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Brazil (1985) is Delusional on Blu-Ray

The Criterion Collection released Brazil to Blu-ray on December 4, 2012. Terry Gilliam directed the film starring Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, and Robert De Niro.

‘Brazil’ Criterion Summary

In the dystopian masterpiece Brazil, Jonathan Pryce plays a daydreaming everyman who finds himself caught in the soul-crushing gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy. This cautionary tale by Terry Gilliam, one of the great films of the 1980s, has come to be esteemed alongside antitotalitarian works by the likes of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. And in terms of set design, cinematography, music, and effects, Brazil is a nonstop dazzler.

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  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer of Terry Gilliam’s 142-minute director’s cut, approved by Gilliam, with DTS-HD Master Audio surround soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary by Gilliam
  • What Is “Brazil”?, Rob Hedden’s on-set documentary (DVD box set and Blu-ray only)
  • The Production Notebook, a collection of interviews and video essays, featuring a trove of Brazil-iana from Gilliam’s personal collection (DVD box set and Blu-ray only)
  • The Battle of “Brazil,” a documentary about the film’s contentious release, hosted by Jack Mathews and based on his book of the same name (DVD box set and Blu-ray only)
  • “Love Conquers All” version, the studio’s 94-minute, happy-ending cut of Brazil, with commentary by Brazilexpert David Morgan (DVD box set and Blu-ray only)
  • Trailer (DVD box set and Blu-ray only)
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: A new essay by Jack Matthews on the DVD editions and a booklet featuring a new essay by film critic David Sterritt on the Blu-ray

Cover based on a theatrical poster

Also available on Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video.

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Universal Pictures released Brazil on December 18, 1985. Terry Gilliam directed the film starring Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, and Robert De Niro.

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