I Am Curious . . . Box set

I Am Curious . . .
Box set

 
I Am Curious . . . Box set  (Criterion DVD)

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Box Set Info

  • Spine #179

Seized by customs upon entry to the United States, subject of a heated court battle, banned in cities across the United States, Vilgot Sjöman’s I Am Curious—Yellow is one of the most controversial films of all time. This landmark document of Swedish society during the sexual revolution has been declared both obscene and revolutionary. It tells the story of Lena (Lena Nyman), a searching and rebellious young woman, and her personal quest to understand the social and political conditions in 1960s Sweden, as well as her bold exploration of her own sexual identity. Shattering taboos as it freely traverses the lines between fact and fiction, I Am Curious—Yellow is presented here for the first time with its companion piece I Am Curious—Blue, a parallel film featuring the same characters and in which the lines between documentary and fiction are even further blurred.

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I Am Curious—Yellow box cover

I Am Curious—Yellow

Vilgot Sjöman 1967

This landmark document of Swedish society during the sexual revolution has been declared both obscene and revolutionary. It tells the story of a searching and rebellious young woman’s personal quest to understand the social and political conditions in 1960s Sweden, and her own sexual identity.


I Am Curious—Blue box cover

I Am Curious—Blue

Vilgot Sjöman 1967

A parallel film to Vilgot Sjöman’s controversial I Am Curious—Yellow, I Am Curious—Blue also follows young Lena on her journey of self-discovery. In Blue, Lena confronts issues of religion, sexuality, and the prison system, while at the same time exploring her own relationships.

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital transfers of both films
  • Excerpts from director Vilgot Sjöman’s Self Portrait 92, a documentary made for Swedish television
  • New video introduction by the director
  • Director’s diary: a selected scene audio commentary by Sjöman
  • Video interview with legendary publisher Barney Rosset and attorney Edward De Grazia about the controversy surrounding I Am Curious—Yellow
  • The Battle for “I Am Curious—Yellow”: A video piece on the film’s censorship and trial
  • Excerpts from the transcripts of the trial for I Am Curious—Yellow
  • Deleted scene with an introduction by Sjöman
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Essay by critic Gary Giddins and a reprinted 1968 interview with the director
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

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