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Aro Favourite Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The

 

UK / Canada 2009, 123 minutes
Dir. Terry Gilliam
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Comedy / Fantasy

Topics: Mind-bender.

 

Aroview: Firing on all imaginative cylinders, dir. Terry Gilliam delivers what is possibly his magnum opus - an original, mind-bending fantasy fable centred around an "imaginarium" run by a quirky troupe of travelling players and mystics.

The film had to be completed after the untimely death of Heath Ledger, and as a result it's a triumph of film-making resourcefulness - an even sweeter achievement for a director renowned for his production disasters and ambitious ideas that occasionally exceed his grasp. Aided by a superb cast (esp. Christopher Plummer, and Tom Waits as the devil himself), it's a delectably gaudy romp that's suitable for most of the family - give or take a hanging or two.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
 

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