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Director: Ken Russell     Starring: Russell,Ken
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Format: DVD
Sku: 208084042
UPC: 883929019694
UPC 14: 00883929019694
Rating: NR
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The iconic award-winning English director, Ken Russell, is best known for his flamboyant style, his attention to detail and for being a controversial and visionary artist. Russells approach was determined by a desire to knock the dust off the biofilm genre: “The whole idea had degenerated into a series of third-rate clichés. I wanted to dress people in old clothes and do it in a totally unreal way, and thus make it more real than ever, and in the process send up this new civil service/academic way of doing films.” This collection includes two early films starring Oliver Reed, The Debussy Film and Dantes Inferno about Dante Gabriel Rossetti, as well as Always on Sunday about Henri Rousseau, Isadora: The Biggest Dancer in the World, A Song of Summer about Frederick Delius, and Dance of the Seven Veils about Richard Strauss. These early films paved the way for his brilliant carrier that has spanned six decades.
Editor's Note
Before making explosive features like THE MUSIC LOVERS, Ken Russell's pioneering work for British television blurred the line between fiction and documentary. Focusing on the lives of artists and composers, Russell's films presented evocative visions of lives past that didn't rely on talking heads or stock photographs, often using dramatizations to get to the heart of his tormented subjects. This six-film collection presents an essential body of the director's work: ELGAR, his acclaimed portrait of British composer Sir Edward Elgar; THE DEBUSSY FILM, focusing on the French composer; ALWAYS ON SUNDAY, a portrait of painter Henri Rousseau; ISADORA: THE BIGGEST DANCER IN THE WORLD, a look at American dancer Isadora Duncan; DANTE'S INFERNO, an exploration of poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti; and SONG OF SUMMER, about the final years of blind and crippled composer Frederick Delius.


Video Features DVD, English, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/23/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 477 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2007
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1000038761
Video UPC UPC: 00883929019694
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 3

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Frederick Delius - Subject
Video Cast Info Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Subject
Video Cast Info Edward Elgar - Subject
Video Cast Info Henri Rousseau - Subject
Video Cast Info Richard Strauss - Subject
Video Cast Info Claude Debussy - Subject
Video Cast Info Ken Russell - Director

Professional Reviews

Film Comment
"Russell's visual extravagance owes more to silent film expressionism than any British realist tradition." 09/01/2008 74

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Russell,Ken
Product attributeLabel:   BBC Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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