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(Dec 28, 2012)
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The Room Blu-ray will feature the first ever option of Combination Languages (CL) Combo Languages in which you can view multiple subtitles on screen simultaneously. It is the first Blu-ray format in the world. It features English, French, Spanish, Italian, German options. The Room Blu-ray has additional special features like behind the scenes footage, scene selection, trailers, deleted scenes, photo gallery and interviews.
About the Actor
Tommy Wiseau trained to be an actor at: American Conservatory Theater, Vince Chase School, Jean Shelton Acting Lab., Laney Collage and Stella Adler Academy of Acting. In 2001 he wrote, produced, directed and starred in The Room, a feature film that received the 2003 Audience Award at the New York Film Festival. In 2004 he produced the documentary Homeless in America, which received the 2004 Social Award.
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In my opinion, this is definitely worth it for fans of Tommy Wiseau and his maniacal cult-classic. Although I'd honestly recommend keeping an eye out on Tommy Wiseau's website for deals instead of purchasing it on Amazon. A while back, his site had a sale, and I was able to get "The Room" as part of a package deal that included the Blu-Ray, DVD and even a pair of official Tommy Wiseau underwear (yes, underwear) for not that much more than what Amazon charges.
And to address the question: Yes, the film does receive a substancial visual upgrade in the Blu-Ray format. The DVD release always looked a bit too fuzzy and washed out to me. The Blu-Ray is bright, crisp, clear, sharp and has much better contrast. It's actually arguably one of the best DVD-to-Blu-Ray upgrades I've seen in recent years. I was very pleasantly surprised by how well the film benefited from the HD transfer.
UPDATE: I freaking love this movie. The Blu-ray quality is definitely better than the DVD quality, although I can't say I am pleased to see Tommy's white buttocks in high definition. The extras are definitely worth buying the blu-ray. It includes new interviews, which any Room fan would love to watch.
Having met, acted, and even tossed a football around with Tommy, I can attest that he is a truly wonderful man, worthy of your support. The Room was meant to be seen in high definition, as it was one of the earliest films to be shot with an HD camera. The difference is clear on blu-ray, and considering that certain segments were shot with a 35mm camera the comparison is now noticeable. The sound quality is also improved, and certain lines are given more clarity, some can be heard for the first time. The soundtrack, with its unforgettable theme and original R&B love songs ("You Are My Rose"), sounds better than ever!! As the ultimate (and long-awaited) edition of the film, this is a must buy for diehard Wiseau Film fans as well as newcomers to The Room.
The most controversial aspect of this release is its cover art. I'll admit that the new case is a slight disappointment (the simple black and white photo was iconic). However, the new art highlights an important part of the film's legacy. The setting of San Francisco is a critical element of The Room, as it is the beloved home the characters we all know and love. The Room is mostly praised for its characters, making fans forget that the cinematography was also handled beautifully. To me, the new cover art reflects the classic scene transitions.
As an American, I recommend that all Americans (and people around the world) see The Room. This film may not please everyone, but those who enter the room, will leave forever changed. To enthusiasts, the question of purchasing this blu-ray should be non-existent. To newcomers, I urge you to give this movie at least two chances, because the first time may be too much to handle. The Room boasts some of the most wacky characters, over-the-top acting, and insanely quotable lines to ever grace American cinema. Most people fail to see the brilliance of Wiseau's direction until their second or third viewing. You'll laugh, you may even cry, but no matter what you will gain a new perspective on filmmaking. Tommy poured his heart into this masterpiece, and his devout fans love him for it. "If a lot of people love each other, the world would be a better place to live"
To put it bluntly it's incomrehensible. Characters are brought in for no reason, only to have them disappear later with no mention of why they were introduced. Ideas and concepts are brought up only to be ignored a moment later. People speak and act in ways that no human ever has and at the centre of it all is Johnny played by the writer, director and producer: Tommy Wiseau.
To say Tommy can't act is an understatement. He's like a talent vacuum and just sucks the life out of any scene he's in. But at the same time it's strangely compelling. To make an intentionally bad movie takes an incredible amount of talent. To make an unintentionally bad movie takes no talent at all. But to make an unimaginably enjoyable bad movie is the stuff dreams are made of.
The Room needs to be seen to be believed. It needs to be experienced firsthand. And while Tommy is now saying he did it this way on purpose, subsequent work from him show that he really can't pull it off when he's trying to be bad.