982 Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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982 Hedwig and the Angry Inch

#1 Post by swo17 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:04 pm

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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With this trailblazing musical, writer-director-star John Cameron Mitchell and composer-lyricist Stephen Trask brought their signature creation from stage to screen for a movie as unclassifiable as its protagonist. Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig (Mitchell) undergoes a traumatic personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an "internationally ignored" but divinely talented rock diva, characterized by Mitchell as a "beautiful gender of one." The film tells Hedwig's life story through her music, an eclectic collection of original punk anthems and power ballads by Trask, matching them with a freewheeling cinematic mosaic of music-video fantasies, animated interludes, and moments of bracing emotional realism. A hard-charging song cycle and a tender character study, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a tribute to the transcendent power of rock and roll.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

• New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Cameron Mitchell and cinematographer Frank DeMarco, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Mitchell and DeMarco
• New conversation between members of the cast and crew, including Mitchell, DeMarco, composer and lyricist Stephen Trask, hairstylist and makeup artist Michael Potter, animator Emily Hubley, actor Miriam Shor, and visual consultant Miguel Villalobos
Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig (2003), an eighty-five-minute documentary tracing the development of the project from its beginnings in a New York club to its theatrical premiere at the Sundance Film Festival
• New conversation between Trask and rock critic David Fricke about the film's soundtrack
From the Archives, a new program exploring Hedwig's production and legacy through its memorabilia
• Deleted scenes with commentary by Mitchell and DeMarco
• Trailer
• More!
• PLUS: An essay by Stephanie Zacharek, along with, for the Blu-ray edition, production photos by Potter and costume designer Arianne Phillips, illustrations by Hubley, and excerpts from two of the films inspirations, Plato's Symposium and The Gospel of Thomas

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Re: 982 Hedwig and the Angry Inch

#2 Post by knives » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:11 pm

I wish they would include a thing about Emily Hubley who did the art and animations for the film.

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Re: 982 Hedwig and the Angry Inch

#3 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:12 pm

She’s in the booklet according to the specs, in addition to the big chat feature

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Re: 982 Hedwig and the Angry Inch

#4 Post by knives » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:15 pm

That's what I get for skimming that though I meant more along the lines of something like they're doing for the soundtrack.

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Re: 982 Hedwig and the Angry Inch

#5 Post by Gambit1138 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:39 pm

Frank DeMarco posted on his Instagram that the 4K restoration is complete, along with this tantalizing detail:

"The film looks fantastic! And the movie is slightly different and improved from the original release!"

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvG_kK-AtL5/

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