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The Qatsi Trilogy

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Genres: Art House
Director: Godfrey Reggio
Plot Synopsis: A singular artist and activist, Godfrey Reggio is best known for his galvanizing trio of films The Qatsi Trilogy. Astonishingly photographed, and featuring unforgettable, cascading scores by Philip Glass, these are immersive sensory experiences that meditate on the havoc humankind’s fascination with technology has wreaked on our world. From 1983’s Koyaanisqatsi (the title is a Hopi word that means “life out of balance”) to 1988’s Powaqqatsi (“life in transformation) to 2002’s Naqoyqatsi (“life as war”), Reggio takes us on an edifying journey from the ancient to the contemporary, from nature to industry and back again, all the while keeping our eyes wide with wonder.
  • Release Details
    Release Date: December 11th, 2012
    MPAA Rating: Unrated
    Movie Release Year: 1983
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:0 Minutes
    Specs:3 BD-50 Blu-ray Discs
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.85:1
    Audio Formats:English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    Special Features:Essence of Life, an interview program with Reggio and composer Philip Glass on Koyaanisqatsi
    Inspiration and Ideas, an interview with Reggio about his greatest influences and teachers
    Anima Mundi (1992), Reggio's twenty-eight-minute montage of images of over seventy animal species, scored by Glass
    Video afterword by Reggio on the trilogy
    The Making of "Naqoyqatsi," a brief documentary featuring interviews with the production crew
    Panel discussion on Naqoyqatsi from 2003, with Reggio, Glass, editor Jon Kane, and music critic John Rockwell
    Music of "Naqoyqatsi," an interview with Glass and cellist Yo-Yo Ma
    Trailers and TV spots
    A booklet featuring essays on the trilogy by film scholar Scott MacDonald, Rockwell, and author and environmentalist Bill McKibben
    New interview with cinematographer Ron Fricke about Koyaanisqatsi
    Early forty-minute demo version of Koyaanisqatsi with a scratch soundtrack by Allen Ginsberg, along with a new introduction by Reggio
    New interview with Reggio about Koyaanisqatsi's original visual concept, with behind-the-scenes footage
    Impact of Progress, an interview program with Reggio and Glass on their collaboration