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Across the Universe [Blu-ray]

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Product Description

Condition: New

Format: Blu-ray

AC-3; Dolby; Dubbed; Subtitled; Widescreen

Set in America during the Vietnam War, Across the Universe is a powerful love story set against a backdrop of political
and social unrest: it's a story of soul-searching, self-doubt, and individual powerlessness cleverly conveyed through a
multitude of Beatles songs. Like young adults all across America during the 1960's, Jude (Jim Sturgess), Lucy (Evan
Rachel Wood), Max (Joe Anderson), Sadie (Dana Fuchs), Prudence (T.V. Carpio), and JoJo (Martin Luther) are in turmoil
over the war; questioning their individual roles in the war effort and struggling to find a way to hold true to their
beliefs while making a difference in the world. While love proves a powerful uniting force, its limitations become clear
as relationships are strained and broken over individual perceptions of responsibility to cause and country. A fairly
bizarre juxtaposition of extremely stylized, almost hallucinogenic scenes of swirling colors and reflections, highly
choreographed dance segments, seemingly commonplace character interaction, and emotionally packed close-up footage of
characters lost in contemplative song, this film imparts a good sense of the confusion and passion of the time and is at
once powerful, invigorating, and disturbing. The film runs a bit long at 2-hours 11-minutes and several segments drag
noticeably thanks to some incredibly slow song tempos. Warning: this production may change how you think about a
favorite Beatles song forever. --Tami Horiuchi

Beyond Across the Universe

Two-disc Special Edition
The Deluxe Soundtrack
Beatles audio CD
Stills from Across the Universe (click for larger image)

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