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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4


DVD Review by David Blackwell


DETAILS:  92 minutes, featurette, trailer

VIDEO:  2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO:  English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish


STUDIO:  IFC Films/ BBC Films/ Zentropa Entertainment/ Scottish Screen/ The Danish Film Institute/ The Irish Film Board/ Sigma Films

RELEASE DATE:  5-22-2012

Susan (Eva Green) is a British researcher who neglects everything else in her life until she meets a chef named Michael (Ewan McGregor), a man who doesn’t stay romantically attached for long.   A love grows between them as an epidemic spreads across the globe causing people to lose all their senses.  First, people lose the sense of smell followed by taste.   People panic and adapt, but people lose the memories associated with those lost senses.   Most of the action is reflected to what is happening to the people in England and other parts of the world being seen through newscasts.


PREFECT SENSE is a philosophical love story that is perfect to watch once.   It is a great film to experience just once as I feel the film may lose its power and be savored less and less with each repeat viewing.   Eva Green continues to get more attractive as she gets older while Ewan McGregor proves he can act under the eye of a good director.   The film plays up the visuals, sounds, silence, and even music to replace the moments of silence.  The main focus of the film is about how it is to love and be loved no matter what chaos surrounds people in their lives.   PERFECT SENSE never focuses too much on what caused the loss of senses and discussion of what could have caused it (other than brief theories that it is God’s punishment).



The extras are very slim and amount to the theatrical trailer and a two minute promotional fluff featurette.   I wish they had something more like a featurette exploring the making of the film or an audio commentary for the film.


FINAL ANALYSIS:  PERFECT SENSE is an interesting romance among difficult times that might lose its allure on repeat viewings.


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