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Desire (2012)

Deborah Revy , Helene Zimmer , Laurent Bouhnik  |  Unrated |  DVD
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Deborah Revy, Helene Zimmer, Gowan Didi
  • Directors: Laurent Bouhnik
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Strand Releasing
  • DVD Release Date: June 5, 2012
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0076ANKUY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,570 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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erotic! --theartsdesk.com

emotional and sensual! --moviemail.com

Product Description

In a social context deteriorated by a countrywide economic crisis, the life of several people will be turned upside down after they meet Cecile, a character who, in the footsteps of The Visitor in TEOREMA by Pier Paolo Pasolini, symbolizes desire. In confused times, it seems as though heightened feelings can lead man to express his urge to live by an unbridled sexual life and a passionate carnal love.

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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed w Censored product June 6, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
While I enjoyed the film overall the fact that this has been censored from original French version is extremely disappointing. I am assuming that Amazon did not do it, but do not know why French producers would do so. Be careful when buying that you get original French film "Q" when purchasing.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed! June 8, 2012
By hondagc
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Waited several months for this film only to find out it was not the full version; i.e. it is censored from the original French version. VERY DISAPPOINTED! It would seem fair to expect that information to be disclosed beforehand.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars deceiving June 21, 2012
By M. Gay
Format:DVD
I thought it was the original uncut version because it has more minutes than the other region 2 version called Q but it is not. I purchased the movie before there were reviews. Why have a french language movie available in the US in the french language if it is cut. The only reason to buy a forein language movie available in the US is if it is an original uncut movie. I am going to quit buying forein language movies unless they say original uncut version.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the uncut version June 12, 2012
By Toonman
Format:DVD
Although Desire (aka Q) is a good film regardless, anyone looking to buy this DVD expecting the same sexually explicit content as the French original needs to know before they order that this is a censored version of the film. Despite being marketed as "unrated" (and it probably is because, even censored, it's pretty explicit), once again North American audiences are being treated like children by the studios and are being forced to deal with a bowdlerized version of a film. None of this is Amazon's fault (they can't police everything they sell), but hopefully they'll adjust the listing accordingly. I also knocked off a star because no option is given to turn off the English subtitles (though at least the original French audio remains, with no English dub). (Note: possibly because I purchased this via Amazon Canada not Amazon US yet entered this review through Amazon US I have not been given an "Amazon verified purchase" option, but for the record this review is based upon an item I ordered via Amazon.)
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53 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars French-fried Relationships March 18, 2012
By Ramm
Format:DVD
After reading a few of the emerging comments from 'unhappy' customers who have recently purchased the (just released) 'North American' version of the film "Q" (aka "Desire") and found it to apparently be 'cut' of some of its' more graphic sex scenes - I can only offer my condolances and a hearty "WTF?!" I would note that the version of the film that I have reviewed is/was the "French' - Region 2 version of "Q" (also available on Amazon) BUT you need a region free DVD player to watch it. They are very easy to order on-line & a good one can be purchased for under $100.00... they open up a vast new world of DVD options! Such info aside - my review of the 'uncut' Euro-version follows:

Feel as one may about French films, it must be admitted that they bring something to the field of erotic cinema that is refreshingly 'real' , and the film 'Q' ('Desire') carries on this tradition. In an interview in the 'extras' section on the disk the director (Laurent Bouhnik ) states that he was attempting to present a more 'honest' and 'feminine' view of human sexual relationships. The mechanism that he uses to achieve this goal seems to centre on focusing on the female characters in the story as they relate to life circumstances and men. The plot revolves around a group of young 20 somethingish individuals, who appear to all be acquainted, living in a small sea-side town. Played out against the grim economic realities of present times we follow the action of the principal female character, Cecile, as she comes to grips with her father's recent death. Apparently a bit 'un-hinged' by her personal loss she appears to be casting about for some satisfaction/resolution through a series of sexual dalliances and relationships.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Censored version. June 19, 2012
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I should waited for some reviews before ordering this. I threw this into the garbage because everytime I saw the box cover in my collection it reminded me of wasted $$$.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars desire August 2, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
not worth buying. another disappointing venture in North American censorship just to get a movie released. i wish America would grow up and accept films that depict real life and real sex. honestly i'm shocked the french sold out just to get their movie released but money rules. anyway, if you're looking for the uncut version, this is not it.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars uncut pal dvd June 24, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The United Kingdom pal region 2 dvd is uncut, you need to purchase a region free DVD player to see this movie, American DVD And Blue Ray players are region 1, uncut hardcore scenes, everything is in there.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars FALSE ADVERTISING
THIS IS NOT WHAT WAS DESCRIBED IN THE SELLING PART TO GET A PERSON TO BUY IY
THE DVD WAS CENSORED/CUT WITH ALL THE SEX SCENES TAKEN OUT----BUT---IT WAS PROMOTED AS UNCUT... Read more
Published 2 months ago by vernal lindsay
1.0 out of 5 stars be aware this movie has a lot of cut it is not the same movie from the...
This movie is not the original and has been rate pg 13 or else missing a lot of scene and has been cut off. Missing the point and the interest about the movie.
Published 5 months ago by I pnone
2.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs Down For It's Americanized Editing
Very deceiving... even though this movie was marked NR, it was clearly cut massively and a lot of it's content edited out. Either show it in it's full content, or not at all. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Raymond Harding
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but could have been better.
A soap opera about French teens with plenty of sex. Not bad as far as it went, but dragged in a lot of places. The female lead is actually quite good. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Seth Deitch
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting dissertation on sex and sexuality
It wasn't the perfect movie - but it was an interesting journey. Not sure I liked the main character exactly - but she certainly provoked the 'interest' in the journey. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Yogalad
5.0 out of 5 stars Explicit and Sexy
I read the one-star reviews and they are simply wrong and inappropriate. This listing is for the explicit region 2 version of the movie. Read more
Published 12 months ago by W.F. Clancy
1.0 out of 5 stars desire
this particular recording was very disappointing. Every sex seen was deleted from the original movie. I will never buy another movie from amazon.com
Published 14 months ago by walter douglass
1.0 out of 5 stars DVD Desire
I failed to note would not play on my DVD player. Wish I could of seen the movie, maybe another time.
Published 15 months ago by andrew d.
3.0 out of 5 stars Q (aka "Desire")
As I've said in other reviews, the French sure love their sex and death. What makes DESIRE a bit different is that much of the death here is either textual or completely secondary... Read more
Published 16 months ago by E. Lee Zimmerman
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting plot and very very hot...but
First the "but"...This disc is procedded for Region 2" audiences and will NOT play on most DVD players in our 'Region A..Universal" market. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Dr. Steven R. Bennett
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