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Across The Universe




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"Wonderful reinterpretation of the Beatles."
5 stars"

This is a visually stunning reinterpretation of Beatles music. The lushness of the colours and the glorious visuals combine with familiar music that has been turned into new shapes and contexts.

The plot is tissue paper thin, but you won't care! It's just an excuse to get from one luscious production number to the next. Set in the late 60s, all the songs are set to a social context, but really it's about the music and visuals not the message.

Evan Rachel Wood is gorgeous in an innocent sort of way, and Diana Fuchs will change the way you think about the songs she sings.

I loved this movie and have watched it many times – because it is the spectacle rather than the plot it has good replay value and I would recommend it to anyone for their collection.

Blu-ray is the icing on the cake for this because the colours are just so vivid and the detail that is brought out by HD adds immensely to a movie that relies on the combination of visual imagery and sound.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"You'll want to watch this again and again!"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This is a very well done musical, good story and the music is fantastic. Absolutely brilliant cover versions of Beatles songs and lyric references throughout the dialogue. Very funny and sad. The sound quality is great too.


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An original musical film, Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool.

A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by The Beatles that defined the time.

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Director Julie Taymor and Original Music Composer Elliot Goldenthal
  • "Creating the Universe" - behind-the-scenes feature
  • 4 additional behind the scenes featurettes
  • Extended musical performances
  • Never-before-seen deleted scene
  • Exclusive to Blu-ray: Don Nace Art Gallery
Release date Australia
October 1st, 2008
Movie Format
  • Blu-ray
Blu-ray Region
  • Region B
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Length (Minutes)
English, English - HI, Arabic, Croatian, Hindi, Hungarian, Polish, Slovenian, Turkish
Country of Production
  • USA
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