[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Steve Buscemi plays every third indie film director from the 1990s.” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%232a2a2a” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_separator color=”black” align=”align_left” border_width=”3″][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/r3E3FBkEA1M”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1444504741042{padding-top: 25px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_cta h2=”Peter Dinklage just owns all in this film.” shape=”square” style=”flat” color=”black” add_button=”right” btn_title=”Have a dream with a dwarf” btn_style=”outline” btn_shape=”square” btn_color=”white” btn_size=”sm” btn_align=”center” btn_button_block=”true” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FOXlRG73ciaA||”][/vc_cta][vc_column_text]”Living in Oblivion” is one of those arthouse films from the time when I discovered what arthouse meant. While I never got the chance to check it out at the Vogue (local reference). I did pick it up on VHS and watched it repeatedly on IFC. As I would grow into appreciating the collaborative nature of film, many of the jokes would start to make sense. For a neophyte viewer, the narrative is so insular that it threatens to derail the film. Well, outside of Dinklage’s memorable rant.

You know what makes me feel old? I remember seeing the film (Johnny Suede) that inspired this one at a dollar house theater years before ever seeing Living in Oblivion. While that early Brad Pitt starring vehicle was a giant waste of time, it at least bothered to invite new viewers into its world. I get that a film about the process should be made to include those that get it. But, what about those on the outside? Even 20 years later, I still can’t get over that aspect of the film.

The Blu-Ray comes with brand-new interviews, commentary, Q&A and a deleted scene as the special features. The A/V Quality is quite impressive for a quite indie film. The 1080p transfer shines at the moments that need it. The DTS-HD master audio mono track seems thin since I remember this being at least a Dolby 2.0 master on DVD. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]RELEASE DATE: 11/17/2015[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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