Black Orpheus - The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

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Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, MARCEL CAMUS’ Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was a cultural event, kicking off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning.

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Optional English-dubbed soundtrack
  • Archival interviews with director Marcel Camus and actress Marpessa Dawn
  • New video interviews with Brazilian cinema scholar Robert Stam, jazz historian Gary Giddins, and Brazilian author Ruy Castro
  • Looking for “Black Orpheus,” a French documentary about Black Orpheus’s cultural and musical roots and its resonance in Brazil today
  • Theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Atkinson

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Product Details

Certificate:
  • 12
Actor:
  • Breno Mello,
  • Marpessa Dawn,
  • Marcel Camus,
  • Fausto Guerzoni,
  • Lourdes de Oliveira,
  • Léa Garcia
Director:
  • Marcel Camus
Region:
  • 2
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Main Language:
  • Portuguese
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

Run Time:
  • 107 mins approx.
Studio:
  • CRITERION COLLECTION
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1959

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