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Orpheus

Spine #68
Out-of-print



Release:
May 9, 2000
$79.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Orpheus

Other Versions:

Blu-ray

2011 Edition


Directed By: Jean Cocteau
Starring: Jean Marais, Francois Perier, Maria Casarès, Marie Déa, Henri Crémieux, Juliette Gréco, Roger Blin, Edouard Dermithe, Maurice Carnège, René Worms, Pierre Bertin, Jacques Varennes, Jean-Pierre Melville
Licensor: Janus Films

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Jean Cocteau's 1940s update of the Orphic myth depicts Orpheus (Jean Marais ), a famous poet scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife Eurydice (Marie Déa) and the mysterious Princess (Maria Casarès). Seeking inspiration, the poet follows the Princess from the world of the living to the land of the deceased through Cocteau's trademark "mirrored portal." As the myth unfolds, the director's visually poetic style pulls the audience into realms both real and imagined in this, the centerpiece to his Orphic Trilogy. Criterion is proud to present Orpheus (Orphée) in a gorgeous new digital transfer.

Supplements
  • New English Subtitle Translation

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