Black Orpheus Blu Ray|
Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, MARCEL CAMUS' Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was a cultural event, kicking off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Optional English-dubbed soundtrack Archival interviews with director Marcel Camus and actress Marpessa Dawn New video interviews with Brazilian cinema scholar Robert Stam, jazz historian Gary Giddins, and Brazilian author Ruy Castro Looking for Black Orpheus, a French documentary about Black Orpheus's cultural and musical roots and its resonance in Brazil today Theatrical trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Atkinson Click Images to Enlargefrom£17.99 | RRP:
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Marcel Camus co-writes and directs this Portuguese retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The film transposes the tale to the city of Rio de Janeiro at the height of the Brazilian Carnival with a streetcar conductor as Orpheus (Breno Mello) and a local country girl as Eurydice (Marpessa Dawn). With the streets of the city awash with samba music, frenetic movement and colourful costumes, the pair fall in love despite Orpheus already being engaged to Mira (Lourdes de Oliveira). Orpheus and Eurydice attempt to run off together but find themselves constantly pursued by Mira and Death (Adhemar da Silva), who seem intent on killing Eurydice and putting an end to the pair's romance. But it seems Orpheus is prepared to go to great lengths to remain with his love...
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