The Exterminating Angel The Exterminating Angel

The Exterminating Angel

Luis Buñuel

 
The Exterminating Angel (Criterion Blu-Ray)

6 Dec 2016

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

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  • Mexico
  • 1962
  • 93 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 find themselves inexplicably unable to leave, in Luis Buñuel’s daring masterpiece The Exterminating Angel (El ángel exterminador). Made just one year after the director’s inter­na­tional sensation Viridiana, this film, full of eerie comic absurdity, continues Buñuel’s wicked takedown of the rituals and dependencies of the frivolous upper classes.

Cast

Leticia “The Valkyrie” Silvia Pinal
Alicia de Roc Jacqueline Andere
Leandro Gomez José Baviera
Carlos Conde, the doctor Augusto Benedico
Cristián UgaldeLuis Beristáin
Sergio RussellAntonio Bravo
Julio, the steward Claudio Brook
Alvaro, the colonel César del Campo
SilviaRosa Elena Durgel
Lucía de Nobile Lucy Gallardo
Alberto Roc Enrique García Alvarez
Juana AvilaOfelia Guilmáin
Ana MaynarNadia Haro Oliva
RaúlTito Junco
Francisco AvilaXavier Loyá
EduardoXavier Massé
BeatrizOfelia Montesco
Rita UgaldePatricia Morán
BiancaPatricia de Morelos
LeonoraBertha Moss
Edmundo Nobile Enrique Rambal

Credits

DirectorLuis Buñuel
WriterLuis Buñuel
Based on a story byLuis Alcoriza and Luis Buñuel
ProducerGustavo Alatriste
CinematographerGabriel Figueroa
Sound engineerJosé B. Carles
Production designJesús Bracho
ComposerRaúl Lavista
EditorCarlos Savage
Costume designGeorgette Somohano

Disc Features

  • Restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • The Last Script: Remembering Luis Buñuel, a 2008 documentary featuring screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière and filmmaker Juan Luis Buñuel
  • Interviews with actor Silvia Pinal and filmmaker Arturo Ripstein from 2006
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Marsha Kinder and an interview with Luis Buñuel from the 1970s

    Cover by Neil Kellerhouse

Film Essays

The Exterminating Angel: Exterminating Civilization

By Marsha Kinder February 09, 2009

Luis Buñuel’s ferociously brilliant The Exterminating Angel (1962) is one of his most provocative and unforgettable works. In it we watch a trivial breach of etiquette transform into the . . . Read more »

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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 economic ditch might like to have cinematic wit Luis Buñuel back from the dead,” writes Seth Colter Walls, . . . 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 and sheep have a habit of wandering into frame—Luis Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel and Simon of . . . Read more »


Film Essays

The Exterminating Angel: Exterminating Civilization

By Marsha Kinder February 09, 2009

Luis Buñuel’s ferociously brilliant The Exterminating Angel (1962) is one of his most provocative and unforgettable works. In it we watch a trivial breach of etiquette transform into the . . . Read more »

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