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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: June 19, 2007
  • 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:


Total Count: 21


User Ratings: 2,568
Though much of the content is scandalous, the title is ultimately an accurate one -- the sensibility behind the images is innocent, enthusiastic, and childlike. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 1, 2000
The use of symbols is at times indecipherable and at others excessive... The scenes are disconnected and incoherent, trying to be provocative. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Jul 31, 2019
Rating: 1.5/5 -- This is not a film about which you can have mixed feelings. You either love it or loathe it; you are either on its wavelength or you feel assaulted by it. I stand in the latter category. Full Review
Q Network Film Desk
Jul 21, 2007
Sweet Movie acts as a catalyst for the mining of sensation usually stimulated only by what can be found in the dark recesses of one's own imagination. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Oct 29, 2019
Rating: B+ -- An onslaught of images that are calculated to arouse the viewer to awaken from his slumber. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jun 23, 2009
Like a more phallocentric Russ Meyer flick, SWEET MOVIE revels in caricature.
Sight and Sound
Sep 1, 2007
Irrational and ineffably moving Full Review
Apr 2, 2010

Product Description:

Director Makavejev's controversial SWEET MOVIE actually contains two cult-classic comedic stories. In the first story, Miss World Virginity marries wealthy industrialist Mr. Kapital who has her sterilized, rather than consummating their marriage. She runs off, has an affair and ends up in a commune. In the second story a survivor of the revolution has a sexual encounter with a sailor which ends in his murder in a vat of sugar.

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.


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: 74,760
  • UPC: 715515024327
  • Shipping Weight: 0.24/lbs (approx)
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