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I'm really surprised this hasn't been officially released in the US, though, I ordered mine from Amazon Canada many months ago & got it rather quickly for a decent price (about 19.75 USD).
5 out of 5, HIGHLY recommended.
The extra features include three very short Maddin films and a separate short of some of that surreal bygone animation (which, by the way, was NOT created by Maddin). As for the film itself, at bottom, I suppose some of this stuff COULD be real, in some skeletal way. We know there's a city called Winnipeg; so that much is definitely true. However, it's doubtful that people took strolls on the frozen river, among horse heads protruding through, frozen in anguish.
This movie pushes back the horizon, and you can't ask a movie to do more than that. Maybe it deserves five stars. I held back the final star just because there is nothing else to compare it to. It could be the first in a new genre of docu-fantasies - but probably only after it is rediscovered in twenty years, forty years, whatever. It isn't just ahead of the curve; it's off the graph paper altogether.
See it. Enjoy it. Or bitch about it afterwards. But don't pass it up.
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One of the coolest films ever created. A great trip into the mind bending odyssey of Guy Maddin's voyage through Winnipeg. Read morePublished on November 23, 2013 by Christopher M
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My Winnipeg is not only Guy Maddin's most "mainstream" and least controversial in content film but also BY far his best. But be warned, read up on Maddin before you embark! Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by Mithridates VI of Pontus