OVERVIEW: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s romantic rhapsody is revealed as Bright Star debuts on DVD on January 26, 2010. Set at the heart of the British Romantic movement and based on the true life ravishing love story, the film centers on the wistful poet John Keats and his love affair with the clever Fanny Brawne. This tale is brought to the silver screen by Oscar® winning writer/director Jane Campion (Best Original Screenplay, The Piano, 1993) and the characters are flawlessly captured by the talents of Ben Whishaw (The International, upcoming The Tempest) as Keats and the lovely Abbie Cornish (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Stop-Loss) as his “Bright Star.”
SYNOPSIS: From Academy Award® winning writer/director Jane Campion (Best Original Screenplay, The Piano, 1993) comes an extraordinary film based on the true story of undying love between renowned poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw, The International ) and his spirited muse Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish, Stop-Loss).
In the wilds of 19th century England, a forbidden passion draws the two lovers ever closer—even as fate conspires to tear them apart. Bright Star takes you to a world where, though life may be fleeting, great art – and great love – last forever. Let this sparkling gem of romance illuminate your heart.
DVD: The film is
presented in widescreen with a 1.85:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. Not only the picture looks
outstanding in this release, also the sound it is good. A Dolby Digital
English 5.1 Surround that provides a nice complement to the picture it also
includes English subtitles.
In terms of special features the DVD includes some interesting featurettes. It includes "Becoming Keats and Fanny" featurette, which talks about character development for the actors,"Setting the Scene" featurette which gives viewers a detail look how Campion recreated some of the scenes, and "An Inspiring Romance" featurette, which compares the film to history facts. It also includes a deleted scene.
Overall Jane Campion managed to
deliver a seductive and artistic view in the life of Poet John
Keats. From direction to screenplay to cast selection, this is
without a though one of the best films of 2009.
Spanish and Francais
5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English Spanish
Becoming Keats and Fanny Featurette
Setting the Scene Featurette
An Inspiring Romance Featurette
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