Sweet Movie (Director-Approved Special Edition)

Starring: Sami Frey & Pierre Clementi Director: Dusan Makavejev
Sweet Movie (Director-Approved Special Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1975
  • Label: Criterion
  • Collectors Edition
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.66
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono 1.0 - French
    • Subtitles - English - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Bonus Footage: Anna Prucnal singing
    • Interviews:
      1. Dusan Makavejev - Director
      2. Dina Iordanova
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Essays:
      1. Stanley Cavell
      2. David Sterritt

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Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 09/01/2007
"Like a more phallocentric Russ Meyer flick, SWEET MOVIE revels in caricature."

Plot Synopsis:

"Sweet Movie" is Dusan Makavejev's avant-garde vision of sexuality, communism, Nazi and Soviet atrocities, bodily functions and sweets - lots and lots of sweets.
Following two parallel plots, the film focuses first on Miss Canada, a virgin who wins a surreal beauty contest to become the wife of multi-billionaire with a golden phallus. The billionaire has her stuffed into a suitcase and shipped to Paris. She loses her virginity to a singer, falls into sexually induced shock, and after a stay with the Otto Muehl group she ultimately finds herself a model being bathed in a vat of chocolate.
The second plot features a captain of a ship bearing the head of Karl Marx on its prow. She makes love to a young sailor in a bed of sugar and kills him, mixing his blood with the sugar.

Plot Keywords:

Cult Film | Murder | Racy | Short Stories | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Screened in the 1974 Cannes Film Festival.
  • When the film opened in America, it was minus four minutes worth of particularly scatalogical material.
  • Banned in the UK.

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  • Sales Rank: 95,703
  • UPC: 715515024327
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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