Sweetie Sweetie

Sweetie

Jane Campion

 
Sweetie (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

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  • New Zealand
  • 1989
  • 99 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #356

Though she went on to create a string of brilliant films, Jane Campion will always be remembered for her stunning debut feature, Sweetie, which focuses on the hazardous relationship between the buttoned-down, superstitious Kay and her rampaging, devil-may-care sister, Sweetie—and on their family’s profoundly rotten roots. A feast of colorful photography and captivating, idiosyncratic characters, the tough and tender Sweetie heralded the emergence of this gifted director, as well as a renaissance of Australian cinema, which would take the film world by storm in the nineties.

Credits

DirectorJane Campion
ProducerJohn Maynard
CoproducerWilliam MacKinnon
ScreenplayGerard Lee and Jane Campion
From an original idea byJane Campion
Director of photographySally Bongers
EditorVeronika Haussler
MusicMartin Armiger
Costume designerAmanda Lovejoy
Art directorPeter Harris

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Sally Bongers and approved by director Jane Campion, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring Campion, Bongers, and screenwriter Gerard Lee
  • Making “Sweetie,” a video conversation between stars Genevieve Lemon and Karen Colston
  • Campion’s early short films An Exercise in Discipline: Peel, Passionless Moments, and A Girl’s Own Story
  • Jane Campion: The Film School Years, a 1989 video conversation between Campion and critic Peter Thompson
  • Behind-the-scenes photos and production stills
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Dana Polan

    New cover by Steve Chow

Film Essays

Sweetie: Jane Campion’s Experiment

By Dana Polan October 23, 2006

As it has evolved, Jane Campion’s body of work has come increasingly to exhibit a powerful unity, centered on a commitment to depicting the psychosexual realities of women’s lives. In her . . . Read more »

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Video


Film Essays

Sweetie: Jane Campion’s Experiment

By Dana Polan October 23, 2006

As it has evolved, Jane Campion’s body of work has come increasingly to exhibit a powerful unity, centered on a commitment to depicting the psychosexual realities of women’s lives. In her . . . Read more »

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