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Kiss of the Spider Woman [Blu-ray]


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  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region A/1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Unidisc Music
  • Release Date: Oct. 28 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001D7T6MC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #79,746 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Gordon TOP 50 REVIEWER on Aug. 7 2011
Format: Blu-ray
While many like Hector Babenco's brilliant, raw 'Pixote' better, I find
his deeply emotional portrait of two lost souls surviving together in a
South American prison cell even more riveting.

The two towering performances ' William Hurt's feminine gay
storyteller, and Raul Julia's angry but frail (emotionally and
physically) leftist are by far the best work either has done on film.

The intricacies of their slowly evolving relationship are complex,
powerfully moving, and sometimes disturbing,

And while probably 60% of the film takes place in one room, the film
never feels like a play. It's always cinematic.

A special film that holds up to repeated viewings.
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By Andrew Chatwood on July 8 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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Format: Blu-ray
While many like Hector Babenco's brilliant, raw 'Pixote' better, I find
his deeply emotional portrait of two lost souls surviving together in a
South American prison cell even more riveting.

The two towering performances ' William Hurt's feminine gay
storyteller, and Raul Julia's angry but frail (emotionally and
physically) leftist are by far the best work either has done on film.

The intricacies of their slowly evolving relationship are complex,
powerfully moving, and sometimes disturbing,

And while probably 60% of the film takes place in one room, the film
never feels like a play. It's always cinematic.

A special film that holds up to repeated viewings.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
A Fine, Thoughtful Movie Nov. 15 2002
By H. F. Corbin - Published on Amazon.com
I remember liking this movie when it came out in 1985 but I had forgotten just how good this movie really is. William Hurt certainly deserved the Oscar he won for his portrayal of Molina, an effeminate sex offender-- he is always in character-- on the other hand, Raul Julia is wonderful as a political prisoner too. This film makes a thoughtful statement about both friendship and what being a man is really all about as well.
I can't remember when I have seen such a realistic film. You can almost smell and taste the awful prison food that these two men eat, for instance. The sex between the two men is handled with great delicacy. This is a really fine movie that troubled me long after I saw it again.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
A "classic" in every sense of the word! Jan. 22 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
UPDATE!
City Lights Home Entertainment Secures North American Distribution Rights to Academy Award(R)-Winning Indie Classic ''Kiss of the Spider Woman''
Friday May 9, 4:15 pm ET
Available on DVD and Blu-Ray for the First Time
Special Collector's Edition Video Package will include never-before-seen footage and a full-length documentary: Tangled Web: Making Kiss of the Spider Woman
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--City Lights Home Entertainment has acquired DVD, digital and television distribution rights to Academy Award®-Winning Indie Classic Kiss of the Spider Woman. The feature film starring William Hurt, Raul Julia, and Sonia Braga, along with a surprising and never-before-seen feature length documentary "Tangled Web: Making Kiss of the Spider Woman", will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray and digitally for the first time in North America at a future date to be announced.
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"Kiss Of The Spider Woman", although an emotionally draining film, is a true classic. Right from the first scene, you feel the frustration of Valentin and Molina, both outcasts of society, yet for very different reasons. The acting is nothing short of extraordinary. William Hurt as the lonely homosexual, Molina, the late Raul Julia as the stern, but deeply caring political prisoner, Valentin, and Sonia Braga [who takes on three different roles, including the title role, and plays them all brilliantly], are what make this film so great. Although Hurt deservingly won the Oscar for Best Actor, the same consideration should have been given to Julia and Braga for their contribution, as they were both nothing short of incredible. Why this great film is not out on DVD is a mystery in itself. If you've seen it, see it again....if you haven't, I highly recommend you do.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Incredibly moving and poignant story June 26 2008
By Laura J. Lendman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
Based on the classic play this film tells the story of friendship, fantasy, love, loss, and betrayl. Set in a foreign prison. Two individuals--a gay man (William Hurt) and str8 man (Raul Julia)form a bond that opens the world of the mind and fantasy to escape the physical realm of their prison walls. Sadly this bond is just a facade to illicit government espionage and secrets.

This film was surely a head of it's time. Some might compare this to a "Brokeback Mountain" style of film. If you are squemish about a film dealing with homosexual aspects this film is perhaps not for you. Even though the film and the story is more mulit-layerd with drama and subtext to be labeled a "gay" film.

The acting performances are incredibly powerful and heart wrenching. Sadly, Raul Julia is no longer alive, but this is a fantastic example of his dramatic ability, when so many are familiar on a larger scale of viewer with his performance as Mr. Addams in ADDAMS FAMILY and ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES. William Hurt does not portray a "typical" gay man for laughs or mocking purposes or explotation. His performances goes much deeper than that.

This film explores how we all can be manipulated by kindness and love when are at our most low and vulnerable place in our life. We all have a choice to merciful and kind, or deceptive to reach our own means. Which eventually backfire on us in eventual time.

I highly suggest reading the play before seeing this film. It might help in understanding.

This is an Oscar winning film and very much so.

Buy it and await the visit and fatal KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN. Will be one to enter this web of complex dimensions. Devout film lovers take note, this should be on your list.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
talk about overlooked! May 12 2001
By MAX - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
Why is this film not on video or DVD? Think back to 1985. This was one of the biggest films of the year. Did you ever read a bad review of it?
William Hurt won Best Actor at the Oscars, BAFTA and Cannes for this film! It was nominated for Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay Adaptation!
Come on FOX, get your act together and release it!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Worth the wait July 25 2008
By I. Sondel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This truly is a "special" DVD. Yes, the film is a masterpiece, Oscar nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adaptated Screenplay. This restored print is a marvel. The direction, script and atmosphere are all just right; Julia, Braga and Hurt (in an Oscar winning performance) are incredible. My old VHS is headed for the rubbage bin.

Remember the "Brokeback Mountain" DVD with all those tedious (even boring) extras? Well, these extras are extraordinary. The documentary feature on the making of the film - all the drama that went into just getting the damn thing made are fascinating. The interviews are insightful and honest (the hostility between Hurt and the director is an interesting story...one always assumes if the film is good that everyone must have had a great time making it - go figure). There are still other documentaries on Manuel Puig and his original novel, as well as the making of the Tony Award winning musical (which includes interviews with Hal Prince, John Kander, Fred Ebb, Terrence McNally and Chita Rivera).
I found this DVD to be a real treat. It provided hours of entertainment value.

*Also: the DVD of Merchant/Ivory's "Maurice" (based on Forster's gay love story) is rich with extras as well and is highly recommended.

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