Regarding the DVD – buy it. It is simply the best. Many of the reviews here complained about the violence, stated that showing the spiral to bottoming out was unnecessary, etc. Did they watch the same movie I did? The spiral is an essential part of the story – critical in every way. The violence is not gratuitous whatsoever. In fact, it is one of the rare instances where violence was in no way gratuitous, but completely essential to the plot.
As far as the violence, it certainly could have been far more graphic than it was. I think the balance was beautifully done. One of the things that made the movie truly great was the balance of violence to the tender… Read more