Flesh

Flesh

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Director: Paul Morrissey

Cast: Joe Dallesandro, Geraldine Smith, John Christian

     
 

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The first film Paul Morrissey directed for Andy Warhol, Flesh comes to DVD with a standard full-frame 1.33:1 transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are no subtitles on this release. Though the film lacks any special features, anyone with an interest in true underground, independent film will want to give this DVD a look. WhenSee more details below

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The first film Paul Morrissey directed for Andy Warhol, Flesh comes to DVD with a standard full-frame 1.33:1 transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are no subtitles on this release. Though the film lacks any special features, anyone with an interest in true underground, independent film will want to give this DVD a look. When Lou Reed sang, "Little Joe never once gave it away," in "Walk on the Wild Side," he was referring to this film's star, Joe Dallesandro.

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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
As with many of Paul Morrissey's films, Flesh is definitely not for everyone. Leaving aside the film's avant-garde nature as a reason for some to feel excluded, there's an extreme abundance of the titular subject on display here, most of it male and a great deal located south of the abdominal equator -- so anyone with an aversion to sex and/or nudity should simply not even bother. Those who prefer a strong narrative, clearly defined motivations and themes, precise structural details in the screenplay, polished dialogue, Oscar-calibre performances, swift pacing, razor-sharp editing, and/or professional-level sound and camerawork can also look elsewhere. For the minority that's left, however, Flesh is likely to be something of a revelation -- a revelation of exactly what is hard to say, but those tuned in to Morrissey's peculiar wave will likely find the extreme lengthy shots strangely hypnotic; the jarring jump cuts exciting; the largely improvised dialogue enlivening, amusing and revealing; the naturalistic acting style (especially of the naïvely charismatic Joe Dallesandro) fascinating and compelling; and the entire atmosphere of alienation, melancholy, and aimlessness surprisingly touching. While Flesh lacks almost all of the qualities that make a good film, it still is a unique and hard-to-forget experience that almost unconsciously makes the viewer wonder if anyone can ever really be at home in his own flesh.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/24/1998
UPC:
0014381473124
Original Release:
1968
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[monaural]
Time:
1:29:00

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Chapter Scenes
0. Chapter Scenes
1. Main Title/Get Up [:00]
2. Underwear [5:23]
3. Muffin [9:16]
4. Street Walker [3:04]
5. Model Boy [7:00]
6. The Job [14:30]
7. Getting Personal [7:11]
8. Things That Move [9:50]
9. Money [7:32]
10. A Story [7:53]
11. Two Girls [4:39]
12. Tired [10:28]

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