Brokeback Mountain (Blu-ray) R

Love is a force of nature
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 10, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    • French DTS 5.1 Surround
    • Spanish DTS 5.1 Surround
    • SUBTITLES: English, SDH, French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Music Video: Music From the Mountain
    • Featurette:
      1. My Scenes Sharing
      2. A Groundbreaking Success
      3. Impressions From the Film
      4. On Being a Cowboy
      5. Directing From the Heart: Ang Lee
      6. From Script to Screen: Interviews with Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
      7. Sharing the Story: The Making of Brokeback Mountain
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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2005 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Diana Ossana & Larry McMurtry
Academy Awards 2005 - Best Director: Ang Lee
Academy Awards 2005 - Best Original Score: Gustavo Santaolalla

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh87%

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Total Count: 243

Upright82%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 519,674
[T]he screenplay is a model of sensitive adaptation....The screenwriters' most significant contribution is their investment in well-defined, plausible female characters.
Sight and Sound
Jan 1, 2006
Mr. Gyllenhaal's Jack is a mercurial mix of plain, poetic and practical. Mr. Ledger's Ennis is touchingly bleak, and self-contained...
Wall Street Journal
May 28, 2010
[I]t's a nuanced and complex study of desire, loneliness and the ambiguities swirling beneath the accepted codes of rural life. And, as such, one of the finest movies of the year.
Uncut
Jan 1, 2006
4 stars out of 5 -- Ang Lee's unmissable and unforgettable BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN hits you like a shot in the heart. It's a landmark film and a triumph for Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal...
Rolling Stone
Dec 15, 2005
Lee and his collaborators have tapped into Proulx's story and gathered it up without missing a single sad, delicate nuance. Full Review
Sydney Morning Herald
Jan 27, 2006
The real achievement of Brokeback Mountain is not that it tells a universal love story that happens to have gay characters in it, but that it tells a distinctively gay story that happens to be so well told that any feeling person can be moved by it. Full Review
The New York Review of Books
Aug 21, 2018
4 stars out of 5 -- [A] beautiful movie....The wide-open spaces of Wyoming, with its jagged, snow-dipped peaks and too-puffy-to-be-true cloud formations, linger long after the credits have faded. There's also a fragile, internalised beauty...
Total Film
Jul 1, 2006

Product Description:

Based on the short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author E. Annie Proulx, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is the tragic and moving story of two cowboys who unexpectedly fall in love while working together one summer in 1963. When the film begins, rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and ranch-hand Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) are strangers meeting for the first time. As the more outgoing one, it is Jack who must initiate a friendship with Ennis, a man so tight-lipped and self-consciously macho he refuses all facial expression. From this strained beginning, Jack and Ennis gradually begin to bond on cold, lonely nights over a fire in the mountains of Signal, Wyoming. One particularly chilly evening, Jack invites Ennis into his tent, where a sudden awkward embrace sends their relationship in a new direction. Though each man stubbornly defends his heterosexuality, the spark between them cannot help but grow, with that initial summer on Brokeback Mountain becoming their reference point for happiness during the rest of their lives.

Spanning 20 years, the film moves at an impressively slow pace that really captures the detailed and unhurried style of Proulx's story. Seeing each other a few times a year at best, Ennis and Jack spend the rest of their time halfheartedly living up to society's expectations by marrying and having kids. When the lovers do meet, there is a sense of love so palpable and frustrating it often manifests itself in physical violence. Gyllenhaal shines as the film's hopeful light, and Ledger gives a powerful performance as the emotionally blocked Ennis. Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee captures the natural beauty of Wyoming and Texas with camerawork that, while beautiful, never feels imposing. Gustavo Santaolalla's simple yet haunting score helps to complete a beautiful portrait of wasted chances and regret.

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  • Theatrical Release: December 9, 2005
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  • Sales Rank: 45,838
  • UPC: 025192010743
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