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This ground-breaking collection brings together Walerian Borowczyk's key films from a twenty-five-year period stretching from 1959 through to 1984. This unique release includes five of Borowczyk s provocative feature films: Theatre de Monsieur et Madame Kabal, Goto, l ile d amour, Blanche, Contes Immoraux and La Bête as well as his ground-breaking short films from this period, in digital high definition restorations approved by the director s widow, Ligia Branice.

In addition to exclusive documentaries featuring cast and crew, an hour long portrait of Borowczyk is included, featuring the director s musings on painting, animation and sex. Arrow Academy's Walerian Borowczyk Collection is a vital addition to the collection of anyone interested in either world cinema, animation or experimental film.

5-DISC SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • HD restorations of the five features
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Original uncompressed mono 1.0 audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeves featuring Borowczyk s original poster designs and artwork

THEATRE OF MR AND MRS KABAL

  • The short films Astronauts (1959), The Concert (1962), Grandmother s Encyclopaedia (1963), Renaissance (1963), Angels Games (1964), Joachim s Dictionary (1965), Rosalie (1966), Gavotte (1967), Diptych (1967), The Phonograph (1969), The Greatest Love of All Time (1978) and Scherzo Infernal (1984)
  • Introduction by filmmaker and animator Terry Gilliam
  • Film is Not a Sausage, a documentary about Borowczyk s animated work featuring Borowczyk, producer Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin, assistant André Heinrich and composer Bernard Parmegiani
  • Blow Ups, a visual essay by Daniel Bird about Borowczyk s works on paper
  • Commercials by Walerian Borowczyk: Holy Smoke (1963), The Museum (1964) and Tom Thumb (1966)

GOTO, ISLE OF LOVE

  • Introduction by artist and Turner Prize nominee Craigie Horsfield
  • The Concentration Universe, a new interview programme featuring actor Jean-Pierre Andréani, cameraman Noël Véry and camera assistant Jean-Pierre Platel
  • The Profligate Door, a new documentary about Borowczyk s sound sculptures featuring curator Maurice Corbet

BLANCHE

  • Introduction by Schalcken the Painter director Leslie Megahey
  • Ballad of Imprisonment, a documentary about the film featuring producer Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin, assistant director André Heinrich, camera operator Noël Véry and assistant Patrice Leconte
  • Obscure Pleasures: A Portrait of Walerian Borowczyk, a newly edited archival interview in which Borowczyk discusses painting, cinema and sex
  • Gunpoint, a documentary short by Peter Graham produced and edited by Borowczyk

IMMORAL TALES

  • Introduction by Borowczyk expert Daniel Bird
  • Love Reveals Itself, a video essay about the film featuring production manager Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin and cinematographer Noël Véry
  • Obscure Pleasures: A Portrait of Valerian Borowczyk, a newly edited archival interview in which the filmmaker discusses painting, cinema and sex
  • Blow Ups, a visual essay by Daniel Bird about Borowczyk s works on paper
  • Theatrical trailer

THE BEAST

  • An introduction by film critic Peter Bradshaw
  • Borowczyk s erotic short film Venus on the Half-Shell (1975)
  • The Making of the Beast, an hour-long documentary with rare on-set footage, narrated by cameraman Noël Véry
  • Frenzy of Ecstasy, a visual essay about The Beast s design and the film s unmade sequel
  • Original theatrical trailer
studio:
Arrow Academy
Director:
Walerian Borowczyk
Certificate:
18
Subtitle Languages:
English
Main Language:
French

English
Number of Discs:
5
Region:
B
Brand:
Arrow Academy

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Arrow Video - Join the Cult!

This ground-breaking collection brings together Walerian Borowczyk's key films from a twenty-five-year period stretching from 1959 through to 1984. This unique release includes five of Borowczyk s provocative feature films: Theatre de Monsieur et Madame Kabal, Goto, l ile d amour, Blanche, Contes Immoraux and La Bête as well as his ground-breaking short films from this period, in digital high definition restorations approved by the director s widow, Ligia Branice.

In addition to exclusive documentaries featuring cast and crew, an hour long portrait of Borowczyk is included, featuring the director s musings on painting, animation and sex. Arrow Academy's Walerian Borowczyk Collection is a vital addition to the collection of anyone interested in either world cinema, animation or experimental film.

5-DISC SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • HD restorations of the five features
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Original uncompressed mono 1.0 audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeves featuring Borowczyk s original poster designs and artwork

THEATRE OF MR AND MRS KABAL

  • The short films Astronauts (1959), The Concert (1962), Grandmother s Encyclopaedia (1963), Renaissance (1963), Angels Games (1964), Joachim s Dictionary (1965), Rosalie (1966), Gavotte (1967), Diptych (1967), The Phonograph (1969), The Greatest Love of All Time (1978) and Scherzo Infernal (1984)
  • Introduction by filmmaker and animator Terry Gilliam
  • Film is Not a Sausage, a documentary about Borowczyk s animated work featuring Borowczyk, producer Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin, assistant André Heinrich and composer Bernard Parmegiani
  • Blow Ups, a visual essay by Daniel Bird about Borowczyk s works on paper
  • Commercials by Walerian Borowczyk: Holy Smoke (1963), The Museum (1964) and Tom Thumb (1966)

GOTO, ISLE OF LOVE

  • Introduction by artist and Turner Prize nominee Craigie Horsfield
  • The Concentration Universe, a new interview programme featuring actor Jean-Pierre Andréani, cameraman Noël Véry and camera assistant Jean-Pierre Platel
  • The Profligate Door, a new documentary about Borowczyk s sound sculptures featuring curator Maurice Corbet

BLANCHE

  • Introduction by Schalcken the Painter director Leslie Megahey
  • Ballad of Imprisonment, a documentary about the film featuring producer Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin, assistant director André Heinrich, camera operator Noël Véry and assistant Patrice Leconte
  • Obscure Pleasures: A Portrait of Walerian Borowczyk, a newly edited archival interview in which Borowczyk discusses painting, cinema and sex
  • Gunpoint, a documentary short by Peter Graham produced and edited by Borowczyk

IMMORAL TALES

  • Introduction by Borowczyk expert Daniel Bird
  • Love Reveals Itself, a video essay about the film featuring production manager Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin and cinematographer Noël Véry
  • Obscure Pleasures: A Portrait of Valerian Borowczyk, a newly edited archival interview in which the filmmaker discusses painting, cinema and sex
  • Blow Ups, a visual essay by Daniel Bird about Borowczyk s works on paper
  • Theatrical trailer

THE BEAST

  • An introduction by film critic Peter Bradshaw
  • Borowczyk s erotic short film Venus on the Half-Shell (1975)
  • The Making of the Beast, an hour-long documentary with rare on-set footage, narrated by cameraman Noël Véry
  • Frenzy of Ecstasy, a visual essay about The Beast s design and the film s unmade sequel
  • Original theatrical trailer
studio:
Arrow Academy
Director:
Walerian Borowczyk
Certificate:
18
Subtitle Languages:
English
Main Language:
French

English
Number of Discs:
5
Region:
B
Brand:
Arrow Academy

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