Heavenly Creatures: Remastered
Heavenly Creatures: Remastered is coming to blu-ray and DVD, complete with postcards and documentaries. While the talking heads of film critics reminiscing might not be all that much to get excited about, it is nice that such an outstanding film is once again in our collective consciousness. Heavenly Creatures is a fantastical fairy tale of love, adventure, magical kingdoms and horrifying murder. Based on the Parker-Hulme incident, the film tells the story of two girls who fall in love in 1950s New Zealand, only to discover that such behaviour is apparently evil. Perhaps things could have been different, but the suppression of the girl’s desires for each other quickly leads them down a path of madness and infatuation.
Rather than being allowed to blossom as lovers, the two girls, Pauline and Juliet (played by Melanie Lynskey and Kate Winslet respectively) become obsessed with one another, to the point where they fail to cope in the real world, retreating further and further into a fantasyland. When it becomes apparent to the girls that Pauline’s mother is the predominant obstacle between them and their freedom, they begin to plan her murder. It’s all frightfully romantic! Heavenly Creatures was the film that proved Director Peter Jackson understood fantasy, although personally I’m still waiting for a Braindead: Remastered.
Heavenly Creatures: Remastered will be released on the 12th of September on blu-ray and DVD.