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Spine #865

Mar 28, 2017

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles


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Directed By: Michelangelo Antonioni
Licensor: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment
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In 1966, Michelangelo Antonioni transplanted his existentialist ennui to the streets of swinging London for this international sensation, the Italian filmmaker’s English-language debut. A countercultural masterpiece about the act of seeing and the art of image making, Blow-Up takes the form of a psychological mystery, starring David Hemmings as a fashion photographer who unknowingly captures a death on film after following two lovers in a park. Antonioni’s meticulous aesthetic control and intoxicating color palette breathe life into every frame, and the jazzy sounds of Herbie Hancock, a beautifully evasive performance by Vanessa Redgrave, and a cameo by the Yardbirds make the film a transporting time capsule from a bygone era. Blow‑Up is a seductive immersion into creative passion, and a brilliant film by one of cinema’s greatest artists.

  • •A new piece about director Michelangelo Antonioni’s artistic approach, featuring photography curators Walter Moser and Philippe Garner and art historian David Alan Mellor
  • Blow-up of “Blow-Up,” a new 52-minute documentary on the making of the film
  • Conversation from 2016 between Philippe Garner and actor Vanessa Redgrave
  • Archival interviews with Michelangelo Antonioni and actors David Hemmings and Jane Birkin
  • Trailers
  • A book featuring an essay by film scholar David Forgacs and more


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