Orpheus: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1950) / Region A
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Orpheus: The Criterion Collection

Jean Cocteau's update of the Orpheus myth depicts a famous poet (Jean Marais), scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife, Eurydice (Marie Dea) and a mysterious princess (Mari Casares). Seeking inspiration, the poet follows the princess from the world of the living to the land of the dead, through Cocteau's famous mirrored portal. Orpheus's peerless visual poetry and dreamlike storytelling represent the legendary Cocteau at the height of his powers.

Details

  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added May 17 2011
  • Production Year 1950
  • Empire SKU 1575314
  • UPC Code 715515085410
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

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

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    French PCM Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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