It is currently Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:35 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Forum rules


Please click here to view the forum rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: L’Atlantide
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:38 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:35 am
UK/US TITLE: L’Atlantide (Blu-ray)

Pabst’s vision of Benoît’s novel remains one of cinema’s best.

L’Atlantide marked a change of direction for German filmmaker G.W. Pabst. Following a string of features on which he’d made his reputation – the masterpiece Pandora’s Box, the classic World War I picture Westfront 1918, the Brecht adaptation The Threepenny Opera and the mining disaster movie Kameradschaft – Pabst ventured into fresh territory with an adaptation of Pierre Benoît’s fantasy-adventure novel.

Set in 1896, L’Atlantide concerns the exploits of two French officers searching for missing comrades in the desert. During their rescue mission, the pair are kidnapped and taken to the subterranean lair of the goddess Antinéa (played by Metropolis’s Brigitte Helm) in the ruins of the city of Atlantis – the infamous realm had not sunk beneath the sea but instead been buried under the sands of the Sahara.

Shot on location in the Sahara and at Berlin’s Efa Studios, L’Atlantide presents a wonderful fantasy world. Originally filmed by Jacques Feyder in 1920, and later the inspiration for a camp Maria Montez classic, an Italian Hercules picture and a Totò parody among many others, Pabst’s vision of Benoît’s novel remains one of cinema’s best.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
• High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
• Original French mono audio (uncompressed LPCM)
• Optional English subtitles
• Newly filmed appreciation by Kim Newman on the work of novelist Pierre Benoît and the numerous big-screen adaptations of his novel
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Timothy Pattides

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Pamela Hutchinson, author of the BFI Film Classic on G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box and an article by art director Ernö Metzner


Top
 Profile  
 

 Post subject: Re: L’Atlantide
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:26 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 18, 2011 9:37 am
Boy do I somehow own a lot of Pabst films without really being that in love with any of them.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: L’Atlantide
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:52 pm 
not perpee
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2004 3:41 pm
MK2 released the Feyder and the Pabst together about 13 years ago on DVD in France, and I saw both on the same day circa 2005. My memory is that the Feyder was much better. Surprised MK2's twofer package wasn't followed here, especially as the Feyder is so classy.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: L’Atlantide
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:43 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 10:34 pm
I always thought the Feyder film was about twice as long as it should be, so I'm sure this film, nearly half the running time, will hit the spot.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: L’Atlantide
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:01 am 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:01 pm
Location: Stretford, Manchester
Sweet. More Pabst.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot]


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group




This site is not affiliated with The Criterion Collection