Brokeback Mountain (DVD, 2007, 2-Disc Set, Collector's Edition)
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- neeleeoharaJul 02, 2016by
Best Picture !!
Should have been the one chosen for the top honor at the Oscars, shame on the Academy for cowarding down .
The movie is very well done and will always be considered a breakthrough in handling the subject with realism and heart , two human being's who happen to fall in love , that's it !!!
If one focuses on it and stops judging on the fact that it's between two men one can appreciate what the director was presenting .
Two scene's that stand out for me were when Ennis (Heath - RIP) realizes he has fallen in love and pauses in the back of the building punching the wall with his fist (ouch !!) That is TRUE love, it hits you all of a sudden.
The other is when Ennis's wife witnesses her husband kissing Jack from the top of the stairs, her confusion and shock as well as her pain was brilliantly captured by Michelle .
I am glad that I waited to purchase this wonderful movie with the extra's , Worth it !!!!
Clear your mind and enjoy the drama of what many (if lucky) have experienced in life with being in love ...Read full review
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- mc25510May 06, 2010by
That is a great movie. I've read the short story and i like how the movie follows it closely. The actors were very genuine, you can feel the emotions portrayed and sympathize with them. I got the 2 disc collector's edition for a mere $10. The DVD comes with all this extras. there is post cards with scene from the movie, a small poster and some other nicknacks. I definitely don;t regret my purchase.
- kamuidragon07Feb 04, 2010by
I love this movie very much. I actually finished it a few minutes ago, so I'm writing the review while it is still fresh in my mind.
Before I begin, I would like to say that I bought it because 1.) "Brokeback Mountain" is my favorite short story of all time, 2.) I wanted to see how one of the greatest screenwriters (Larry McMurtry, "The Last Picture Show") and directors (Ang Lee, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") would adapt it to the screen and 3.)I am a Heath Ledger fan.
This is a love story that will never grow old. All of the passion, love, heartbreak, conflict and the loneliness that made the movie a masterpiece that is very much alive and well in this day and age.
Heath's performance of Ennis and Jake's portrayal of Jack were phenomenal, and should have won the Oscars(R) for their roles. All of the talent that have was used so well and passionately for this film (and yes, Michelle Williams as Alma and Anne Hathaway as Lureen did a fine job, too). The love was real and the chemistry was electrifying, which spoke for itself.
There were also so many subtle actions in the film that spoke louder than words. Moments like that stick out in my mind, especially with the irony that Ennis is alive at the end and not Jack at the end of the film, while, in real time, Heath is now dead and Jake is still alive. In this way, it is a sad moment that will linger in my mind for a long time.
Now the technical aspects of the film from the Oscar(R)-winning standpoint. The screenplay had most of the same dialogue as the short story, but also made the women a little more prominent, as well as adding in little bits and pieces that didn't detract from the story but fleshed it out a bit. Also, Gustavo's score carried on the story and highlighted the main points with subtlety accompanying the silent actions of the story. Ang Lee's control over the film showed that he wanted it to be like a real and complex love story that you would usually see with a man and woman, only that this was between two men that found each other to be special and knew how to treat each other right unlike the women that they were married to. Rodrigo's cinematography of the film showed the important "actions speak louder than words" moments, which really impressed me.
"Brokeback" is one of the best films I've ever seen, and I am glad I can watch it over and over again. Five stars.Read full review
- mammysherry4624...Mar 14, 2012by
THERES MORE TO THIS MOVIE THAN WHAT YOU SEE
VERY GOOD MOVIE, BUT NOT FOR EVERYONE IM SURE, SHOWS MANY DIFFERENT LIFE STYLES IN THIS ONE, NOT JUST HOMOSEXUALS, THEIR IS POVERTY, HAVING MONEY, INFEDELITY ON ALL LEVELS, BUT OVER ALL, ITS A GREAT HEARTWARMING MOVIE ABOUT 2 GUYS WHO LOVED TOO MUCH, AND HAS AN ALL STAR CAST, I THINK ITS A FIRST CLASS LOVE STORY WITH A LOT TO OFFER, THANK YOU
- buzzhauserJul 06, 2008by
Best Picture of its year
This is one of my favorite films because it has great performances and a very moving and deeply felt storyline. I bought it because of the additional features added that weren't on the first issue. Too bad there isn't commentary on it with Lee, Ledger, Gyllenhaal, Williams, and Hathaway. Too late now; it wouldn't be the same with commentary without Ledger. Best Picture of its year!