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Age d’Or, L’

Synopsis
A newly remastered, High Definititon version of one of cinema history’s greatest collaborations, uniting the genius of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. in a Dual Format Edition (containing Blu-ray and DVD versions) with extensive extra features. Even now, more than 80 years since it was made, this uniquely savage blend of visual poetry and social commentary remains as brilliantly witty and shocking as ever. A sinister yet poignant chronicle of a couple’s struggle to consummate their frenzied desire in the face of a stream of obstacles, in the form of bourgeois society and the Church, the film was banned and vilified for many years for its subversive eroticism and furious dissection of ‘civilised’ values.

In a Dual Format Edition (containing Blu-ray and DVD versions) with extensive extra features. Extras include a new HD transfer of the 1960 restoration of UN CHIEN ANDALOU, Buñuel and Dalí's provocative debut which created a scandal at its premiere. Presented here with the restoration score, based on Buñuel’s notes, the BFI has also commissioned musicmakers Mordant Music to create an alternative soundtrack option. In addition to Robert Short’s fascinating filmed introduction and audio commentaries for both L’AGE D’OR and UN CHIEN ANDALOU, this release is completed by A Propósito de Buñuel - a feature-length documentary on the life and work of Luis Buñuel, by José Luis López-Linares and Javier Rioyo.
Language
French (Standard) (French with optional English subtitles)
Country
Spain; France
Year of production
1930
Notes
Reviewed in Viewfinder 84 / online
Subjects
Film studies
Keywords
Buñuel, Luis (1900-1983); Dali, Salvador (1904-1989); surrealism

Credits

Director
Luis Buñuel; Salvador Dali

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Blu-Ray DVD
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
63 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

Distributor

 

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