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Directed by Clint Eastwood
USA 1973

 

From Clint Eastwood, the legendary director of Play Misty for Me, High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby and American Sniper, comes this romantic drama starring the great William Holden (Stalag 17) and Kay Lenz (The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday) as a mismatched pair who eventually find common ground. Breezy (Lenz) is a teen-aged hippy with a big heart. After taking a ride with the wrong sort of guy, she manages to escape and hides on a secluded property where stands the home of a middle-aged and disillusioned divorced man, Frank Harmon (Holden). Frank reluctantly takes Breezy in only to fall, unexpectedly, in love with her. Beautifully shot on location in Los Angeles by Frank Stanley (1941, The Eiger Sanction), Breezy features a lovely score by Michel Legrand (The Thomas Crown Affair) and a wonderful screenplay by Jo Heims (Play Misty for Me).

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Theatrical Release: November 16th, 1973

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Review: Kino - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

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Distribution Kino - Region 'A' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:46:37.808        
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1.85:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 35,875,400,692 bytes

Feature: 33,323,163,648 bytes

Video Bitrate: 37.81 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate Blu-ray:

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DTS-HD Master Audio English 1555 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1555 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Commentary:

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

Subtitles English, None
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Kino

 

1.85:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 35,875,400,692 bytes

Feature: 33,323,163,648 bytes

Video Bitrate: 37.81 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and C. Courtney Joyner
Theatrical Trailer (2:27)


Blu-ray Release Date:
August 25th, 2020
Standard Blu-ray Case

Chapters 10

 

 

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

ADDITION: Kino Blu-ray (August 2020): Kino have transferred Clint Eastwood's Breezy to Blu-ray. It looks excellent in 1080P on a dual-layered disc with a max'ed out bitrate. The image is bright, colors have some depth and it has some texture. There are a few speckles but generally this look strong in-motion. I was pleased with the  HD video image.

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On their Blu-ray, Kino use a DTS-HD Master 2.0 channel track (16-bit) in the original English language. there isn't any aggression - mostly dialogue driven (with a few scenes of crashing ocean waves) and another brilliant score by the iconic Michel Legrand (Cleo From 5 to 7, Castle Keep, La Piscine, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, America as Seen By a Frenchman, A Woman is a Woman, Ice Station Zebra) sweeping around the narrative. Kino offer optional English subtitles on their Region 'A' Blu-ray.

The Kino Blu-ray offers a new commentary by Howard S. Berger and C. Courtney Joyner (author of The Westerners: Interviews with Actors, Directors, Writers and Producers). Nice to hear these two together with Joyner a go-to guy on Eastwood. They disuses the casting of Kay Lenz, how Sondra Locke was wanted for the Breezy role, the writer Jo Heims - who also wrote Play Misty for Me, how this was the first film Clint directed that he didn't also star in, Harold and Maude and much more. They talk about William Holden as a romantic lead, his age and drinking past, Clint as a director and much more. It's excellent. There are also trailers.

Clint Eastwood's Breezy is a wonderful film and one of the best May-December romance films. Kay Lenz and William Holden are excellent together and this exports some touching realism. Lenz is both sexual (matter-of-fact nudity) and innocent and Holden jaded but with a transparent shell. The Kino Blu-ray offers a great presentation and the insightful commentary. Absolutely recommended!

NOTE: When Frank and Breezy go to a movie - the film is High Plains Drifter.

Gary Tooze

 


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