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DVD Underground: By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume One

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Official Description: Working completely outside the mainstream, the wildly prolific, visionary Stan Brakhage made more than 350 films over a half century. Challenging all taboos in his exploration of “birth, sex, death, and the search for God,” he has turned his camera on explicit lovemaking, childbirth, even autopsy. Many of his most famous works pursue the nature of vision itself and transcend the act of filming. Some, including the legendary Mothlight, were made without using a camera at all, as he pioneered the art of making images directly on film, by drawing, painting, and scratching. Criterion is proud to present twenty-six masterworks by Stan Brakhage.

Distributor: Criterion

Availability: Amazon | Netflix | GreenCine (Disc 1) | GreenCine (Disc 2) | Facets
Also Available on Blu-Ray: Amazon

Contents:

Disc One:

  1. Desistfilm
    1954 • 6 minutes, 48 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural
  2. Wedlock House: An Intercourse
    1959 • 10 minutes, 47 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  3. Dog Star Man
    1961–64 • 74 minutes, 34 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  4. The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes
    1971 • 31 minutes, 50 seconds • 16 mm • Silent

Disc Two:

  1. Cat’s Cradle
    1959 • 6 minutes, 16 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  2. Window Water Baby Moving
    1959 • 12 minutes, 11 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  3. Mothlight
    1963 • 3 minutes, 13 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  4. Eye Myth
    1967 • 9 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  5. The Wold-Shadow
    1972 • 2 minutes, 24 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  6. The Garden of Earthly Delights
    1981 • 1 minute, 43 seconds • 35 mm • Silent
  7. The Stars Are Beautiful
    1974 • 18 minutes, 27 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural
  8. Kindering
    1987 • 2 minutes, 51 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural
  9. I …. Dreaming
    1988 • 6 minutes, 35 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural
  10. The Dante Quartet
    1987 • 6 minutes, 3 seconds • 35 mm • Silent
  11. Night Music
    1986 • 30 seconds • 35 mm • Silent
  12. Rage Net
    1988 • 35 seconds • 35 mm • Silent
  13. Glaze of Cathexis
    1990 • 2 minutes, 55 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  14. Delicacies of Molten Horror Synapse
    1990 • 8 minutes, 16 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  15. Untitled (For Marilyn)
    1992 • 10 minutes, 27 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  16. Black Ice
    1994 • 1 minute, 49 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  17. Study in Color and Black and White
    1993 • 1 minute, 35 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  18. Stellar
    1993 • 2 minutes, 19 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  19. Crack Glass Eulogy
    1991 • 6 minutes, 6 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural
  20. The Dark Tower
    1999 • 2 minutes, 19 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  21. Commingled Containers
    1996 • 2 minutes, 42 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  22. Lovesong
    2001 • 10 minutes, 48 seconds • 16 mm • Silent

Extras:

  1. Brakhage on Brakhage, four video encounters with the filmmaker
  2. Audio remarks on selected films by Stan Brakhage
  3. PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay and film capsules by Brakhage expert Fred Camper

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