Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro)
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Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro)


$49.98 $29.99


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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Marcel Camus
Year: 1959
Format: Blu-ray
Genre: Romance
Cast: Adhemar Feirrera da Silva, Alexandre Constantino, Aurino Cassiano, Breno Mello, Jorge dos Santos, Léa Garcia, Lourdes de Oliveira, Maria Alice, Marpessa Dawn, Waldetar de Souza
Original Language: Portuguese
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 17-Aug-10
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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 an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning.

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • 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
  • Optional English-dubbed soundtrack
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Michael Atkinson

    Cover based on a theatrical poster

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