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Fantastic Planet (1973) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray
 
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Fantastic Planet Blu-ray
La planète sauvage / The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 1973 | 72 min | Rated PG | Jun 21, 2016

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
UPC 715515179119

DRAMA
FOREIGN
SCI-FI
ANIMATION

Fantastic Planet (1973) Blu-ray

On planet Ygam, the Draags (an alien race of blue giants) keep the human-like Oms as domesticated. An Om called Terr manages to escape enslavement from a Draag learning device used to educate the savage Oms — and begins to organise an Om revolt.

Director: René Laloux
Starring: Jean Valmont, Eric Baugin, Jennifer Drake, Jean Topart

Fantastic Planet

Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux's animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans (Oms) are the playthings of giant blue natives (Draags). After Terr, kept as a pet since infancy, escapes from his gigantic child captor, he is swept up by a band of radical fellow Oms who are resisting the Draags' oppression and violence. With its eerie, coolly surreal cutout animation by Roland Topor; brilliant psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer; and wondrous creatures and landscapes, this Cannes-awarded 1973 counterculture classic is a perennially compelling statement against conformity and violence.

Special Features:
New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Alternate English-language soundtrack
Les escargots (1966), an early short film by director René Laloux and illustrator Roland Topor Laloux sauvage, a 2009 documentary on Laloux
Italiques: Roland Topor Special, a 1974 French television program on Topor's work
Archival interviews
Trailer
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Brooke
STREET DATE: JUNE 21.

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