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Black Orpheus

Spine #48



Release:
Aug 17, 2010
$29.95

Number of Discs: 1

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

Black Orpheus

Other Versions:

1999 Edition

Blu-ray


Directed By: Marcel Camus
Licensor: Euro-London Films

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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.

Supplements
  • 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
  • À la recherche d’“Orfeu negro,” a feature-length documentary about Black Orpheus’s cultural and musical roots and its resonance in Brazil today
  • Theatrical trailer

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