Amour Blu-Ray DVD review

amour-posterThe Palme d’Or winner of the 2012 Cannes Festival, Michael Haneke’s Amour is available on Blu-Ray, DVD and streaming.

StarringĀ Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva & Isabelle Huppert, the film focuses on a husband taking care of his dying wife.

The film is presented in its original ration with a 5.1 surround audio track in French with English subtitles. As for the extras, it features a 25mn Making of Amour as well as a Q&A with the Austrian filmmaker, plus the usual trailer.

Own it, Watch it or Skip it?

Arriving with Palme d’Or credentials, this is certainly a film that you will need to watch, especially since Mr. Haneke is one of the most influential figures of contemporary international cinema. As to whether you want to own it or not, it’s up to you: While this is a beautiful, haunting work, this is also a pretty heavy film that is painful to watch because of its theme and realism. Personally, this is the type of movie I prefer to only watch once and keep as a memory.

Click the link below to read our full review of the film.


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Fred Thom

Fred Thom

Editor-in-Chief/Founder/Film Critic at Plume Noire
The founder and editor-in-chief of Plume Noire, Fred Thom covers film festivals and writes movie reviews. He was born in Marseilles, France and is now living in Los Angeles, California.