Brand Upon the Brain!

Brand Upon the Brain!

DVD - 2008
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This eerie excursion into the Gothic recesses of Maddin's mad, imaginary childhood is a nightmare set in a lighthouse on grim Notch Island, where fictional protagonist Maddin was raised by an ironfisted, puritanical mother.
Publisher: [Irvington, New York] : Criterion Collection, [2008]
Edition: Director approved special edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781604650556
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 minutes) : sound, colour and black and white ; 4 3/4 inches.
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital stereo,rda


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May 18, 2010

A charming melodrama about fictional Guy Maddin and his repressed, psychosexually scarring childhood. A very enjoyable film. Lots of good special features on this Criterion disc as well, although the essay contained in the booklet is a sycophantic and feckless mess.

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