Don't Look Now

Don't Look Now

DVD - 2015
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A married couple takes an extended trip to Venice following a family tragedy. While in that elegantly decaying city, they have a series of inexplicable, terrifying, and increasingly dangerous experiences.
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] :, The Criterion Collection,, [2015]
Edition: Director-approved two-DVD special edition
Copyright Date: ©1973
ISBN: 9781604659528
Branch Call Number: DVD Don't
791.4372 D688
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert

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VonHafenstaaad
Dec 11, 2018

Once again, the wonderful folks at the Criterion Collection have outdone themselves. Their new digital restoration of Nicolas Roeg's 1973 film version of Daphne du Maurier's Don't Look Now is everything a fan like me could want. This moody horror film is #8 on the British Film Institute's official list of the Top 100 British Films of All Time. Watch it, and you'll see why.
DON'T LOOK NOW is a hypnotic descent into the supernatural as only Daphne du Maurier and Nicolas Roeg could imagine it. Sutherland and Christie are excellent, and the production values are extraordinary, particularly Anthony Richmond's cinematography and Pino Donaggio's haunting musical score.

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RoyalJellyIII
Dec 11, 2018

A masterpiece of cinematography and editing, Don't Look Now vastly improves upon the short story by Daphne Du Maurier in creating a haunting cinematic poem of psychological fragmentation and fear. The director Nicholas Roeg started as a cinematographer, and his visual expertise in this film creates a truly poetic imagery of anxiety and eeriness set in the off-season, cold, disturbing winter of Venice. The images in this film will haunt any sensitive viewer for the rest of his or her life. The ending is truly terrifying. The originality and inventive style of this film has not been equaled to this day. There is a purely visual conception of images relating to each other metaphorically and suggestively I have never seen in any other film.

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akirakato
Dec 11, 2018

Directed by Nicolas Roeg in 1973 adapted from the short story by Daphne du Maurier, this thriller delves into the minds of the young couple in Venice.
Although the sex scene appears gracefully and romantically edited, the rest looks ridiculous and nonsensical.
Since I'm not much of an occult and psychic fan, the story doesn't make sense at all.
I feel I wasted viewing the whole movie.
The ending with the seemingly little girl in red totally disappointed me.
It seems to me a real flop.

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kuv
Oct 23, 2018

After watching Hereditary, it was compared to the 1973 movie Don't Look Now. Luckily the library had a copy for me to watch. I don't know how I missed this movie in my youth but for the fact that it may have had a restricted rating while I was a teen. Let's just say I appreciated this movie. I adore the actors, Sutherland and Christie, in their prime. There was so much symbolism in it, superb editing as well as shocking ending. What really made this movie was not knowing anything about it before watching it. Some scenes really stay with you.

Hillsboro_BrianS Oct 18, 2018

Definitely an underrated gem of 70s horror from Nicholas Roeg. While Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie put in great performances, the decrepit beauty of Venice is the real star of the show.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 06, 2018

This 1970’s thriller/drama film is about a family who is grieving over the death of their daughter and decide to go to Italy to get their mind off of things and start again. While there, the mother encounters her sisters who claim that they can get her in touch with her dead daughter. The father is skeptical at first, until he sees things for himself. What I like about this movie, (which is debated to be one of the best horror films of all time), is that it didn’t try too hard to be something that its not and it didn’t need crazy special effects in order to come across as scary. I would rate this movie 4.5/5 stars and recommend it to those who like scary movies with good acting and a good storyline. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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SusyHendrix
Sep 20, 2018

I wasn't scared, but by the end, I was so sad and haunted and disturbed. Definitely a fine film: it's still in my head and won't leave me be.

LPL_KevinC Sep 17, 2018

I can't think of a more beautiful or terrifying place to lose your mind in than Venice.

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Ron@Ottawa
Sep 07, 2018

This mystery/suspense film by British director Nicholas Roeg is by now 45 years old. For me, it is still one of the more enjoyable works by this director. The film was shot in Venice, which is a visual bonus. One very erotic love scene by the two leading actors is another. You can argue if this scene is necessary but I think it is well done. Camera work is good. Overall, this is another good piece of cinema by Roeg.

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Girl_As_Hell
Jun 16, 2018

This film is like watching Roman Polanski suffering a head injury, and trying to make the most boring/British "Giallo" film possible, with a couple of chimpanzees wrestling for a sex scene. 2 1/2 stars just for the wonderfully ridiculous reveal of the killer.

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Jan 25, 2018

Laura Baxter: One of your children has posed a curious question: if the world is round, why is a frozen lake flat?

John Baxter: That's a good question.

Laura Baxter: [flipping through book] Ah, here it says that Lake Ontario curves more than 3 degrees from its Eastern end to its Western end. So frozen water really isn't flat.

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