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Red Desert

Street Date:
June 22nd, 2010
Movie Release Year:
1964
Studio:
Criterion
Length:
117 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama

Starring:

Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti, Xenia Valderi, Rita Renoir

Director:

Michelangelo Antonioni

Plot Synopsis:

Giuliana is a woman who, on the verge of a nervous breakdown, struggles to discover meaning, peace and serenity within the desolate and industrialized town where she lives. Plagued by mental anguish as the result of a past automobile accident, Giuliana first seeks comfort by having an affair with one of her husband's close friends. Ultimately left dissatisfied by the affair, Giuliana returns to her wandering, forever seeking solace from her angst. Additionally burdened by the illness of her only child, Giuliana recedes further and further into neurotic isolation as the surrounding urban environment threatens to consume her.

Technical Specs

  • BD-50 Blu-ray Disc

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/TBA

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.85:1

Audio Formats

  • Italian LPCM Mono

Subtitles/Captions

  • English

Supplements

  • Audio commentary by Italian film scholar David Forgacs
  • Archival video interviews with director Michelangelo Antonioni and actress Monica Vitti
  • Outtakes from the film's production
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • A booklet featuring an essay by film historian Mark Le Fanu, an interview with Antonioni by Jean-Luc Godard, and a reprinted essay by Antonioni on his use of color