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The Criterion Collection: Antonio Gaudi DVD & Blu-Ray

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Overview
Architect Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) designed some of the world's most astonishing buildings, interiors, and parks. Japanese Director Hiroshi Teshigahara provides a stunning visual tour of Gaudi's truly spectacular work, including the Casa Mila, Park Güell, Casa Batllo, and his massive, still-unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona. Gaudí was often called "God's Architect" because of his own strong Catholic faith, his dedication to social projects, and the religious themes in his own work. High-definition digital restoration. 1 hr on 2 DVDs or 1 Blu-ray disc. Japanese with English subtitles.
 
Details
Packaging: Boxed
Run Time: 72 minutes
Format: Widescreen
Number of discs:
Language: Japanese
Foreign Language Subtitles: English
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Rating: NR
Extras
• High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
• Interview with architect Arata Isozaki from 2008
Gaudí, Catalunya, 1959, footage from director Hiroshi Teshigahara's first trip to Spain
• Visions of Space: "Antoni Gaudí," an hour-long documentary from 2003 on the architect's life and work
• BBC program on Gaudí by filmmaker Ken Russell
Sculptures by Sofu—Vita, a 1963 short film by Teshigahara on the sculpture work of his father, Sofu Teshigahara
• Trailer
• PLUS: An essay by art historian Dore Ashton, a 1986 reminiscence by Hiroshi Teshigahara, and excerpts from a 1959 conversation between Hiroshi and Sofu Teshigahara on their trip to the West
Press
"Gaudí is nothing less than astounding in its beauty and boldness…The erotic connotations of much of the work are so blunt as to be almost shocking. The work could be seen as a madly brilliant ode to fertility and the ripeness of nature spilling over everything." — Stephen Holden, The New York Times
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