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Blow-Up [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1966]

  • SKU: 32434536
  • Release Date: 03/28/2017
  • Rating: NR
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • Archival interviews with Antonioni and actors David Hemmings and Jane Birkin
    • Blow Up of "Blow Up," a 2016 documentary on the making of the film
    • Conversation from 2016 between Garner and actor Vanessa Redgrave
    • New pieces about director Michelangelo Antonioni's artistic approach, featuring photography curators Walter Moser and Philippe Garner and art historian David Alan Mellor
    • Trailers

    Synopsis


    Blow-Up
    Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's first English-language production was also his only box office hit, widely considered one of the seminal films of the 1960s. Thomas (David Hemmings) is a nihilistic, wealthy fashion photographer in mod "Swinging London." Filled with ennui, bored with his "fab" but oddly-lifeless existence of casual sex and drug use, Thomas comes alive when he wanders through a park, stops to take pictures of a couple embracing, and upon developing the images, believes that he has photographed a murder. Pursued by Jane (Vanessa Redgrave), the woman who is in the photos, Thomas pretends to give her the pictures, but in reality, he passes off a different roll of film to her. Thomas returns to the park and discovers that there is, indeed, a dead body lying in the shrubbery: the gray-haired man who was embracing Jane. Has she murdered him, or does Thomas' photo reveal a man with a gun hiding nearby? Antonioni's thriller is a puzzling, existential, adroitly-assembled masterpiece. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • David Hemmings
      David Hemmings - Thomas
    • Vanessa Redgrave
      Vanessa Redgrave - Jane
    • Sarah Miles
      Sarah Miles - Patricia
    • Peter Bowles
      Peter Bowles - Ron
    • John Castle
      John Castle - Painter



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellant movie. Characters moved in fliud motions

      Posted
      Blowhard

      I worked in a alternative movie theater in Dallas, Tx while in High School. I saw this movie many times. Enjoyed it immensly. I especially liked the tennis scene. Of course, no matter where I was in the theatre when I heard Jeff Beck's guitar start the train whistle sound, I ran into the theatre to have a few minutes of excitment. On the stage were Jeff Beck, Jimmy Paige, and the rest of the Yardbirds. Totally amazing. Great movie to enjoy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      this film will Blow you Up

      Posted
      Rush2112

      More film directors could take some lessons from this one: pace, use of silence, and setting. This one isn't for fans w/attention-span issues who enjoy the seizure-inducing editing made popular by MTV & Hollywood. Example: see how a placid city park can be transformed into an eerie murder (?) ground by the maestro Antonioni.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perhaps my favorite work by Michelangelo Antonioni

      Posted
      Bound2
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      Michelangelo Antonioni's sublime, mysterious Blow-Up finally arrives on blu-ray via Criterion, and the film gets the deluxe treatment it deserves.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of Antollini's best if not the best

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      smurr05
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      Viewer is DEFINATELY rewarded with repeat viewings of this great film!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great film

      Posted
      John
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      Great film and 4K restoration by Criterion. Must have.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great films

      Posted
      JRM1
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      Great films and cd. All great great great. Awesome

      I would recommend this to a friend



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