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Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Lure (Blu-ray)

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    Ronald Epstein

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    This genre-defying horror-musical mash-up—the bold debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczyńska—follows a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters drawn ashore to explore life on land in an alternate 1980s Poland. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly auras make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit world of Smoczyńska’s imagining. The director gives fierce teeth to her viscerally sensual, darkly feminist twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” in which the girls’ bond is tested and their survival threatened after one sister falls for a human. A coming-of-age fairy tale with a catchy synth-fueled soundtrack, outrageous song-and-dance numbers, and lavishly grimy sets, The Lureexplores its themes of emerging female sexuality, exploitation, and the compromises of adulthood with savage energy and originality.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

    • High-definition digital master, supervised by director of photography Kuba Kijowski, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • New program about the making of the film, featuring interviews with director Agnieszka Smoczyńska, actors Marta Mazurek and Michalina Olszańska, screenwriter Robert Bolesto, Kijowski, composers Barbara and Zuzanna Wroński, sound designer Marcin Lenarczyk, and choreographer Kaya Kołodziejczyk
    • Deleted scenes
    • Aria Diva (2007) and Viva Maria! (2010), two short films directed by Smoczyńska
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by writer Angela Lovell

      • Poland
      • 2015
      • 92 minutes
      • Color
      • 2.39:1
      • Polish
      • Spine #896

        October 10, 2017


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    Link not working. Never heard of this film -- it's not in any of Maltin's guides.
     
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    The trailer on Criterion's web site looks pretty awesome, actually, and I'll probably purchase it during the next sale. But this leads me to ask: since there is a (really cool) trailer available on the web site, why isn't it included on the Blu-ray release? That may seem like small potatoes, but if you run trailers for audiences in your home theater, and you want to excite your guests about an esoteric film like this to be shown in the future, it helps if one is included with the movie.
     
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    I just received this. I was crushed to see that the subtitles are displayed beneath the image (i.e. black bar area) which means I cannot view it on my projection setup.
     
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    That's odd. Criterion's subtitles are almost always in the picture area and the one cap with subtitles in the DVD Beaver review and the one cap with subtitles in the Blu-ray.com review both show the subtitles in the picture area
     
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    You're right - it is odd. Not only are you right about the screen cap on bluray.com but the reviewer even mentions that 'when turned on they appear within the frame'. I wrote to Criterion with my complaint and they said it's always the case that the subtitles are below the image and that because bluray is a 16x9 format they should always appear. I went back and forth with him a few times trying to explain what a constant image height system was.

    Anyways, I am going to delve further into this because of your reply - thank you.
     
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    Ok, so the subtitles do display in the image area. I had tried playing the movie with VLC player and it displayed them incorrectly, but Plex (and of course my Bluray player) work fine.

    Also, I think Criterion meant to tell me that their DVD 2.35:1 titles display subs in the black bar area, not their Blu-rays.

    Happy ending.
     
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