Invincible PG-13

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 3, 2003
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Surround Stereo - English
    • Stereo 2.0 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 09/20/2002
"...Gripping....This eminent German director has pulled off the tricky feat of elevating a true story into a larger-than-life allegory. Embellished with magic realism and washed in voluptuous quasi-Wagnerian score..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/20/2002
"...Herzog is a powerful, unique visionary....The period is evoked with care and imagination, and the film glows with Peter Zeitlinger's cinematography. It has some bravura images and surreal moments typical of Herzog..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/11/2002
"...[Ahola] has a wonderful ironic gentleness....[Roth] just about grips the screen..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/04/2002
"...A film of uncommon fascination....The movie has the power of a great silent film, unafraid of grand gestures and moral absolutes..."
Box Office - 11/01/2002
"...[Roth] is positively mesmerizing..."

Product Description:

Werner Herzog's first fiction film since 1984's WHERE THE GREEN ANTS DREAM, INVINCIBLE is based on the true story of Zishe Breitbart (Ahola), a Polish Jew from a humble shtetl who was touted as the world's strongest man. Discovered at a traveling carnival and brought to Berlin to perform in a nightclub run by the self proclaimed clairvoyant Erik-Jan Hanussen (Roth), Zishe is forced to perform feats of strength on stage in a blonde wig under the name Siegfried in order to mollify the club's significant Nazi contingent. However, as the naive Zishe begins to see the danger the Nazis represent to his people, he declares his heritage on stage, outraging the secretly Jewish Hanussen and his Aryan audience.

Populating his cast with mostly nonprofessional actors, including Jouko Ahola, a Finnish real life "strongest man" contest winner, Herzog takes what could have been a rousing sentimental biopic and turns it into a brooding cautionary tale about a character with mythic aspirations. Providing contrast are Tim Roth's scaly and charismatic Hannussen, and Udo Kier's brief turn as the aristocratic Helldorf, which, combined with Herzog's dreamlike imagery, give the film the feeling of a surreal fable.


Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 80,810
  • UPC: 794043623929
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