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directed by Nick Corporon
USA 2016

 

A San Francisco street hustler Adam (DEXTER's Devon Graye) receives a very strange proposition from handsome older man Jonathan (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES' Tuc Watkins): role-playing as his younger lover Brandon on a road trip to the Grand Canyon at double his nightly rate plus a thousand dollars with cash payment upfront. Versed in the art of becoming someone else for each of his partners, Adam takes Jonathan up on the offer but cannot help but push back and add his own touches to take controlling Jonathan out of his comfort zone. He soon comes to realize, however, that Jonathan is not just living out a fantasy but attempting to re-live a real past relationship that ended tragically. As Adam lets himself be molded into Brandon's image and poses to recreate a series of Polaroids documenting the original trip, he is torn between pulling Jonathan away from his morbid obsession and sacrificing his own identify for the chance at a relationship. A love story presented in the framework of a thriller, the virtual two-man-show RETAKE is an assured feature debut carried movingly by its two leads and some handsome cinematography.

Eric Cotenas

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Theatrical Release: June 21st 2016 (Frameline Film Festival)

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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 1:38:39
Video

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.48 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 2.0 stereo
Subtitles none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Breaking Glass Pictures

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
� Audio Commentary by director Nick Corporon
� 'Making Retake' (16:9; 25:22)
� Deleted Scenes (16:9; 3:29)
� Atlanta Q and A (16:9; 11:07)
� Newfest NYC Q and A (16:9; 9:07)
� Tuc Watkins Interview (16:9; 10:43)
� Short Film 'The Passenger' (16:9; 2:38)
� Trailer (16:9; 1:15)
� Previews

DVD Release Date: January 10th, 2017
Amaray

Chapters 16

 

 

 

Comments

Breaking Glass' dual-layer DVD features a progressive, anamorphic widescreen encode of a digitally-lensed film that looks a tad softer and warmer than the usual HD production because of the Digital Bolex camera and vintage 16mm lenses used to create a nostalgic feel. The Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo track is the original mix and English Closed Captioning is also provided. In the making-of featurette, the director, cinematographer, producer, and editor discuss the origins of the project, the shooting schedule, choosing the Digital Bolex camera over the RED, shooting all of the various motel room locations in Los Angeles (including LA motels used in MEMENTO and THELMA & LOUISE) and working with the actors. Two deleted scenes are interesting but wisely left out as the first bit involving a pair of lost sunglasses has one character behaving too intense early on for the other to not rethink traveling with him. The director also appears in two film festival Q&A and actor Watkins appears in an interview in which he recalls his visceral response to the script, the challenge of shooting the emotional climax on the first day, skinny-dipping in a freezing pool while pretending it is in the middle of the desert, and his favorable opinions of his co-star and the crew.

  - Eric Cotenas

 


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