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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
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Academy Award winners Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange star in this sexually charged thriller about the illicit love affair between a drifter and the restless wife of a gruff, middle-aged roadhouse owner. Torn between a desperate need for each other and their desire for money, they plot a murder--which leads to shattering consequences.]]>
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Lange is indeed sexy and more closely fits the part of a lower-middle class woman who married an older man, a café owner, for security than the stunning blonde bombshell Lana Turner, who was frankly a little too gorgeous for the part. John Colicos plays the café owner, Nick Papadakis, with clear fidelity to Cain's conception. In the 1946 production, the part was played by Cecil Kellaway, who was decidedly English; indeed they changed the character's name to Smith. Also changed in that production was the name of the lawyer Katz (to Keats). One wonders why. My guess is that in those days they were afraid of offending Greeks, on the one hand, and Jews on the other. Here Katz is played by Michael Lerner who really brings the character to life.Read more ›
The movie does drag at points, and some of the characters seem unnecessary, but the point is never lost on the audience - both fate and lust, while they draw two people together magnetically, can spell disaster.
Wasn't the whole point of creating DVD to make EVERYONE happy: the Pan And Scan People, as well as the Letterbox People?
Wasn't it about choice?
We've already seen what POSTMAN looks like Pan and Scan: LOUSY. The film was shot anamorphically(2.35:1 aspect ratio), so that means approximately 42% of the picture is still hiding inside your TV somewhere...
POSTMAN hasn't ever been released in a letterbox format. So until it is, I wouldn't reccomend this DVD to anyone...
... unless NOT seeing what the director intended is your bag... END
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Has no taste to the original movie. Jessica (whatever her name) got on my nerves with her poor performance. Read morePublished 4 days ago by MP
Very, very disappointed!!!!!! The DVD stopped playing about a 1/3 of the way through!!! Can you replace this????Published 24 days ago by Dayna C Smith
Screenplay by David Mamet from the James Cain novel, heralded by Sarte as the existentialist origin of "L'Etranger," directed by Nicholson's friend Bob Rafelson, with the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Phyllis Wheelan
No spoiler here but the film was good until the ending, which was very disappointing compared to the book in that it omitted the book's bitter irony.Published 4 months ago by J. S. Simpson
It's got that 70s charm that I find irresistible. Plus Jessica Lange. Can't lose.Published 5 months ago by Jake Kaufman
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