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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind SE

Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) has lost his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet). She’s let her mind be altered in order to completely forget him even! When he finds out about this, he’s torn from sadness and decides there’s only one thing to do: let his mind be erased as well. During the night, a couple of doctors will come around in his house and while he’s unconscious, they’ll start wiping all his memories of Clementine. However, while he’s asleep, his unconscious is still very much awake and when he starts noticing all memories of Clementine are being erased, he finds out that he would like to keep them after all. And so begins a battle between Joel’s subconscience and the doctors in his own mind as he tries to hide the memories of Clementine from them…

Sound and Vision:
The whole movie is filled with grain, but this is done intentionally to get a more realistic atmosphere so we can’t say this is bad. For the rest things are very much ok with sharp image, natural colors, lots of detail and good contrast as well as level of black.

We checked out the DTS track and must say it’s very nice and detailed. Dialogues are crystal clear at all times while the front speakers are used often for the music and also the surround speakers come into action a lot (although in a more subtle way). The whole is well supported by the subwoofer.

Disc 1:
– A Look Inside Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind: Cast & crew get to talk about the movie and we also get to see some behind-the-scenes footage
– A Conversation With Jim Carrey and Director Michel Gondry: Interview with Carrey and the director accompanied with some behind-the-scenes footage
– Audio commentary track by director Michel Gondry and writer Charlie Kaufman
– Deleted Scenes
– Polyphonic Spree “Light & Day” Music Video
– Lacuna Commercial

Disc 2:
– Inside The Mind Of Michel Gondry: some sort of making of where we get to see how certain scenes have been created
– Anatomy Of A Scene: Saratoga Avenue: disection of the Saratoga Avenue scene
– A Conversation With Kate Winslet And Director Michel Gondry: equal to the interview on disc one, but with Kate Winslet this time
– Deleted & Extended Scenes

For once, Jim Carrey doesn’t totally over-act! In fact, he finally shows again that he CAN act! And that’s part of what makes this movie so great. Not only that intrigueing storyline that shows the drama behind the possibility of wiping memories but also the fact that the entire cast does a great job in acting. Whether everyone will like this movie is another question. Fans of Carrey will most likely expect again some hilarious comedy and will definitely be disappointed in that. On the other hand, you do get to see a great drama movie that doesn’t deteriorate to the standard cry-movie.

A-Film has done a terrific job when it comes to the DVD. The extras are nice and both the image & sound quality are top notch.

Our Score:

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