Three Films by Luis Buñuel (DigiPack)(The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

Three Films by Luis Buñuel (DigiPack)(The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)
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Three Films by Luis Buñuel Blu-ray
DigiPack / The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie / The Phantom of Liberty / That Obscure Object of Desire
Criterion | 1972-1977 | 3 Movies | 308 min | Not rated | Jan 05, 2021

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Original aspect ratio: 1.66:1

French Mono


Blu-ray Disc
Three-disc set (3 BD-50)
UPC 715515254212

Three Films by Luis Buñuel (1972-1977)

More than four decades after he took a razorblade to an eyeball and shocked the world with Un chien andalou, arch-iconoclast Luis Buñuel capped his astonishing career with three final provocations—The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Phantom of Liberty, and That Obscure Object of Desire—in which his renegade, free-associating surrealism reached its audacious, self-detonating endgame. Working with such key collaborators as screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière and his own frequent on-screen alter ego Fernando Rey, Buñuel laced his scathing attacks on religion, class pretension, and moral hypocrisy with savage violence to create a trio of subversive, brutally funny masterpieces that explore the absurd randomness of existence. Among the director's most radical works as well as some of his greatest international triumphs, these films cemented his legacy as cinema's most incendiary revolutionary.

Directors: Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière
Writers: Jean-Claude Carrière, Luis Buñuel, Pierre Louÿs
Starring: Milena Vukotic, Julien Bertheau, Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Michel Piccoli, Muni

Special Features and Technical Specs:
- New high-definition digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
- The Castaway of Providence Street, a 1971 homage to Luis Buñuel made by his longtime friends and fellow filmmakers Arturo Ripstein and Rafael Castanedo
- Speaking of Buñuel, a documentary from 2000 on Buñuel's life and work
- Once Upon a Time: "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie," a 2011 television program about the making of the film
- Interviews from 2000 with screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière on The Phantom of Liberty and That Obscure Object of Desire
- Archival interviews on all three films featuring Carrière; actors Stéphane Audran, Muni, Michel Piccoli, and Fernando Rey; and other key collaborators
- Documentary from 1985 about producer Serge Silberman, who worked with Buñuel on five of his final seven films
- Analysis of The Phantom of Liberty from 2017 by film scholar Peter William Evans
- Lady Doubles, a 2017 documentary featuring actors Carole Bouquet and Ángela Molina, who share the role of Conchita in That Obscure Object of Desire
- Portrait of an Impatient Filmmaker, Luis Buñuel, a 2012 short documentary featuring director of photography Edmond Richard and assistant director Pierre Lary
- Excerpts from Jacques de Baroncelli's 1929 silent film La femme et le pantin, an adaptation of Pierre Louÿs's 1898 novel of the same name, on which That Obscure Object of Desire is also based
- Alternate English-dubbed soundtrack for That Obscure Object of Desire
- Trailers
- New English subtitle translations
- PLUS: Essays by critic Adrian Martin and novelist and critic Gary Indiana, along with interviews with Buñuel by critics José de la Colina and Tomás Pérez Turrent