WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD

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THE PLOT THUS FAR

In 1988, a teenage girl’s life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears.

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“White Bird in a Blizzard” is a story about a girl missing her mother. Well, she doesn’t miss her so much as she wants to find out why she disappeared. Her father is no help, as well as the neighbors who might be in on it. The police want to try and offer support, but Shailene Woodley takes the lead as the plucky young female lead of an Araki movie. Ask Rose McGowan how that tends to work out.

Gregg Araki is a director that approaches his material like a hurricane. That being said, his post “Mysterious Skin” work is showing amazing restraint. Nudity is used in the film in a rather off-putting matter. It’s not offensive, so much as it’s comical. But, most of you guys just want to hear that Eva Green and Shailene Woodley get naked in it.

The Blu-Ray comes with a commentary, interviews, featurette, trailer and extended/deleted scenes as the special features. The A/V Quality is on par for a low budget drama. The 1080p transfer isn’t amazing, but it works. The same goes for the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.

RELEASE DATE: 01/20/2015

[review_summary title=”Araki is getting better” summary=”Period piece about a young woman dealing with Eva Green” positives=”Strong adaptation from the novel.
Thomas Jane continues to impress.” negatives=”Shailene Woodley’s nude scene didn’t seem needed.”][rating title=”Overall” value=”3″ range=”5″][/review_summary]

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