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More [1969] [DVD]

Mimsy Farmer , Klaus Grünberg , Barbet Schroeder    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Mimsy Farmer, Klaus Grünberg, Heinz Engelmann, Michel Chanderli, Henry Wolf
  • Directors: Barbet Schroeder
  • Writers: Mimsy Farmer, Barbet Schroeder, Eugène Archer, Paul Gardner, Paul Gégauff
  • Producers: Barbet Schroeder, Charles Lachman, David Lewis, Pierre Cottrell
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Bfi
  • DVD Release Date: 28 July 2003
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009XW8D
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,991 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Barbet Schroeder's dark tale follows Stefan (Klaus Grunberg) in his pursuit of an American girl, Estelle (Mimsy Farmer) who he met at a party in Paris and follows to Ibiza. Initially he leads an idyllic lifestyle with her by the sea until he succumbs to the drug culture that Estelle mixes in and the destructive trappings of heroin addiction. The soundtrack is provided by Pink Floyd and features some of their most spontaneous and eclectic work.

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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent, but maybe not to everyone's taste 4 April 2009
Format:DVD
This film gives us a glimpse into the hippie culture of the late 1960's. Shot mostly on the scenic island of Ibiza, it explores the relationship between an enigmatic unconventional girl (nicely played by Mimsy Farmer), who is described as being 'American' but has a perfect English accent, and a naive German drifter. How they meet is not entirely clear, and it is hard to see any real chemistry between them, but they do share some nice times together. They experiment with various drugs, which descends into addiction, ending in tragedy. As another reviewer has hinted, it is hard to warm to either of the main characters. Ultimately this is a moral tale about the dangers of illegal substances.

As a long time Pink Floyd fan, it has been the holy grail of movies to find, as I believe that this DVD release marks the movie's debut in the UK, tho it has long been regarded as a cult classic in France. At long last it was nice to see how the Pink Floyd score was used within with the movie, tho I personally feel we don't hear enough of what is (for me) an under-rated album within their cannon.

In conclusion, this is a decent watch if you're a fan of cult or art house movies, are interested in hippie culture, or are just curious about Pink Floyd's involvement.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Golden Brown Warm Like the Sun 2 May 2012
Format:DVD
The movie begins and ends with the camera focusing on the sun. At the beginning it is summer and at the end it is winter. The story is a parable like Daedalus and Icarus. Don't fly too close to the sun, or in this case get too close to Estelle (yes Estelle means star). Yet, she is not a stereo-typical femme fatale; she even tells Stefan at the beginning of their relationship, "I warn you, I want MORE." Stefan's friend in Paris warns him about Estelle too but he is irresistably drawn to her like a moth to a flame (please excuse the pun).
Yes, heroin is very nice and it gives you a lovely warm feeling but it is so terribly MOREish. It's a shame because this young couple have a great time lying on rugs smoking pot and sun-bathing and swimming in the Eden-like Ibiza. But, the forbidden fruit of heroin rears its poppy-head. Still they have alot more fun trying LSD to get off the gear and manufacturing their own concoctions and all the time smoking plenty more puff.
Pushing the sun / heroin analogy further Stefan tells a story of a cult of young men in Calcutta who worship the sun. They sit naked and cross-legged and look at the sun until they go blind.
Well, I suppose you could call the movie prophetic because NOBODY in '69 would have thought the world could be in the grip of drugs to such an extent as we are now. And at least there is some sort of drug or counter culture in the movie. Their use of drugs is to give a new meaning to the world rather than just obliterate it.
I found this movie very satisfying and the low ratings irritating. The Pink Floyd soundtrack seems to be the motvation for many people watching this movie which is fine and good. But I think they don't really get the Floyd if they don't get this movie.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Forget Floyd, enjoy the movie 25 Feb 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
When Barbet Schroder's first 2 movies (this and The Valley) are discussed it's always in the context of Pink Floyd. Now I've nothing against this band, indeed their musical contributions to these movies are excellent (although sparingly used) but there's so much more(no pun intended) to enjoy. I found this film an engrossing experience. The acting is naturalistic and believable, the locations are beautifully shot, the druggy descent well charted. Loved the Don Quixote windmill scene, thought Mimsy Farmer was excellent (and stunning). The ending was a little abrupt - I preferred the ambiguity of The Valley, but overall this is a fascinating look at the death of the hippy dream and well worth your time.
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25 of 47 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Errr, yeah........ 25 July 2005
Format:DVD
What can I say, I only really bought this film to hear and see the Pink Floyd soundtrack in it's correct context (the music was written for the film, not seperate songs added later).
As a film it's alright, not earth shattering by any stretch of the imagination, but ok.........
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The is the BEST version you can possibly get!! 21 Mar 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
The video quality considering the year it was made is exceptional!! The transfer was done GREAT by the director of the movie!! The extras included were nice!! The booklet with the articles was an AWESOME read, very detailed and entertaining!! Blu-ray plays PERFECTLY on North American systems, DVD is PAL only.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars More Is Less 13 Feb 2012
By Nonny
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Banal and tedious, "More" is chiefly ( if at all, judging by the absence of reviews for this release ) remembered as featuring a Pink Floyd soundtrack, despite the fact that you barely hear any Pink Floyd and what you do hear is backgrounded. I did not buy this blu ray release to hear Pink Floyd, I bought it as I anticipated an interesting film. I was wrong. The dialogue is beyond banal, the performances and narrative non existent. What's left, amoungst the self concious pop art decor & voguish nudity, are occasionally diverting images that look nice on blu ray. If you enjoy Ibiza as a travel destination, you might want to have this film on in the background.
An empty and boring experience.
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