 (USA)

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DVD Review: Breaking Glass Pictures - Region 1 - NTSC

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for the Review!

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Breaking Glass Pictures

Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 2:03:00
Video

2.00:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 4.82 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.

Bitrate

Audio English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles English (CC), none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Breaking Glass Pictures

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.00:1

Edition Details:
• Deleted Scenes (16:9; 5:06)
• Q&A from World Premiere at Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (16:9; 20:30)
• Behind the Scenes (16:9; 18:18)
• Behind the Scenes and Outtakes from 'The Falls 1' (16:9; 18:34)
• Photo Gallery
• Trailer (16:9; 1:35)
• Trailers for 'Out in the Dark', 'Leather', 'The Falls', and 'Geography Club'

DVD Release Date: 26 November 2013
Amaray

Chapters 9

 

Comments

Breaking Glass's dual-layer disc features a progressive, anamorphic transfer of this HD production is framed to little effect at 2.00:1 (deleted scenes look vertically stretched at 1.78:1 while the clips in the behind the scenes featurette look a bit squat at 2.20:1). The bitrate is middle-range due to the length of the film and the extras (including roughly twenty minutes of bonus material from THE FALLS, the DVD of which only included a five minute behind-the-scenes featurette and photo gallery), but the effect does not appear to be detrimental. The 5.1 track is restrained, but some of the soft-spoken dialogue could have been relooped or better balanced with the music scoring. The disc includes closed captioning for the feature only.

The five minutes of deleted scenes for the film are actually two early sequences (one of which includes a character from the first film cut entirely out of the sequel even though his death is the catalyst for ensuing events). The Q&A and behind the scenes featurette (roughly twenty minutes each) feature impassioned input from the director and the actors. The aformentioned behind the scenes, outtakes, and bloopers from the first film included here are lighter in mood in comparison. The disc is rounded out by a photo gallery, a trailer for the film, and trailers for other Breaking Glass releases.

  - Eric Cotenas

 


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