More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
      

Chilly Scenes of Winter


Available from these sellers.
1 used from CDN$ 50.87

Product Details

  • Actors: John Heard, Mary Beth Hurt, Peter Riegert, Kenneth McMillan, Gloria Grahame
  • Directors: Joan Micklin Silver
  • Writers: Joan Micklin Silver, Ann Beattie
  • Producers: Mark Metcalf, Griffin Dunne, Amy Robinson
  • Format: NTSC
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • VHS Release Date: April 1 2003
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6301966236
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,572 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
11
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 12 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

Format: VHS Tape
This is one of the best films few people have heard of! I don't know about some people, but I LIKED the new ending of the re-edited version. I mean, happy endings are nice and all that, but sometimes things just don't wrap up neatly and I thought this ending really fit the film as a whole. Although I would be interested in seeing Silver's original cut. You know, MGM could prepare a special DVD containing Ms. Silver's original cut on Side 1 and the re-edit on Side 2. But it will never happen. And it's a shame. It would be the perfect candidate for MGM's "Contemporary Classics" series.
John Heard, where are you? You seemed to disappear from film. Such a good, understated performance deserved Oscar recognition. But of course, unless the pic is a hit, you don't get nominations. How else to account for this year's lackluster selection?
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: VHS Tape
I first saw the original(Head Over Heels) on cable in 1981. I loved the original ending when Charles returns from the park and finds Laura in the kitchen making the famous dessert. He was amazed that she kept the house key. "You kept the key", he repeated while she tried to excuse herself for being there. He wanted so much for her to want him while he nearly went insane waiting for her to come back to him. Yeah, I can sympathize with Charles; been there done that. But the original ending gave us romantics some hope. When my "Laura" closed the door, I never looked back and I never saw her again [that was 19 yrs ago]. When I saw the re-release in 1982 I was a bit disappointed in the ending. If I remembered correctly, the ending in the book was similar to the original cut. Why did they change it? According to a review in the NY Times, Ann Beattie requested the change. Why? Who knows.
I searched the web for the video with the original ending and found a copy that listed listed "Woman in Park" as one of the characters. The scene in the park was cut so I thought I had found it. When I opened the video at home I found it was the re-released version. I continued my quest and emailed MGM/UA and several other places without response. By chance I tried a newsgroup. I got a reply from someone who said the re-released ending is the only version available on video because the original was made before videos were existed. So, unless someone at the studio picked up the 16mm film from the editing room floor we will never see the better ending.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: VHS Tape
this main character has the fairy tale romance all worked out in his mind but somehow reality just won't let it happen so he becomes lovesick to the point of being in a trancelike shock and everything becomes extremely absurd.Even his gut reaction that maybe this wasn't the all important love of his life.But he longs for that,he whimpers and whines in his 9 to 5 cage.And he never gives up because this small sparkle keeps him alive.John Heard reminds me of Dustin Hoffman in the Graduate and Griffin Dunne in After Hours.All three films are about people holding onto individual sanity in an insanely catatonic world.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: VHS Tape
I fell in love with this film in it's original form as "Chilly Scenes of Winter." I admit the new truncated version is more "realistic" in an worldly sort of way, but the original ending offered a redemtion in keeping with the fantasy. This is one of the few times I prefer the fantaz ending.
If I'd a wanted an affair with a real ending I would'a had one. If I wanted a brilliant and satisfying escapist dream I'd see "Chilly Scenes of Winter."
Maybe with DVD will have a chance to see it both ways.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: VHS Tape
This is the only American movie I have ever seen that captures the rhythms & nuances of a real "relationship" with perfect pitch. Funny, sad & very rich, perfectly cast, sublimely written, brilliantly directed. I watch it as often as I can & am always delighted. As perfect as a Beethoven Bagatelle.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: VHS Tape
This is my favorite movie of all time. You must see it. Go to my web-site about it. Peter Riegert's performance is not to be missed.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Product Images from Customers

Most recent customer reviews

Search


Feedback