The Year of Living Dangerously

The Year of Living Dangerously

DVD - 2000
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Guy Hamilton, an ambitious Australian reporter on his first overseas assignment, is befriended by a short Eurasian cameraman, Billy Kwan, who has connections in high places. Hamilton soon gains an entree to Indonesian Communist Party leaders, as well as insight into Jakarta's grim realities on the eve of a major political upheaval.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, p2000, c1982.
Edition: Widescreen format.
ISBN: 9780790744285
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 115 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.


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Mar 31, 2019

I saw this when it first came out in '82. It's still a terrific movie: Gibson's star power, Hunt's acting, Weir's direction.

Oct 22, 2018

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but emersbc's is at odds with that of most people's. Does he or she realize that Linda Hunt won an Oscar for that incredible performance?

No, the film does not totally work but I like what one reviewer said who called it a flawed masterpiece. It's def up there tho. Wish they would release a BD. Tired of waiting; might have to see if I can find it in 35mm. Yes, I can show that.

Dec 18, 2017

Copy I rented did not play correctly.

stepnorth Mar 06, 2016

Cinematography and casting terrific, plot a little thin.

Sep 11, 2012

This movie was really bad. First, why was Linda Hunt playing Billy Kwan? It was really distracting and her narration was extremely annoying. Gibson and Weaver were o.k. but the plot was thin, the characters underdeveloped and, well, yawn.

Jan 24, 2011

A compelling story with a spectacular acting turn by Hunt together with strong work from Weir, Weaver, Gibson, Jarre et al. Very subtle and stunning wide-angle work by Russell Boyd.

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