The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

DVD - 1999
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A bittersweet drama of the social and sexual mores in small-town 1950s Texas.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [1999]
Edition: Special ed., definitive director's cut.
ISBN: 9780767827904
Branch Call Number: PN1997 .L377 1999 DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (126 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequences ; 4 3/4 in.


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May 07, 2018

If you're bummed when you have to part from these people (and you should be!) you can always watch Texasville for a more light-hearted resolution to their stories

Nov 29, 2017

The patron review just below my review by Edward T. Martin saw what I saw in "The Last Picture Show". The acting is exceptional by a unique director. Some of these actors like Timothy Bottoms would never receive the acclaim again for any other performance. "The Last Picture Show" takes place in another time and place that we probably can never find again. Please don't look at this film like it happened yesterday. I found "The Last Picture Show" a remarkable film!

Oct 09, 2017

A brilliant film set in a rural Texas town in which the options are few. Longing, loneliness and desire are detailed quite painfully and accurately. The film is an amazing work with incredible performances. The actors are allowed the space to show the subtleties of being a human, having the good parts and the bad parts of ourselves that any of us has. It is quiet, slow and thorough, by design. It was shot in black and white on purpose, to take out any romanticism of the time, place or happenings of these people who struggle along. If some folks need feel-good movies to be entertained, they won't find it here. But if they are looking for an incredible story about real people, this is the film. It is both beautiful and heartbreaking, simultaneously.

Oct 06, 2017

Coming of age? This is a sexist, objectification of women. The only persons who would get anything out of this movie are young boys. It's nothing but who can get laid. Pathetic. There's no plot or story line except which young girl will take her clothes off next.

May 24, 2015

This stark coming of age film put Peter Bogdanovich on the map. It's very haunting, very bleak, very honest. I've seen it several times over the years but intentionally far and few between. One has to be in the right state of mind for it. There's only so much Hank Williams I can take every decade or so. The unrequited love between Oscar winner Ben Johnson and nominee Ellen Burstyn is very touching.

APEIRON Aug 25, 2014

I read the paltry reviews here and the impression is that patience is no longer a virtue. The M.O. seems to be I WANT IT ALL AND I WANT IT NOW DARN IT!

Yeah we live in extremely fast paced world no thanks to the internet aka the devil's new playground. So understanding and going through a film like The Last Picture Show is anathema to my millennial friends. As a result you get the apologetic ratings here.

I guess we seem to be living in a Michael Bay movie world now!

Jul 21, 2013

The Last Picture Show --- DVD. Twenty minutes into this and all I got was a big yawn. And once they made a big todo about this film. Black and white and boring is how I saw it. There’s lots of better stuff out there to while away the time. Forget it!

May 27, 2013

I understand its merit, but I wasn't entertained. It's very atmospheric. I probably wouldn't recommend it, though, because of its hit-and-miss nature.

aaa5756 May 01, 2012

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”


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