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His Girl Friday - The Criterion Collection
His Girl Friday - The Criterion Collection
  • Description

    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

    Click Images to Enlarge

  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    U
    Actor:
    Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall, Ernest Truex
    Director:
    Howard Hawks
    Region:
    2
    Number of Discs:
    1
    Main Language:
    English
    Run Time:
    92 mins approx.
    studio:
    CRITERION COLLECTION
    Theatrical Release Year:
    1940

His Girl Friday - The Criterion Collection

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  • Description

    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

    Click Images to Enlarge

  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    U
    Actor:
    Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall, Ernest Truex
    Director:
    Howard Hawks
    Region:
    2
    Number of Discs:
    1
    Main Language:
    English
    Run Time:
    92 mins approx.
    studio:
    CRITERION COLLECTION
    Theatrical Release Year:
    1940
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