Latest Review – Van Gogh (Blu-ray) (Eureka! Entertainment) (Masters of Cinema)


Van Gogh

Masters of Cinema: #67 (Blu-ray) / #135 (DVD)

Eureka! Entertainment / Maurice Pialat / 1991 / France

Genre: Biography / Drama

Running Time: 159 minutes (2:38;51)

Region Code: Region B (Locked)

Certificate: 15

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1 (Original Aspect Ratio)

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC

Image: Colour

Video: 1080p High Definition 

Audio: French Linear PCM 1.0

Language: French

Subtitles: Optional English


Released just over one hundred years on from its subject’s death on the 29th July 1890, this poignant and beautifully crafted portrait of the final 67 days of the great Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh was to be the penultimate (and perhaps finest) achievement from the great French director Maurice Pialat; one of the more overlooked filmmakers of the late Twentieth Century.

Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival, Pialat’s masterpiece takes a significantly laid back and rather ordinary approach to Van Gogh’s life, offering a far less sensationalistic glance than previous incarnations, and presenting a much more intimate, observant and genuine-feeling vignette of his final days…Read More

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