'Frozen River' - High-Def Digest Review - High-Def Digest Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-09-2009, 10:13 PM
Attebery's Avatar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 9,716
Default 'Frozen River' - High-Def Digest Review

David has reviewed 'Frozen River.' He says viewers will be rewarded if they seek this one out.This Blu-ray has muted video and audio and thin supplements. Recommended, but probably not a blind buy.

Full review here:
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/1996/frozenriver.html
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-09-2009, 10:34 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 512
Default

I have it coming via NetFlix and am looking forward to it. It's supposed to be very good, with a great performance from Melissa Leo.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-09-2009, 10:38 PM
jurples's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 312
Default

saw this in the theater over the weekend. like the reviewer said it's got its flaws (though i can't say for certain that his misgivings are the same as mine), but yeah, overall it's a very good movie and at least worth viewing if not owning.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-09-2009, 10:56 PM
Squozen's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,142
Default

Definitely looking forward to renting this one, but I suspect I'll probably have to buy it to be able to see it on Blu in Australia...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-09-2009, 11:04 PM
Brad1963's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,932
Default

I actually went to see this in a movie theatre last August (It was playing in my neighborhood) and thought it was terrific. With its recent awards attention it may find an audience. This is what Indie Filmmaking is all about; much love and detail went into this film, thanks to Courtney Hunt. She is a name to watch for in the future.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-10-2009, 12:03 AM
taygan315's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 7,536
Default

Never heard of this one. May have to check it out.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-10-2009, 01:07 PM
Josh Z's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 11,925
Default

I'm not sure how this one got past me. My grandparents used to own a campground (now run by my uncle) in upstate NY along the St. Lawrence. I spent many summers and more than a few winters in that area. I'll definitely have to check this out.
__________________
Josh Z
Former Writer/Editor, High-Def Digest
My opinions are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employers, whoever they may be..
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-15-2009, 12:51 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 512
Default

My wife and I watched this one last night and really enjoyed it. I wasn't sure that the film was not going to be totally depressing and wanted to make sure my wife was prepped in advance for something that wasn't necessarily going to be light and happy. She said she was up for it, so we sat down and watched and enjoyed the film a lot. Definitely not a very happy film, but not really that dark and depressing either. Just a little tough to find a lot of light moments in it (there are a few, but just not that much comic relief tossed in).

Most definitely worth a rental, though I'm not sure it's something that most people would watch repeatedly.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-15-2009, 12:54 PM
dandeeswish's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,712
Default

As soon as the film takes a slight price drop count me in...but $30.00 is just a bit too expensive.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-15-2009, 12:57 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 512
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post
I'm not sure how this one got past me. My grandparents used to own a campground (now run by my uncle) in upstate NY along the St. Lawrence. I spent many summers and more than a few winters in that area. I'll definitely have to check this out.
In the small world category, when the credits were rolling my wife noticed Plattsburgh, NY mentioned. My parents lived there when I was a toddler, and wound up having one of my brothers there before moving back home when dad's military service was completed. They lived in a mobile home that was eventually moved back to their childhood home area, and we lived in that until they built a house a few years later.

I honestly don't remember much, if anything, about my time there, but my parents definitely remember live there. I could probably talk with my mother about life there for hours, and she'd probably recognize a lot of the scenery from the film.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
'Frozen Planet' - High-Def Digest Review Attebery Blu-ray Software General Discussion 17 06-11-2012 01:13 AM
'Frozen' - High-Def Digest Review Attebery Blu-ray Software General Discussion 24 10-30-2010 12:39 AM
$10 off Frozen River @ Sony Rewards Taboner Ultra-HD/Blu-ray Bargains 10 02-15-2009 05:05 PM
'Frozen River' -- pre-release thread PeterB Blu-ray Software General Discussion 9 02-09-2009 12:22 AM
Sundance Grand Jury Winner Frozen River Blu-ray Bound Brad1963 Blu-ray Software General Discussion 1 12-05-2008 09:34 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off