Full December 2018 Film Box Spoilers from Boxwalla! LAST DAY to subscribe and get this box!
The December Film box will contain one of the best trilogies ever made : a box set containing three films : The Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray with music by Pandit Ravi Shankar. Restored by The Criterion Collection. The best gift you could give any film lover.
About the film:
Two decades after its original negatives were burned in a fire, Satyajit Ray’s breathtaking milestone of world cinema rises from the ashes in a meticulously reconstructed new restoration. The Apu Trilogy brought India into the golden age of international art-house film, following one indelible character, a free-spirited child in rural Bengal who matures into an adolescent urban student and finally a sensitive man of the world. These delicate masterworks—Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road),Aparajito (The Unvanquished), and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)—based on two books by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee, were shot over the course of five years, and each stands on its own as a tender, visually radiant journey. They are among the most achingly beautiful, richly humane movies ever made—essential works for any film lover.
Cost of the box : $49.95; Retail Value : $100.
Here’s the trailer:
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Turn on the volume to watch this musical trailer (music by Pandit Ravishankar): a sneak peak into the December Film Box. . This December, we have an incredibly special gift for any film lover, or really for an human being who likes to watch things. A film set in West Bengal, India, from a gifted filmmaker who put Indian cinema on the world map. . The filmmaker is Satyajit Ray. And included in the film box is a box set of three films, perhaps the greatest trilogy of all time, a trilogy that has influenced many filmmakers, from Scorsese to Kurosawa to Wes Anderson: The Apu Trilogy. The box set retails for $100. But subscribers will receive it for $49.95. 😍 . Apu Trilogy was released by @critetioncollection in 2016. And its restoration is possibly one of the greatest achievements of Criterion, since it seemed almost impossible to achieve at one time. The original prints for this were languishing in a warehouse in London. To make matters worse, the warehouse caught fire in 1993 leaving many reels burnt & the rest heavily damaged. Criterion started looking for any other negatives (everywhere in the world) to see if they could find anything usable. And they found no alternatives good enough for restoration. So some folks from Criterion had gone to the Academy of Motion picture Arts & Sciences on LA, to work on something else, & there they happened to find the burnt negatives from the London warehouse which were originally thought to be unusuable.Thankfully somebody in the Academy thought to save the burnt negatives even though they didn’t have the technology then to possibly restore it. And when Criterion got their hands on it, they were actually able to restore it. It took them an immense amount of resources & time to do it (for example the negatives had to be rehydrated in a solution of glycerol, acetone & water) and they had to travel to a lab in Bologna to do the restoration. But restore it they did. And now we have a piece of film history, a piece of human cultural history preserved!! And we are so grateful to them for that! 💜 #criterioncollection #cinephile
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