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The Draughtsman's Contract R

The Draughtsman's Contract
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: February 12, 2008
  • Originally Released: 1982
  • Label: Zeitgeist Films
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: "Restoration Demonstration"
    • Deleted Scenes (4)
    • Behind the Scenes: Making Of
    • Interviews: Michael Nyman - Composer
    • Audio Commentary: Peter Greenaway - Director
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 24


User Ratings: 5,107
...An extraordinarily detailed picture....Greenaway is an original.
New York Times
Jun 22, 1983
The Draughtsman's Contract is a curious movie that can surprise or leave one feeling indifferent, but it has the clear power to captivate. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Sep 25, 2019
...The way [Greenaway] explores the relation between fact and fiction, 'truth' and 'beauty' is ingeniously carried out...
Sight and Sound
Sep 1, 1982
''The Draughtsman's Contract'' is fun not because it is an imitation of anything, but because its sensibility is that of a 20th-century social satirist. Full Review
New York Times
Aug 31, 2004
Rating: 4/5 -- A well-constructed plot that's both playful and thematically significant. Full Review
Empire Magazine
Feb 6, 2019
Rating: 3/4 -- A puzzle book for intellectual aesthetes. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Jan 22, 2008
[I]t's one of his most accessible and enjoyable films.
Sight and Sound
Apr 1, 2004

Product Description:

Mrs. Herbert and her husband are having some marital difficulties, so he decides to take a two week holiday by himself. To surprise him on his return, Mrs. Herbert commissions an artist to paint twelve portraits of her estate. The artist agrees, but on the condition that Mrs. Herbert lend him the use of her bodily favors for those two weeks. When Mr.. Herbert is found dead in his own mote at the end of those two weeks, the artist is the prime suspect, and Mrs. Herbert believes the mystery can be solved by close examination of the paintings the artist did. Greenaway's film feels a bit like BLOW-UP, but examines a world far stranger than the one of its setting; it feels as though the film takes place in a parallel universe rather than the 17th century.


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