The best movie by Terry Gilliam. The main character is more than sympathetic and for me personally easy to identify with. His relationship to his work is also something I recognize, a workplace that does not stick out and that does not require too much energy from one's personal life. In this case, the main character spend more energy and time to their fantasies and dreams. The film is a hylling to fantasy and escapism. Love story is engaging. A while into the movie suddenly blurred line between reality and the protagonist's imaginary world. The last 20 minutes of the film moves into a surreal world of symbols. The imagery is poetic and original story. It is a good mix of comedy and tragedy. A true masterpiece simply.
I previously owned a Region 1 edition lacking the documentary included in this UK region 2 release. The big portrays laden between starting hands is the lack of anamorphic picture to NTSC version. The picture was iofs good on TV but not good enough for projector viewing. This version offers thus on an anamorphic picture that is also good. There is some graininess in the picture but it can be largely attributed to the film negative, although there is little digital graininess too. The soundtrack seems to be identical mallan editions and even though it is in Dolby Surround, it sounds pretty good with Dolby Pro-Logic II.