Peter Greenaway has crafted a string of visually extravagant films that are experimental, erudite, and have won Greenaway an ardent cult audience, especially after his best known film, The Cook. The Thief, His Wife,and Her Lover (1989), shocked audiences with its graphic artistry. This exclusive collection includes two celebrated Greenaway feature films and an exclusive documentary in which the acclaimed director discusses his cinematic vision.
THE DRAUGHTSMAN’S CONTRACT (1982)104 mins
Extravagant costumes, a twisting plot, elegantly barbed dialogue and a mesmerising score by Michael Nyman make this witty, stylised, erotic country house murder-mystery a compelling debut from the young English director.
A ZED AND TWO NOUGHTS (1985) 112 mins Two women passengers die in a car crash. The female driver has a leg amputated. The zoologist twin husbands of the dead women start an affair with the amputee and liberate animals from a zoo. Provocative, funny and stylish, Greenaway explores the trauma of loss and man’s relationship with animals.
PETER GREENAWAY: A DOCUMENTARY (1992) 60 min Searching for the roots of Peter Greenaway in his films, this artful documentary begins with a workshop from 1991 in which Peter Greenaway discusses his film career, from his early short Revolution (1968) to The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989) and includes “A Walk Through Prospero’s Library”, with Greenaway discussing the inspiration for his classic film, Prospero’s Books (1991).
PAL Region 4
3 DVD Set