Fantastic Planet (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]


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Actor: Jennifer Drake

Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Director: René Laloux

Edition: Criterion Collection

Format: Animated

Number Of Discs: 1

Publisher: Criterion Collection

Release Date: 2016-06-21

Running Time: 72

Details: Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans (Oms) are the playthings of giant blue natives (Draags). After Terr, kept as a pet since infancy, escapes from his gigantic child captor, he is swept up by a band of radical fellow Oms who are resisting the Draags oppression and violence. With its eerie, coolly surreal cutout animation by Roland Topor; brilliant psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer; and wondrous creatures and landscapes, this Cannes-awarded 1973 counterculture classic is a perennially compelling statement against conformity and violence.

- New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Alternate English-language soundtrack
- Les escargots (1966), an early short film by director René Laloux and illustrator Roland Topor
- Laloux sauvage, a 2009 documentary on Laloux
- Italiques: Roland Topor Special, a 1974 French television program on Topor s work
- Archival interviews
- Trailer
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Brooke

UPC: 715515179119

EAN: 0715515179119