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Bees in a Glass Hive,
This review is from: Orphee  [DVD] (DVD)
I remember first seeing Orphee at the Everyman Cinema in London sometime during 1986 and being completely blown away by it! In this age of sterile CGI effects, Cocteau's masterwork is still refreshingly eye-popping with its array of dazzling 'analog' visual set-pieces. The poet-director uses back-projection, reverse-camera tricks, sets built on their sides, etc to create a stunning and mesmerising depiction of a man's (literal) descent into hell. Like no other film before or since-- and more audacious than the critically favoured La Belle et Le Bete-- Orphee is long overdue its release on DVD.