Black Orpheus Blu-Ray

Black Orpheus Blu-Ray
Interwoven with the spectacle, madness and vibrancy of the Rio carnival, comes the multi-award winning retelling of the classic legend of Orpheus (Breno Mello) and Eurydice (Marpessa Dawn) Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) is awash with intoxicating samba music, frenzied dancing and vibrant costumes, as french auteur Marcel Camus unfolds the melancholy tale of love and tragedy of two people who fall rapturously in love during the annual carnival. Inspired by the ancient Greek myth of a youth who travels to the land of the dead to bring back the woman he loves, but set amongst the slums of modern-day Rio, this bittersweet romantic tragedy has charmed audiences worldwide with its sheer colour, joie de vivre and especially its music. From the opening shot of an ancient frieze of the lovers, Orpheus and Eurydice, and a guitar softly strumming the chords of the film's main musical theme to the fast moving shots of dancers preparing for Carnival to the convulsive, infectious beat of the Latin American bossa nova beat, Black Orpheus is simply a feast of sound and vision that all movie lovers will admire

Special Features
'Inside Black Orpheus'
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.37:1
AudioEnglish LPCM Dual Mono 2.0
BBFCPG
Case TypeAmaray Slim
CastBreno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira
ColourColour
DirectorMarcel Camus
Discs1
FormatBlu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
LanguageEnglish
RegionBlu-Ray B
RegionBlu-Ray C
RegionBlu-Ray A
Released2016-07-04
Run Time108
Special Features
Year1959

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Tags: 1950s