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Format: DVD
Sku: 227334480
UPC: 876964004473
UPC 14: 00876964004473
Category Keywords: Mental Illness  Science-Fiction  Weddings
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with the earth.
Editor's Note
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.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/1/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 135 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2011
Video UPC UPC: 00876964004473
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Expert Review Melancholia - DVD Review
filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 3/13/2012 5:00 AM
Melancholia, the latest provocation from the not-so-socially-gifted Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier, is an immense motion picture. Or, perhaps, a picture of immensity would be just an appropriate descriptor, as the film is as much a work of staggering emotional lacerations, coming one after the other, as it is a document of tremendous directorial agenda. What begins as a volcanic wedding reception on an estate that seems to span the length of a small continent ends with nothing less than the final great collision of Earth and the titular alien planet, and the end of life as we know it....read the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Kiefer Sutherland
Video Cast Info Alexander Skarsgard
Video Cast Info Kirsten Dunst
Video Cast Info Charlotte Gainsbourg
Video Cast Info John Hurt
Video Cast Info Udo Kier - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Charlotte Rampling - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Stellan Skarsgaard - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Manuel Alberto Claro - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Anders Refn - Assistant Director
Video Cast Info Brady Corbet - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Christian Geisnaes - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Charlotta Miller - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Erin Lee Sahlstrom - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Cameron Spurr - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Deborah Fronko - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Claire Miller - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Lars von Trier - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Kristian Eidnes Andersen - Sound
Video Cast Info Richard Wagner - Music Performer
Video Cast Info Dennis Knudsen - Hairstylist
Video Cast Info Dennis Knudsen - Makeup
Video Cast Info Linda Boije - Hairstylist
Video Cast Info Linda Boije - Makeup
Video Cast Info Jim Cagnard - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Jesper Christensen - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Lars von Trier - Director

Professional Reviews

Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "The beautifully shot banquet is full of scratchy family tensions and acidic asides..." 10/01/2011

Sight and Sound
"[T]he climactic cosmic collision delivers real bang for the bucks..." 10/01/2011

Uncut
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." 10/05/2011

Entertainment Weekly
"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 10/28/2011

Wall Street Journal
"[H]auntingly beautiful....An impending apocalypse is evoked with an extraordinary mixture of gravity and grave playfulness." 11/11/2011

Movieline
"MELANCHOLIA is gorgeous to look at, deeply moody and atmospheric, and it's always in on its own grim little joke." 11/10/2011

Los Angeles Times
"Its apocalyptic vision is encouraging in its hopelessness; its star, Kirsten Dunst, luminous in her anguish and devastation." 11/11/2011

New York Times
"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." 11/11/2011

Washington Post
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." 11/11/2011

Box Office
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] marathon of beauty, sorrow and bone crushing futility..." 01/03/2012

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