Trailer Watch: Domestic Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus trailer

Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics (via the YouTube), comes the official domestic trailer for Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and it’s quite lovely, chock full of footage not found in the earlier, international trailer:

The film “tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his extraordinary ‘Imaginarium’, a travelling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom.”

Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Doctor Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. An inveterate gambler, thousands of years ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr. Nick, in which he won immortality. Centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr. Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his daughter reached her 16th birthday, she would become the property of Mr Nick.

Valentina is now rapidly approaching this ‘coming of age’ milestone and Dr. Parnassus is desperate to protect her from her impending fate. Mr. Nick arrives to collect but, always keen to make a bet, renegotiates the wager. Now the winner of Valentina will be determined by whoever seduces the first five souls. Enlisting a series of wild, comical and compelling characters in his journey, Dr. Parnassus promises his daughter’s hand in marriage to the man that helps him win.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus was directed by Terry Gilliam and stars Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Verne Troyer, and Lily Cole. It opens in the UK this weekend, while the US won’t get it until Christmas.

Related Posts: Trailer Watch: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (international) trailer

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 14:20 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by arkonbey
    on 2009-10-15 at 11:45
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    I'm watching just to see Tom Waits as the devil. Everything else is cake.

  2. Written by lethalinterjection
    on 2009-10-17 at 09:59
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    I completely agree.
    I was interested because it was Gilliam. (Then I was less interested because it was over-pressed after Ledger's death.) Then I was further interested because I wanted to see how the multiple recastings were incorporated. Then even more interested because the trailer looks awesome.
    But all of that is trumped by Tom Waits. Can't wait.

  3. Written by lethalinterjection
    on 2009-10-17 at 13:59
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    I completely agree.
    I was interested because it was Gilliam. (Then I was less interested because it was over-pressed after Ledger's death.) Then I was further interested because I wanted to see how the multiple recastings were incorporated. Then even more interested because the trailer looks awesome.
    But all of that is trumped by Tom Waits. Can't wait.

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