DEATH BECOMES HER REVIEWED
“Death Becomes Her” is this odd beast that exists almost in spite of itself. Milestone special effects couple with a funny mild horror script produces one of the best that 1992 offered. Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn hold the story for so long that one almost forgets about Bruce Willis and Isabella Rossellini. While that might not be a bad thing, it shows a larger issue facing the film. It’s two ideas stretched to 103 minutes and everyone is pushed to go along with it. Aging is a pain and women will do whatever it takes to beat the impact, but what else is there?
The film tip-toes with playing up the mortality and deformity issues that come with everlasting life. But, I feel that Zemeckis pulled his punches on a ton of the potentially gross moments. Everyone remembers Goldie Hawn with the hole in her gut, but that kind of morbidity rarely gets addressed. Hell, the ending of the film feels like a Looney Tunes cartoon and less Tales from the Crypt. While it works as a dark comedy, I’ve always felt like we’re missing a whisper of potential greatness.
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A/V QUALITY STATS
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 4/26/16
The Plot Thus Far
When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.