Conclusion: Michael Haneke's Amour comes to Blu-ray in North America rather late, but I think that folks who have been patiently waiting for a local release will be very pleased with Sony Pictures' technical presentation. In my opinion, this is one of the year's must-own Blu-ray releases. Do not miss it, folks.
Excerpt: The subject of Michael Haneke ’s shattering Amour is right there in the title. It’s about the indignities of growing old and the inevitability of death, but only in the same way The Master concerns Scientology—as a means to an end, a phenomenon that reveal its characters’ true nature.
Summary: Michael Haneke's films always take place in the shadow of something unspeakable. In his debut, 1989's The Seventh Continent , it was madness; in his last film, 2009's Palme D'Or-winning The White Ribbon , it was Naziism.
Excerpt: Den österrikiske regissören Michael Haneke har aldrig smekt publiken medhårs och gör det inte heller i ”Amour” som vann Guldpalmen i Cannes i våras. Inledningscenen när polisen bryter sig in i en våning i Paris är chockartad. Men det är slutet på historien.