Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! [Criterion Collection] [3 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [1990]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Pedro Almodóvar and executive producer Agustín Almodóvar, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • New documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with Pedro Almodóvar; Agustín Almodóvar; actors Antonio Banderas, Victoria Abril, Loles León, and Rossy de Palma; production manager Esther García; and cinematographer José Luis Alcaine
    • New interview with Almodóvar collaborator and Sony Pictures Classics copresident Michael Barker
    • Conversation from 2003 between Pedro Almodóvar and Banderas
    • Footage from the film's 1990 premiere party in Madrid
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: a booklet featuring a 1990 piece about the film by Pedro Almodóvar, a conversation between critic Kent Jones and filmmaker Wes Anderson, and an interview with Almodóvar from 1989

    Synopsis


    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
    "I'll never love you . . . ever!" the sexy and attractive Marina (Victoria Abril) states emphatically to the love-struck Ricky (Antonio Banderas). You know she means what she says because when she makes this statement she is handcuffed and lashed to a bed, not exactly the proper way to warm anyone up for romance. Yet in Pedro Almodovar's Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! the way to a woman's heart is depicted as being held in captivity until the Stockholm Syndrome kicks in. The film concerns the plight of Marina, a "B"-movie diva trying to adjust to her recent success after years of porno films and drug addiction. But then into her life comes Ricky, a part-time handyman and full-time mental patient, who, during one of his past escapes from the mental ward, had spent the night with Marina -- who gave in to him during one of her less-discerning moments. Since then, Ricky has been thinking of her constantly. Determined to win her affections, he kidnaps Marina, holding her captive in her own apartment and trying everything to convince her to love him -- then they could marry and have a big family. All Ricky's attempts to woo Marina fail. Finally, after taking a severe beating from some street thugs, he strikes a chord in Marina's nurturing heart so that when her sister Lola (Loles Leon) finally discovers her plight, Marina no longer wants to be rescued. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Victoria Abril
      Victoria Abril - Marina Osorio
    • Antonio Banderas
      Antonio Banderas - Ricki
    • Image coming soon
      Loles Leon - Lola
    • Julieta Serrano
      Julieta Serrano - Alma
    • Francisco Rabal
      Francisco Rabal - Maximo Espejo



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another Great Addition to the Criterion Library

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      WillC6886
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      Pedro Almodóvar is a director who seems tailor made for the Criterion Collection. Strange it took his infamously sweet Stockholm Syndrome-esque romp "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" for that to finally happen, but better late than never. A sweetly strange love story featuring great performances and some unforgettable moments (for different reasons), "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" is beautifully restored by the good people at Criterion and given, as all movies should get, a great collection of extras that give you some deep insight into the filmmaking process and the joy and pain that comes from it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Back in print (and from Criterion to boot)

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      CapnHowdy
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      Almodovar fans are in for a treat, and this might be a good sign you can retire the Viva Pedro dvd boxed set (that's out of print now). Criterion has released their fir Almodovar film, and if you're a fan of the director, it's well worth picking up. Let's hope it's the first of many to come...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Gorgeous, funny, and off-beat.

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      Daniel
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      Almodovar found something unique and special with the performances of the two leads in this film. It's beautifully shot and incredibly well-acted. Highly recommended for fans of great cinema!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Bizarre and sexy movie

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      1341
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      An often misunderstood film from the Almodovar. Colorful, virbrant, sexy, great acting with an interesting story.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Bluray Presentation

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      Quarlo
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      Criterion did an excellent job with the bluray presentation of this outstanding film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie by Almodovar

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      Bobby
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      great movie by Almodovar, a classic of Spanish cinema.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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