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KOYAANISQATSI (BLU RAY)

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Synopsis

Experience the three visionary films of Godfrey Reggio and in a rare opportunity hear the musical scores performed by their legendary composer Philip Glass.
In a Melbourne premiere, Philip Glass and his Ensemble will perform live at each program creating an unforgettable film and music concert – Jul 31 – Aug 1st 2012. 
 
"It's not that we use technology, we live technology. Technology has become as ubiquitous as the air we breathe..." GODFREY REGGIO.
 
Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio boldly caught the attention of the world and stimulated the senses with his landmark feature KOYAANISQATSI, establishing a brave new genre of cinema. A profoundly rich and thought-provoking experience, KOYAANISQATSI is an aural and visual journey across myriad landscapes exploring our dependence on technology and its life-altering effect on the developing world. 
 
Presented by legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, KOYAANISQATSI reflects a world spinning to the rhythm of machines, of clockwise civilisastions marching like ants in a megalopolis, vividly juxtaposing images of herculean aircraft and rocket launches with detailed time-lapse photography - presenting a document of vivid intensity.
 
Combining mesmerising visuals in high definition, with an electrifying score from Oscar® nominated composer Philip Glass, incorporating haunting Hopi prophecies in choral arrangements, KOYAANISQATSI is a dynamic meditation of time, place and the bewildering technology that knows no bounds.
 
 

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Extra Features

- ESSENCE OF LIFE DOCUMENTARY - 25 mins
-THEATRICAL TRAILER

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1. PHILLIP on 27/10/2014, said:

This is a review of the Blu-ray transfer, not the movie KOYAANISQATSI itself. I own the DVD of this incredible film and was looking forward to an upgrade on Blu-ray. Sadly this is NOT a good transfer. There's almost no improvement with this particular Blu-ray in fact it looks like an upscaled DVD, albeit with slightly better audio. Whilst it does look good in places, it should look a great deal better on Blu-ray. Unfortunately there is excessive judder, flaring, sparking, softness, dust and debris in this transfer which takes you right out of the HD viewing experience. To top it off you get a dull menu, not even a basic chapter access from the main menu. It's woeful by today's HD standards and unworthy of the Blu-ray format. Don't waste your money and wait for a decent remaster. I'm only writing this in the hope it might help others also looking for an upgrade from the old DVD. The original film deserves 5 stars but this disappointingly weak Blu-ray transfer deserves one star at best.
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Rating

Classification

G

Status

In stock

Release Date

01/06/2012

No. of Discs

1

Genres

Cult, Documentary

Region Code

4 DVD / Region B Blu Ray

Subtitles

None

Running Time

86

Format

1080p High Definition

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Audio Format

5.1 DTS-HD

Colour Format

COLOUR

Product Weight

0.0900

Language

English

Catalogue Number

DAVID2584