The Exterminating Angel The Exterminating Angel

The Exterminating Angel

Luis Buñuel

 
The Exterminating Angel (Criterion DVD)

DVD

2 Discs

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  • Mexico
  • 1962
  • 94 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Spanish
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  • Spine #459

A group of high-society friends are invited to a mansion for dinner and inexplicably find themselves unable to leave in Luis Buñuel’s daring masterpiece The Exterminating Angel (El ángel exterminador). Made just one year after his international sensation Viridiana, this film, full of eerie, comic absurdity, furthers Buñuel’s wicked takedown of the rituals and dependencies of the frivolous upper classes.

Cast

Leticia “La Valkyrie” Silvia Pinal
Edmundo Nobile Enrique Rambal
Lucía de Nobile Lucy Gallardo
Julio, the steward Claudio Brook
Leandro Gomez José Baviera
Carlos Conde, the doctor Augusto Benedico
Sergio RussellAntonio Bravo
Alicia de Roc Jacqueline Andere
Alberto Roc Enrique García Alvarez
Alvaro, the colonel César del Campo
SilviaRosa Elena Durgel

Credits

DirectorLuis Buñuel
ScreenplayLuis Buñuel
Based on a story byLuis Alcoriza and Luis Buñuel
CinematographyGabriel Figueroa
SoundJosé B. Carles
Production designJesús Bracho
MusicRaúl Lavista
EditingCarlos Savage
Costume designGeorgette Somohano

Disc Features

SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET:

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • The Last Script: Remembering Luis Buñuel, a 2008 documentary featuring screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière and director Juan Luis Buñuel
  • New interviews with actress Silvia Pinal and filmmaker Arturo Ripstein
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Marsha Kinder and an interview with Buñuel from the 1970s

    New cover by Neil Kellerhouse

Film Essays

The Exterminating Angel: Exterminating Civilization

By Marsha KinderFebruary 09, 2009

Luis Buñuel’s ferociously brilliant The Exterminating Angel (1962) is one of his most . . . Read more »

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Photo Galleries

A Criterion Feast

November 21, 2012


Clippings

Paging Dr. Buñuel!

February 23, 2009

“Those looking for a smart laugh at the expense of the geniuses who steered us into the . . . Read more »


Press Notes

PRESS NOTES: WILD AND WOOLLY

February 16, 2009

Whether trapped in a mansion or on a pillar, their characters aren’t going anywhere, and lambs . . . Read more »


Film Essays

The Exterminating Angel: Exterminating Civilization

By Marsha KinderFebruary 09, 2009

Luis Buñuel’s ferociously brilliant The Exterminating Angel (1962) is one of his most . . . Read more »