Red Desert: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 117 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: June 22, 2010
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: ITALIAN: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Audio Commentary By Italian Film Scholar David Forgacs
    Archival Interviews With Director Michelangelo Antonioni And Actress Monica Vitti
    Two Short Documentaries By Antonionio Gente Del Po, About A Barge Trip Down The Po River, And N.U., About Urban Street Cleaner
    Dailies From The Original Production
    Theatrical Trailer
    A Booklet Featuring An Essay By Film Writer Mark Le Fanu, A Reprinted Interview With Antonioni Conducted By Jean-Luc Godard, And Writing By Antonioni On Gente Del Po And N.U.
Michelangelo Antonioni's 1960s panoramas of contemporary alienation were decade-defining artistic events, and Red Desert, his first color film, remains one of his greatest. This provocative look at the spiritual desolation of the technological age - about a disaffected woman, brilliantly portrayed by Antonioni muse Monica Vitti, wandering through a bleak industrial landscape beset by power plants and environmental toxins, and tentatively flirting with her husband's coworker, played by Richard Harris - continues to exert force over viewers. With one startling, painterly composition after another - of abandoned fishing cottages, electrical towers, overwhelming docked ships - Red Desert creates a nearly apocalyptic image of its time, and confirms Antonioni as cinema's preeminent poet of the modern age.