Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: "Cries and Whispers" (1972)

Now on blu-ray is Ingmar Bergman's 1972 masterpiece Cries and Whispers, which is one of the most powerful, gut-punching films I've ever seen- it's an experience unlike any other, although I do have to warn you that it may not be for everyone. It's about three wealthy sisters in the early 20th century, two of whom have to watch over the third as she's on her deathbed, suffering from a crippling illness that will kill her in just a matter of time...but how much time? Obviously, this is intense, existential material- even though it's incredible filmmaking, the word "fun" is probably the last one you'd use to describe watching this, but it gets under your skin and provides you with an emotional roller coaster ride you'll never forget.

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