Only Lovers Left Alive: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

The tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), who have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness. Their love story has endured several centuries but their debauched idyll is threatened by the uninvited arrival of Eve’s carefree little sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska) who hasn’t yet learned to tame her wilder instincts. Driven by sensual photography, trance-like music, and droll humor, Jim Jarmusch’s ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE is a meditation on art, science, and the mysteries of everlasting love.

This is a unique film to say the least. What initially attracted me to the film was the see that Hiddleston and Swinton were involved. Both are phenomenally strong actors that I feel can transform themselves and really become their role. Of course they did just that and then some. The thing is that this isn’t like your usual vampire film. It’s a lot more grounded than I expected it to be. The only way I can put it is, yes they are vampires but at this point in their immortal lives they started to wind down and live semi-normal lives (as normal as you can get being a vampire). It’s almost like a person winding down from their “party animal 20’s”. At the same time it was a truly touching love story about a couple’s love that withstood the test of time…….and involved blood and stuff. The chemistry between the two feels so genuine and the way they portray vampires is exactly what it should be. They are both very androgynous and graceful in their demeanor which I usually associate with the classic description of vampires. There’s actually quite a bit of humor in the film as well which was a good way of breaking through some of the violent or dramatic elements. It wasn’t “laugh out loud” funny but there were little punchlines that will make you chuckle. This is a movie that I encourage everyone to watch just because it’s so different than what people may be used to and who knows, you might be pleasantly surprised.

Special Features:

Traveling at Night with Jim Jarmusch – A spotlight on the director while on set of the film.

Deleted & Extended Scenes – A few pretty good scenes here that would’ve added a bit more to the film if left in here and there.

Yasmine Hamdan “Hal” Music Video

Only Lovers Left Alive is available August 19th on Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment



Leave a Reply


Subscribe To Blog Updates

Amazon Search

Networked Blogs