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Artist: Dunst, Kirsten
UPC: 00876964004473
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Screen: Wide screen
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Product Type: DVD
Released: October 2014
* Not available - Not in print at this time *Annotation: "In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). A planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth and threatening to collide. Meanwhile, tensions are mounting and relationships are fraying as the family deals with their fears. A psychological disaster film written and directed by Academy Award® Nominee Lars von Trier (Antichrist, Dogville, Dancer in the Dark)."
Additional Information
Rating: R
Runtime: 135 mins
Weight: 0.15 lbs
Info: Color, Closed Captioned, Widescreen, Soundtrack English, English Subtitles, Spanish Subtitles, Dolby Digital 5.1 Re
Detailed Product Description: Video
In Print Date : 2012-03-13
Run Time : 8100
Recording Mode : (unknown)
Noise Reduction : (unknown)
Digital Process : (unknown)
Feature : Color
In Print Date : 2012-03-13
Rating : R (MPAA)
Category : Science-Fiction/Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Mental Illness, Weddings
Original Release Year : 2011
Released By : Magnolia Home Entertainment
Area : Denmark
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Director of Photography:Manuel Alberto Claro Director of Photography, RECONSTRUCTION (2004)
Assistant Director:Anders Refn DANCER IN THE DARK
Director:Lars von Trier Danish Director/Screenwriter
Screenwriter:Lars von Trier Danish Director/Screenwriter
Sound:Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Music Performer:Richard Wagner Opera Composer
Hairstylist:Dennis Knudsen
Makeup:Dennis Knudsen
Hairstylist:Linda Boije af Gennas
Makeup:Linda Boije af Gennas
Co-Star:Jim Cagnard
Co-Star:Jesper Christensen Actor/"Sofie"
Star:Kirsten Dunst American actor, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE/BRING IT ON
Star:Charlotte Gainsbourg French actress, MY WIFE IS AN ACTRESS
Star:John Hurt British Actor
Co-Star:Udo Kier German actor, MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO
Co-Star:Charlotte Rampling British Actress
Co-Star:Stellan Skarsgaard Actor
Star:Kiefer Sutherland Actor/Director, 24
Star:Alexander Skarsgård Actor
Co-Star:Brady Corbet Actor, THIRTEEN (2003)
Co-Star:Christian Geisnaes
Co-Star:Charlotta Miller
Co-Star:Erin Lee Sahlstrom
Co-Star:Cameron Spurr
Co-Star:Deborah Fronko
Co-Star:Claire Miller Actor, Denmark
Synopsis: Lars Von Trier's MELANCHOLIA, a meditation on depression and the end of the world, stars Kirsten Dunst as an emotionally troubled newlywed named Justine, whose sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg) throws her a lavish wedding party. While her lack of emotional stability begins to take a toll on Justine's new marriage as well as the party -- and old wounds are exposed -- Claire's wealthy husband John (Kiefer Sutherland) also knows a great deal about a planet that is on a possible collision course with Earth, further muddying the waters. The second half of the movie focuses on Claire, who ends up taking her sister in after the marriage collapses, and also begins to fear that John is hiding apocalyptically bad news. John Hurt and Charlotte Rampling co-star. MELANCHOLIA screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
Release Note: DVD Features: Region 1 Note: About Melancholia The Universe The visual style Visual effects HDNet: A look at Melancholia Theatrical trailer Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Subtitles - Spanish
Review: -10/01/2011
3 stars out of 5 -- "The beautifully shot banquet is full of scratchy family tensions and acidic asides..."
Review: -10/01/2011
"[T]he climactic cosmic collision delivers real bang for the bucks..."
Review: -10/05/2011
4 stars out of 5 -- "The two actresses excel, while von Trier's use of Wagner on the soundtrack gives the film gravitas and unlikely majesty."
Review: -10/28/2011
"The filmmaker blends the grand romanticism of Wagnerian music -- specifically the famous prelude from TRISTAN UND ISOLDE -- with swooning dreamscape cinematography that magically melts sight and sound into one." -- Grade: A
Review: -11/11/2011
"[H]auntingly beautiful....An impending apocalypse is evoked with an extraordinary mixture of gravity and grave playfulness."
Review: -11/10/2011
"MELANCHOLIA is gorgeous to look at, deeply moody and atmospheric, and it's always in on its own grim little joke."
Review: -11/11/2011
"Its apocalyptic vision is encouraging in its hopelessness; its star, Kirsten Dunst, luminous in her anguish and devastation."
Review: -11/11/2011
"Lars von Trier offers his own, highly personal version of apocalypse: a celestial collision rendered in surprisingly lovely digital effects and accompanied by mighty blasts of Wagner."
Review: -11/11/2011
3 stars out of 4 -- "A masterwork of grandeur, millennial angst and high romantic style, MELANCHOLIA takes themes that have marked the best films of 2011 and spins them into a blast of cosmic sparkle dust."
Review: -01/03/2012
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] marathon of beauty, sorrow and bone crushing futility..."