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Querelle [Blu-ray]

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  • Actors: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau
  • Directors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Format: Import, Blu-ray, Widescreen
  • Language: English, German, French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Artificial Eye
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Mar. 2014
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DGXKNKU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,172 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The final film of acclaimed director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The story of a sailor named Querelle (Brad Davis), who turns on his drug-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel run by the rapacious Lysiane (Jeanne Moreau), who leads Querelle into his first homosexual encounter. Subsequently, he falls in love with a fellow murderer Gil (Hanno Poschl). Partly because his love for Gil panics him, and partly so that he can keep Gil all to himself.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By schumann_bg TOP 50 REVIEWER on 20 July 2014
Format: DVD
Querelle has been seen as Fassbinder's worst film, but then for others it is his best. It is certainly one of the most lurid, and has some startling sex scenes, great sets, and iconic performances. Nono the bar owner is certainly hot, and his treatment of Querelle is startling. The film doesn't really make that much sense but as a vision it sort of works, helped by the completely unrealistic look of the film, and the fact that it is filmed entirely on set. It works best seen as a sort of comic, both erotic and perverse in its focus on murder. The former attribute is more consistently mined in the equally lurid but more successful Pink Narcissus of ten years earlier, an underground film by John Bidgood that is likely to give more pleasure. Querelle is a highly original creation that stays in the mind. It does evoke the magic of celluloid and is worth seeing for Brad Davis and Jeanne Moreau, as well as the actor playing Nono - something of a rarity with his burly physique, singlet and hidden, rude desires.
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By jakczek on 1 Sept. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is one of my all time favourites. Amazing Acting, as the whole production is more like filmed Stage Play; however it is done with great effect.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By David on 30 Sept. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Querelle looks perfect in Blu ray. I wasn't expected a great looking picture but that is what you will get with this transfer. Most movies don't get this good a treatment based on the material or subject matter. Well worth the money.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. Lloyd on 24 Oct. 2013
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Saw this years ago and found it haunting and sexual, strange, odd, confusing, hard to follow , very gay oriented movie, full of steamy thoughts, wow still found it emotional but confusing then and now,
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andy Warhol's Favorite Wig on 6 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I found the experience of watching Querelle claustrophobic and suppressing...
I've tried for 20 years to get through this film... I've tried to watch it on VHS, then DVD and finally Blu ray.
I think this is as good as it gets picture quality wise... The first half of the film is still very grainy but for some unknown reason half way through it remains for the most part clear and grain free. It's been said that it's the filters that the director used that account for this effect but it looks to me like the lighting causes the orange hue rather than any filter over the lens, so why it 'gets clearer' later in the film remains a mystery to me.

As regards the film itself ALL the actors give excellent performances, especially the lead BRAD DAVIS. The reason I've found it so difficult to watch in the past is because of the claustrophobic atmosphere created by the lighting and the film stagey sets. Added to that the picture quality has always been pretty poor...

Now that I have watched it, I would recommend it, it's a film what would never had been made a year later or probably even now, it's not for the faint hearted but is a very important addition to anyone intereted in FASSBINDER or gay cinema.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CENTRAL LONDON MAN on 26 Mar. 2014
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THIS BLU RAY REMASTER IS WELL WORTH THE MONEY AS PREVIOUS EDITIONS ONLY HAD THE ENGLISH DIALOGUE.THIS EDITION HAS BOTH THE FRENCH AND GERMAN VERSIONS AS WELL .TO WATCH QUERELLE IN FRENCH ADDS IMMENSLEY TO THE OVERALL SENSIBILITY OF THE FILM.BRAD DAVIS AND FRANCO NERO ARE PERFECTLY CAST AS IS JEAN MOREAU.GET RID OF UR OLD EDITIONS OF DVD AND GET THIS TODAY!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert F on 27 Aug. 2014
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sereal , engrosing film superbly acted, saw it years ago glad its finaly available on blu ray. Brad Davis very good actor, and very atractive man
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