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Actors: Stacy Keach, Josephine Chaplin, Marisa Berenson, Lisa Banes, Pamela Reed
Director: Bernhard Sinkel
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
NR     2001     5hr 0min

Of all the memorable characters created by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway, none was more complicated, more fascinating or more charismatic than Hemingway himself. Adored by women and the quintesse...  more »


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Actors: Stacy Keach, Josephine Chaplin, Marisa Berenson, Lisa Banes, Pamela Reed
Director: Bernhard Sinkel
Creators: Bernhard Sinkel, Bodo Scriba, Daniel Wilson, Ermanno Mardessich, Gerhard von Halem, James Maniolas, Linda Marmelstein
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: DVD International
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/11/2001
Original Release Date: 05/16/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 05/16/1988
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 5hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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This is junk! The technical quality is an outrage
Aficionado | 02/06/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this miniseries on European TV about 10 years ago; taped it and -- being a Pappa aficionado -- cherished it. My VHS copy slowly became fuzzy and I hoped to get the same in everlasting DVD quality.

Man, was I wrong.

The broadcasted series was longer. What did they take out? The good stuff. The broadcasted series had a brilliant score, based on the Enigma variations by James Elgar. The DVD has some electronic synthesizer score, usually associated with 3d rate porn from former Yugoslavia. The same goes for the title sequence; originally a piece of art based on watercolor freeze frames with design titles. On the DVD the titles are cheap digital fonts with a jagged edge.

Can it get any worse? Yes, it can. De picture quality of the DVD is more faded than my VHS copy. And something probably went wrong during transfer to digital format -- or it was deliberately done very, very, very cheap. All sweeping or action packed camera movements look like something taped from a narrow band internet connection.

If possible, I would have rated this minus 5 stars.

No matter how much you like Hemingway or the content of this miniseries: don't buy this junk."
Angela M. Greenwell | 08/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ever since watching this Hemingway drama on TV in the 1980s I have been desperate to watch it again - it was never repeated on TV. I was delighted to see that I could purchase the DVD through Amazon. I have a multiregion DVD and I had absolutely no problem with the DVD - the quality is excellent.

Thanks for allowing me to enjoy the wonderful drama again."
Warning! Both discs are the same!
A Reader | San Antonio, TX | 08/19/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this DVD and returned it twice! Both discs are the same. Both are parts 1 and 2 of the series. While the labels on the discs are correct, disc 2 is not part 3 and extra features. It is parts 1 and 2 repeated again!"
"Stacy Keach as Hemingway (1988) ... Koch Vision (5/10/2005)
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 10/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Koch Vision present - "Hemingway" (1988) (300 mins/Color) (Dolby Digital) --- Stacy Keach has the lead role of Hemingway and was filmed on-location in Paris, Venice, Pamplona, The Alps, Africa, the U.S. and The Caribbean - places where Hemingway lived, worked, loved and produced some of the most influential and enduring fiction of the 20th Century --- a Golden Globe Award Winner, traces the life and times of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway ... legendary writer, adventurer, sportsman and war correspondent --- he was adored by women and embraced life to the fullest --- but suffered lengthily bouts of depression which led to taking his life.

Under Bernhard Sinkel (Director) Linda Marmelstein (producer), Daniel Wilson (producer), Bernhard Sinkel (Screenwriter), Wolfgang Treu (Cinematographer), John Carter (Editor) ----- the cast includes Stacy Keach (Ernest Hemingway), Josephine Chaplin (Hadley Richardson), Marisa Berenson (Pauline Pfeiffer), Lisa Banes (Martha Gelhorn), Pamela Reed (Mary Walsh), Scott Weinger ( Jack Hemingway) . . . . . outstanding cast with Stacy Keach leading the way and a great supporting cast following his lead ... well scripted as director and screenwriters bring the '40s into perspective ... the flow of each scene is timed and played out well ... there is a sense of energy that Keach captures and the film succeeds with all their winning ways ... this my friendly viewers is not one to be missed.

1. Stacy Keach
Date of birth: 2 June 1941 - Savannah, Georgia
Date of death: Still Living
2. Josephine Chaplin
Date of birth: 28 March 1949 - Santa Monica, California
Date of death: Still Living
3. Marisa Berenson
Date of birth: 15 February 1947 - New York, New York
Date of death: Still Living
4. Scott Weinger
Date of birth: 5 October 1975 - New York, New York
Date of death: Still Living
5. Bernhard Sinkel (Director)
Date of birth: 19 January 1940 - Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Date of death: Still Living

Great job by Koch Vision for releasing "Hemingway" (1988) - Stacy Keach, the digital transfere with a clean, clear and crisp print ... looking forward to more high quality releases from the foreign film market --- order your copy now from Amazon or Koch Vision where there are plenty of copies available on DVD, stay tuned once again for top notch drama mixed with an outstanding cast and director --- gotta love it!

Total Time: 300 mins on DVD ~ Koch Vision KOCV6601DVD ~ (5/10/2005)"