Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

DVD - 2018
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Set in the glamour of the 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of the British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by the scariest curse of all...love.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Branch Call Number: DVD Fic Phan
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 130 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1

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10000mefest
Sep 08, 2020

Daniel Day-Lewis plays a very eccentric dress maker here. The acting by all is amazing and the story is so very original. I liked it.

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ilovebooks_18
Jun 30, 2020

Please read this review after you have watched the movie. I loved the dresses, houses movie is set in, acting, music, and could even understand Woodcock. BUT, I googled mushroom poisoning and it causes organ failure. I thought he would die and the sister would hang for it because inevitably someone who works in the house overheard their morning argument. After I watched it I thought, "they deserve each other". It was different but I have no regrets.

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victoriadouglas135
Apr 17, 2020

Deliciously twisted.

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Biblitz
Jan 30, 2020

I'm with Joe. What absolute drivel - a waste of good actors. The Writers' Guild should cancel the membership and fine the author of this nonsense.

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joseph10006
Dec 23, 2019

Long insufferable pointless and bloody senseless to boot. Now listen, you tell a story by presenting a beginning a middle and an end; in which everything adds up. Not this inchoate nonsense with august pretence to serious art. This movie is garbage

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lavasushi
Nov 26, 2019

This film makes being odd, OCD and self-absorbed seem ok. Alma seems to go through several personality changes: Simple girl, modeling in beautiful clothes and a jealous wife. I’ve seen most of Daniel Day Lewis body of work and do believe he is an incredible actor. But for him to want to retire from acting on this film seems a tragedy.

JCLMattC Oct 29, 2019

A hypnotically stylish examination of a master dress-designer in London. He welcomes a new muse into his home who quickly disrupts his life of order and obsession.

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yesbyedith
Oct 22, 2019

He controlled how loudly she ate. Finally she found a way to control him, and he enjoyed. Sadomasochism, if you ask me.

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Brisou
Aug 31, 2019

D'accord...on avait oublié avoir visionné et on a choisi de le regarder à nouveau. Je suis heureuse de ce choix car cela nous aura permis de capter d'autres subtilités ignorées avant. Le jeux des personnages, leurs expressions, les robes, le contexte, le contenu sont tous des éléments qui rendent à ce film tous les honneurs qui lui sont dus. Encore une fois, vive la splendeur et la lenteur de tels films. Que les personnes recherchant une éventualité quelconque s'abstiennent.

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jazzy4u
Aug 24, 2019

This doesn't deserve any star. From beg. to end I kept waiting for some kind of life energy to start the show. It's like watching everyone in the room on drugs pretending not to be stoned out of their minds. Pointless, lifeless, dead-end, shallow people driven by their own obsessions which parallel no one outside of their own brain cells. ANOTHER sorry-butt, stupid, waste of time from actors, directors, script writer's. WHY does this disc player NOT have a FF on it????????????????? WHY don't I recognize when a film is wasting my time TURN IT OFF!

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2018

Many interesting quotes from the film have been posted in IMDb ... thanks to the contributors. However, the film left out some good stuff from the extras that are as memorable:

From a deleted scene:

I never really like myself. I thought my shoulders were too wide. My neck was skinny like a girl. And I have no breasts. Except my hips are large than needed. My arms strong. But in his work, I became perfect. I feel just right. May be that’s how all women feel in his clothes.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2018

Special features: House of Woodcock fashion show narrated by Adam Buxton (fabrics, colors and silhouettes):

Let’s join the stars and celebrities and London’s top genetic specimens. The occasion? A mannequin parade and spring fashion at the House of Woodcock.
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Our first model Elizabeth wears a dinner dress with a fitted bodice of black velvet and a full skirt of silk veil, accented with emerald beading and jet buttons.
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Alma wears a claret-colored hostess ensemble with a wool jersey blouse and a matching silk veil skirt trimmed with Alençon lace.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2018

Special features: House of Woodcock fashion show

Ingrid wears a renaissance inspired suit of slate blue wool serge. The tailored jacket featuring unique shoulder details is trimmed with charcoal gray plassementerie, and is paired with a romantic full skirt, the unique touch of a Cavaliers Cape lined in crimson silk, custom feathered hat and Cavalier-style embroidered kid leather gloves completes the look.
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Ellie wears a daytime ensemble of moss green iridescent wool with a full-length coat and pencil-slim skirt, paired with a vibrant floral silk lining and matching print silk blouse. The outfit is finished with a matching green hat in a fine straw, an exclusive house of Woodcock sting-gray design.
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Make way for Bonnie, she wears an evening gown of emerald green silk taffeta. The skirt held away from the hips with inverted tucks. The wonderful bodice is of black ribbon lace with a décolletage for displaying one’s favorite jewels.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2018

Special features: House of Woodcock fashion show

Ellie wears a spring suit in a soft fog-colored wool in a subtle plaid, paired with a built-in waistcoat of straw colored lightweight herringbone wool. The lines of the cleverly cut jacket continue into the lines of the pencil-slim skirt.
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And now it’s the turn of Alma who wears a renaissance inspired gala gown with matching evening cape rendered in smoked colored silk velvet with golden Hurd taffeta skirt and cape lining. The bodice' s front slashing details is set off with strings of graduated sead pearls and crystal accents.
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Ingrid wears a dinner ensemble suitable for casual dinners with friends or first nights out on a tropical cruise. A romantic silk organza blouse and silk taffeta skirt, both in soft azure blue, are contrasted with black wool jersey bodice, shawl, belt and handbag. The result was an inevitable loveliness from the House of Woodcock.

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