Defending Your Life (Blu-ray)

Defending Your Life (Blu-ray)





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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Albert Brooks
Year: 1991
Format: Blu-ray
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Cast: Albert Brooks, Buck Henry, Lee Grant, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn
Original Language: English
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 30 March 2021
Runtime (minutes): 111



A WITTY, ROMANTIC VISION OF THE AFTERLIFE FROM ALBERT BROOKSNew 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Albert Brooks.Special features include a new c…

Is there love after death? Acerbic everyman Albert Brooks finds a perfect balance between satirical bite and romantic-comedy charm as the writer, director, and star of this wonderfully warm and imaginative existential fantasy. After he dies suddenly, the hapless advertising executive Daniel Miller (Brooks) finds himself in Judgment City, a gleaming way station where the newly deceased must prove they lived a life of sufficient courage to advance in their journey through the universe. As the self-doubting Daniel struggles to make his case, a budding relationship with the uninhibited Julia (Meryl Streep) offers him a chance to finally feel alive. Buoyed by a brilliant supporting cast that includes Rip Torn, Lee Grant, and Buck Henry, Defending Your Life is a rare feat of personal, philosophical filmmaking that happens to also be divinely entertaining.

• New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Albert Brooks, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
• New conversation between Brooks and filmmaker Robert Weide
• New interview on the afterlife with theologian and critic Donna Bowman
• New program featuring excerpts from 1991 interviews with Brooks and actors Lee Grant and Rip Torn
• Trailer
• English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• PLUS: An essay by filmmaker Ari Aster

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