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Flashdance [DVD]

Jennifer Beals , Michael Nouri , Adrian Lyne    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Sunny Johnson, Kyle T. Heffner
  • Directors: Adrian Lyne
  • Writers: Joe Eszterhas, Thomas Hedley Jr.
  • Producers: Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jon Peters, Lynda Obst, Peter Guber
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
  • Dubbed: French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Oct 2002
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006IXEF
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,123 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Flashdance was the aspirational feel-good movie of 1983, with its thudding Giorgio Moroder soundtrack, Fame-meets-An Officer and a Gentleman storyline and a doe-eyed but iron-willed heroine played by the promising Jennifer Beals. By day Alex (Beals) is a Pittsburgh welder. By night she dances self-choreographed pieces for beer swillers in a seedy nightclub. Then she goes home and dreams of entering the city's ballet school and a professional career.

Adrian Lyne's film is full of compromises. It never really gets to grips with Alex's misfit status in a male-dominated world. And in the end, she is given the leg-up she needs by her boss (Michael Nouri) who won't take "no" for an answer. That's called stalking these days. But Flashdance also has some fascinating surreal moments. The infernal qualities of life on an industrial site are well described by good lighting and the dances take on a bizarre life of their own within the film. Beals is often in shadowy long shot for these scenes and, in fact, most of the actual dancing was done by a more qualified stand-in.

On the DVD: Flashdance is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with a Dolby Digital 5.1 surround soundtrack. On disc the film still pulsates with that 1980s anything-is-possible energy. Apart from standard subtitle options and scene selections, there are no extras. --Piers Ford

Product Description

By day Alex (Beals) is a Pittsburgh welder. By night she dances self-choreographed pieces for beer swillers in a seedy nightclub. Then she goes home and dreams of entering the city's ballet school and a professional career.
Adrian Lyne's film is full of compromises. It never really gets to grips with Alex's misfit status in a male-dominated world. And in the end, she is given the leg-up she needs by her boss (Michael Nouri) who won't take "no" for an answer. That's called stalking these days. But Flashdance also has some fascinating surreal moments. The infernal qualities of life on an industrial site are well described by good lighting and the dances take on a bizarre life of their own within the film. Beals is often in shadowy long shot for these scenes and, in fact, most of the actual dancing was done by a more qualified stand-in.
Special Features:
The History of the Flashdance
The Look of Flashdance
Flashdance: Music &amp Songs
Flashdance: The Choreography
Releasing the Flashdance phenomenon.
Teaser Trailer
Trailer
PLEASE NOTE:
This is a REGION TWO DVD coded for viewing in the UNITED KINGDOM EUROPE the MIDDLE EAST &amp JAPAN.
It may not be viewable in other countries unless you have a player designed to play REGION TWO or ALL REGIONS.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flashdance 18 Feb 2011
Format:DVD
I first saw this movie in the 80s, I was divorced and bringing up 2 boys on my own. I loved her independence. She knew what she wanted and went for it. I loved the dancing scenes, her leg warmers were the norm then, we all wore them. She had a job that i thought was amazing for a women. The energy and purpose of her life was only a dream for me. Its fun right from the beginning.I never get bored with the music or the movie and its characters. You laugh and cry, sad and happy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flashdance Blu-ray "What a feeling" 15 Oct 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Paramount have finally released Flashdance on Blu-ray Region A and B,and what a fantastic upgrade from DVD.

Blu-ray video quality:

Continuing the theme of contrasts, Lyne and cinematographer Don Peterman (Men in Black) shot a movie about artistic aspiration in the gritty urban style pioneered by Lyne's countryman Alan Parker for Fame (1980). Lyne then softened the imagery by dispersing smoke into the air in almost every shot such that, according to editor Bud Smith, there were always a few takes that couldn't be used because the actors were obscured. (Midway through production, the studio panicked and ordered that no more smoke be used, and Lyne posted an assistant to watch for the approach of any studio people, so that the smoke machine could be hidden before they arrived.) The result is an often soft, delicately colored image of a type that has gone almost entirely out of fashion in today's world of digital photography and post-production.

Paramount/Warner's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray is a superb rendition of Lyne's and Peterman's vision, as it was seen by audiences in 1983. The grain and texture of the imagery have been retained without diminishment, but they never become obtrusive (unless one is allergic to even a hint of grain). No attempt has been made to compensate for the original photography's softness with digital tools, which is the correct choice, because the image has fine detail that artificial sharpening or excessive contrast could easily overwhelm. Besides, Lyne and Peterman carefully designed Flashdance for visual contrast between the muted everyday world and the garishly "hyper-real" stage show at Mawby's, with its intense colors and bright lights.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting! 6 Sep 2011
By Pat
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this film. The special features are really interesting, telling us about the history of the making of it from the director's point of view. The film itself is both exciting and moving. The costumes and make up, along with the fantastic dance routines, are magnificent. Even though Jennifer Beals is not a trained dancer and the main dance, that wins the audition towards the end of the story, is made up of several different dancers, it is so well orchestrated and choreographed, you cannot tell that it is not her good self! other dances throughout the film are magnificent. Needless to say the soundtrack is brilliant. On the whole a great film, timeless and an inspiration to any generation. Well worth watching - this is definitely a film that Jennifer Beals fans must see!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD 11 Dec 2010
By Szal
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Truly amazing retro fun, thoroughly loved watching this again....and again! Put it on and I defy you not to tap a toe or have a dance round the room I dare you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars flashdance. 28 May 2009
Format:DVD
my mum got me into this film and the fact that i saw Jennifer beals in the l word,the film itself is awesome great dance moves great soundtrack so take your passion and make it happen!!lol
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars American Dream 9 Oct 2002
By Babe
Format:VHS Tape
Flashdance is more than a collection of great 80-ies pop songs, although even just that would make it a worthwhile watch. Alex, an 18 year old (played excellently by Jennifer Beals) is a steel worker, who also works as a bar dancer at night, and dreams of entering Classical Academy and becoming a ballet dancer. But she is not the only one with the dream - 2 of her friends also have dreams, unfortunately they both fail. Alex also fails at first, but in the end she makes it. So this is a great motivational movie - it shows you that you can achieve whatever you want, and that you just have to keep on going, and not be put off. So, if you ever need to be motivated - do go out and watch this movie!!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A simple must. 10 Sep 2002
By Inga
Format:DVD
As a former figure ice skater, this movie is just one of those you never forget. The music is to many maybe a bit too typical, but it has passion. Every time you hear it, even after many years, you just turn up the volume.
Jennifer Beals puts down an amazing performance, as a dancer and as an actress. I guess the story comes down to the fact that reality bites, that life is tough, but if you push hard you just might make it. Or, if you just like dancing, the movie is pure inspiration!
Romantic, exciting, classical.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not quite realistic but likeable 1 Mar 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
A day job welder dancing in a night club? Is the message that a girl needs some help from a man with some connections? That is why her friend did not succeeded? Mostly entertaining.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Film, great delivery
For those aged between 30 and 40, this is a fantastic nostaligia film from the 80s. Prepare your leg warmers and off the shoulder jumpers! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Miss L J Saunders-Calvert
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
Great if you love dance themes and a great old film. Is a good buy and had very quick delivery.
Published 3 months ago by KB
5.0 out of 5 stars review on flashdance
I bought this for a long awaited gift it takes you back to your youth also loved by young and old
Published 3 months ago by n riddell
4.0 out of 5 stars Flashdance
For connoisseurs of fine welding films, Flashdance is one of the best. Classical welding technique and MTV style meld together like a submerged arc weld (agglomerated) with FLUX... Read more
Published 4 months ago by SuperPlagiarizer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good film - classic 80's
It's fun to go back to the 80's. Good quality second hand product. Reliable and consistent supplier - always a good clean cd that plays well
Published 5 months ago by L. Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars replacement
bought as replacing my video collection with dvd's, still good film my children enjoyed it and had good laugh at clothing worn, recommend for teenagers
Published 6 months ago by Oldspice
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Classic film great to have a trip down memory lane as well. Anyone who likes dance films should have this in their collection
Published 7 months ago by Deano
5.0 out of 5 stars Just loved every moment. Thanks. 5 star seller - come back to you.
I always liked this movie, and have it on VHS......, but nothing can compare with the original DVD.....The sound, the extra's............Worth while.
Published 8 months ago by Judith
5.0 out of 5 stars Flashdance
Excellent DVD which I purchased for myself and I love it, one the best DVD'S I have seen in a long time.
Published 9 months ago by Brian Shaw
5.0 out of 5 stars classic
great classic and although dated, Jennifer Beales is stunning and will buy more dvds from classic 80's and 90's era
Published 10 months ago by j bullows
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