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Koyaanisqatsi+Powaqqatsi [Blu-ray]


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  • Directors: Godfrey Reggio
  • Format: Colour, Anamorphic, Widescreen, DTS Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: None
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Arrow Academy
  • DVD Release Date: 12 May 2014
  • Run Time: 185 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00IJD75H6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,394 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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ko yaa nis qatsi (from the Hopi language)

n., 1. crazy life 2. life in turmoil 3. life out of balance 4. life disintegrating 5. a state of life that calls for

another way of living

po waq qa tsi (from the Hopi language, powaq sorcerer + qatsi life)

n., an entity, a way of life, that consumes the life forces of other beings in order to further its own life

Told without dialogue, narration, cast or characters, Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi are dizzying, hypnotic examples of cinema set to extraordinary scores by Philip Glass. The first instalment concentrates on the United States, contrasting its natural beauty with a population ever more dependent on modern technology. The second switches to the Southern hemisphere and focuses on cultures and traditions that are slowly eroding away as the modern world takes over.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • New restored digital transfers of both films, approved by director Godfrey Reggio
  • 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Newly created exclusive content
  • Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film, archive content and more!
  • More to be announced closer to the release date

Review

a look at our world from a truly unique angle --DVD Beaver

>a visual concert of images set to the haunting music of Phillip Glass --Blu-ray.com

An exquisite combination of sound and vision --RecArts

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Andrew C. Miller on 27 May 2014
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Koyaanisqats [1983] + Powaqqatsi [1988] [Blu-ray] LIFE OUT OF BALANCE! LIFE IN TRASFORMATION!

ko yaa nis qatsi [from the Hopi language] 1. Crazy life; 2. Life in turmoil; 3. Life out of balance; 4. Life disintegrating; 5. A state of life that calls for another way of living.

po waq qa tsi [from the Hopi language, powaq sorcerer + qatsi life] An entity, a way of life, that consumes the life forces of other beings in order to further its own life.

Told without dialogue, narration, cast or characters, Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi are dizzying, hypnotic examples of cinema set to extraordinary scores by Philip Glass. The first instalment concentrates on the United States, contrasting its natural beauty with a population ever more dependent on modern technology. The second switches to the Southern hemisphere and focuses on cultures and traditions that are slowly eroding away as the modern world takes over.

Director: Godfrey Reggio

Producer: Godfrey Reggio, Lawrence Taub and Mel Lawrence

Composer: Philip Glass

Screenplay: Godfrey Reggio and Ken Richards

Cinematography: Graham Berry, Leonidas Zourdoumis and Ron Fricke

Resolution: 1080p

Audio: Music: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Music: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Music: 2.0 PCM Stereo and Music: 2.0 PCM Stereo

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Running Time: 185 minutes

Region: Region B/2

Number of discs: 2

Studio: Arrow Academy

Andrew’s Blu-ray Review – Arrow Films have released Godfrey Reggio’s first two classic films Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi together on Blu-ray for the first time. Gorgeous looking films such as these could well be what the format was invented for.

Firstly, the Names.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ngaio1 on 3 Jun 2014
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No point in reviewing the films; chances are you're at this page because you've already owned the VHS and DVD versions, which were visually rather murky.
The bluray upgrade isn't perfect, as some of the darker scenes are still grainy, but overall, a much better picture.
Well worth purchasing alone just for the release of Anima Mundi, and if you're a Philip Glass fan, wonderful remixes in 5.1 sound of arguably two of his best compositions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Snookie Handsome on 21 July 2014
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Except for dated details like the word BETAMAX on an electric sign, everything about this landmark in pure visual cinema holds up, even with a couple of decades of "progress" intervening. A documentary with no narration -- not a single spoken word -- "Koyaanisqatsi" looks at the mess we've made of this planet in a compelling & sometimes even thrilling way, with time-lapse photography giving a kind of God's-eye view of humanity in its fantastic folly. One problem for the filmmakers: some of the things about modern civilization they surely intended us to see as hideous may strike many viewers as beautiful in spite of what the editing tries to say. The music by Philip Glass is still brilliant and incomparable. A great experience for the adventurous, "Koyaanisqatsi" (never mind what it means; you'll find out) remains a one-of-kind triumph even though a sequel is supplied with the original in this deluxe Blu-Ray set. The sequel tries but can't equal the jolting originality of the first film. "Koyaanisqatsi" returns to circulation looking better than ever -- or at least as good as it has ever looked since first bursting upon the scene.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kingma Johannes on 6 Aug 2014
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Finally Reggio and Coppola are cashing in on this amazing project I have been seeing so many times that I lost count. Still Koyaanisqatsi bears far more magic, and nostalgia for me than Powaqqatsi. The new soundtrack is absolutely stunning in DTS-HD and gives much credit to composer (Phil Glass) and conductor (Riesmann). The video transfer however does show the hand of time, noise and an unbalance in luminosity, but indeed sames to have been marginally enhanced compared to the DVd transfers.

It looks like a movie that needs a remake, whereas the soundtrack could be kept as it is.

I'm sure mr Coppola and Reggio gained a great addition to their pension scheme by (finally) issuing this release.
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