A ZED & TWO NOUGHTS (blu-ray)
A film by Peter Greenaway
A car collides with a swan outside a zoo. Two women passengers die but the driver, Alba Bewick (Andréa Ferréol), survives with a leg amputation. Obsessed with the accident, the zoologist husbands of the dead women - twins Oliver and Oswald (Eric and Brian Deacon - become fascinated by the processes of decay and embark on an affair with the amputee.
As dead animals decompose to the playful rhythms of Michael Nyman, symmetry is elevated beyond obsession, and Sascha Vierny's cinematography pays homage to Vermeer. Full of surprises and magnificent conundrums, Peter Greenaway's third feature is as perversely comic and teasing as it is shocking.
- Brand new High Definition transfer
- Full-feature commentary with director Peter Greenaway
- Video introduction by Peter Greenaway
- Extracts from?O, Zoo! (Philip Hoffman, 1986, 7 mins)
- Original theatrical trailer (3 mins)
- The Sea in Their Blood (Peter Greenaway, 1983, 28 mins): rarely seen COI film exploring Britain's coastline. With music by Michael Nyman
- A fully illustrated booklet featuring film notes, biography, review and interview
UK, Netherlands | 1985 | colour | English, optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 117 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.66:1 | BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit) | Region free blu-ray
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Linear PCM ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.66:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Biographies, Booklet, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Commentary, Interactive Menu, Production Notes, Remastered, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: A Zed and Two Noughts follows the lives of Alba Bewick, and Oswald and Oliver Deuce. When an accident with a white swan leaves Alba without a leg and the Deuce's wives dead the trio must cope with a scheming doctor and their own grief. It is the brothers' grief that leads to their fixation with natural decay of animal flesh. As they progress in their grief process they seek more and more complex animals to watch fade away. The brothers' obsessions leaves them in peril of losing their jobs and drives them closer to the person at the wheel when their wives perished, Alba. In the end, their insatiable apetite for decay leads them to the top of the food chain - Humans. But who must meet an end for the evolution of Oliver and Oswald's grief? ...A Zed & Two Noughts (1985) ( A Zed and 2 Noughts ) (Blu-Ray)