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1984 [Import]

1984 [Import]

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Product Notes

NTSC/Region 0. Michael Radford's adaption of George Orwell's foreboding literary premonition casts John Hurt and Suzanna Hamilton as lovers who must keep their courtship secret. Aside from criminalizing sex and interpersonal relationships, the ruling party in their country Oceania both fabricates reality and reconstructs history for the sake of oppressing the masses. They brainwash their citizens via large, propaganda-spewing TV monitors installed in their living rooms, which also inspect everyone's activities. Hurt and Hamilton are among the few we see desperately trying to fight the system by keeping control of their thoughts and beliefs. While the atmosphere becomes a bit too stifling at times, the images are quite striking with their muted colors and dilapidated sets. In an interesting bit of casting, Richard Burton costars (in his final role) as a government agent who surreptitiously exposes Hurt to the ideas of resistance. Unlike many like-minded films, 1984 does not offer a flashy vision of the future, but then that aspect makes it feel all the more real.

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Title: 1984 [Import]
Genre: Science Fiction
Starring: Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, John Hurt, Gregor Fisher, Cyril Cusack
Director: Michael Radford
Attributes: Asia - Import, NTSC Format
Release Date: 12/25/2012
Original Year: 1984
Product Type: DVD
Region: 0
Catalog #: 1146761
UPC: 8809154123885
Item #: 507952X

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Street Date: 12/25/2012
Studio: Imports