Posted Thu Oct 29, 2015 at 08:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
15 animated short films from the directors will hit Blu-ray in November. You can pre-order the discs here.
As previously reported, Zeitgeist Films is preparing 'The Quay Brothers: Collected Short Films' for Blu-ray. Though the original date was announced as October 20, the collection is now scheduled for November 24.
Since the late 1970s, identical twins Stephen and Timothy Quay have been creating their unique blend of puppetry and stop-motion animation, and have, in the process, spawned an enormous cult following. The Quays display a passion for detail, a breathtaking command of color and texture, and an uncanny use of focus and camera movement that make their films unique and instantly recognizable. Best known for their classic 1986 film Street Of Crocodiles which filmmaker Terry Gilliam selected as one of the ten best animated films of all time they are masters of miniaturization and on their tiny sets have created an unforgettable world, suggestive of a landscape of long-repressed childhood dreams. This new Blu-ray collection of fifteen of the Quays films allows us to see their work in all its astonishing detail and ravaged beauty.
The collection includes 'The Cabinet Of Jan Švankmajer' (1984) 'This Unnameable Little Broom' (1985) 'Street Of Crocodiles' (1986) 'Rehearsals For Extinct Anatomies' (1987) 'Stille Nacht I-Iv' (1988-94) 'The Comb' (1990) 'Anamorphosis' (1991) 'In Absentia' (2000) 'The Phantom Museum' (2003) 'Maska' (2010) 'Through The Weeping Glass' (2011) and 'Unmistaken Hands' (2013). In addition, the set also features 'Quay A Film By Christopher Nolan' (2015) a remarkable new short film by Christopher Nolan a long-time fan of the Quays.
Specs have not been detailed yet, but supplements will include: Six audio commentaries; New director-approved soundtrack for The Phantom Museum; and a 28-page booklet containing an updated Quay Dictionary and an introduction by Christopher Nolan.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Quay Brothers: Collected Short Films' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 24.
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