Stan Brakhage - By Brakhage: An Anthology

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Criterion is proud to present 26 masterworks by Stan Brakhage in high-definition digital transfers made from newly minted film elements. For the first time on DVD, viewers will be able to look at Brakhage’s meticulously crafted frames one by one.Working completely outside the mainstream, Stan Brakhage has made nearly 400 films over the past half century. Challenging all taboos in his exploration of “birth, sex, death, and the search for God,” Brakhage has turned his camera on explicit lovemaking, childbirth, even actual autopsy. Many of his most famous works pursue the nature of vision itself and transcend the act of filming. Some, including the legendary Mothlight, were made without using a camera at all. Instead, Brakhage has pioneered the art of making images directly on film itself––starting with clear leader or exposed film, then drawing, painting, and scratching it by hand. Treating each frame as a miniature canvas, Brakhage can produce only a quarter- to a half-second of film a day, but his visionary style of image-making has changed everything from cartoons and television commercials to MTV music videos and the work of such mainstream moviemakers as Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, and Oliver Stone.

Criterion is proud to present 26 masterworks by Stan Brakhage in high-definition digital transfers made from newly minted film elements. For the first time on DVD, viewers will be able to look at Brakhage’s meticulously crafted frames one by one.

Special Features

  • Two DVD set includes the films:


The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes
Black Ice
Cat’s Cradle
Commingled Containers
Crack Glass Eulogy
The Dante Quartet
The Dark Tower
Delicacies of Molten Horror Synapse
Desistfilm
Dog Star Man
Eye Myth
For Marilyn
The Garden of Earthly Delights
I…Dreaming
Kindering
Love Song
Mothlight
The Stars are Beautiful
Stellar
Study in color and Black and White
Three hand-painted films: Nightmusic; Rage Net; Glaze of Cathexis
Wedlock House: An Intercourse
Window Water Baby Moving
The Wold Shadow

  • New high-definition digital transfers of all films, approved by Stan Brakhage
  • Interview with the filmmaker
  • Essay by Brakhage expert Fred Camper (www.fredcamper.com)
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

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Price: 

39.95 USD

Publisher: 

Label: 

The Criterion Collection

Publishing date: 

Friday, June 8, 2007

Runtime: 

243

Discs: 

2 DVD9

Language: 

English

Region: 

1

Video: 

NTSC

Aspect ratio: 

4:3

Colour: 

Colour & B&W

Sound: 

DD1.0