arrives on DVD in tandem with Sirk's masterpiece . Both come through in dazzling, gorgeous new transfers that preserve both films' vintage Technicolor magnificence. which sells for $10 less, does not boast nearly as many extras as . Besides the Fassbinder essay, this deluxe DVD includes a video interview with Sirk, lobby cards, stills, and other great stuff.
Though both stories verge on the ridiculous, it's hard to watch them without discovering Sirk's real intentions. Underneath the gloss and phony surfaces, these films explore the most disturbing aspects of human behavior, especially around chemical attraction and sex. And reading over Fassbinder's essay definitely helps put perspective on things.
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