Lucky Brits can get their hands on ‘Cosmopolis’ DVD and blu ray already! While the rest of us wait for our copies, here’s a great review from Phil on Film. We’ve excerpted a bit for you but be sure to check out the full write-up HERE.
How do you make this story cinematic? Engaging? Relatable? If you’re David Cronenberg, you do it by staying incredibly faithful to the source material.The result is a film that has a tone and rhythm unlike any other, and it takes a while to get on the movie’s wavelength. The actors deliver their often-cryptic dialogue in a strangely stilted, affectless manner, and in this respect the casting of Robert Pattinson was a masterstroke by Cronenberg. The actor who shot to fame by playing a vampire here plays Eric Packer as a man who seems just as bloodless. As he sits in the back of his limo and is informed of the money that his company is haemorrhaging, he displays no concern and barely any interest. What do you get the man who has everything? All Eric wants is a haircut, which is why this opulently designed vehicle is crawling across a Manhattan that has been locked down for the President’s visit and the funeral of a rapper.The ExtrasI was disappointed to find no commentary from David Cronenberg on the disc because he’s one of the best movie talkers in the business. Instead, we have half an hour of interview soundbites, but you can skip them and go straight to Citizens of Cosmopolis, a behind-the-scenes documentary that is just as long as the film itself. Exploring every aspect of the production, this feature offers some fascinating insights into how the film was made and allows us to watch this master filmmaker at work on set. Even if the film wasn’t excellent, I’d recommend checking out the Cosmopolis DVD and blu-ray just for this documentary, which is one of the best extra features I’ve seen on a disc in years.
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