One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Blu-ray Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 8.5
Video 7.9
Audio 7.9
Special Features 7.5
Total 8.5
Distributor: Warner
Rating: M15+
Reviewer: Alfred McKenzie

8.5


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Originally released in 1975, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest could be considered the movie which made Jack Nicholson and is masterfully directed by Milos Forman. Based on the book by Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest also won five Academy Awards which included Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director and Adapted Screenplay.

What really made this movie so powerful is that it highlighted the institutionalism of America's "mentally insane" and made the unspeakable speakable. For those who have not seen this classic Hollywood movie, it revolves around Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), a small time crook who has been convicted several times, however most recently, his alleged statutory rape.

Rather than return to jail, McMurphy convinces those involved that he is criminally insane and becomes committed to a state mental institution. Unfortunately for McMurphy he arrives on what seems like a war which is led by the dangerous nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher).

From there, McMurphy questions everything around him and may be the only salvation for these lost and wayward patients. Featuring the classic "window" scene, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a classic tale that still quite watchable and interesting today.

For a movie that is over 30 years old, Warner Bros have successfully transferred the movie into high definition which is also matched by high definition sound that goes hand in hand with the movie. Although the quality cannot be compared with modern films of today, it is still quite an exceptional experience that lovers of Blu-ray can still appreciate.

For those interested in special features, the Blu-Ray version contains a great audio commentary by director Milos Forman and producers Saul Zaentz and Michael Douglas who give you a true insight into the making of this inspirational movie. Match that with a behind the scenes documentary, deleted scenes and the film’s original trailer and this nicely rounds out this 30+ year old movie.

Definitely one for those who love engaging documentaries, lovers of classic Hollywood or for those looking for something different.






 
 



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