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3 Women (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] (1977)

Shelley Duvall , Sissy Spacek , Robert Altman  |  PG |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier, Ruth Nelson
  • Directors: Robert Altman
  • Format: Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Criterion Collection
  • DVD Release Date: September 13, 2011
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0056ANHCM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,085 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack

Audio commentary by director Robert Altman

Rare production and publicity stills

Original theatrical trailers and television spots

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Sterritt


Editorial Reviews

In a dusty, underpopulated California resort town, naive southern waif Pinky Rose (Carrie’s Sissy Spacek) idolizes and befriends her fellow nurse, the would-be sophisticate “thoroughly modern” Millie Lammoreaux (The Shining’s Shelley Duvall). When Millie takes Pinky in as her roommate, Pinky’s hero worship evolves into something far stranger and more sinister than either could have anticipated. Featuring brilliant performances from Spacek and Duvall, this dreamlike masterpiece from Robert Altman (Short Cuts) careens from the humorous to the chilling to the surreal, resulting in one of the most unusual and compelling films of the 1970s.

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86 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shelley Duvall and Sissy Spacek ROCK!!! May 11, 2004
By Joe
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I first encounterd '3 Women' while flipping through the cable channels on a lazy summer day in 1997. I tuned into the movie right at the scene where Sissy Spacek was screaming at Shelley Duvall from a hospital bed, "DON'T CALL ME PINKY -- GET OUT OF HERE!" It was from this moment on that I became fascinated with Robert Altman's dreamlike masterpiece, '3 Women.' I made sure to tape it during a repeat screening, and for years hoped that it would make it to DVD, for it was never even released on VHS! So when I heard about Criterion giving it the deluxe treatment, I was very excited.
'3 Women' is not a conventional film by any means. Every person I invite over to watch it, either loathes it or is so utterly puzzled that they need to have a stiff drink afterwards. It is not a film that all audiences will appreciate. However, those with an interest in unusual characters or artsy cinema should find it a rewarding experience, especially with repeated viewings. It's not so much a matter the film being ahead of it's time -- '3 Women' is in a timespace all of it's own!
The strongest attraction of '3 Women' for me, is the remarkable performances by Shelley Duvall and Sissy Spacek. Duvall brings a sense of pathos and false reassurance to Millie. Can't we all think of some Millie-types who we know that try so hard to fit in with society but just fail miserably? Spacek, on the other hand, gives Pinky an other-worldliness that at times borders on a personality disorder right out of the DSM-IV manual.
Like '2001: A Space Odyssey,' '3 Women' leaves several mysteries unanswered and leaves the viewer to fill in the blanks. For instance, why was Pinky was warned about the twins early on in the film? Why did Pinky give Ms. Bunwell Millie's social security number instead of her own?
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Cinematic Masterpiece September 4, 2003
Dreamlike. Hypnotic. Surreal. Creepy. Yes, Robert Altman's Three Women is all of those things. It's also a true cinematic masterpiece. Shelley Duvall and Sissy Spacek give two of the best performances ever put on film as Millie and Pinky, two assistants at a convalescent home in Desert Springs, California. Who is the most pathetic? Millie, who fancies herself a hip social butterfly when, in reality, she is either ignored by or made fun of by those she considers her confidants and admirers? Or Pinky, the childlike woman who idolizes her? It's a toss up, but these two women become roommates in a swinging singles apartment complex(The Purple Sage)and it isn't long before things start getting really weird. Shelley Duvall's performance here is mesmerizing in it's detail. In improvised monologues she rambles on and on about her (non-existant) beaus, her fab recipe for Chocolate Pudding Tarts, and her chance at becoming the new Brett Girl! It's hysterical! Sissy Spacek is just as hilarious in her wide eyed infatuation with Millie. But if you're thinking this movie is a comedy you are dead wrong. After a bump on the head during an attempted suicide, Pinky begins to think she IS Millie. Is she? Observing at a distance is Willie, the third woman, the pregnant wife of a former cowboy who paints bizarre portraits of a rape and murder among reptilian aliens. Once this theft of personality gets underway, the movie really starts to sink it's hooks in you. Based on a dream, writer/producer/director Altman has created a visually stunning (three-wheelers racing across the desert), provacotive, enthralling character study of three fascinating people. Forget the ambiguous ending--the real question is why hasn't this movie ever been released on video or dvd? I taped it off cable almost 15 years ago and wouldn't sell my copy for anything. For any serious Altman fan--this film is a must own.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 Women - It DOES make sense September 1, 2010
Format:DVD
After watching the film a few times and enjoying the strangeness and ambiguity, it finally clicked as to why I enjoy the film so much. It's about something quite universal and offers a fresh insight into something that is an integral part of our culture: Motherhood.

If you haven't seen the film, stop reading. If you've seen it, bear with me. Many people have talked about the 'personality swap' that takes place between Pinky and Millie. That never rang true to me. They certainly don't swap personalities, although Pinky exhibits a new personality after she jumps into the pool.

This film is simply about what a mother experiences as her daughter grows into a woman. And so many details and moments in the film say volumes about the painful realizations and feelings that many mothers go through, feelings that have never been dramatized as creatively as Altman has done here. For this reason alone, this film is a gift.

Millie is introduced as a bit directionless, always trying to fit in, but never garnering the attention, respect or love she longs for. He coworkers ignore her rants, her neighbors dismiss her, and her former roommate blows her off. But along comes Pinky, strangely childlike considering her apparent age. She is simply the daughter that enters this lonely woman's life. Not literally, but none-the-less, the relationship proceeds this way. Millie is suddenly the center of her new daughter's universe. We see Millie blush at the attention and adoration she has never received. Like any mother, Millie is constantly guiding and teaching Pinky the proper protocol for every situation - from what to wear, daily routine, entertaining guests--and Pinky absorbs it like a sponge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Tits!
Published 17 days ago by Robert N McWaters
5.0 out of 5 stars Bizarre Entertainment
I read this was based on a dream by Altman. This was really an odd film. Spacek is terrific as is Duvall. Watch it at least twice.
Published 6 months ago by marvin steres
4.0 out of 5 stars Get Even with Odd
Surely one of Robert Altman's stranger films, but oddly engaging and ultimately worthwhile. Sissy Spacek plays an odd sort of innocent who appears in a desert backwater somewhere... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Michael Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Dream Schmeam - Its A Travelogue
There are a few films that I like to watch on a cold gray cloudy windy Sunday afternoon in November, and this is one of them. It ranks right up there with "The Last Picture Show. Read more
Published 9 months ago by OlderWiserReader
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
THis is a classic Altman film. I recommend it highty to all his fans. The image of the pregnant woman painting fantastical scenes at the bottom of a dry swimming pool has stuck... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Lisa Pedersen
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome and strange
One of my favorite movies that I viewed at a theatre showing art house films years ago, this film still puzzles me. Read more
Published 12 months ago by C. Buras
5.0 out of 5 stars An odd movie
I like it because it is one of the strangest movies you will ever see. Although it was serious, I laughed at so much of it, especially the Shelly Duvall character. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Skip Kight
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 Women with Shelly Duvall and Sissy Spacek
This is one of the strangest, yet one of the most thought provoking films I have ever been fortunate enough to view. I saw it first on cable years ago and never forgot it. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jeff May
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing
I remember when I first seen this movie as a child back in the 90s...grew up and could never remember the title, until I looked up Shelley Duvall. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Monica07
3.0 out of 5 stars Not sure how many stars to give this one
I'm a big fan of Robert Altman. He is a great American original. But honestly, I'll have to watch this one a few more times before I can make a good assessment of it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by John
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