The extras are superfluous, but the first-rate video transfer and superb, resonant audio promises to generate more fans of the remake.
Guadagnino’s remake is a funereal pseudo-realist drama about political upheaval and the violence of systems that’s at odds with itself.
The original film hasn’t aged as well as other Stephen King adaptations from the era, so it will come as a surprise to no one that a remake is on the horizon.
What intrigues, if in a lurid sort of way, is the film’s fudging of projected viewer desires with its characters’.
If its copycat visual artistry illuminates nothing, at least its script is sincerely devoted to probing Finkel and Longo’s odd partnership.
Oliver Hirschbiegel seemingly rises to the task of coloring this tale with the necessary moral shades and silent fears of our Big Brother times.