Blow-Up [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1966]

  • SKU: 32434527
  • Release Date: 03/28/2017
  • Rating: NR
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    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
    • Newly, restored 4k digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • Plus: A book featuring an essay by film scholar David Forgacs, an updated 1966 account of the film's shooting by Stig Björkman, the questionnaires the Director distributed to photographers and painters while developing the film, and the 1959 Julio Cortazar short story on which the film is loosely based
    • 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

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    • 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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