The Unbelievable Truth (Blu-ray)

Starring: Robert John Burke & Adrienne Shelly Director: Hal Hartley  Rated: R: Restricted
Can a nice girl from Long Island find happiness with a mass murderer?
The Unbelievable Truth (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Olive Films
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Tut & Its Consequences making of The Unbelievable Truth
    • Opera No. 1-short film writen & directed by Hal Hartley with Adrienne Shelly & Parker Posey
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 08/09/1990
"...[A] wildly hilarious black comedy....[Hartley] combines a rigorous social conscience with the exuberance of fresh comic thinking..."
New York Times - 07/20/1990
"...Arch....All the offbeat appeal of its strange characters..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/17/1990
"...It's fresh and actually gets somewhere....Hartley reveals a serious concern for how people tend to look at relationship as if they were business deals and how alienating the results are..."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2004
"Hartley's determination to skew convention at every turn remains diverting."
A.V. Club - 11/03/2010
"THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH was still like nothing else at the time, an offbeat relationship study with dialogue pitched somewhere between Jim Jarmusch deadpan and the rhythms of a Samuel Beckett play."

Plot Keywords:

Essential Cinema | Murder | Recommended | Romance | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Film was shot in a two week period in 1989.
  • Feature film debut for director Hal Hartley.
  • Produced by Action Features.
  • Shown at the AFI Festival in Los Angeles April 21, 1989.
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