Pink Narcissus R0 (Region 1) - Bidgood, Jamess
Releasedatum: 18 februari 2003
An extremely handsome, self-involved, brooding young man escapes the realities of his street life through a series of fantasies of incredible beauty. Obsessed with his own perfection, he lives in a dreamworld of fantastic colors, magnificent music, elaborate costumes and strikingly handsome males. In a series of Walter Mitty-like sequences he imagines himself as as Roman slave chosen by the emperor, as a triumphant matador vanquishing the bull (who is really a black leather clad cyclist), an innocent wood nymph gamboling in the woods, diaphanously dressed harem boy in the tent of the sheik. He imagines his room as an exquisite jewel-encrusted retreat. But reality constantly intrudes through the depraved lives of the other street people, through the harsh and ugly sounds outside and through the visits of his "johns". His narcissistic enchantment with his own beauty and lifestyle is marred by one great fear - aging and loss of his youth and good looks. And, in a final terrible glimpse of reality, the jaded "john" becomes himself.
Please note: Portions of this presentation were shot in 8mm, thus the grainly quality of image. Please be aware that this transfer is from the original camera negative and the aspect ratio is exactly the same as the 35mm print and appears at 1:33, there is no loss of image on this DVD edition.
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