Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection (Arrow UK) (Blu-Ray Region B)

$57.99

This ground-breaking collection brings together Walerian Borowczyk s key films from a twenty-five-year period stretching from 1959 through to 1984. This unique release includes five of Borowczyk s provocative feature films: Theatre de Monsieur et Madame Kabal, Goto, l ile d amour, Blanche, Contes Immoraux and La Bête as well as his ground-breaking short films from this period, in digital high definition restorations approved by the director s widow, Ligia Branice.

 

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This ground-breaking collection brings together Walerian Borowczyk s key films from a twenty-five-year period stretching from 1959 through to 1984. This unique release includes five of Borowczyk s provocative feature films: Theatre de Monsieur et Madame Kabal, Goto, l ile d amour, Blanche, Contes Immoraux and La Bête as well as his ground-breaking short films from this period, in digital high definition restorations approved by the director s widow, Ligia Branice.

In addition to exclusive documentaries featuring cast and crew, an hour long portrait of Borowczyk is included, featuring the director s musings on painting, animation and sex. Arrow Academy s Walerian Borowczyk Collection is a vital addition to the collection of anyone interested in either world cinema, animation or experimental film.

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5-DISC SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

HD restorations of the five features

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations

Original uncompressed mono 1.0 audio

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Reversible sleeves featuring Borowczyk s original poster designs and artwork

THEATRE OF MR AND MRS KABAL

The short films Astronauts (1959), The Concert (1962), Grandmother s Encyclopaedia (1963), Renaissance (1963), Angels Games (1964), Joachim s Dictionary (1965), Rosalie (1966), Gavotte (1967), Diptych (1967), The Phonograph (1969), The Greatest Love of All Time (1978) and Scherzo Infernal (1984)

Introduction by filmmaker and animator Terry Gilliam

Film is Not a Sausage, a documentary about Borowczyk s animated work featuring Borowczyk, producer Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin, assistant André Heinrich and composer Bernard Parmegiani

Blow Ups, a visual essay by Daniel Bird about Borowczyk s works on paper

Commercials by Walerian Borowczyk: Holy Smoke (1963), The Museum (1964) and Tom Thumb (1966)

GOTO, ISLE OF LOVE

Introduction by artist and Turner Prize nominee Craigie Horsfield

The Concentration Universe, a new interview programme featuring actor Jean-Pierre Andréani, cameraman Noël Véry and camera assistant Jean-Pierre Platel

The Profligate Door, a new documentary about Borowczyk s sound sculptures featuring curator Maurice Corbet

BLANCHE

Introduction by Schalcken the Painter director Leslie Megahey

Ballad of Imprisonment, a documentary about the film featuring producer Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin, assistant director André Heinrich, camera operator Noël Véry and assistant Patrice Leconte

Obscure Pleasures: A Portrait of Walerian Borowczyk, a newly edited archival interview in which Borowczyk discusses painting, cinema and sex

Gunpoint, a documentary short by Peter Graham produced and edited by Borowczyk

IMMORAL TALES

Introduction by Borowczyk expert Daniel Bird

Love Reveals Itself, a video essay about the film featuring production manager Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin and cinematographer Noël Véry

Obscure Pleasures: A Portrait of Valerian Borowczyk, a newly edited archival interview in which the filmmaker discusses painting, cinema and sex

Blow Ups, a visual essay by Daniel Bird about Borowczyk s works on paper

Theatrical trailer

THE BEAST

An introduction by film critic Peter Bradshaw

Borowczyk s erotic short film Venus on the Half-Shell (1975)

The Making of the Beast, an hour-long documentary with rare on-set footage, narrated by cameraman Noël Véry

Frenzy of Ecstasy, a visual essay about The Beast s design and the film s unmade sequel

Original theatrical trailer

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Weight 20 oz