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Brazil

Terry Gilliam

 
Brazil (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United Kingdom
  • 1985
  • 142 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • English
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  • Spine #51

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.

Cast

Sam LowryJonathan Pryce
Harry TuttleRobert De Niro
Mrs. Ida LowryKatherine Helmond
Mr. KurtzmannIan Holm
SpoorBob Hoskins
Jack LintMichael Palin
Mr. WarrennIan Richardson
Mr. HelpmannPeter Vaughan
Jill LaytonKim Greist
Dr. JaffeJim Broadbent
Mrs. TerrainBarbara Hicks
LimeCharles McKeown

Credits

DirectorTerry Gilliam
ProducerArnon Milchan
CoproducerPatrick Cassavetti
ScreenplayTerry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard and Charles McKeown
Director of photographyRoger Pratt
EditorJulian Doyle
Original music byMichael Kamen
Production designNorman Garwood
Special effects supervisorGeorge Gibbs
Model effects supervisorRichard Conway
Costume designJames Acheson
Hair and makeup designMaggie Weston
Art directorsJohn Beard and Keith Pain

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • 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 edition
  • Audio commentary by Gilliam
  • What Is “Brazil”?, Rob Hedden’s on-set documentary (DVD box set and Blu-ray editions 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 editions 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 editions only)
  • “Love Conquers All” version, the studio’s 94-minute, happy-ending cut of Brazil, with commentary by Brazil expert David Morgan (DVD box set and Blu-ray editions only)
  • Trailer (DVD box set and Blu-ray editions only)
  • Optional 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 edition

    Cover based on a theatrical poster

Film Essays

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Brazil: A Great Place to Visit, Wouldn’t Want to Live There

By David SterrittDecember 04, 2012

Misunderstood by Hollywood, embraced by critics, this fatalistic fantasy remains Terry Gilliam . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Brazil

By Jack MathewsSeptember 27, 1999

While researching a book on the making of and the feud over the American release of Terry . . . Read more »

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Video


Photo Galleries

The Evolution of Brazil

By David MorganDecember 14, 2012


Video


Film Essays

Brazil_essay_feature_thumbnail

Brazil: A Great Place to Visit, Wouldn’t Want to Live There

By David SterrittDecember 04, 2012

Misunderstood by Hollywood, embraced by critics, this fatalistic fantasy remains Terry Gilliam . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries

Behind the Scenes of Brazil

December 03, 2012


Video

Brazil

One Scene: Brazil

By Brian K. VaughanOctober 19, 2011

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News

Gilliam on Fire

July 28, 2010

He’s quested for the Holy Grail, dived headfirst into Hunter S. Thompson’s sixties excess, . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Brazil

By Jack MathewsSeptember 27, 1999

While researching a book on the making of and the feud over the American release of Terry . . . Read more »

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