Thelma & Louise (Special Edition) [DVD] 
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DVD Special Features:
Audio Commentary with Director Ridley Scott
Audio Commentary with Geena Davies, Susan Sarandon and Writer Callie Khouri
The Last Journey Documentary
Original Promotional EPK
Alternate ending with Directors commentary
Over the edge - Multi Angle Storyboard Sequences
Storyboard Sequence-The Final Chase- Angle 1
Storyboard Sequence- The Final Chase - Angle 2
Home video preview
'Part of Me, Part of You' Music video
Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots
Thelma and Louise Photo Gallery
Language: English, Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English for hard of hearing, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Portuguese, Polish, Greek, Hungarian, Hebrew, Turkish, Czech, Croatian, Slovenian.
Thelma and Louise is as extraordinary and admirable a film in retrospect as it was when it was first shown. Nothing has dated about its tale of two waitresses who decide that being outlaws and eventual death on their own terms is better than putting up with any more nonsense from husbands, boyfriends, rapists and offensive strangers.
Ridley Scott's direction is almost impeccable; Callie Khourie's script is intelligent, without being patronising, about the lives of blue-collar women; and the central performances from Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon are finely judged in the way they show hidden capacities in two ordinary people gradually opening up. The secondary performances are remarkable as well, most notably Harvey Keitel as the policeman with a heart who tries and fails to save them, and Brad Pitt as the beautiful boy whose casual thievishness dooms them even further.
On the DVD: Thelma and Louise comes to DVD in its original widescreen ratio of 2.35:1 and with high quality Dolby 5.1 sound that brings out fine details of the Country score and the atmospheric noises of fast cars and lonely places. This special edition also comes with two commentaries, one in which Ridley Scott discusses his conception of the film in painstaking detail, and a delightful one in which Khourie, Davis and Sarandon charmingly bitch their way through the whole film. There is more of this in the excellent making-of documentary, "The Last Journey", which includes a subtly different alternate ending, as well as a comprehensive set of deleted scenes, notably a more tender alternate version of the Davis/Pitt love scene. --Roz KaveneySee all Product description
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Well , in was roundabout way yes..The Hi def transfer has a crisp quality and does bring out detail that many earlier incarnations on video and DVD didn't pick up so well. If anybody had the 1990's letterbox video that was 1st released those might recall a fuzziness about Louise's car when it leaves her home to pick up Thelma , but the brilliant detail in many of the car interior scenes are far superior to anything ever seen until now. The problem with this version is the colour as Ridley Scott paints with light never for-seeing "Hi Def" when this was being shot over 20 years before. With that in mind it meant he could use poetic licence with framing and adjusting hues when filming the wonderful Arizonian landscape and the rich blue sky's..its a shame because much of the vibrancy has been lost and the use of tinted filters to give "effect" or "atmosphere" are clearly visible on many of the wide shots. But that's not to say that it makes the film look poor or up to much to enjoy..its the best version there will probably be and if you have a good Blu-ray player like mine that is able to play in Hi-Def "and" at 24 FPS (frames per second) , the motion is superb with the smoothest of non picture grain or nasty "duel-layering" totally removed from what most have seen until now. Skin tones are clear , the tiny blood speckles can clearly be seen on Louise's face when she is in the bathroom waiting for Thelma , and though the scenes in "Monument Vally" look cold and muted in the early morning light , the final Grand Canyon shots look stunning and every dust cloud has every detail and swirl.
The soundtrack has the original DTS master , nothing fantastic but good enough and Hans Zimmer's score blends and sits very well with the surround content that will fill your room with the atmosphere you got at the cinema.
The extras are the same as the 1st DVD release , enough to fill your cowboy boots with , the 2 commentary's are still there although this is not one of Ridley's best as anyone might well know know , he has a habit of saying he will tell you about something when it comes up later , and by the time it does he is already talking about something else and you never get to find out the great *reveal*..
A good buy but don't be to expectant of a perfect transfer until a new print and remaster are done in the decades ahead..
Until then , this will be just fine...Thelma & Louise , rest in peace..
But that's not for me to argue, as i'm only a man. The film itself is one of the best road movies ever, not because the central characters are women, but because they have such a strong relationship, made more powerful by the fact that they are escaping the patriarchy. The script is excellent, every performance is worthy of an award, and the cinematography is beautiful, working well with the soundtrack. Scott is known for his ability to capture an image, and his visual style here is very strong.
The plot sees two women going on a weekend trip to get away from their mundane, housewife style everyday lives. When a man is killed after an attempted rape, they find themselves on the run, wondering whether they should give themselves up, or continue together. As the film moves on, their bond grows, and the ambiguous ending will continue to be discussed for many years. One of the best films of the nineties, and worth watching again to remind ourselves of the time when Feminism actually meant something.
The DVD is filled with excellent special features - a highly illuminating documentary and a variety of key deleted scenes mean that this is an essential purchase for movie fans.(Note - Review originally written 2004)
The movie itself is a mad cap road adventure, with a healthy mix of high drama, suspense and laugh-out-loud comedy, the best I've ever seen in this genre. Two very different women, both friends, take off for a short fishing break. One is the meek and mild, bored housewife Thelma (Geena Davis), and the other is the mouthy, independent café waitress Louise (Susan Sarandon). When Thelma receives some unwanted attention from a man with unsavoury ideas in store for her, things take an unexpected turn, and the two ladies find themselves in hot water, on the run in Mexico! Both characters are very likeable, and well portrayed by the actresses. Other fine performances include Michael Madsen as Louise's boyfriend, and a young Brad Pitt as J.D., a charming man the girls encounter whilst heading West.
A cult classic which has been much parodied over-the-years, 'Thelma and Louise' is a terrific tale of real friendship, and a very enjoyable ride. With beautiful scenery, a great soundtrack, which includes the awesome, somewhat under-appreciated Marianne Faithfull hit 'The Ballad of Lucy Jordon', this is a highly original little flick. It's a five star from me, but I do think that the ending could have been shown on screen just a tad longer before the credits begin to roll - but that's my only minor criticism.
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