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Fantastic Planet

Spine #820

Jun 21, 2016

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.66:1 Widescreen
  • English PCM Mono
  • French PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Fantastic Planet

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Directed By: René Laloux
Licensor: Argos Films
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Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans (Oms) are the playthings of giant blue natives (Draags). After Terr, kept as a pet since infancy, escapes from his gigantic child captor, he is swept up by a band of radical fellow Oms who are resisting the Draags’ oppression and violence. With its eerie, coolly surreal cutout animation by Roland Topor; brilliant psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer; and wondrous creatures and landscapes, this Cannes-awarded 1973 counterculture classic is a perennially compelling statement against conformity and violence.

  • Alternate English-language soundtrack
  • Les escargots (1966), an early short film by director Ren
  • Laloux sauvage, a 2009 documentary on Laloux
  • Italiques: Roland Topor Special, a 1974 French television program on Topor
  • Archival interviews
  • Trailer
  • Insert featuring an essay by critic Michael Brooke


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