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DVD Underground: By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume Two

By Brakhage An Anthology Volume Two

Official Description: In Criterion’s first volume of the anthology By Brakhage, we brought twenty-six astonishing works by the avant-garde film pioneer Stan Brakhage to home video for the first time. Now, in this second installment, we are proud to present thirty more of Brakhage’s visionary creations, from 1950s films to his final work, from 2003, curated by his wife, Marilyn Brakhage. Highlights of this collection include the war meditation 23rd Psalm Branch; hand-painted films from Persian Series; The Wonder Ring, made for a commission by Joseph Cornell; the autobiographical Scenes from Under Childhood, Section One; and the found-footage film Murder Psalm.

Distributor: Criterion

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

Contents:

Disc One:

Program 1: 1955–67

  1. The Wonder Ring
    1955 • 5 minutes, 34 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  2. The Dead
    1960 • 10 minutes, 21 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  3. Two: Creeley/McClure
    1965 • 3 minutes, 11 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  4. 23rd Psalm Branch
    1967 • 66 minutes, 47 seconds • 8 mm • Silent

Program 2: 1967–76

  1. Scenes From Under Childhood, Section One
    1967 • 23 minutes, 46 seconds • 16 mm • Silent/Monaural
  2. The Machine of Eden
    1970 • 10 minutes, 45 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  3. Star Garden
    1974 • 20 minutes, 58 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  4. Desert
    1976 • 10 minutes, 7 seconds • Super 8 mm • Silent

Disc Two:

Program 3: 1972–82

  1. The Process
    1972 • 8 minutes, 1 second • 16 mm • Silent
  2. Burial Path
    1978 • 8 minutes, 2 seconds • Super 8 mm • Silent
  3. Duplicity III
    1980 • 22 minutes, 18 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  4. The Domain of the Moment
    1977 • 14 minutes, 33 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  5. Murder Psalm
    1980 • 16 minutes, 24 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  6. Arabic 12
    1982 • 17 minutes, 1 second • Super 8 mm • Silent

Program 4: 1989–90

  1. Visions in Meditation #1
    1989 • 16 minutes, 19 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  2. Visions in Meditation #2 (Mesa Verde)
    1989 • 16 minutes, 9 seconds •16 mm • Silent
  3. Visions in Meditation #3 (Plato’s Cave)
    1990 • 16 minutes, 36 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural
  4. Visions in Meditation #4 (D. H. Lawrence)
    1990 • 17 minutes, 41 seconds • 16 mm • Silent

Disc Three:

Program 5: 1982, 1992, 1994

  1. Unconscious London Strata
    1982 • 22 minutes, 15 seconds • Super 8 mm • Silent
  2. Boulder Blues and Pearls and . . .
    1992 • 22 minutes, 24 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural
  3. The Mammals of Victoria
    1994 • 34 minutes, 9 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  4. From: First Hymn to the Night — Novalis
    1994 • 2 minutes, 52 seconds • 16 mm • Silent

Program 6: 1995–2003

  1. I Take These Truths
    1995 • 17 minutes, 44 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  2. The Cat of the Worm’s Green Realm
    1997 • 14 minutes, 10 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  3. Yggdrasill: Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind
    1997 • 16 minutes, 58 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  4. “. . .” Reel Five
    1998 • 14 minutes, 6 seconds • 16 mm • Stereo
  5. Persian Series 1 — 3
    1999 • Total run time: 5 minutes, 54 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
  6. Chinese Series
    2003 • 2 minutes, 18 seconds • 35 mm • Silent

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