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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4


DVD Review by David Blackwell


DETAILS:  101 minutes, making-of featurette, behind teh scenes segments, Visual Effects featurette, trailers

VIDEO:  2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO:  Spanish 5.1, English 5.1 (dubbed) Dolby Digital

Subtitles:  English


STUDIO:  Magnet Releasing/ Magnolia Home Entertainment/ Tornasol Films/ Casta Fiore Filma/

RELEASE DATE:  10-18-2011

Javier wants to follow in the footsteps of his father who was the happy Clown.  Cruel events like the Spanish civil war and a bold escape attempt by Javier to rescue his father results in his father getting killed.   He becomes the Sad Clown because he only knows tragedy.  He becomes wrapped up in a love triangle between the abusive Happy Clown Sergio and the beautiful acrobat (and abused wife of Sergio) Natalia.   Events spiral out of control which leave them all scarred in many ways as Javier tries to rescue Natalia.


THE LAST CIRCUS is a mad and visually brilliant tragedy from director Alex de la Iglesia.   It is like a film that would result if Tim Burton and David Lynch combined themselves into one person.   The film reaches insane levels as you witness a battle between a sad clown and a happy clown.   The movie is full of crazy images from surreal dream sequences to absurd moments like an army of clowns attacking Franco's soldiers to odd circus performers who could easily be part of their own film.   It is a nice touch that the film has a night club called Kojaks.   THE LAST CIRCUS could easily fit in the same universe of the Guillermo del Toro films.   I have only seen very few films from director Alex de la Iglesia, but it reaffirms my need to see some of his other films.



MAKING OF THE LAST CIRCUS  takes a look at the making of the film from the genesis to casting to costume design to using green screen to create what some of the cast think is the director's most personal film.

Behind the Scenes Segments focus on the making of key scenes

Visual Effects show before and after of several scenes that were filmed against a green screen inside a studio.


The US Trailer, an international teaser, and the international trailer round out the extras in addition to previews for other Magnolia Home Entertainment titles.


FINAL ANALYSIS: THE LAST CIRCUS is an insane tragedy full of visual  storytelling madness.   A must see for fans of films by directors David Lynch, Tim Burton, and Guillermo del Toro.


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