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Koyaanisqatsi ( Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance ) (Blu-Ray)

Godfrey Reggio , Godfrey Reggio    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Godfrey Reggio
  • Directors: Godfrey Reggio
  • Producers: Koyaanisqatsi ( Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance ) (Blu-Ray), Koyaanisqatsi, Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance
  • Format: Import, Blu-ray, Widescreen
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Run Time: 86.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008QT1UH4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,952 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Australia released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Documentary, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio boldly caught the attention of the world and stimulated the senses with his landmark feature KOYAANISQATSI, establishing a brave new genre of cinema. A profoundly rich and thought-provoking experience, KOYAANISQATSI is an aural and visual journey across myriad landscapes exploring our dependence on technology and its life-altering effect on the developing world. Presented by legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, KOYAANISQATSI reflects a world spinning to the rhythm of machines, of clockwise civilisations marching like ants in a megalopolis, vividly juxtaposing images of herculean aircraft and rocket launches with detailed time-lapse photography - presenting a document of vivid intensity. Combining mesmerising visuals with an electrifying score from Oscar nominated composer Philip Glass, incorporating haunting Hopi prophecies in choral arrangements, KOYAANISQATSI is a dynamic meditation of time, place and the bewildering technology that knows no bounds. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Berlin International Film Festival, ...Koyaanisqatsi ( Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance ) (Blu-Ray)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Tim Kidner TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Koyaanisqatsi contains and unreels some of the most breathtaking images ever committed to celluloid. Translated from the Hopi language, the title means 'life out of balance' and attempts - and very successfully - shows all of man's manifestations, usually in startling close-up but also often sped-up, juxtaposed against our own-made surroundings.

Since Dziga Vertov's 1928 Russian experimental film "Man with a Movie Camera", a few pioneering directors have attempted to show familiar, and not so familiar surroundings in a new and refreshing way. But none so much as the collaboration here between Godfrey Reggio and contemporary composer Philip Glass.

The images are always hypnotic, some unearthly beautiful and when it slowed to its climax, I was so disappointed it had finished. The comparisons between printed circuit boards to conveyor belt manufacturing to highly urbanised street scenes are magical and compulsive. Watch on the biggest screen you can and play the sound through a separate hi-fi or home cinema system.

Glass' music follows and resonates with these streams of visuals - one is the other. With executive producers Francis Ford Copolla and George Lucas, both mega directors of their day, this project has some heavyweight backing.

Koyaanisqatsi was followed by the not-quite-as-compulsive Powaqqatsi, which has a different take on human activity. Do as I did and get the two-film boxset.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sound, spectacular spots 24 Jan 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi is a trilogy that is worth to enjoy.
I expected little bit better video picture quality than it is.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing film, dreadful transfer 18 April 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
The film and its score are magnificent. What a shame that this film, in which the power of image is so important, suffers from such a shoddy transfer to Blu-Ray. It's not HD and it's covered in grain and specks. Save your money for the upcoming release of Koyaanisqatsi with Powaqqatsi blu-ray box set.
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