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A Few Words About A few words about...™ Shame -- in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Robert Harris

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    The good news is that just viewing the first few minutes of the film should filter out those viewers who are not receptive to this content. :)
    - Walter.
     
  3. Vincent_P

    Vincent_P Screenwriter

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    Robert, have you seen McQueen's first film HUNGER yet? It's a brilliant film, and the Criterion Blu-ray is really great.
    Vincent
     
  4. Robert Harris

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    I have not. Wasn't interested in viewing it at the time. Simply one I avoided, even knowing there was quality.

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  5. Vincent_P

    Vincent_P Screenwriter

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    Hopefully you'll change your mind and check it out now that you've seen SHAME. HUNGER is undoubtedly a painful film like SHAME, and also like SHAME, a very fulfilling viewing experience for adventurous and thoughtful filmgoers. Steve McQueen is the greatest new "artist" working in film today IMO.
    Vincent
     
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    Never seen it , but as Michael Fassbender was great in A Dangerous Method as Carl Jung just added this to my amazon cart
     
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    No pun intended, but this just didn't "do it" for me. I wasn't bothered by the sex, and liked the ending (on the subway), but just didn't really enjoy seeing two people that screwed up.
     
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    Managed to see this last weekend... probably one of the most accurate and moving portrayls of sexual addiction ever filmed. Felt it a bit of a double standard however. Take out the male nudity... I dont believe we see an NC-17.
     
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    i would think the only double standard is the one in your rating system.
     
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    My theory is that it got the NC-17 for one sequence in particular...
    The three-way near the end of the movie.
    And, IF that's the case, I'm glad that nothing was taken out of it. It's a shockingly powerful sequence.
     
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    The thing is that is seems like the MPAA treats male nudity harsher than female nudity. I think part of the rationale is that when you see full frontal female nudity in movies, most of the time, you're still not seeing actual genitalia. with Male nudity, there's no real way to hide the genitalia (unless, of course, you're Jame Gumb).
    I know there are films out there that feature frontal male nudity and get a R, but usually in those cases it's more comedic (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Observe and Report, Eurotrip) and does not take place within a sex scene.
     
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    I hope I'm not the only person who got a laugh out of that.
     

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