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Brazil as Director's Cut and Love Conquers All Cut

Criterion Blu-ray in December

Terry Gilliam's Brazil was maybe the Hollywood film that evoked the biggest battle behind studio doors in history. It's legendary and even the topic of one of the best film books ever made The Battle of Brazil. In short: Universal president Sid Sheinberg wanted to transform the dark dystopia into a sci-fi film with a happy ending while Terry Gilliam fought against that plan and wanted to release his version in US cinemas.

The controversy didn't really help at the box office but the film still managed to become a cult classic quite quickly. That also made Universal be forgiving because Criterion was allowed to not only release the uncut Director's Cut but also the infamous Sheinberg Cut which is better known as "Love Conquers All". Still, the latter is a rarity and the dominant version in the US is the American theatrical version that runs 10 minutes shorter than the DC. Universal already released it on Blu-ray but it's still more similar to the DC than to the Sheinberg Cut.

 

Let's have an overview of the film's situation on Blu-ray:

  • European Theatrical Version / Director's Cut
  • German Blu-ray by 20th Century FOX
  • US Blu-ray by Criterion Collection (release on 4.12.2012)
  • US Theatrical Version
  • US Blu-ray by Universal
  • Sheinberg Cut / "Love Conquers All"
  • US Blu-ray by Criterion Collection (release on 4.12.2012)

Fans of the film are only truly served by the Criterion release (in case you can play Code A Blu-rays). Only this edition has a new master approved by Gilliam, the amusing Sheinberg Cut, a documentary about the battle of Brazil and more interesting bonus features such as audio commentaries, interviews, etc.

The Criterion Collection of Brazil will be released in the US on December 4th, 2012.

 

US: Order the Criterion Blu-ray at Amazon.com

Release: Nov 25, 2012 - Author: Doc Idaho - Translator: Mike Lowrey

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