"This is THE WORST Blu-Ray transfer I have seen yet, merely because there are only Subtitles for The Hard Of Hearing, which destroy the film.
The most glaring offense is the mime scene, which has subtitles!
Simply beautiful movie - simply ruined."
Subtitles are an abomination
True North | Edmonton | 02/01/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The english subtitles are for the hearing impaired, so you get subtitles for all sorts of sounds in the movie: [knock on door] [clock ringing] [horn sounds] You get the idea. The subtitles are very distracting and destroy the beauty of the movie. I feel ripped off by this shoddy presentation. Even english conversations have subtitles. What a rip off. Shame on the idiots who thought this was a good idea."
Type670 | Vancouver, BC | 05/18/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"DO NOT BUY THIS UNLESS YOU REQUIRE SDH(Subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Apparently the production crew never bothered to include regular subtitles for those of us that actually can hear but can't understand French. They have managed to turn a wonderful film into an exercise in frustration; well done, Einsteins...
"A collection of 18 shorts, all based in Paris and loosely based around the various stages of relationships - starting, flourishing, crumbling. Some hit home more than others, and I think that will be different for everyone. But that's okay - if you don't like one segment, it'll be over in 5 minutes, and you can move on to the next! The obvious correlation is a book of short stories, but it actually reminded me more of walking through a museum with cityscapes on the wall, and your mind imagines what the backstory is on each set of characters and locations. This is like having a mini-glimpse into each painting. One thing I did notice is that love stories are often tragic - there are very few laughs in this movie (although the Coen Brothers segment with Steve Buscemi is freakin' hilarious!). I'm not going to review all the segments, but I will say that my favorite one is also one of the simplest, where a young mother leaves her baby at a nursery, then travels by bus and train across the city, just to act as nanny for someone else's baby. Simple, yet incredibly moving, and says more in three minutes than most movies say in two hours"
Zinho | USA | 04/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love Paris, then you will love this eclectic collection of 5-minute short films, directed by many famous directors, all themed on neighborhoods in Paris. Enjoy!"