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Don't Look Now [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1973]

  • SKU: 7479619
  • Release Date: 02/10/2015
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 5)

    Special Features

    • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Nicolas Roeg, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • New conversation between editor Graeme Clifford and film writer and historian Bobbie O'Steen
    • "Don't Look Now," Looking Back, a short 2002 documentary featuring Roeg, Clifford, and cinematographer Anthony Richmond
    • Death in Venice, a 2006 interview with composer Pino Donaggio
    • Something Interesting, a new piece on the writing and making of the film, featuring recent interviews with Richmond, actors Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, and coscreenwriter Allan Scott
    • Nicolas Roeg: the Enigma of Film, a new piece on Roeg's style, featuring recent interviews with filmmakers Danny Boyle and Steven Soderbergh
    • Q&A with Roeg from 2003 at London's Ciné Lumière
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: an essay by film critic David Thompson


    Don't Look Now
    A married couple is haunted by a series of mysterious occurrences after the death of their young daughter in this enigmatic chiller. Based on a story by Daphne du Maurier, whose works inspired Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca and The Birds, the film centers on Laura and John Baxter (Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie), who have recently relocated to Venice so that John can oversee the architectural restoration of an old church. Both hope that the change of environment will allow them to forget the recent tragic demise of their child, but they instead find themselves surrounded by reminders of death, as the city attempts to deal with a series of unexplained murders. The eeriness intensifies when they encounter a blind psychic and her eccentric sister, who promise to contact her daughter's spirit. Laura embraces the idea, but John remains skeptical until he experiences his own visions: fleeting glimpses of someone in a red coat similar to one that belonged to his daughter. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Julie Christie
      Julie Christie - Laura Baxter
    • Donald Sutherland
      Donald Sutherland - John Baxter
    • Hilary Mason
      Hilary Mason - Heather
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      Clelia Matania - Wendy
    • Massimo Serato
      Massimo Serato - Bishop Barbarigo

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Beautiful DVD of a Beautiful Film

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      One of the best thrillers of the 1970s finally gets the (well deserved) Criterion treatment. "Don't Look Now" is one of those films that you're never truly sure what's going on and where it will go next, but that's part of what makes it so effective. Like an unfolding nightmare that refuses to loosen its grip, "Don't Look Now" culminates in an ending that truly has to be experienced to be believed (and even then, you're still unsure how to react). The transfer and sound restoration on Criterion's disc is a perfect home video representation of the original 70s theatrical presentation and the bonus features, as expected of Criterion, give a very deep insight into Nicolas Roeg's directorial mindset and how the various elements came together perfectly. Highly recommended as an addition to your collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      all-time favorite thriller


      there is nothing like a good thriller to curl up with & don't look now gets my vote. julei christie & donald sutherland are simply terrific & the films never fails to give me chills down my spine. nicolas roeg struck gold with this lesser known film in my opinion by taking an old du maurier short story & cranking out a full length nightmare. what makes don't look now so incredible is the sense of dread & fear it instill without the use of gore or excessive violence. the atmosphere here is enough to give one bad dreams for days & to even leave paranoid for a few nights. although films like this that have the incredible subdued quality & the twist ending are more popular today, it's a shame more folks didn't latdch on to the one back in the day. thank god for dvd!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Import: buyer beware

      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Bought thinking it would be something most Blu-ray players would play only to find out this is an import. The back of the case clearly shows Region B so it won't play on most players in the US. Really hoped to see this @ the price Best Buy had, but now it's going to be a Criterion version I'll have to pay for.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent suspenseful creepy film


      They don't make films like they used to, and this one does not disappoint. This 1974 film takes place Venice and takes use of the creepy back allies. The film is very effective in building suspense and sets a very eerie mood. This is one of those films I found myself saying "oooo, wow," and makes my list of favorites.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      love the movie. good ending

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      i just went to venice recently and it was cool to see it on film. i loved this movie and really liked the ending

      I would recommend this to a friend

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