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Dressmaker is a well done movie highlighted by a fantastic cast including Kate Winslet, Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving. The story does have a familiar feel but with a darker crime twist that makes it all the more investing.

 

 

The Dressmaker
(2016)

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
Broad Green Pictures | R – 119 min. – $16.99 | December 27, 2017

Date Published: 01/10/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Jocelyn Moorhouse
Writer(s): Jocelyn Moorhouse & P.J. Hogan (written by)
Cast: Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving
DISC INFO:
Features:
Featurettes, Photo Gallery
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.39
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: 36.3 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


A glamorous, worldly dressmaker returns to her small Australian hometown to seek the truth behind her notorious reputation. Tilly Dunnage (KATE WINSLET), who cares for her eccentric mother (JUDY DAVIS), schemes with the local sergeant (HUGO WEAVING) who has secrets of his own, and falls for local farmer Teddy (LIAM HEMSWORTH). As she starts to unravel her scandalous past, she transforms the town’s women with her exquisite creations. Armed with only her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly shows she is a force to be reckoned with and that revenge never goes out of style.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.5/5


This release is a bit light on features but includes The Story (3:39; HD) and Designing The Dressmaker (3:33; HD) featurettes, both of which have behind-the-scenes footage and on-location interviews, and a Photo Gallery.

 


VIDEO – 4.25/5


The Dressmaker arrives on Blu-ray presented in its original 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio and an AVC-encoded 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture quality here is rather good. Even though its set in the Australia outback, colors tend to move more toward browns but there are splashes here and there, in particular with the costumes. Skin tones do look natural and detail is fairly sharp.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


The included DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is perfectly serviceable especially for a film that is mostly dialogue driven. There is at least a moderate amount of depth and usage of the rear channels mostly for ambient noises and David Hirschfelder’s (Australia, The Water Diviner) dramatic score.

 


OVERALL – 3.5/5


Overall, The Dressmaker is a well done movie highlighted by a fantastic cast including Kate Winslet, Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving. The story does have a familiar feel but with a darker crime twist that makes it all the more investing. The Blu-ray released by Broad Green offers good video/audio and a throwaway selection of bonus material.

 

 

 

 

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