One of my favorite films of the last 20 years. Funny, sad, wildly brave visually. This is brash, bold filmmaking, featuring amazing use of music - both period songs and score.
Somehow this manages uses the world of porn film-making to examine families, American politics in the 70s and 80s and all sorts of serious themes while also being a flat out blast to watch.
It was criticized a bit on release for plagiarizing Scorsese, especially 'Goodfellas', but to me this is homage in the best sense. Taking great work done by others and building on it to create something new. Indeed, the excitement I had on first seeing it reminded me of my first falling in love with Scorsese's kinetic work as a young film fan many years ago.
The Blu-Ray looks terrific (although the US New Line DVD transfer was nothing to sneeze at), and the extras are everything extras should be - fun, interesting, informative. A film well worth owning.