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Jean Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy

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A complicated exploration of the relationship between artist and creation, Jean Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy comes to DVD from Criterion Collection. Presented in 1.33:1 full frame and featuring audio rendered in French Dolby Digital Mono, optional English subtitles are also accessible. Extra features on Blood of a Poet include a photo gallery, Edgaro Cozarinsky's documentary Jean Cocteau: Autoportrait d'un Inconnu, a transcript of a speech concerning the film given by Cocteau, a 1946 essay on the film by Cocteau and ...
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Overview

A complicated exploration of the relationship between artist and creation, Jean Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy comes to DVD from Criterion Collection. Presented in 1.33:1 full frame and featuring audio rendered in French Dolby Digital Mono, optional English subtitles are also accessible. Extra features on Blood of a Poet include a photo gallery, Edgaro Cozarinsky's documentary Jean Cocteau: Autoportrait d'un Inconnu, a transcript of a speech concerning the film given by Cocteau, a 1946 essay on the film by Cocteau and a Cocteau bibliofilmography. Extra features on Testament of Orpheus include the Cocteau short Villa Santo Sospir, a collection of Cocteau writings concerning the feature and a Cocteau bibliofilmography. Extra features on Orpheus include a 1950 essay on the film by Cocteau and a bibliofilmography for the director.
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With its beautifully transferred prints, restored sound, and extensive background information, the Orphic Trilogy collection will deepen your enjoyment and understanding of Jean Cocteau's trio of masterpieces. The first of the three discs contains The Blood of a Poet, with the sound digitally reconstructed, plus rare photos that give a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the film's production. There is also Edgardo Cozarinsky's documentary Jean Cocteau: Autobiography of an Unknown a transcript of a lecture given by Cocteau at a screening in 1932, a 1946 essay, a bibliofilmography, and a new English translation. Disc two features Orpheus, also fully restored and newly translated, along with Cocteau's 1950 essay on the work. The final disc includes a newly transferred and translated Testament of Orpheus; Villa Santo Sospir, a 16mm film by Cocteau; and several writings by Cocteau on the Testament.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/2000
  • UPC: 037429148327
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 3:45:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Blood Of a Poet
255. Chapters
1. Logos/Opening Titles [2:17]
2. First Episode: The Wounded Hand or the Scars of the Poet [9:13]
3. Second Episode: Do the Walls Have Ears? [17:00]
4. Third Episode: The Snowball Fight [5:06]
5. Fourth Episode: The Profanation of the Host [16:50]
Disc #2 -- Orpheus
255. Chapters
1. Opening Titles/Prologue [3:05]
2. The Lion's Den [7:38]
3. Usual Route [2:52]
4. "You Are My Death" [5:18]
5. Orpheus Returns [7:49]
6. Eurydice and Heurtebise [4:11]
7. "Resting on My Laurels" [6:47]
8. Pursuit of the Princess [5:54]
9. Eurydice in Danger [7:57]
10. Mirrors Are Doors [6:43]
11. Ruins of Beliefs [2:51]
12. Supreme Tribunal [6:20]
13. Forever [4:56]
14. Out of Sight [6:50]
15. Beware of Mirrors [5:00]
16. Sacrifice [8:31]
17. Condemnation [2:18]
Disc #3 -- Testament Of Orpheus
255. Chapters
1. Opening Titles/Prologue [3:28]
2. Encounters With the Professor [4:06]
3. Lost in Space-Time [5:44]
4. Chance Meeting With a Man-Horse [2:33]
5. Rebirth of Cégeste [5:21]
6. Judith and Holofernes [2:42]
7. "An Artist Always Paints His Own Portrait" [3:29]
8. Metamorphosis of a Flower [3:58]
9. Tribunal [4:21]
10. "My Real Name Is Edouard" [4:11]
11. The Witness [5:40]
12. Playing the Fool [8:00]
13. "Funny-Looking Dog" [2:25]
14. Rue Obscure [5:13]
15. Intellectuals in Love [3:27]
16. Waiting [3:28]
17. "Poets Only Pretend to Die" [5:53]
18. Sleepwalking [6:02]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Blood Of a Poet
   Play the Movie
   Subtitles
      Movie Subtitles: On
      Movie Subtitles: Off
   Behind the Scenes
   Cocteau Lecture
   "Jean Cocteau: Autoportrait d'un Inconnu"
      Shadowplay of My Life
      Phoenixology
      An Eclectic Childhood
      Satie, Diaghilev, and the Ballet Russe
      Stravinsky, Picasso, and Rejecting Habits
      Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel
      Tied and Untied Writing
      Saint Pierre Chapel
      Film as a Poetic Vehicle
      Raymond Radiguet/Turn to Opium
      Personal Mythology
      Working Hand of the Schizophrenic
   Cocteau Bibliofilmography
   Color Bars
Disc #2 -- Orpheus
   Play the Movie
   Subtitles
      On
      Off
   Cocteau Bibliofilmography
   Color Bars
Disc #3 -- Testament Of Orpheus
   Play the Movie
   Subtitles
      Movie Subtitles: On
      Movie Subtitles: Off
   Essay by Cocteau
   "Villa Santo Sospir"
   Cocteau Bibliofilmography
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