Across The Universe (Blu-ray)

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A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock 'n roll, the film moves from the dockyards of liverpool to the creative psychedelia of greenwich village, from the riot-torn streets of detroit to the killing fields of vietnam.

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Studio Sony
SKU 206607268
UPC 043396194663
UPC 14 00043396194663
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 7/6/2010
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.40:1
Actors
Name Wood,Evan Rachel
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Ben Haber - Producer
Bono - Actor
Bruno Delbonnel - Cinematographer
Charles Newirth - Executive Producer
Dana Fuchs - Actor
Dick Clement - Screenplay
Eddie Izzard - Actor
Elliot Goldenthal - Original Music By
Evan Rachel Wood - Actor
Francoise Bonnot - Editor
Ian La Frenais - Screenplay
Jim Sturgess - Actor
Joe Anderson - Actor
Joe Cocker - Actor
Julie Taymor - Director
Julie Taymor, et. al. - Based On Story By
Mark Friedberg - Production Designer
Peter Rogness - Art Director
Salma Hayek - Actor
Awards
Nominee (2008) Golden Globe, Across the Universe, Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy,Grammy, Across the Universe, Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review One could never argue that Across the Universe isn't ambitious. However, like many ambitious movies, this one fails spectacularly. Glenn Kenny of Premiere magazine called it "the perfect disaster" and, while I think that's a little harsh, I understand where he's coming from. Elements of Across the Universe are shockingly awful and the film lasts at least 30 minutes past the bearable stage. But if you like the Beatles and the idea of hearing about 20 covers of their work fills you with a perverse joy, this may be the movie for you...I have heard Across the Universe being referred to as this generation's Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and I can't refute the argument. There are also times when the film evokes memories of Xanadu. Neither of those stinkers is the kind of company any self-respecting musical wants to keep. It's hard to argue that the idea behind Across the Universe is a bad one - after all, Baz Luhrmann did something similar with Moulin Rouge and the Beatles music is incredibly versatile. The problem, therefore, must be in the execution, and it's a big problem. With a shorter running length, it might have been possible to appreciate Across the Universe as an entertaining failed spectacle. But, at 2:15, the word "entertaining" no longer applies in any context.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Here is a bold, beautiful, visually enchanting musical where we walk into the theater humming the songs. Julie Taymor's "Across the Universe" is an audacious marriage of cutting-edge visual techniques, heart-warming performances, 1960s history and the Beatles songbook. Sounds like a concept that might be behind its time, but I believe in yesterday...This isn't one of those druggy 1960s movies, although it has what the MPAA shyly calls "some" drug content. It's not grungy, although it has Joe Cocker in it. It's not political, which means it's political to its core. Most miraculous of all, it's not dated; the stories could be happening now, and in fact, they are...For a film that is almost wall to wall with music, it has a full-bodied plot. The characters, mostly named after Beatles songs, include Lucy (the angelic Evan Rachel Wood), who moves from middle America to New York; Jude (Jim Sturgess), a Liverpool ship welder who works his way to New York on a ship, and Lucy's brother, Max (Joe Anderson), a college student who has dropped out (I guess). They now all share a pad in Greenwich Village with their musician friends, the Hendrixian Jo-Jo (Martin Luther McCoy), the Joplinesque Sadie (Dana Fuchs) and the lovelorn Prudence (T.V. Carpio), who loves women but doesn't feel free to express her true feelings.
ReviewDate
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Subtitled, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Wood,Evan Rachel
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ...sweeps you up on a wave of terrific Beatles songs.
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald ...a singular kind of magic you've never experienced before.
William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer ...a strange, nostalgic, suitably outrageous ode to a very real revolution in consciousness.

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