MY SON MY SON WHAT HAVE YE
OVERVIEW: Absurda, Industrial Entertainment and First Look Studios present My Son, My Son What Have Ye Done, the first collaboration between legendary filmmakers David Lynch and Werner Herzog. Academy Award® Nominees Michael Shannon, Chloë Sevigny, and Willem Dafoe headline this psychological thriller, written and directed by Herzog, produced by Lynch, and featuring Grace Zabriskie, Udo Kier, and Brad
Dourif. The film plus special features will be available on DVD September 14.
SYNOPSIS: Shannon, who will star in HBO’s new Boardwalk Empire this fall, perfectly inhabits the role of Brad Macallam, a man terribly at odds with the world around him. His story emerges in a series of flashbacks that take us on a journey that includes the Peruvian wilds, an ostrich farm, a Mexican border town and a quiet San Diego neighborhood where the drama unfolds.
DVD: The film is presented in widescreen with a
1.85:1 aspect ratio preserving its theatrical format
and enhanced for 16x9 television sets. Pictures looks clean
with images without any types of color
saturation. First Look Home Entertainment has done pretty
good job with this transfer. Not only the picture looks
good in this release, also the sound it is
good. A 5.1 Dolby Digital English sound, providing a nice complement to the picture. It also includes
English and Spanish subtitles
In terms of bonus features
the DVD includes a very interesting interview with
writer/director Werner Herzog and writer Herbert Golder covering
complete details on how the movie was made. Also the DVD
includes a short film called "PLASTIC BAG"
which I found to be very entertaining. Finally it includes
the cast and filmmakers as well as a a total
of seven deleted scenes trailers and previews from other First
Look Studios releases.
Overall My Son My Son What Have
Ye Done is a very intriguing, yet slow film. Director Werner
Herzog successfully puts the audience in the perturbed mind of Brad
Macallam, however at the end the audience is left with the
desire of a twist rather than an arguments that the red flags
were there to prevent this criminal act.
Widescreen (1.85:1) 16x9
5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English
Commentary track with Werner Herzog, Herb Golder and Eric Bassett
Interviews with Werner Herzog and Herb Golder
Short Film –Plastic Bag (narrated by Werner Herzog)
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