Last Tango in Paris (Blu-ray) NC-17

Bernardo Bertolucci’s Landmark Film
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: NC-17
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Originally Released: 1972
  • Label: MGM
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - French

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
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Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"I have a prostate like an Idaho potato." -- "Get the butter."
  - Paul (Marlon Brando) to Jeanne (Maria Schneider)

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh84%

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Total Count: 38

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 24,520
What makes it work is it is grounded in real life. It's a story and a character study with a strong philosophical framework and people that are recognisably human. Factor in superb filmmaking, saturated sensual natural light and cinematography. Full Review
What She Said
Aug 30, 2018
An uneven, convoluted, certainly dispute-provoking study of sexual passion in which Marlon Brando gives a truly remarkable performance. Full Review
Variety
Dec 7, 2007
Regardless of all its solos, failed majesties, and off-the-mark horrors, even as a highly imperfect adventure, it is still the best adventure in film to be seen in this pullulating year. Full Review
The New York Review of Books
Mar 22, 2018
...The look, feel and sound of the film are evocative...
Chicago Sun-Times
Aug 11, 1995
When Brando improvises within Bertolucci's structure, his full art is realized; his performance is intuitive, rapt, princely. Working with Brando, Bertolucci achieves realism with the terror of actual experience still alive on the screen. Full Review
New Yorker
Jan 2, 2018
Rating: 4/5 -- Nobody makes sex films like this any more. Full Review
Guardian
Jul 14, 2007
Everything in the movie is presented somewhat vaguely, which grants it a certain interest that we could call fascination, if weren't about something more evident, fundamental, honest, and spontaneous. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Jul 26, 2019

Product Description:

Originally famed for its sexual frankness, Bernardo Bertolucci's LAST TANGO IN PARIS has managed to endure due to its sophisticated storytelling and brave lead performances. Marlon Brando incorporated details from his own life into the character of Paul, the globetrotting American who finally settled into a marriage and proprietorship of a fleabag hotel in Paris. But when his wife commits suicide, Paul goes into an existential tailspin. One day, while wandering through an apartment that is available for rent, he encounters Jeanne (Maria Schneider), a lovely Parisian girl (she's 20 to Paul's 45) who is also viewing the apartment. The two become intimate and have a heated affair, carried on without names, in the apartment where they first met. While Paul clearly hopes to forget about his wife, Jeanne is simply overwhelmed by her fiancé (Jean-Pierre Leaud, in a somewhat Bertolucci-satirizing role), a filmmaker who wants her to be his subject and inspiration. Nothing is taboo in their relationship, but confrontation comes when Paul breaks the spell of impersonality. Brando's monologue beside his dead wife has sent many a film student into a paroxysm of pleasure in this groundbreaking erotic drama from acclaimed director Bertolucci (THE CONFORMIST, THE LAST EMPEROR).

Plot Synopsis:

Marlon Brando plays Paul, an American expatriate whose wife has recently committed suicide. Maria Schneider is Jeanne, a young Frenchwoman engaged to be married to an earnest young filmmaker. When they meet by chance in an empty Paris apartment, Paul and Jeanne embark on an intense sexual relationship that obliterates the outside world each is hiding from. Bertolucci and Brando created controversy with their poignant vision of desire inflamed by grief.

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: October 14, 1972
  • The original MPAA rating (in 1973) was X; the film was resubmitted for an R rating in 1981 and rerated again as an X in 1982.
  • The film was named to the Japanese Kinema Jumpo list of 1973's Ten Best Films.
  • Bernardo Bertolucci received Italy's Silver Ribbon as the Best Director of 1972-1973.
  • Marlon Brando was named Best Actor of 1973 by the New York Film Critics and by the National Society of Film Critics.
  • Maria Schneider received Italy's David di Donatello Award for Best Actress of 1972-1973 for her work in LAST TANGO and DEAR PARENTS.
  • The paintings used in the opening credit sequence are by 20th-century British master Francis Bacon.
  • Screened at the 1972 New York Film Festival.
  • "I have a prostate like an Idaho potato."--Paul (Marlon Brando) to Jeanne (Maria Schneider)
  • "Get the butter."--Paul (Marlon Brando) to Jeanne (Maria Schneider)

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