The Brothers Grimm (Blu-ray)
Eliminating Evil Since 1812.
Out of Print: Future availability is unknown
Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Miramax Lionsgate
- Note: Audio commentary with director Terry Gilliam
- Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Matt Damon & Heath Ledger|
|Performer:||Peter Stormare, Monica Bellucci, Jonathan Pryce, Lena Headey, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Mackenzie Crook, Richard Ridings, Julian Bleach & Bruce McEwan|
|Directed by||Terry Gilliam|
|Edited by||Lesley Walker|
|Screenwriting by||Ehren Kruger|
|Composition by||Dario Marinelli|
|Produced by||Charles Roven & Daniel Bobker|
|Director of Photography:||Newton Thomas Sigel & Nicola Pecorini|
|Executive Production by||John D. Schofield, Tom McGurk, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein & Jonathan Gordon|
Rating: 0/4 -- A disjointed, ear-splitting, visually-jarring, mirthless exercise in pandemonium that director Terry Gilliam tries to pass off as family entertainment. Full Review
Princeton Town Topics
As magical as classic fairy tales may seem to be, a winking Gilliam is out to prove here that to a profoundly superstitious, stressed out early 19th century world, those legends were as frighteningly real as any documentary or even reality show today.
Long Island Press
Rating: 2/5 -- Perfect material, you might think, for Terry Gilliam's brain of perpetual invention. But despite occasional flashes of dark genius, he hasn't laid a golden egg. Full Review
The only redeeming feature is the hope that [director Terry Gilliam's] salary from The Brothers Grimm,/i> will help him set up a good, old-fashioned Gilliam film, in the tradition of his excellent early work. Full Review
Rating: 2/5 -- The movie feels thoroughly like a project Gilliam did halfheartedly, just to stay in the game. Full Review
It's Gilliam's chance to run amok, and watching him do it is eye-popping fun.
The Brothers Grimm has enough haunting, fairy-tale imagery for 10 movies, but no emotional kick to drive those images home.
Director Terry Gilliam, who brought his magical storytelling talents to such films as TIME BANDITS and THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN, sets his sights on the Brothers Grimm, turning their life into a playfully grim fairy tale all its own. Set in early 18th century French-occupied Germany, THE BROTHERS GRIMM stars Matt Damon as Will Grimm and Heath Ledger as Jake Grimm, siblings who travel the countryside as snake-oil salesmen, convincing unsuspecting towns that they are haunted and agreeing to get rid of the demons--for a price. In the meantime, they set their tales down in writing, creating a wealth of oddball, offbeat, and frightening characters. But after they are caught by General Delatombe (Jonathan Pryce) and his sidekick, Cavaldi (Peter Stormare), they are sent to the tiny village of Marbaden to solve the mysterious disappearance of a number of young girls, placing them in the middle of a fantasy world unlike any they'd ever invented. They enlist the help of a peasant woman, Angelika (Lena Headey), and they set off for the evil forest to save the lives of the girls--and themselves. Gilliam has once again built a unique, entertaining land where anything can happen, and he throws in references to such Grimm tales as Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and the Frog Prince for good measure. The movie also features Mackenzie Crook and Richard Ridings as the Grimms' cohorts, Monica Bellucci as the Mirror Queen, and Julian Bleach and Bruce McEwan as two of Cavaldi's henchmen.
Adventure | Fantasy | Scams And Cons | Supernatural | Theatrical Release | Brothers | Storytelling | Fantasy Worlds | Adventurers
- THEATRICAL RELEASE: AUGUST 26, 2005
- UPC: 031398162926
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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