NUNN'S THEATER HABIT
From A to Z with Peter Greenaway and Cher shares a new director’s cut
Sun. July 9, 2023 12:00 AM
by Jerry Nunn
Cherilyn Sarkisian heads back into the spotlight on July 14, 2023, with the deluxe edition release of the classic record It's a Man's World. This limited edition vinyl box set will please record lovers of all ages in the “Goddess of Pop's” career that has spanned decades covering the course of some people's entire lives. Cher just turned 77 recently and shows no signs of slowing down.
Originally recorded in London, It's a Man's World still stands the test of time, but this first time this album is released on vinyl and is newly remastered. The special bonus edition just adds fuel to the fire reigniting more of Cher's flaming footprint in providing powerful pop music.
“Paradise Is Here (Sunrise Mix) visualizer can be seen and heard here:
Anyone that has spent time with Cher in person will realize that she's down to earth and not caught up in the celebrity game. The picture posted with this article is from when I met her at the Virgin Megastore in Chicago for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in 1998. Everyone knows it's actually Cher's World and we are lucky enough that she shares it with us!
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Fans such as myself never tire of watching Cher's Academy Award-winning performance in Moonstruck and the same can be said of British filmmaker Peter Greenaway's iconic legacy.
He brought performers like Helen Mirren to America's attention thanks to the shocking endeavor The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover. Patrons walked out of a theater in Tennessee clutching their pearls in 1989 when I first watched it.
Before that tasty movie meal there was The Draughtsman's Contract which was released in 1983 and is now remastered in 4K for its 40th anniversary. This murder mystery begins with a haunting contralto voice screeching to wake up the audience backed by a harpsichord.
Composer Michael Nyman provided the music for many of Greenaway's productions and went mainstream for the award-winning film The Piano. His repetitious melodies have haunted listeners for decades and this soundtrack is one of his early compositions.
The Guardian interviewed Nyman and can be seen on the disc as a special feature. Other extras include Greenaway speaking on his inspirations from school drawings to English history.
Longtime fans can explore Greenaway's gifts with this unique behind-the-scenes experience plus four short obscure films that are captured here by Kino Lorber. RuPaul's Drag Race has nothing on the character wigs displayed in this feature film by the way!
A Zed & Two Noughts/The Falls is now offered as a double-feature set from Greenaway, who describes lighting as a major influence on this project.
These rare films are worth viewing again through an informed set of eyes. Greenaway is sometimes obsessed with the alphabet and this is an A to Zed way to learn about him. It's a must-see for aspiring filmmakers and art lovers.
His body of work should be applauded and thanks to BFI National Archive the celebration continues!
Click over to KinoLorber.com to purchase these Greenaway Blu-rays from the international film distribution company. Video-on-demand opportunities include Google Play, iTunes, Vudu and Kino Now.