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Orpheus: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 95 Minutes
  • Region: A Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Criterion
  • Blu-Ray Release Date: August 30, 2011
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: FRENCH: PCM Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Audio commentary featuring French-film scholar James S. Williams
    Jean Cocteau: Autobiography of an Unknown (1984), a feature-length documentary
    Jean Cocteau And His Tricks (2008), a video interview with assistant director Claude Pinoteau
    40 Minutes With Jean Cocteau (1957), an interview with the director
    in Search Of Jazz (1956), an interview with Cocteau on the use of jazz in the film
    La Villa Santo-Sospir (1951), a 16 mm color film by Cocteau
    Gallery of images by French-film portrait photographer Roger Corbeau
    Raw newsreel footage from 1950 of the Saint-Cyr military academy ruins, a location used in the film
    Theatrical trailer
    Booklet featuring an essay by author Mark Polizzotti, an excerpted article by Cocteau on the film, and an essay on La Villa Santo-Sospir by Williams
Celebrated director Jean Cocteau creates a visually enchanting rendition of the Orpheus legend set in post-occupation Paris, with the poet Orphee tracking down the bikers who killed his wife Eurydice. His odyssey takes Orpheus down a mesmerizing labyrinth of madness and doom as he finds himself caught in an underworld love triangle. Surreal and evocative, this is one of Cocteau's premier achievements, and a landmark of art cinema.
 
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