L’ECLISSE (DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY/DVD Edition)
The concluding chapter of Michelangelo Antonioni’s informal trilogy on contemporary malaise (following L’avventura and La notte), L’eclisse (The Eclipse) tells the story of a young woman (L’avventura’s Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Viridiana’s Francisco Rabal) and drifts into a relationship with another (Purple Noon’s Alain Delon). Using the architecture of Rome as a backdrop for the doomed affair, Antonioni achieves the apotheosis of his style in this return to the theme that preoccupied him the most: the difficulty of connection in an alienating modern world.
1962 • 125 minutes • Black & White • In Italian with English subtitles • Monaural • 1.85:1 aspect ratio
DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
• New, restored high-definition digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• Audio commentary by film scholar Richard Peña, former program director of New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center
• Michelangelo Antonioni: The Eye That Changed Cinema (2001), a fifty-six-minute documentary exploring the director’s life and career
• Elements of Landscape, a twenty-two-minute piece from 2005 about Antonioni and L’eclisse, featuring Italian film critic Adriano Aprà and longtime Antonioni friend Carlo di Carlo
• New English subtitle translation
• One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats
• PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Gilberto Perez, as well as excerpts from Antonioni’s writing about his work
TITLE: L’ECLISSE (DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY/DVD EDITION)
CAT. NO: CC2361BDDVD
Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.