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Black Orpheus

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Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Starring: Breno Mello
Director: Marcel Camus
Plot Synopsis: Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was a cultural event, kicking off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning.
  • Release Details
    Release Date: August 17th, 2010
    MPAA Rating: Unrated
    Movie Release Year: 1959
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion Collection
  • Technical Specs
    Length:107 Minutes
    Specs:BD-50 Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/TBA
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.33:1
    Audio Formats:Portuguese LPCM Mono
    English LPCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:Archival interviews with director Marcel Camus and actress Marpessa Dawn
    New video interviews with Brazilian cinema scholar Robert Stam, jazz historian Gary Giddins, and Brazilian author Ruy Castro
    À la recherche d'Orfeu negro, a feature-length documentary about Black Orpheus's cultural and musical roots and its resonance in Brazil today
    Theatrical trailer
    A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Atkinson