Un Chien Andalou
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Top Customer Reviews
Everyone should avoid this DVD and go for the BFI double feature with L'Age D'Or, which has a watchable Un chein andalou for a change.
As with other great surrealistic films, the plot, such as it is, does not make any sense. Of course, themes can be derived from the work, although surrealism essentially is meant to be non-thematic. Some of the images from "Un Chien Andalou" are shocking and justifiably famous -- most notably a scene depicting a straight razor slicing into a woman's eyeball. Yes, these scenes are somewhat disgusting but also amazing for a film over 75 years old.
The film has not been updated or cleaned up at all, so the DVD image is somewhat murky. Bunuel added a music track in 1960 to what was originally a silent film; the score works beautifully. The DVD extras include an interview with Bunuel's son in which he discusses "Un Chien Andalou" as well as his father's rather tumultuous relationship with Dali. An audio commentary by Spanish surrealism expert Stephen Barber is also included; unfortunately, this track is pretty much unlistenable as Barber drones on about the history of surrealism in a deadly dull manner. Skip the audio commentary and just enjoy Bunuel's work as is.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The film is great but this transfer is poor. In the middle of the film you can see where the tape was stuck. If you care about seeing decent copies of films, find a better copy.Published 17 months ago by Michael J Truog
theres a scenne where a woman gets SPOILER ALERT its really a cow. dali can do better than this- unfortunately he never did. but got worsePublished on September 19, 2013 by gcd
I disagree that Un Chien Andalou is one of the best of the silent films. I suppose if the DVD I had bought hadn't been so chopped up and so poorly restored, I might have liked it... Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by Donna
Me enviaron el disco en una caja de un kilo. El disco se golpeaba dentro de la caja porque no tenía protección por dentro.Published on January 30, 2013 by Jonathan