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

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  • Release Date: 03/28/2017
  • Rating: NR
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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

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