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Waited for years for this DVD, and worth it!,
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This review is from: The Name of the Rose (DVD)
I fell for this movie when it came out, and subsequently read the book. I have been waiting and watching for the DVD, hoping for a good quality version, with a fun director's commentary. You get them, both! This is a dark film, about a tumultous and difficult time--with a compelling murder mystery to solve. The attention to period detail is excellent (with one exception, which the director admits!). Of course, shortcuts are made because the density of the book cannot be captured in a 2-hour movie. But adherence to the themes of the book is excellent overall. Booklovers and historical fiction fans should enjoy this. I recommend a nice, dark, red Italian wine to go with it!