Before Sunrise is a 1995 romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as two strangers who meet on a train and spend one night together in Vienna. The film is the first installment of the Before trilogy, which also includes Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013).
The film was critically acclaimed for its naturalistic dialogue, realistic portrayal of love and chemistry between the leads, and beautiful cinematography of Vienna. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.
The film has been released on Blu Ray by Criterion in a digipack edition that features a new 2K digital restoration, supervised by Linklater, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. The Blu Ray also includes new and archival interviews with Linklater, Hawke, Delpy, and others; an episode of the radio program Fresh Air featuring host Terry Gross, Linklater, Hawke, and Delpy; a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Kent Jones and a 2002 interview with Linklater; and more.
The Blu Ray has a video codec of MPEG-4 AVC with an average bitrate of 35.34 Mbps and an aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The image quality is stunning, with excellent detail, contrast, color, and grain. The film looks natural and film-like, without any signs of digital manipulation or compression artifacts.
The audio quality is also superb, with a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track that delivers clear dialogue, ambient sounds, and music. The film has a minimalist soundtrack that mostly consists of dialogue and occasional songs by Kath Bloom, Mark Linkous, and others. The audio track preserves the original stereo mix of the film and creates a realistic and immersive soundstage.
The Blu Ray edition of Before Sunrise is a must-have for fans of the film and the trilogy. It offers a remarkable presentation of a timeless and captivating story of love and connection. The film is also available on DVD and digital platforms.
Before Sunrise is not only a film, but also a cinematic experience that invites the viewer to join Jesse and CÃline on their spontaneous and magical journey. The film captures the essence of romance, the power of conversation, and the beauty of life. It is a film that resonates with anyone who has ever felt a connection with someone, even for a brief moment.
The film also showcases the talent and charisma of Hawke and Delpy, who improvised much of their dialogue and created believable and likable characters. Their chemistry is palpable and natural, and their performances are nuanced and authentic. They make us care about Jesse and CÃline, and wonder what will happen to them after the sunrise.
Before Sunrise is a film that deserves to be seen and appreciated by anyone who loves cinema. It is a film that will make you laugh, cry, think, and feel. It is a film that will stay with you long after it ends. 061ffe29dd