'Brazil' Criterion Collection Blu-ray Dated and Detailed

Posted Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM PDT by

Terry Gilliam's 1985 dystopian classic is getting the Criterion Blu-ray treatment this December!

In an early announcement to retailers, the Criterion Collection will proudly present 'Brazil' on Blu-ray on December 4.

This cautionary tale by Terry Gilliam, one of the great films of the 1980s, now ranks alongside antitotalitarian works by the likes of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

The Blu-ray will feature the director's cut of the film with a 1080p digital transfer, an English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 soundtrack, and supplements include: Audio commentary by Terry Gilliam; What Is "Brazil"?, a thirty-minute on-set documentary by Rob Hedden; The Battle of "Brazil": A Video History, a sixty-minute documentary by author and film writer Jack Mathews about the controversy surrounding the film's release; The "Love Conquers All" version of Brazil, a ninety-four-minute cut of the film produced by the studio in an attempt to make it more commercial, with commentary by Brazil expert David Morgan; The Production Notebook, a collection of supplements featuring a trove of Brazil-iana from Gilliam's personal collection: a short documentary on the screenplay, featuring interviews with screenwriters Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard; Gilliam's storyboards for unfilmed dream sequences, animated and narrated by Morgan; visual essays on the film's production design and special effects; a visual essay on Brazil's costumes, narrated by costume designer James Acheson; and interviews with Gilliam and composer Michael Kamen on the score; Trailer; and a booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Sterritt.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $49.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Brazil' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under December 4.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Brazil: The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)
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