Brokeback Mountain (DVD, 2006, Anamorphic Widescreen)

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(Manufacturer # MHV62026315DVD ) Plot
    Ang Lee's adaptation of E. Annie Proulx's story Brokeback Mountain stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger as young cowboys named Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar. Each of them is hired to corral sheep on the title location and they soon bond very closely. Their platonic relationship explodes into a physical one, but eventually the two are separated when their job comes to an end. Although the two follow different life paths -- one becoming a father of two and the other marrying into a successful business -- they have a reunion years later. Each is affected profoundly by the rekindling of their old feelings for each other. Those feelings lead each to consider what continuing their hidden relationship would cost them. The screenplay was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Movie Type
    Drama, Romance
Movie Level Themes
    Keeping a Secret, Infidelity, Star-Crossed Lovers, Sexual Awakening, Forbidden Love
Movie Level Tones
    Elegiac, Melancholy, Intimate, Bittersweet, Poignant, Earthy

DVD Features

  • Directing from the heart: Ang Lee
  • Sharing the story: the making of Brokeback Mountain
  • From script to screen: interviews with Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana
  • And more!
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      Review

        Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain is an effective and affecting psychological study of a man so afraid of revealing emotions that he nearly implodes due to his inability to express himself. Heath Ledger gives a beautifully nuanced performance as Ennis Del Mar, a man of the land who for a number of reasons is unable to share himself in a real way with anyone other than the love of his life -- and even then he is unable to open up fully. The fact that his great love is another man provides yet another reason why he feels he must keep his emotions inside himself. Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jack Twist, the more outgoing of the pair. His gregariousness wins over the taciturn Ennis, but it also is the character trait that will eventually cause the two to have their biggest fight. The film smartly observes the men's relationships with their wives. One realizes that Ennis' inability to communicate would have caused trouble in his marriage even without his affair. Jack, being the more outgoing of the two, actually attempts to find ways to satisfy his closeted impulses even though emotionally he is drawn totally to Ennis. The pair are more than ably supported by Michelle Williams playing a simple but very smart woman, Randy Quaid, and Linda Cardellini, who gives Ennis a piece of advice about love that rings remarkably true in a film that seeks nothing more than to show what is inside the heart of a man trapped by inarticulateness. The film's final scene is so small it plays at the time like an anticlimax, but when a viewer takes stock of everything the character has gone through, one realizes how profoundly the character has changed. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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      Specifications

      About this edition:
      UPC: 025192631528
      BINC: 8363135
      Format: Rated R, 135 minutes, Dolby Digital 5.1
      Region: USA & territories, Canada
      Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
      Other Languages: French
      Subtitle Languages: Spanish

      Reviews (29)

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        the movie was well done,the evolution of the characters grows beautifully! one of the most original & contreversal films i've seen in years. a must see movie,if your mind is open.

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        you will fall in love all over again, this movie should have won the movie of the year. if you enjoy romance movies like "the notebook" you will love this movie.

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        2.0 / 5.0

        Having lived and worked in the remote mountain region of Montana on an expansive horse and cattle ranch outside of Yellowstone Park, and witnessing the intermingling of grizzlies, wolves, cattle and horses, I can appreciate the respectul backdrop of this magnificent country.The man to grizzly confrontation of a true mountain man friend while I was there inspired me to write my first and only nonfiction about it. Anyone who enjoys the miraculous life changing events that can occur in a place comparable to Paradise, such as fictional Brokeback Mountain, might also enjoy my nonfictional, Basin and the Deadfall Dance.

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        Wow, I was moved! I thought the acting was great! The story and filming were wonderful! But then I am a sucker for a love story! This movie and it's characters blew me away. Such strong acting by Jake, Heath, and Michelle. Ang Lee put greatness back into filming!

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        Brokeback Mountain should have won Best Picture over Crash. This film is hands down the best film of 2005. Although it is known as the "gay cowboy" movie, it is more of a tragic romance than anything else. It is tragic because of how being gay eats the souls of the two men. They cannot accept their feelings for each other, because they live in a time where it is dangerous to be gay. They wish they weren't gay, but know that they have no choice in the matter. Heath Ledger is magnificent in the role. He talks through clenched teeth, which is true to the character, who he holding his emotions and secrets inside of him, secret from the rest of the world. The film itself is very well made. From the careful camera work to the brilliant screenplay adaptation of Annie Proulx's great short story, everything works. Michelle Williams is very good as Ennis' wife, whose life comes crashing down when she discovers that her husband is gay. Her story is just as tragic as those of the two men. This is far from a political film, but it does carry with it an important message that love is love, and that society as a whole has to be more accepting. After nearly four months since I first saw it, I still can't get it out of my head. It is so emotional and heartbreaking. Please ignore criticism and before judging this film see it for yourself!!! (You don't have to be gay to love this movie!!!) You won't be disappointed. BEST FILM OF 2005, and that's saying a lot, since this was such a great year for movies. Check out the films below that I mentioned. They all are great. (Except Brokeback was far superior to them all, including CRASH).

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        Everyone should see this movie. Put away your stereotypes and prejudices and watch one of the most memorable movies of our time. It's truly a story of love between two human beings who just happen to be of the same sex. Love in any form should be celebrated. Very sad and emotional movie. Fabulous job by all involved.

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        Though the reviewer here says it is just a "star crossed love story" it is so much more. A near perfect short story, a near perfect script, outstanding performances by Heath Ledger (who in my opinion) had the most challenging role, and great performances by the rest of the cast. These characters are so real that I think of this movie as almost a documentary, looking into these folks lives and hearts for a glimpse of their truth. This is a very bittersweet story, but absolutely incredibly well done.

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        Of the many movies that I've watched, I've never ever cried so hard and been left with such feelings for the characters as I was when I watched this one. "Brokeback" is beautifully done with scenic shots and real characters that you can't help but fall in love with. Recommended for anyone who wants to know why we should love, how happy it can make us, and how important it is not to throw it away because of what others may think.

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        Brokeback Mountain is a powerful translation of literature to film. The screenplay adaptation by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana of Annie Proulx's short story rivals that of Horton Foote's translation of the Harper Lee classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. The performances of every actor, really, are flawless. Without detracting from Philip Seymor Hoffman's masterful mimicry of Truman Capote, Heath Ledger's creation from thin air of the complex and conflicted Enis Del Mar is iconic: think James Dean as Jim Stark in Rebel Without a Cause. The gay-love-story epithet attributed to this film distorts its majesty: unattainable, conflicted, enduring love framed by the rugged American west and its rich visual imagery. That a cowboy can fall in love with another cowboy is not the defining theme of Brokeback Mountain. It's a simple truth. This is a stunning film destined for a legacy befitting the classic work which it is.

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        Deeply moving romantic epic, not to be missed. Same-sex lovers the world over now have on the screen what straight moviegoers have taken for granted for decades!

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        this movie is so entertaining, i love the ironic end!!!

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        Greatest love story since 1970's "Love Story." Male/female relationships have been done so much that it's refreshing to see a movie like this one show how hard it is to be in a relationship and how prejudices can make people enter marriages of convenience that are more likely to destroy conventional marriages (heterosexual) than gays and lesbians who live without fear. This movie does a great job of showing how the relationship between Ennis and Jack destroys lives more than people realize. I found that the so called "slow moments" at the beginning help you understand the isolation that the two men felt on that mountain. Heath and Jake do an excellent job as the two doomed lovers. The wives (especially Michelle Williams's Alma, who makes you forget her Dawson's Creek years) are effective as well (Anne Hathaway does a good job too but not like Michelle's nominated performance.) The movie's tagline is correct "Love Is A Force Of Nature." Brokeback Mountain and LOTR: The Return of the King are the best movies so far in the 21st century. "Jack, I swear."

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        4.0 / 5.0

        I watched this for 2 reasons...I had heard all the talk in the media and well, there was nothing left to take out at the library. I wasn't actually relishing the thought of watching a movie that was about cowboys in love. However, that being noted, I was incredibly surprized by the film. If you have some issues with homosexuality, you don't have to enjoy the story from that perspective...there are many other ways to relate to it. The movie avoids being too political, a great relief. The highlights: musical score, cinematography, acting, casting, and the the script. There were a couple of minor flaws. It was difficult to age the characters over a 20-year period and it may have been better to see a little more on the impact the men's relationship had on their wives.

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        2.0 / 5.0

        I was so completely annoyed when Brokeback Mountain kept winning all those awards for the Golden Globes and Oscars. It wasn't a bad movie. But it wasn't great either. In my opinion, the movie was way too long and boring. I felt like the director just kept taking his time with everything. It was more about the scenery than about the plot and I don't recommend seeing it. I am glad to say that I was relieved when Crash got the best picture award!

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        This movie is a cinematic breakthrough in film history, and I actually haven't seen another movie quite like this one. This is a film that makes us think about the choices we make, and whom we make them with, it also presents the way that love can transcend above such prejudices. The cast is absolutely excellent, especially Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Williams, who give such the stunning performances of their careers. Linda Cardellini, Anne Hathaway, Anna Faris and Randy Quaid provide excellent support, despite their screen time. I was shocked when Crash won the Best Picture Oscar, that was one of the biggest mistakes that the Academy has ever made. Brokeback was the perfect movie of 2005, period.

      • steveforbertfan
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        2.0 / 5.0

        This movie was slow, boring and highly overrated, that is why it did not win the Academy Award and Crash did. At the last minute the Hollywood crew must have realized its shortcomings.Although it dealt with the subject matter very realistically and tenderly, it failed as a movie in many levels. If not for the subject matter it would not have been the hit it was. Put a man and a woman as main characters and everyone would have been \"ho hum\".

      • Lizzie420
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        This is a great american love story in the fashion of \"An Affair to Remember\" and \"Brief Encounter\". Perfectly acted, beautiful to watch.

      • WhiteFlowerLei76
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        Brokeback Mountain is such an incredible and powerful film and such a strong example of how far Hollywood still has to go to overcome its own homophobia, when it was released Brokeback MT. was critically acclaimed and broke box office records and yet when it came time for the Best Picture Oscar, the cowards of the academy chose Crash (a film that received mixed reviews and performed poorly at the box office when it was first released). Brokeback will forever be remembered as a film that was robbed of its awards at the Oscars!!

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        A very heartwarming love story that somehow was made accessible to the masses by Ang Lee in a very courageous way as gay couples obviously are frowned on. This film finally laid to mainstream America that homosexuality is not a sin, but can also be love.

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        This is most definately like the story of my life. I cried like a little girl after this one. This one touched my heart. This one should touch yours too. SMOOCHES.

      • Jesse_Kimmel-Freeman
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        3.0 / 5.0

        I felt a little let down by this movie. I had never seen it when it was in the theater, but I had wanted it. It was SO long. And it wasn't anything of what I had expected... a bit disappointing. I mean the message is great, but you have to watch the entire movie.. and it is so long, how could you not fall asleep? Something is missing.

      • jm5390
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        This movie was a very emotional and moving movie. I was so emotional at the end (which almost never happens) and I feel it's gonna be a timeless classic. It's worth buying and worth seeing. The only thing it needed was more intimate scenes (between Jake and Heath) but all else was good.

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        I absolutely love this movie! It makes me cry everytime I watch it and I am DISGUSTED that it didn't not recieve the Best Picture Oscar it deserved beyond dispute. It is certainly one of the bravest films of its time, brilliantly acted, and portrayed with extraordinary sensitivity. It is heartbreaking and most certainly a need-to-see social drama especially applicable now during this swirl of controversy concerning gay marriage and rights and anti-homosexual violence. Wonderful, fantastic movie!

      • joytoy
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        just shows how love can try to help with lifes situations shows how much fear has been generated by CHRISTIAN HATREAD for people created by GOD, but not let live as he created . thank goodness for the new times and people realizing that GOD created everyone and it not up to HUMANS to say how we live.

      • MWB1089
        2 years, 11 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        This film is clearly not for the close-minded. It is a love story. A damn good one. Sure, the film is slow and there are way to many landscape/scenery shots, but none the less, the film is engageing. I could continue to go on-and-on, but I going just simply say--it's a spectacular love story that had me tearing up by the end.

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        Now that the embarrassing Academy Awards show honoring films for 2005 has come and gone, "Brokeback Mountain" can begin to earn its rightful place in film history as the stunning achievement it truly is. The real "Best Picture" of 2005 is nothing short of a masterpiece. Director Ang Lee, screen writers Larry McMurtry and Diana Osanna and composer Gustavo Santaolalla richly deserved their Oscars for the film. What "Brokeback Mountain" should also have won was Best Cinematography, Film Editing (for which it failed to even get an Oscar nod!) and of course the Best Actor prize to Heath Ledger for his unforgettable performance as Ennis. In a year that also showcased Philip Seymour Hoffman's brilliant turn as Truman Capote it would have been generous of "The Academy" to honor both actors. It happened a couple times before but this time Oscar was particularly stingy. Not only did "Brokeback Mountain" not win Best Picture, it lost to one of the worst Best Picture choices in The Academy's history. To those who have decided not to see Ang Lee's landmark movie: you are missing one of the greatest American films ever made. "Brokeback Mountain" is right up there with "Citizen Kane", The Grapes of Wrath" and yes, even "Gone With The Wind."

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        Like Citizen Kane, Gone With The Wind and Casablanca in the 20th Century, Brokeback Mountain will be the first 21st century film to become a classic film. It's not only a great film, but one of the greatest love stories ever told on film. All the actors, especially Heath Ledger, bring their best work to date in this great love story that appeals to all, gay or straight. A future classic.

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        5.0 / 5.0

        This is the real Best Picture of 2005, the one that will truly be remembered. A heartbreaking story of love and loss.

      • Anonymous
        3 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

        1.0 / 5.0

        WHO EVER HEARD OF GAY COWBOYS? Cowboys are supposed to be tough, not a bunch of stinkin' sissies! I've seen enough of this film to get sick, which didn't take me long! Homosexuality should be a private thing, if you chose to ruin your life that way, but it shouldn't be shoved up our faces. That lifestyle has no place in the movies, tv, at Disney World, and absolutely not in the church, and never the open range! You would be a sissy if you watch this movie! If you want to see real cowboys, watch John Wayne!