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Brand Upon the Brain!

Spine #440

Aug 12, 2008

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • English subtitles

Brand Upon the Brain!

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Directed By: Guy Maddin
Starring: Erik Steffen Maahs, Gretchen Krich, Sullivan Brown, Andrew Loviska, Kellan Larson, Maya Lawson
Licensor: The Film Company

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In the weird and wonderful super-cinematic world of Canadian cult filmmaker Guy Maddin, personal memory collides with movie lore for a radical sensory overload. This eerie excursion into the Gothic recesses of Maddin's mad, imaginary childhood is a silent, black-and-white comic science-fiction nightmare set in a lighthouse on grim Notch Island, where fictional protagonist Guy Maddin was raised by an ironfisted, puritanical mother. Originally mounted as a theatrical event (accompanied by live orchestra, foley artists, and assorted narrators), Brand upon the Brain! is an irreverent, delirious trip into the mind of one of current cinema's true eccentrics.

  • Optional narration tracks by Isabella Rossellini, Laurie Anderson, John Ashbery, Crispin Glover, Guy Maddin, Louis Negrin, and Eli Wallach
  • The Making of "Brand upon the Brain!", a new documentary featuring interviews with the director and crew members
  • Two new short films directed by Maddin: It's My Mother's Birthday Today and Footsteps
  • Deleted scene
  • Trailer


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