detlef-sierck,La Habanera, Written on the Wind [DVD] [Criterion Collection], Magnificent Obsession, Imitation of Life [DVD] [1992] [1 disc] [Multilingual] [Region 1], Battle Hymn [DVD] [1996] [English] [Region 1]
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"...There's a genuine pathos and intelligence engineered by a director who rivaled Hitchcock in his mastery of the medium..."Entertainment Weekly31.28563

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"[A]droitly constructed, with committed performances by the two stars, and gorgeous, shadowy cinematography..." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION was the first of Sirk's big-budget, Technicolor melodramas for Universal, but he was already working with distancing devices -- action reflected in mirrors or hard surfaces; colors so bright that they seem to detach themselves from the physical world...."New York Times31.28563

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"...A prime example of a brilliant director's stealthy use of a denigrated genre to slip in subtle social comment and genuine pathos..." Entertainment Weekly "[P]assionately directed..."USA Today "[A] Lana Turner soap opera turned into an exercise in metaphysical formalism by Sirk's finely textured and densely layered images."New York Times31.28563

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"...Drenched in glorious color schemes that must have taken forever to conceive..." -- 4 out of 4 stars USA Today31.28563

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