Monday, December 29, 2008

For Sale: The Duchess (Region 1)

As I brought up earlier, even though The Duchess took forever to get to US theaters (with little fanfare) it is already out on DVD and Blue-ray today. European audiences will have to wait a little longer for the movie. Richard Schickel of TIME magazine describes the movie as "feisty, cool, and scandalous," which makes me think he hasn't actually seen the movie. Perhaps he read the book the film was based on? Either way, I'm off to buy the flick and micro-analyze it even more...and drool over the fabulous costumes and jewelery, of course.

6 comments:

elfkin said...

hi, I've seen the movie and read the book. Well. The book is juicy, romantic, delightful. After the book one is in love with the Duchess. The movie? One still longs for the Duchess, but without the intimate knowledge of both her amazing faults (gambling)and virtues (politics). Take it as it is, a polaroid of supernova. Brilliant, gorgeous, intangent.

Heather Carroll said...

I couldn't have said it better myself (in so few words)!

Vickie said...

I will watch it when it comes to WOWOnDemand. Since the video is coming out, it will be coming to OnDemand soon. I better hurray and finish the book.

Noémi said...

I can't wait to see it! I like the book very much and I hope the film will be good too.

Mythosidhe said...

Fingers crossed that my Amazon shipment comes today! I'm all for crashing after work and checking out all the special features. Also, I'm looking forward to that crazy Harlequin romance I ordered at the same time...

Heather Carroll said...

It sounds like you need to get in your pj's, make a cuppa, and totally veg out comfortably for the rest of the night!