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The Apu Trilogy [Criterion Collection] [3 Discs] [DVD]

Release Date:11/17/2015
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This release contains three art-house movies from India directed by Satyajit Ray. The films that were shot over the course of several years follow one character from a rural childhood to adulthood. Titles include Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road), Aparajito (The Unvanquished) and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu).


New 4K digital restorations of all three films, undertaken in collaboration with thee Academy Film Archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and L'Immagine Ritrovata

Audio recordings from 1958 of director Satyajit Ray reading his essay "A Long Time on the Little Road" and in conversation with film historian Gideon Bachmann

New interviews with actors Soumitra Chatterjee, Shampa Srivastava, and Sharmila Tagore; camera assistant Soumendu Roy; and film writer Ujjal Chakraborty

Making "The Apu Trilogy": Satyajit Ray's Epic Debut, a new video essay by Ray biographer Andrew Robinson

"The Apu Trilogy": A Closer Look, a new program featuring filmmaker, producer, and teacher Mamoun Hassan

Excerpts from the 2003 documentary The Song of the Little Road, featuring composer Ravi Shankar

The Creative Person: "Satyajit Ray," a 1967 half-hour documentary by James Beveridge, featuring interviews with Ray, several of his actors, members of his creative team, and film critic Chidananda Das Gupta

Footage of Ray receiving an honorary Oscar in 1992

New programs on the restorations by filmmaker ::koganada