Jeri Jacquin

Coming to 4K Ultra HD and Bluray from director Francis Ford Coppola and Lionsgate is a story of two people who take ONE FROM THE HEART: Reprise.

It is Independence Day in the sin city town of Las Vegas. Frannie (Teri Garr) is a travel agent who is in a five-year relationship with mechanic Hank (Frederick Forrest). She wants adventure in her life when Hanks seems happy enough at home playing his trumpet. Frannie has had enough of feeling as if Hank just doesn’t care about her or their relationship.

Deciding it is time for her to strike out, Frannie meets singer/waiter Ray (Raul Julia) and together they have a whirl wind night and make plans for an adventure. Meanwhile, Hank decides that he is going to go out with circus performer Leila (Nastassja Kinski) but regrets it in the morning.

Deciding that its Frannie he wants, it is now a race for Hank to prove that he is capable of being the man she needs but is it too late?

Garr is absolutely brilliant as Frannie, a young woman who clearly wants love, affection and respect from her five-year relationship. When Hank can’t give that to her in any more, she decides to get out and experience a bit of the wild side of life. She is delighted by the lights and freedom being away from it all brings. I just love the dance sequence with Julia as it adds such a fantastic layer to her role.

Forrest as Hank is straight forward and a bit under emotional when it comes to his relationship with Frannie. Even when she makes it clear that he is lacking in their relationship, he makes no effort to keep her. Trying to be as adventurous as Frannie, he does take a chance but it only brings him regret and a deep desire to fix things even if he’s stuck in how to do that. Forrest is actually perfect for this role bringing in that emotionally unattached persona.

Julia as Ray is just as handsome as he wants to be. Being a Julia fan from as far back as I can remember, I was thrilled to see him on the screen and the dance numbers are just brilliant. He came in not as Mr. Right but Mr. Right-now to Frannie but I can’t imagine anyone else playing this role now. Kinski as Lelia is the circus performer who was falling for Hank but truly didn’t know what she was getting into but that doesn’t mean a heart can’t be broken quickly. She is so lovely.

Other cast includes Lainie Kazan as Maggie, Harry Dean Stanton as Moe, Allen Garfield as the restaurant owner and Rebecca De Mornay as an understudy.

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Special Features of the PKG Only are 4K Disc – ONE FROM THE HEART: Reprise, Francis Ford Coppola Feature Commentary, New The Look of ONE FROM THE HEART, New The Cast of ONE FROM THEHEART, New The Choreography of ONE FROM THE HEART, New Reinventing the Musical: Baz Luhrmann ONE FROM THE HEART, New ONE FROM THE HEART: Reprise, Restoration Comparison and New 2024 Trailer.

Bluray Disc – ONE FROM THE HEART 1982 Cut, The Making of ONE FROM THE HEART, The Dream Studio, The Electronic Cinema, Tom Waits and the Music from ONE FROM THE HEART, Deleted Scenes, Videotaped Rehersals, Francis Ford Coppola Speaks to the Exhibitors, Press Conference at the Studio, This One’s From the Heart Music Video, Stop-Motion Demo, The Tom Waits Score: Alternate Tracks, 2003 Theatrical Trailer and 1982 Theatrical Trailer.

A bit of trivia in that Gene Kelly was a consultant on the extremely wonderful dance sequence between Raul Julia and Teri Garr which as restored in the 2003 restoration of the film. Also, in the elevator scene, Coppola had his own parents, Italia and Carmine Coppola play the couple in the elevator.

If, after watching the film, you feel a tad bit of LA LA LAND, you wouldn’t be the only one. The music, dancing and songs are absolutely stunning and the story is a heart wrencher. I am a firm believer that if you put in the right music, it will bring the film to another level and in ONE FROM THE HEART it absolutely does. The bright colors of sin city and the back drops are just beautiful and also add another layer to the telling.

Coppola had a great idea here for the time this film was made. It didn’t get the treatment or reception is certainly deserved then but now, returning to 4K Ultra HD, everyone gets the opportunity to see the stunning vision of the story of Frannie and Hank.

In the end – a unique vision of love!



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Jeri Jacquin

Jeri Jacquin covers film, television, DVD/Bluray releases, celebrity interviews, festivals and all things entertainment.