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DVD005190

Orpheus

Cocteau, Jean. France. 1950.

Title:
Orpheus
Alternate Title:
Orphée
Director:
Cocteau, Jean
Production Co:
Films du Palais Royal
Country:
France
Year:
1950
Publisher:
Criterion Collection, 2011
Description:
1 videodisc of 1.   BluRay - Zone A.   viewing copy.
Feature.   95 minutes.   b/w.   sound - Dolby digital monaural.   fullscreen
Language:
French with optional English subtitles
Genre:
Experimental / Avant Garde
Notes:
A modern, surrealist version of the Orpheus myth. A famous poet finds himself caught between the realms of the living and the dead. Supplemental features include: audio commentary by James S. Williams (film scholar); JEAN COCTEAU: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN UNKNOWN (Edgardo Cozarinsky, 1984, 67 min); interview with Claude Pinoteau (asst. director) (2008, 14 min); 40 MINUTES WITH JEAN COCTEAU (interview, Igor Barrère, 1957, 41 min ); IN SEARCH OF JAZZ (interview with Cocteau, 1956, 18 mim); LA VILLA SANTA-SOSPIR (Cocteau, 1951, 37 min); newsreel footage of the “ruins” location used in the film (1950, 2 min); image gallery; theatrical trailer. Essay booklet available from checkout.
Link to:
FII catalog |
Status:
In