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Director: Dominique Derrudere
Stars: Josse De Pauw, Geert Hunaerts, Florence Béliard

Production year: 1987

Rated: NR

Color 1.66:1 Anamorphic

Language: Dutch w/ English subtitles

Region 1 DVD

 

Crazy Love

 

When it exploded onto screens in the mid 1980's, Oscar® nominated director Dominique Deruddere's film CRAZY LOVE divided critics and audiences as few films before or since.

 

Championed by Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola, the film was picked up for US distribution. Stars like Madonna and Sean Penn attended the LA premiere. But the films shocking subject matter and startling imagery were too rich a combination for audiences at the time. The film vanished from sight, becoming an instant cult classic - much written about but seldom seen.

 

Now reappraised as one of the most underrated films of the 1980's, CRAZY LOVE makes its US DVD debut in a stunning new anamorphic HD transfer from the original negative.

 

Taking his cue from stories by cult American author Charles Bukowski, Deruddere's film tells the story of a man's life via three nights, spread over 20 years. We see his hero, Harry Voss, first as a romantic young boy of 12, then as an acne ridden teenager, lost in unrequited love, and finally as a drink sodden drop out, for whom no act is too dreadful to contemplate...with terrible and yet deeply moving consequences.

 

It's a film that, once seen, is never likely to be forgotten. A film with a unique, bitter sweet and poetic mood that manages to be funny and tragic at the same time. A minor masterpiece, ripe for rediscovery on DVD.

 

Bonus Features include:

 

·         Brand new HD anamorphic transfer from the original vault elements

·         Making of Documentary featuring cast & crew and exclusive footage of Charles Bukowski

·         Filmed interview with director

·         Text Essay

·         New English subtitles

·         Mondo Macabro previews

 

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