Stan Brakhage

By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume One

By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume One

Working completely outside the mainstream, the wildly prolific, visionary Stan Brakhage made more than 350 films over a half century. Challenging all taboos in his exploration of "birth, sex, death, and the search for God," he has turned his camera on explicit lovemaking, childbirth, even autopsy. Many of his most famous works pursue the nature of vision itself and transcend the act of filming. Some, including the legendary Mothlight, were made without using a camera at all, as he pioneered the art of making images directly on film, by drawing, painting, and scratching. Criterion is proud to present twenty-six masterworks by Stan Brakhage.

Film Info

  • Stan Brakhage
  • United States
  • 243 minutes
  • Color
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #184

Special Features

  • High-definition digital transfers of all twenty-six films:

Disc One DESISTFILM 1954 • 6 minutes, 48 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural WEDLOCK HOUSE: AN INTERCOURSE 1959 • 10 minutes, 47 seconds • 16 mm • Silent DOG STAR MAN 1961–64 • 74 minutes, 34 seconds • 16 mm • Silent THE ACT OF SEEING WITH ONE’S OWN EYES 1971 • 31 minutes, 50 seconds • 16 mm • Silent

Disc Two CAT’S CRADLE 1959 • 6 minutes, 16 seconds • 16 mm • Silent WINDOW WATER BABY MOVING 1959 • 12 minutes, 11 seconds • 16 mm • Silent MOTHLIGHT 1963 • 3 minutes, 13 seconds • 16 mm • Silent EYE MYTH 1967 • 9 seconds • 16 mm • Silent THE WOLD-SHADOW 1972 • 2 minutes, 24 seconds • 16 mm • Silent THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS 1981 • 1 minute, 43 seconds • 35 mm • Silent THE STARS ARE BEAUTIFUL 1974 • 18 minutes, 27 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural KINDERING 1987 • 2 minutes, 51 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural I . . . DREAMING 1988 • 6 minutes, 35 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural THE DANTE QUARTET 1987 • 6 minutes, 3 seconds • 35 mm • Silent NIGHT MUSIC 1986 • 30 seconds • 35 mm • Silent RAGE NET 1988 • 35 seconds • 35 mm • Silent GLAZE OF CATHEXIS 1990 • 2 minutes, 55 seconds • 16 mm • Silent DELICACIES OF MOLTEN HORROR SYNAPSE 1990 • 8 minutes, 16 seconds • 16 mm • Silent UNTITLED (FOR MARILYN) 1992 • 10 minutes, 27 seconds • 16 mm • Silent BLACK ICE 1994 • 1 minute, 49 seconds • 16 mm • Silent STUDY IN COLOR AND BLACK AND WHITE 1993 • 1 minute, 35 seconds • 16 mm • Silent STELLAR 1993 • 2 minutes, 19 seconds • 16 mm • Silent CRACK GLASS EULOGY 1991 • 6 minutes, 6 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural THE DARK TOWER 1999 • 2 minutes, 19 seconds • 16 mm • Silent COMMINGLED CONTAINERS 1996 • 2 minutes, 42 seconds • 16 mm • Silent LOVESONG 2001 • 10 minutes, 48 seconds • 16 mm • Silent

  • Brakhage on Brakhage, four video encounters with the filmmaker
  • Audio remarks on selected films by Stan Brakhage
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay and film capsules by Brakhage expert Fred Camper

New cover by Peter Girardi/Funny Garbage

Purchase Options

Collector's Sets

Collector's Set

By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volumes One and Two

By Brakhage: An Anthology

Blu-Ray Box Set

3 Discs

$63.96

Special Features

  • High-definition digital transfers of all twenty-six films:

Disc One DESISTFILM 1954 • 6 minutes, 48 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural WEDLOCK HOUSE: AN INTERCOURSE 1959 • 10 minutes, 47 seconds • 16 mm • Silent DOG STAR MAN 1961–64 • 74 minutes, 34 seconds • 16 mm • Silent THE ACT OF SEEING WITH ONE’S OWN EYES 1971 • 31 minutes, 50 seconds • 16 mm • Silent

Disc Two CAT’S CRADLE 1959 • 6 minutes, 16 seconds • 16 mm • Silent WINDOW WATER BABY MOVING 1959 • 12 minutes, 11 seconds • 16 mm • Silent MOTHLIGHT 1963 • 3 minutes, 13 seconds • 16 mm • Silent EYE MYTH 1967 • 9 seconds • 16 mm • Silent THE WOLD-SHADOW 1972 • 2 minutes, 24 seconds • 16 mm • Silent THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS 1981 • 1 minute, 43 seconds • 35 mm • Silent THE STARS ARE BEAUTIFUL 1974 • 18 minutes, 27 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural KINDERING 1987 • 2 minutes, 51 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural I . . . DREAMING 1988 • 6 minutes, 35 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural THE DANTE QUARTET 1987 • 6 minutes, 3 seconds • 35 mm • Silent NIGHT MUSIC 1986 • 30 seconds • 35 mm • Silent RAGE NET 1988 • 35 seconds • 35 mm • Silent GLAZE OF CATHEXIS 1990 • 2 minutes, 55 seconds • 16 mm • Silent DELICACIES OF MOLTEN HORROR SYNAPSE 1990 • 8 minutes, 16 seconds • 16 mm • Silent UNTITLED (FOR MARILYN) 1992 • 10 minutes, 27 seconds • 16 mm • Silent BLACK ICE 1994 • 1 minute, 49 seconds • 16 mm • Silent STUDY IN COLOR AND BLACK AND WHITE 1993 • 1 minute, 35 seconds • 16 mm • Silent STELLAR 1993 • 2 minutes, 19 seconds • 16 mm • Silent CRACK GLASS EULOGY 1991 • 6 minutes, 6 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural THE DARK TOWER 1999 • 2 minutes, 19 seconds • 16 mm • Silent COMMINGLED CONTAINERS 1996 • 2 minutes, 42 seconds • 16 mm • Silent LOVESONG 2001 • 10 minutes, 48 seconds • 16 mm • Silent

  • Brakhage on Brakhage, four video encounters with the filmmaker
  • Audio remarks on selected films by Stan Brakhage
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay and film capsules by Brakhage expert Fred Camper

New cover by Peter Girardi/Funny Garbage

By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume One
Credits
Director
Stan Brakhage

From The Current

Reintroducing Metaphors on Vision
Reintroducing Metaphors on Vision

In conjunction with a new edition of Stan Brakhage’s Metaphors on Vision, we’re sharing a selection from the opening pages of this seminal work.

By P. Adams Sitney

Adventures in Perception: Stan Brakhage in His Own Words
Adventures in Perception: Stan Brakhage in His Own Words

This collection of excerpts from interviews with Stan Brakhage illuminates the evolution of his philosophy of film through his career.

By Suranjan Ganguly