Excerpt: In this adaptation of Umberto Eco's celebrated novel, Franciscan friar Sean Connery investigates a series of bizarre murders in a monastery in the 14th century. Aside from the rather unusual subject matter, this is a unique film in that it does not feature the usual starlets and pretty boy actors populating a glossy Hollywood-ized version of history; it actually looks and feels like a working Medieval abbey. And as such, the monks will win no beauty competitions!
Excerpt: I read book from U. Eco twice, I loved it, and also movie was impressive (xviD copy). Im very happy that HD edition of Name of the Rose was released also in Czech Republic. Movie lacks many detalis described in book, but still Im satisfied with imagination of film makers. Bonus materials about making the movie is pleasant. Video quality: You can see softness and grain in some scenes, dark scenes are not so well performed like others.
Excerpt: The picture is a big leap over the previous DVD releases. It features a nice grain structure with fine detail in closeup shots. I would say its a faithful representation of how the original elements appear. The audio is served well on the lossless track. Sounding a lot better than it ever did on original release. The fidelity of the score is fantastic, with wonderful low level ambiance to underscore the suspense.