Arrow Video Flatliners UHD [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

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Arrow Video Flatliners UHD [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

Arrow Video Flatliners UHD [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

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Yes, it’s dark and there are a lot of shadows, but in what is kind of a precursor to Schumacher’s Batman films there is a wide spectrum of colors on display and even during the film’s darkest moments those vivid colours effortlessly leap from the screen. This piece is quite interesting as it covers the distinct look and visual style on display in the film and gives us some insight into how that was achieved.

I believe that this is the same audio mix found on the Mill Creek Blu-ray, but don’t quote me on that! To see if there is life after death, they will kill themselves: temporarily shut down ("flatline") their heart and brain functions to briefly experience clinical death. Schumacher keeps things on track, narrowly avoiding several plot holes by moving things at a brisk pace and maintaining a stylistic music video design with the help of ace cinematographer Jan De Bant ( Die Hard). Stylishly photographed by Jan de Bont (Basic Instinct) and featuring a cast of Hollywood’s hottest talent – including Kiefer Sutherland (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me), Julia Roberts (Secret in their Eyes) and Kevin Bacon (Wild Things) – Flatliners is the ultimate life-and-death thrill ride. There’s frequent panning during certain sequences, and careful placement of certain sounds definitely have impact.Regardless, Flatliners is a film that gets better with age because it’s more about the “what if” than the “what is. Of course, they also discuss why each character has their own color and the reasoning behind the less realistic lighting of the entire film. They're involved in some unorthodox experiments spearheaded by Nelson in which they will work together to find out what is out there after we die. Julia Roberts ( Sleeping with the Enemy) is actually quite good as Rachel, the most emotional of the group, not because she's a “pretty woman”, but because her participation has an ulterior motive that grounds her in reality.

Although the end product arguably fails at completely pulling it off, credit should be given nonetheless to the filmmakers for at least trying to make a psychological horror flick actually be about something and explore some intriguing existential questions about this corporeal existence and our collective, deep-seated desire for something beyond. Directed by Joel Schumacher in 1990, Flatliners follows five students enrolled in medical school: Nelson (Kiefer Sutherland), Doctor Rachel McMannus (Julia Roberts), David Labraccio (Kevin Bacon), Doctor Joe Hurley (William Baldwin), and Randy Steckle (Oliver Platt). He goes on to share his memories of Schumacher and de Bont and some of the difficult shots they achieved.Kiefer Sutherland ( Stand By Me) stars as Nelson, the leader of the pack who is confident enough to not be a dick to his friends and treats them with respect, unless you count that whole putting them in danger by running a death experiment and withholding information about the side effects. Visions of Light (HD; 18:23) is a 2021 interview with cinematographer Jan de Bont and chief lighting technician Edward Ayer. The contrast within individual shots can be shocking, ranging from deep, pure blacks to intense whites (or colours) and clean gradients in between.

Yes, we’d seen Kiefer Sutherland in previous movies like Stand by Me and The Lost Boys but who was this other Baldwin brother? Visions Of Light is a new video interview with director of photography Jan de Bont and chief lighting technician Edward Ayer that runs just over eighteen minutes. Joel Schumacher’s sure-handed direction gives the film a unique quality that the other ghostly-themed films released in that era don’t really have.BUT this has to be one of the most enjoyable films of the early 90s, corny yet sympathetic, daft (near the beginning of the film seeing Kevin Bacon shimmy out of his college window and down the wall with climbing gear instead of just using the door and going downstairs is a hoot) but so entertaining.

There are massive plot holes, the acting especially from Sutherland, is very angry mad scientist, and all of them own a flapping long raincoat that flaps a LOT and looks fantastic on the artificially rain soaked streets of America.Questions without answers can be infuriating for those who want everything spelled out for them, but that’s not what this film is about. Though its flaws can sometimes be obvious, the storyline is decent enough to keep us involved and there is some suspense here even if it all falls apart in the end.



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