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Last Exit To Brooklyn [DVD] [1990]

Jennifer Jason Leigh , Stephen Lang , Uli Edel    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stephen Lang, Burt Young, Peter Dobson, Jerry Orbach
  • Directors: Uli Edel
  • Writers: Desmond Nakano, Hubert Selby Jr.
  • Producers: Anna Gross, Bernd Eichinger, Dieter Meyer, G. Mac Brown, Herman Weigel
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Korean
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Disc Distribution
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Oct 1999
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CZOE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,596 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Set in 1952 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, 'Last Exit to Brooklyn' tells the stories of several down-and-out characters, including the prostitute Tralala (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Harry Black (Stephen Lang), a union activist worried by his emerging homosexuality, and Big Joe (Burt Young), a striking worker with an unmarried and pregnant daughter. Based on the controversial 1964 novel by Hubert Selby Jnr, who makes an appearance in the film as a hit-and-run driver.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No exit from Brooklyn 31 Oct 2000
Format:VHS Tape
If you're in cheerful mood do not watch this movie now! Wait untill you're sad. For this is one of the saddest films ever made. It leaves no hope at all. Beautiful score by Mark Knopfler underlines the hopelessness of being in the 50th's Brooklyn. Performances, especially the one by Jennifer Jason-Leigh, are perfect. It's not an entertaining movie but if you love cinema as an art, entertainment is not the only thing you're looking for in a movie.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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When I first saw this I thought it was an amazing film, engaging, brutal in places and some will be upset by the strong content. It is a hard honest look at Brooklyn life at the time, surrounded by poverty, prostitution, survival and friendship. A cinematic great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good - some of Mark's best work 8 Sep 2001
Format:Audio CD
Many people will know Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits. Not so many know him for writing excellent film soundtracks. This is one of those. Much different from works like Money for Nothing, this soundtrack is calm and emotional, showing a different side to this musical tallent. Definately something any Dire Straits fan should listen to. Another one would be the soundtrack to The Local Hero. Or better yet, get Screenplaying - a collection of all the best from four film tracks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No Sleep Til Brooklyn 10 Mar 2007
By Mr. B. A. D. Plowman VINE VOICE
Where does one start with LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN?

Let's start, as many do, with the book. It is without a doubt a literary masterpiece, littered with low-life characters each leading a loveless existence. When I first read it the intense, pulsing, musical style of the prose often left me breathless. The unbearably dark passages that Selby led me down quite frankly infected my psyche. It is an incredible book. "An urgent ticker tape from hell..." wrote one journalist on its release. Amen to that.

When I purchased this DVD I had not seen the movie adaptation and, to be honest, I slapped it in to my DVD player with a little trepidation. I furrowed my brow, convinced that (as with many adaptations) it would simply be a watered down version of the book.

By the end of the movie my doubts were cast aside. This film is a WONDERFUL work of art in its own right. Director Uli Edel has done a fine job in bringing the book's characters to life. Basically there are three stories running side by side :- the story of Harry Black, union leader and repressed homosexual. He is locked in a marriage with a wife and child and the situation is crushing his very soul. Secondly, we have the story of Tralala, a hooker who lures sailors in to dark alleyways where hoodlums await with blunt instruments. Thirdly, we have the story of Big Joe who refuses to acknowledge that his daughter is eight months pregnant. Each character has a destiny. I will not say here whether their individual fates are positive or negative. Let's just say during the movie I felt that I genuinely cared what happened to these characters.

This is a superb film, largely thanks to a superb cast (Burt Young and Jerry Orbach are particularly good) and excellent direction.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hard hitting with great performances... 18 Dec 2011
Movies with various characters whose stories tie in either work or they don't. Last Exit to Brooklyn, based on the book by Hubert Selby Jr., does work and on so many levels. Uli Edel has assembled a cast that put in great performances, from Jennifer Jason Leigh as a prostitute to Stephen Lang as a homosexual union leader, who work together very well from a tight and well adapted script. I have to recommend this film, but be wary if you want something that's going to make you feel good because this isn't it. 4/5
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5.0 out of 5 stars A chilling story 21 July 2011
A very atmospheric account of how different people's lives were affected by a strike. J.J.Lee shines as a young girl with few morals, supported by a great cast. Many threads to this story. all riveting, often shocking. The book is also a great read, but I invariably prefer the book to the film!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely well-done 29 May 2010
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Very well produced film. Some lacunae in the storyline though, characters terminated abruptly or not brought to full development. Good film all the same though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great film, horrid DVD transfer 23 Aug 2003
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The title says it. The film is great, an excellent rendition of one third of Selby's book, with a strong cast throughout honestly delivering a brutal story. But the DVD transfer is quite awful, flickering, grainy, murky and dull as though someone did the transfer directly from a VHS tape, and not a particularly good one at that. Which does the film an enormous disservice.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Film you must watch.
Thought provoking, moving film.
Published 1 day ago by sylvia brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
it is what it is,brooklyn
Published 1 month ago by raymond newman
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome film!!
A very compelling and moving film of life in Brooklyn. Definitely deserves a 5 star rating. I would if given it more if I could!
Published 2 months ago by tasha
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute classic
With Violence, Sex all focusing around a Trade Union strike in 1950's America what more would you expect!!. Classic movie well worth watching.
Published 4 months ago by S F J WILLCOCKS
1.0 out of 5 stars what a load of rubish I only got this has I heard loads say how good...
Let's start by saying this film won't be to everybodies taste in my view I thought the story could be better the acting was over acted and the film did not live up to the hype also... Read more
Published 9 months ago by belladonna
4.0 out of 5 stars Some great themes
There are too many reviews of the book and the film here. So let me write a review of the music.
When I first watched the film I didn't really notice the music was by Mark... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jay Gee
5.0 out of 5 stars Last Exit in Brooklyn 2 disc special edition.
Absolutely brilliant service. i will definitely recommend it to anyone. Will definitely use again. Value for money. Brilliant film. Cannot recommend enough.
Published 15 months ago by angela knights
1.0 out of 5 stars wy i am not happy with the cd,brooklyn by mark knopflker.
the cd was sold as brooklyn by mark knopfler but although all the labels said it was the music 0n the disc was of some poor quality clasical music,so i am well pissed off.
Published 17 months ago by philip crockford
4.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD OF ITS KIND
A very good film but not for the faint-hearted. Beginning is slow but builds up into quite a classic gritty film and in a way very sad tale. Fine acting all round.
Published 18 months ago by Mrs. V. J. Charles
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Film Music
As one would expect, any music by Mark Knopfler is going to be interesting and original; it is not running rock but quality, as always and rolls along.
Published 21 months ago by jdb
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