DVD – Original Sin

DVD - Original Sin

Original Sin

               Genre: Thriller, Romance
               Wedding, Drama, intrigue, Cuba, newspaper advertisement, Coffee Plantation

Sex, lies and intrigue

  He is wealthy, sensitive and extremely appealing figure: Luis Vargas (Antonio Banderas), owner of a coffee plantation in Cuba, meets the end of the 19th Century through a newspaper advertisement and subsequent correspondence, a young American woman, whom he soon asked to become his wife. Arrives as Julia Russell (Angelina Jolie), then shortly before the wedding date with her future husband, she looks like so not even the woman in the photo, was awarded the Luis. But this is so fascinated by the beauty and sensuality of the strangers that he is too easily satisfied with their ingenious explanations of this inconsistency there.

The marriage is concluded, and Julia and Luis sink into the background of the Paradise area intensively in the erotic pleasures of strong mutual attraction. Happiness seems to be perfect, until one day, the private detective, Walter Downs (Thomas Jane) appears at Luis, pretending to inquire on behalf of Julia’s sister Emily (Cordelia Richards) for his wife, about which a considerable time no news come. Luis then asked Julia, her sister to calm write a letter, but when Emily replaced them, they appear alert in Cuba, since the handwriting is completely different manner than her sister. But before Luis, full of doubt in their cases and to making sniffing suspicious discoveries that can make Julia a question, is the beautiful stranger had also dived – not without taking a good part of his fortune …

Original Sin in the year 2001, was ridiculed for Angelina Jolie with the Golden Raspberry as Worst Actress, now appears for the first time on Blu-ray, in the unabridged version extended to two minutes – unrated, which here refers mainly to the intimate scenes . Two beautiful Hollywood stars in an erotic love story with dramatic twists in a landscaped idyll: This is the stuff that will be staged from the movie pleasant dreams. As for the commercial aspects, this concept is based on well. But the story of big emotions, low altitude flights and erotic intrigue remains strangely one-dimensional and a total waste of the huge potential that alias in the novel Waltz into Darkness / waltzes into the dark by Cornell Woolrich William Irish dormant in 1947. That can be realized from a complex, gripping film that shows the version of The Secret of the Mississippi Mermaid / La Sirène du Mississippi by François Truffaut from 1969 with Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo in the lead roles.

( Marie Anderson)

Title: “Original Sin” Country of production: France, USA Year of production: 2001 Length: 118 (Min) Published when: Kinowelt Home Entertainment format: 16:9 tone / language: DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio, English, German EAN: 4006680050768 (# ) Extras: the director’s audio commentary, behind the scenes, interviews with Michael Cristofer, Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas, music video “You Can not Walk Away from Love” Trailer

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