L'Age d'Or

L'Age d'Or

Director: Luis Buñuel Cast: Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Max Ernst

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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Overview

Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali's second and final film collaboration comes to DVD in a respectable presentation from Kino Video. L'Age d'Or has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and while the print used for the transfer isn't quite pristine, it looks better than the copies which have been traveling on the archival circuits for years. The film is a part talkie; the dialogue in the sound sequences is in French, with burned-in English subtitles that also appear on the film's French-language title cards (and could stand to be a bit more readable, though they're not difficult to decipher in the dialogue sequences). The sound has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono, with no audio options. As a bonus, this edition also includes a small gallery of still photos and a commentary track from author Robert Short; while the commentary is extremely intermittent, at least he covers the film's infamous history with accuracy and concision. If not perfect, this DVD of L'Age d'Or is certainly an improvement over the previous VHS edition, and is well worth a look for enthusiasts of the great surrealists or anyone interested in Buñuel's early work.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/23/2004
UPC: 0738329038823
Original Release: 1930
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Video
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:03:00
Sales rank: 71,767

Special Features

Audio commentary by Robert Short, author of "The Age of Gold: Surrealist Cinema"; Stills gallery; Luis Buñuel: A Complete Filmography

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Scorpion [3:24]
2. A Sighting [5:06]
3. Finished [3:21]
4. Lusty Men [6:00]
5. When in Rome [3:30]
6. Man Escaped [8:47]
7. The Party [5:43]
8. Faux Pas [4:08]
9. Agony & Ecstasy [6:02]
10. Phone Call [6:26]
11. Fickleness [5:32]
12. Orgy [4:31]

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