900 Club - QQ All-Star
- Jun 7, 2016
- Lincoln, NE USA
We saw this when it was released in our university art house theater.Until the End of the World (1991) BD:
1. 5.1 DTS-MA doesn't have much going on in the surrounds unfortunately but I upped my surround levels 5dB to get at least a constant ambience. Better than nothing. There are some scenes with discrete surround action (e.g., insect noises).
2. 4K scan, restoration and colours: Superb. Cinematography: Superb. Acting/direction all spot on. I couldn't take my eyes off it.
4. It's a 4hr and 45 minute road trip epic across 2 BDs that's part Blade Runner aesthetic, part Brazil and part Come True. Lots of extras and a decent booklet. Well worth the purchase and subsequent viewing down the road I'm guessing too (last night was the first time I've seen it).
5. Decent soundtrack:6. Half price (i.e., a reasonably-priced Criterion Collection purchase) at Amazon now. Region A-locked: Amazon.com
Both loved the soundtrack, bought the CD and traded it back & forth between his & hers vehicles.
There are scenes in the film that stayed with me 30 years.
Re-watched it in lockdown streaming on the Criterion Channel and was able to get DD surround on the fire stick.
Really should order the blu ray for the price of two movie tickets.
Wings of Desire and Faraway, So Close by the same director are highly recommended.