'The Strange Case of Angelica' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 08:00 AM PDT by

The new film from 102-year old Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira is getting the Blu-ray treatment this September.

In an early announcement to retailers, Cinema Guild says 'The Strange Case of Angelica' is planned for Blu-ray on September 20.

The new film from master filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira, “The Strange Case of Angelica” is a magical tale about a young photographer who falls madly in love with a woman he can never have, except in his dreams. Late one night, Isaac is summoned by a wealthy family to take the last photograph of a young bride, Angelica, who mysteriously passed away. Arriving at their estate, Isaac is struck by Angelica’s beauty. But when he looks through his lens, the young woman appears to come to life. From that moment, Isaac will be haunted by Angelica day and night.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Douro, Faina Fluvial (Labor on the Douro River) (1931, 20 minutes): The first film from Manoel de Oliveira, in a new 2K restoration; Audio commentary by film critic and curator James Quandt; Oliveira L'Architecte (1992, 60 minutes): Documentary by Paolo Rocha; Absoluto (2010, 35 minutes): A conversation with Manoel de Oliviera; Theatrical Trailer; and a Booklet featuring essay "Late Oliveira" by Haden Guest, Director of the Harvard Film Archive.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Strange Case of Angelica' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 20.

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The Strange Case of Angelica (Blu-ray)
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