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Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection [Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD]

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  • Directors: Walerian Borowczyk
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 10
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Arrow Academy
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Sept. 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00IJF6Y1W
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,827 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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This groundbreaking collection brings together Walerian Borowczyk s key films from a twenty-five-year period stretching from 1959 through to 1984.

This unique release includes five of Borowczyk s provocative feature films: Theatre de M et Mme Kabal, Goto, l ile d amour, Blanche, Contes Immoraux and La Bete as well as his groundbreaking short films from this period.

Not only are many of these films available on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time, but also in new digital high definition restorations approved by the director s widow, Ligia Branice.

In addition to exclusive documentaries featuring cast and crew, an hour long portrait of Borowczyk is to be included, featuring the director s musings on painting, animation and sex.

Accompanying this seminal release is a book edited by Borowczyk experts Daniel Bird and Michael Brooke featuring newly commissioned essays on Borowczyk s films and art, as well as an account of the meticulous restoration process involved.

To round off the release is, for the first time, an English translation of Borowczyk s 1992 collection of short stories, Anatomy of the Devil, translated by the director's assistant, Michael Levy.

Arrow Academy s Walerian Borowczyk Collection is a vital addition to anyone interested in either world cinema, animation or experimental film.

Limited Edition collection featuring five feature films:

  • Theatre of Mr & Mrs Kabal (1967)
  • Goto, Isle of Love (1968)
  • Blanche (1971)
  • Immoral Tales (1974)
  • The Beast (1975)

And the short films:

  • The Astronauts (1959)
  • The Concert (1962)
  • Grandmother's Encyclopaedia (1963)
  • Renaissance (1963)
  • Angels' Games (1964)
  • Joachim's Dictionary (1965)
  • Rosalie (1966)
  • Gavotte (1967)
  • Diptych (1967)
  • The Phonograph (1969)
  • A Private Collection (1973)
  • Venus on the Half-Shell (1975)
  • The Greatest Love of All Time (1978)
  • Scherzo Infernal (1984)


  • Brand new 2K restorations of Borowczyk s films
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the films and extras
  • Newly translated English subtitles


  • Introduction by filmmaker Terry Gilliam
  • Film is not a Sausage: Borowczyk s Short Films A new interview programme featuring Borowczyk, producer Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin, assistant André Heinrich and composer Bernard Parmegiani
  • Blow Ups A new visual essay by Daniel Bird concerning Borowczyk s works on paper
  • Borowczyk's commercials


  • Introduction by artist and Turner Prize nominee Craigie Horsfield

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