“Reality” entertains that part of my brain that loves experimental cinema. But, everything else plays like what I expect from Quentin Dupieux. A series of neat visuals, a cool concept or two and it’s all wrapped in a bow of nonsense. Mainstream viewers and teenagers will watch the works of a Bunuel or Lynch and claim that it doesn’t make any sense. These people will also saw that Dylan just mumbles and abstract painting has no purpose. They are the pilgrims of the Superficial, but they might be onto something with this one.
“Reality” splits the narrative to six different POVs, so that you have to follow something other than the central plot of a director trying to find the perfect groan. You get to eyeball Napoleon Dynamite as a rat suited itchy freak. Then, John Glover shows up to film a documentary, while Eric Wareheim is dressed up as a beautiful lady. Over the next 87 minutes, nothing else happens. It’s just a scavenger hunt of the bizarre with no end in sight.
The Blu-Ray comes with no special features. However, the A/V Quality is sharp. The 1080p transfer shines like you’d expect for a Dupieux film. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track pops when it gets a chance. In the end, it’s only worth a purchase if you’re already a fan of the guy.
Release Date: 9/15/15