The Monster (Blu-ray) R

The first female serial killer of America
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: October 8, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: KL Studio Classics
  • Note: Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Peter Tonguette
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - Italian
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"This man is a genius. He's the Mozart of vice."
  - Taccone (Michel Blanc) to female officers
"We must catch the monster with his hand in the cookie jar and you must play the cookie."--Chief of Police (Laurent Spielvogel) to Jessica (Nicoletta Braschi
"You're a flower for a hungry bee. The pistil beckons, then retracts, forbidding the honey. It will be a perverse war, a lustful duel, day and night. An obscene bombardment."
  - Taccone to Jessica
"Do you know what we call this 'nothing strange'' Preurgic cathartic empathy."
  - Taccone to Jessica

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh81%

Total Count: 189


User Ratings: 84,680
Rating: 4/4 -- By "Monster's" end, nothingness replaces Aileen Wuornos' ferocity - evidence of exhaustive efforts from Patty Jenkins and Oscar-winner Charlize Theron to emphasize this serial killer's fraying sanity, not her crimes' sensationalism. Full Review
The Film Yap
Oct 12, 2010
Rating: A -- Charlize Theron gives her finest performance yet in the unlikely role of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in this riveting depiction of the Florida prostitute's decent into madness. Full Review
May 11, 2009
I can forgive the Oscar- winning makeover, but not the script-doctored romance Full Review
Times (UK)
Apr 15, 2004
Rating: C+ -- The film's worth seeing for Charlize Theorn's stunning performance, based on complete physical and psychological transformation, but as a dramatic feature, it lacks an interesting perspective and is underpopulated in terms of characters. Full Review
May 4, 2010
Rating: 5/5 -- Theron makes Aileen realistically frightening and unreachable at times. Murder in her hands is certainly not cool. Full Review
Jul 18, 2008
Rating: 3.5/5 -- As impressive as [Charlize Theron's] transformation is, it's likely to spawn more discussions about acting than about the topic at hand. Full Review
Paste Magazine
Jun 4, 2008
Theron is the most convincing actress to play Aileen Wuornos ever and really dives into the role... Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Apr 29, 2009

Product Description:

The rubber-faced Roberto Benigni, Italy's most beloved slapstick comic, stars in THE MONSTER as Loris, a bumbling con man whose everyday activities consist of shoplifting from the local supermarket and preventing anyone from buying the apartment he is squatting in. Suspected of being a vicious rapist, he is seduced by a voluptuous female cop (Nicoletta Braschi, Benigni's wife in real life) who hopes to overstimulate his sexual urges and catch him in the act of committing a crime. A comedy of misidentification like Benigni's box-office smash JOHNNY STECCHINO, THE MONSTER features Benigni doing his best imitation of the innocent everyman pioneered by Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Whether it's dropping a cigarette down his pants or dealing with an out-of-control chain saw, Benigni is all arms, legs, and statically charged hair. Once censured by the pope, Benigni pushes the edge in risqué scenes with his wife, who spends much of the movie gamely thrusting her pelvis and chest in front of Loris. THE MONSTER is a great introduction to a comic whose jokes, it is said, contributed to the downfall of an Italian prime minister.

Plot Synopsis:

In THE MONSTER, Roberto Benigni is a hapless bush-league grifter who must clear his name when the local Joe Fridays pin the rap for a series of murders on him. Naturally, hilarity ensues.


Production Notes:

  • After its initial release in Italy, IL MOSTRO smashed Italian box office records. It was bested by TITANIC a few years later.
  • A remake of THE MONSTER starring Tom Green is being made by Spyglass Entertainment.
Kino Lorber Studio Classics

Product Info

  • UPC: 738329240042
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