'The Vanquished' Blu-ray Bound

Posted Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 08:00 AM PST by

Michelangelo Antonioni's 1953 drama is heading to Blu-ray in May.

In an early announcement to retailers, Raro Video is preparing 'The Vanquished' for Blu-ray in May.

Challenging the linear narrative by weaving multiple story lines and exploring a directorial style way ahead of his time, Director Michelangelo Antonioni's unique triptych film, features three murders, one taking place in Paris, another in Rome, and another in London. All of the perpetrators are affluent youths, each killing for dubious motives. In the France segment, a group of adolescents kill for money, even though they don’t need it; in the London segment, a poet uncovers a woman’s body and tries to profit from the discovery; and in the Italian segment, a student becomes caught up in a smuggling ring, with deadly results. With elements that serve as a precursor to 'Blowup,' Antonioni explores how modern society can produce nihilistic tendencies in the least likely characters.

Specs, supplements, and suggested list price have not been detailed yet.

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The Vanquished (Blu-ray)
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