- Actors: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton, Richard Kiley
- Directors: Richard Brooks
- Writers: Richard Brooks, Judith Rossner
- Producers: Freddie Fields
- Format: Surround Sound, NTSC
- Rated: R (Restricted)
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Paramount Home Video
- VHS Release Date: May 6, 1997
- Run Time: 136 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6300216853
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,548 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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I mentioned it to my partner of 12 years and he said he had never seen it (much to my surprise). So i kept hunting and checking back at Amazon to see if it may be coming to dvd any time soon. No such luck. I've since written to Paramount asking them to please consider a nice, digital transfer dvd release of the film. Who knows for what good that was worth.
So- i go to my video store which has a huge, vault of a selection of just about anything. Grab the very ancient looking vhs copy to bring home to watch.
Besides the fact that it didnt look great- this movie is STILL as powerful, provacative and shocking as it was all those years ago when i first saw it. Even when you know how it's going to end- it is still jaw-dropping and brutally harsh and yes- even quite sad, frankly.
This movie will stick with you after you've seen it for a while. Sort of haunts you.
Keaton is SO fantastic in her performance. Just AH-mazing. The dialog and writing and direction are top notch and still not dated even with the advances that cinema has made since.
This movie needs and deserves a good dvd release. I will be first in line to grab a copy if and when it does. I am thinking perhaps since there is a HUGE amount of music in it- that maybe that could be part of why no dvd release so far. Sometimes too much ASCAP red tape to get a movie released the way it was originally shown. Not sure how that works, honestly.
Anyway- too long now.. apologies.Read more ›
I was one of those so impacted by the film that I immediately read its literary source. This is one of the few times the book has proved a disappointment compared to the movie. Judy Rossner's stiff prose and journalist style don't begin to match the artistry of Keaton and Brooks not to mention the psychological depth that is normally off-limits to a medium as surface-bound as film. Anyone who cares about the history of film--especially movies portraying the woman's point-of-view--can only hope that Brooks' frequently misunderstood game-changer sees its way to Blu-ray soon.
Diane Keaton and her unique, rare talent stands out as Theresa Dunn, a lonely, sexually insatiable woman searching for so many things:unconditional love, understanding, and a happy life. Oppressed by her rigid father, the morals of Catholicism, the dread that nobody truly loves her, and insecurity, she tries to break out of her shell, experimenting by getting involved in the wild partying life. Compassionate teacher of deaf kids by day, heavy partyer/hooker by night. Two characteriscs entirely different, yet in one woman. She searches for true love by getting involved with eclectic men, and was just beginning to find it when inhumanity and brutality invaded her, snuffing out her weak voice once and for all...
On another point, I have to say I'm very impressed with the way this movie approached deafness. I'm deaf myself, and I know back in the seventies, most deaf schools didn't offer signing/speaking at the same time. They only offered speech classes, with absolutely no signing at all. So far, most deaf schools have broken away from this rule, but with this movie, made in the seventies... I could understand what they were saying without having to read the closed-captioning. I'm very impressed with how smoothly they signed.
But that's not the main reason why I was so taken with this movie. The subtle dialogue blends very well. The bar scene adds to the mystical aura, along with the mood and lighting.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was a young adult in the late 90's when I first saw this film-the ending left me stunned!! And it stayed uncomfortably in my head for quite some time, I was around the same age... Read morePublished 2 months ago by feleicia murphy
I have had this on VHS for ages but have been waiting for the price of the DVD to go down... 99 dollars...really? that is ridiculous!!. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lana Jurgens
this is not a movie for me. subject matter deplorable. Waste of timePublished 3 months ago by Margaret E. Taylor
Like everyone else, I wonder why this isn't on DVD. I remember seeing this on Christmas Day with my cousin. We went to a movie every Christmas. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Harry
This is an iconic movie of the late 70's.
Diane Keaton is incredible in it. Would love to stream this...but can't find it anywhere. Read more
Diane Keating at her peak! What a cast. And the music was great!Published 5 months ago by Elizabeth Talton-Smith
I have waited many years to see this movie again; but not in this life would I pay $90.00+ if Jesus himself were in it!Published 5 months ago by Ron Butler