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Chrysalis (2007) ( Installer ) (Blu-Ray)

3.9 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Marthe Keller, Patrick Bauchau, Albert Dupontel, Marie Guillard, Mélanie Thierry
  • Directors: Julien Leclercq
  • Producers: Chrysalis (2007) ( Installer ) (Blu-Ray), Chrysalis (2007), Installer
  • Format: Import, Blu-ray, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Run Time: 94.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003VIH2BI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 330,356 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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French release with English subtitles.

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20 years into the future the technology to remove & implant memories is discovered & an unscrupulous doctor looking to keep her badly injured daughter alive decides to misuse it. She is involved with a shady Russian gangster who earlier killed a policemans wife. The same policeman is now tracking the doctor and he and his rookie partner struggle to piece together what is happening.
With all sorts of references including 'Minority report', 'Blade runner' & 'I robot' this still manages to keep its own identity & style. In fact style is the key word as the director really has a flair for visually impressing. For instance a Hitchcock like tracking shot follows a character from room to room with one long take while she is shown in time lapse, a similar tracking shot follows an elevator as it ascends through a hospital and we see what happening on each floor as it travels upwards. The near black and white images are subtly laced with washed out blues, silver & yellow to give a sense of other worldliness and it works very well. The acting is of a standard that Hollywood is incapable of on such a tight budget.
There are some bone crunching scenes as policeman and villain go head to head but they seem to blend in seamlessly with the whole dream like atmosphere.
The ending is tight and avoids the usual cliches and neat finishing to leave a satisfying conclusion to a well executed story.
This could so easily have been another Z grade sci-fi straight to DVD effort but just about everything here has been planned and executed with precision and a delicate touch. As with all the best scifi the less dialogue the better and there is a real sense of comic book styling here as so many times the visuals are just left to say what needs to be said without a single line of dialogue.
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I have been a fan of Sci/Fi for many years and an off and on fan of the "Cyberpunk" genre for the last ten or so. Most of the films I have come across that pertain to that genre have almost entirely been disappointments, but not this one.
Chrysalis is a well written, well acted piece of work that swept me along and drew me into the story from its opening sequence to the final credits.
I only came across this film by accident as a friend had recommended another film to me and while I was looking at that one I spotted Chrysalis in the "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" section and thought I'd give it a go. Well al I can say is that I am very glad I did.
No it's not a big Hollywood blockbuster and while it may have benefitted from a few more dollars being invested in it I believe the Hollywood mentality would have compromised the end result.
As I have never minded reading subtitles, I happily give this film four stars. For those of you who don't like subtitles I would still say give it a go as this one of those films that proves that good films come from many places not just the big Hollywood studios.
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Chrysalis is a half-decent watch with striking visuals but, sadly, a half-baked plot.

Almost monochrome in it's visual style (you'll never so many shades of grey), the film is relatively short in length at a little over 90 minutes duration. However, it feels far, far longer, such is the stretched-out plot which could have been told in the space of an hour. The story does make you think about the nature of 'the self' and how our memories make us the people we are. Nevertheless, the storyline is just a slightly different slant on a theme which has been done several times before, and to more interesting effect.

I'm no action movie buff, prefering a solid storyline to chases and fisticuffs. However, this film could've certainly done with a bit more in the way of excitement, as it's simply 'too' slow. To be fair, the first 20 minutes got me really involved, but thereafter, there were too many overly drawn-out sequences where virtually nothing happened, perhaps making-up for the lack of available plot and the studio's requirement to produce at least a 90 minute movie. In the end, I did'nt really care for the fate of any of the characters involved, as they were all pretty dull and one-dimensional. However, there's no denying that this is a well-crafted and good-looking movie, and clearly a lot of thought went into the impressive production design of its near-future (2020) settings.

Worth a watch then, if only for the film's impressive look and feel, but I won't be viewing this again for the foreseeable future.
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By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 12 Nov. 2014
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The French have a real knack for near-future noir, and Chrysalis is a smart, stylish example of the genre. It’s presented with sufficient visual panache to overcome the few flaws in the plot, and features a couple of simply superb close-quarters, no-holds-barred fight scenes.

If you’ve become bored with the sight of two blokes simply thumping each other for half an hour – watch this. You’ll wince and flinch with the gripping, gouging and grunting as two evenly-matched opponents tussle for survival.
But the action sequences are just the icing on a clever cake, one which presents series of interwoven plot threads against a bruised, blue-black palette of Paris, someday soon. A chunk of military super-tech has been stolen (this is one of the weak point in the plot so don’t think about it too hard) by an agent turned rogue, who happens to have recently killed the hero’s wife. The tech can be used to create / destroy super-soldiers or special agents, by replacing their personal memories with artificially induced ones. One of the scientists now experimenting with this tech has a very personal reason for doing so…
Chrysalis uses this theme to explore the nature of memory and personality, with a couple of clever twists which serve to confuse / develop ideas about who is who. At one level it’s a straightforward police investigation, using underworld contacts to trace the missing tech. On another level it’s a debate about the nature of love and loss, about living with grief. Or not.
The director can’t resist some moments of grandiose filming, either: there’s a chase sequence through a warehouse which is absurdly complicated and captured in one long sweeping shot.
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