Criterion Collection: Exterminating Angel

Criterion Collection: Exterminating Angel

Director: Luis Buñuel Cast: Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Jose Baviera

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen / Restored)

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Overview

The great screen surrealist Luis Buñuel co-wrote and directed this dark, bitterly witty satire. A group of people in formal dress arrives at an elegantly appointed home for a dinner party. However, once dinner is over and the guests retire to the drawing room, they discover that the servants have gone away, and for some reason they cannot leave. There is no explanation why -- there are no locked doors or barred windows preventing them from going home -- but the guests are convinced that they're stranded. Left to their own devices, they slowly but gradually degenerate into genteel savagery, taking an axe to a water pipe for drinking water, killing and eating a sheep that was to be part of the post-dinner entertainment, hiding the bodies of dead guests in the closet, dabbling in witchcraft, and burning the furniture. Buñuel's dry, quixotic wit is abundantly displayed in this film. Leading the cast was Silvia Pinal, the renowned actress who starred in several of Buñuel's Mexican films (she was married to noted producer Gustavo Alatriste, who produced several films with Buñuel). Other than the short subject Simon of the Desert, El Angel Exterminador proved to be Buñuel's last film made in his adopted homeland.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/06/2016
UPC: 0715515190312
Original Release: 1962
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 13,925

Special Features

Restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; The Last Script: Remembering Luis Bunuel, a 2008 documentary featuring Screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere and Filmmaker Juan Luis Bunuel; Interviews with actor Silvia Pinal and Filmmaker Arturo Ripstein from 2006; Trailer; Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Marsha Kinder and an interview with Luis Bunuel from the 1970s

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Silvia Pinal Letitia, the Valkyrie
Jacqueline Andere Senora Alicia Roc
Jose Baviera Leandro
Augusto Benedico Doctor
Luis Beristain Christian
Antonio Bravo Russell
Enrique Rambal Nobile
Enrico Garcia Alvarez Senor Roc
Javier Loya Francisco Avila
Claudio Brook Majordomo
Rosa Elena Durgel Silvia
Lucy Gallardo Lucia
Ofelia Guilmain Juana Avita
Tito Junco Raul
Ofelia Montesco Beatriz
Pancho Córdova Actor
Chel Lopez Actor
Bertha Moss Leonora

Technical Credits
Luis Buñuel Director,Screenwriter
Gustavo Alatriste Producer
Luis Alcoriza Screenwriter
Jesus Bracho Art Director
Gabriel Figueroa Cinematographer
Raúl Lavista Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Armando Meyer Makeup
Pietro Domenico Paradisi Score Composer
Juan Munoz Ravelo Special Effects
Carlos Savage Editor
Georgette Somohano Costumes/Costume Designer

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