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Un Chien Andalou

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3.6 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews

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Filmed in Paris in 1929, UN CHIEN ANDALOU is regarded as the first film produced purely from within the Surrealist movement and is a landmark in the history of cinema. Loving treatment to DVD includes, as bonus material, an interview/documentary with Jua

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Un Chien Andalou remains a startling artifact suggesting ways in which film can express the subconscious. The result of Luis Bunuel's collaboration with Salvador Dali, the 17-minute, 1929 film was designed expressly to shock and provoke. Opening with the canonical eyeball-slashing sequence and divided into baffling "chapters", this is a work of art obsessed with religion, lust, decay, violence, and death. Un Chien Andalou isn't simply one of the great works of the surrealist movement, but a segment of cinematic DNA that irrevocably altered the aesthetics of film. In its tangled corridors you find the seeds to the disappearing-mouth bit in The Matrix, the carcasses strewn through Peter Greenaway's A Zed and Two Noughts and pretty much the entire oeuvre of David Lynch. --Ryan Boudinot

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Special features

  • A Slice of Bunuel: Exclusive interview/documentary with Bunuel's son Juan-Luis
  • Epilogue: Dali and Bunuel bonus interview
  • Audio Commentary by Spanish surrealism expert Stephen Barber
  • Mystery of Cinema: Abridged transcipt of Bunuel speech given in 1953
  • Dave McKean: Graphic design and statement

Product details

  • Directors: Luis Buñuel
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, Full Screen, Silent, NTSC
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Transflux Films
  • DVD Release Date: December 26, 2004
  • Run Time: 55 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0006IUE9I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,250 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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