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The Skin I Live In (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (Bilingual)

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  • Actors: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Marisa Paredes, Roberto Álamo
  • Directors: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Writers: Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, Thierry Jonquet
  • Producers: Agustín Almodóvar, Bárbara Peiró, Esther García
  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: French, English
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Parental Guidance (PG)
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: March 6 2012
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B006KSAPV0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,944 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Format: Blu-ray
I understand the love for this movie. It gets a few things right. Unfortunately, I think it also gets a lot of things wrong. No spoilers ahead.

I assure you that I had no bias going into this movie: I haven't seen an Almodóvar film before. I've heard of him and the lavish praise heaped upon him, but that's it.

The film starts out quite promisingly with a physician culturing skin from pig's blood and transplanting said skin upon a seemingly willing, but confined, beautiful young woman. Reference is made to the doctor having lost his wife in a fire and to the ostensible captive-yet-not woman's previous attempts at self-harm...so there is at least an attempt at suggestion and nuance that evokes a not altogether sinister, but intriguing, sentiment about the setting and characters.

It's all downhill from there. Details about the major players' pasts are revealed in a languorously detailed and laboured flashback that makes up half of the two-hour movie. This saps any momentum going into the big "reveal" about 30 minutes from the end, so the film's essential twist comes off without much of a bang. Truth be told, I laughed when it dawned on me what was going on. And it wasn't one of those, "Oh my God! This is incredible and mind-blowing!" reverential kind of laughs. It was one of those, "Really? That's what you're doing?" derisory kind of laughs. A decent editor would have scrapped at least 20 minutes of the extraneous or mind-numbingly dull footage (e.g., an intruder shows up to the doctor's house early in the film: his presence is as inexplicable and useless in the grand scheme of things as his exit).
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By Brian Maitland TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 31 2012
Format: DVD
Holy smokers, this movie's plot will blow your mind and leave you feeling plenty uncomfortable. By now, most moviegoers know director Pedro Almodovar is out there. The Skin I Live In takes it waaaaaaay out there. It also goes to show if you give Antonio Banderas a meaty role in his own language that he has a far greater acting range than he seems to have in English-speaking roles.

Needless to say this is a clever yet creepily inventive movie that not only flips the psycho-sexual thriller on its edge but walks it around the block a few times and spits it out in a horrifying mix of sexual perversity, very dubious medical ethical choices and a weirdness you're not likely to see anywhere else.

Extras on the DVD are a waste. The "Making Of" is a just 12 minutes of raw footage where you see cameras and boom mics in scenes. The "Red Carpet NYC Premiere" is better as you hear from the actors and director but it is extremely short.
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Oh my god this is got to be my favourite movie for the past five years WOW this will take you for a ride & A
spin and you will not know what hit you Antonio Banderas shine in this movie as one
Revengefull dad and Husband. I think why a lot of people have not seen this it's because
it has Subtitles and thats a shame.let me just say you will not beleive what just happen
to you after viewing this movie you have to pick this up.... The Skin I Live in [Blu-ray]
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