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The Passion of Joan of Arc (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

The Passion of Joan of Arc (The Criterion Collection)(1928) Blu-ray
 
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The Passion of Joan of Arc Blu-ray
La passion de Jeanne d'Arc
Criterion | 1928 | 1 Movie, 2 Cuts | 82 min | Not rated | Mar 20, 2018

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515212410


The Passion of Joan of Arc (The Criterion Collection)(1928) Blu-ray

With its stunning camerawork and striking compositions, Carl Th. Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc convinced the world that movies could be art. Renée Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film, as the young maiden who died for God and France.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Writers: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Joseph Delteil
Starring: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz, Antonin Artaud, Michel Simon


Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW HIGH-DEFINITION DIGITAL RESTORATION of the film by Gaumont, presented at 24 frames per second
- Alternate presentation of the film at 20 frames per second with original Danish intertitles
- Three scores: Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light, a choral and orchestral work performed by vocal group Anonymous 4, soloist Susan Narucki, and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Choir; another by Goldfrapp's Will Gregory and Portishead's Adrian Utley; and the third composed and performed by pianist Mie Yanashita
- Audio commentary from 1999 by film scholar Casper Tybjerg
- New interview with Einhorn
- New conversation between Gregory and Utley
- New video essay by Tybjerg exploring the debate over the film's frame rate
- Interview from 1995 with actor Renée Falconetti's daughter and biographer, Hélène Falconetti
- Version history
- Production design archive
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Le Fanu, a 1929 director's statement by Carl Theodor Dreyer, and the full libretto for Voices of Light

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