Talk to Her

Talk to Her

Director: Pedro Almodóvar Cast: Javier Camára, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Quite possibly Pedro Almodóvar's most mature work, Talk to Her is a wonderful film, with a DVD that hits almost all the right marks. What's missing with this release are more significant supplements. Other than the theatrical trailers for a mishmash of films, including All About My Mother, Punch-Drunk Love, Nine Queens, and a few others (but not one for this film), this disc has an audio commentary with Almodóvar and (occasionally) Geraldine Page. Though the commentary is in Spanish, subtitles are available, and while it's very good, these meager extras just don't add up to enough in the long run. Fortunately, the picture and sound make up for it. The image, framed at 2.35:1 and anamorphic, is simply beautiful. Colors are transferred perfectly with vivid blues and reds that aren't washed out at all. Detail is also very strong, creating a theatrical experience. The 5.1 Spanish Dolby Digital soundtrack (there is a 5.1 French track also) is generally centered up front, but appropriate moments reveal the surrounds and create just the right atmosphere. For the most part this is a fine release, and while missing some elements to make it an outstanding title, what is offered will surely please fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/27/2003
UPC: 0043396089167
Original Release: 2002
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:54:00
Sales rank: 42,656

Special Features

Pedro Almodovar and Geraldine Chaplin Commentary; Weblinks to movie website and official Pedro Almodovar website; Digitally Mastered Audio & Anarmorphic Video; Mastered in High Definition; Audio: Spanish 5.1 (Dolby Digital), French 5.1 (Dolby Digital); Subtitles: English, French.

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [3:33]
2. Benigno Martin, Nurse [4:04]
3. Marco Zuloago, Journalist [2:03]
4. Lydia Gonzalez, Bullfighter [3:09]
5. Lydia & Marco [5:34]
6. Alicia, Four Years in a Coma [5:07]
7. Gored [3:25]
8. Nino de Valencia [2:30]
9. "Cucurrucucú Paloma" [6:17]
10. Dr. Vega [1:24]
11. Marco Meets Benigno [1:46]
12. Dr. Roncero, Alicia's Father [2:34]
13. Katerina Bilova, Dance Instructor [3:54]
14. Four Years Earlier [4:43]
15. An Appointment With Dr. Roncero [4:25]
16. "Talk to Her." [2:03]
17. Shrinking Lover [5:13]
18. Benjamin & Angela's Wedding [8:16]
19. "We'd Gotten Back Together." [3:47]
20. "I Want to Marry Alicia." [2:45]
21. The Inquiry [1:26]
22. Visiting Day [1:43]
23. The Concierge [8:25]
24. Alicia, Alive & Well [2:06]
25. Mr. Sanz, the Attorney [1:55]
26. Benigno's Escape Clause [3:04]
27. Masurca Fogo I [5:24]
28. Masurca Fogo II [2:27]

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Talk to Her 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the most wonderful films I have ever seen. I have recently become interested in Spanish cinema, especially, Almoldovar, and this is the best of cinema - Spanish or not. The story is artfully told and moves fluidly; you are instantly taken in. I recommend this film to all who love the medium.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pedro Almodóvar's movie about the twists and turns of the human psyche and the complexities of intimacy. Although the film is well directed, the film is plagued by a perverse and shallow theme. In addition to being somewhat predictable, the movie comes out as nothing more than vulgar cinema attempting to make the grotesque appear acceptable if not noble. Almodovar tries to make the demented and perverse character of Benigno (Javier Camara)appear sympathetic: a fallen hero. Unfortunately, Benigno's actions can only be seen as criminal and perverted. Benigno's character is beyond redemption and Almodovar's attempts in portraying him in a favorable light are utter failures. Trying to present Benigno as a fallen hero because his crime, by chance, allows Marco (Dario Grandinetti)to find his true love is but a failed attempt. One cannot justify the most vile criminal acts by the positive outcome of chance and mere coincidence. The movie's suggestions as to how the twists of fate could justify criminal conduct as sick as raping a helpless comatose patient is utterly naive, perverse, and grotesque. This film is nothing more than shock-value trash trying to appear novel and creative.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great Acting!!! Great Story!!! Brilliant Movie!!! There are no adjectives good enough to attach to this. This movie is one of the best I've seen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent Wit. An hypnotizing beautifully written and shot tale. Almadovar displays his ingenious wit Characteristic of novelist John Irving especially in 'The World According to Garp' If you don't know spanish then you haven't seen this film because the world of meaning and depth inherent in this film does not translate well into english. and in its original spanish title 'hable con ella' its symbolism is truly realized. a Truly great film and part of film history
Anonymous More than 1 year ago