1 x Blu-ray

Main Details
Identifying Codes
Barcode 7-15515-21091
Criterion Collection Spine # 278
Language Italian
Subtitles English
Region A, 1
Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Colour Black and White
Audio Monoaural
Run Time 126 min
Notes Criterion Collection dual format edition

The concluding chapter of Michelangelo Antonioni’s informal trilogy on contemporary malaise (following L’avventura and La notte), L’eclisse tells the story of a young woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Francisco Rabal) and drifts into a relationship with another (Alain Delon). Using the architecture of Rome as a backdrop for the doomed affair, Antonioni achieves the apotheosis of his style in this return to the theme that preoccupied him the most: the difficulty of connection in an alienating modern world.

New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Audio commentary by film scholar Richard Peña
Michelangelo Antonioni: The Eye That Changed Cinema (2001), a fifty-six-minute documentary exploring the director’s life and career
Elements of Landscape, a twenty-two-minute piece from 2005 about Antonioni and L’eclisse, featuring Italian film critic Adriano Aprà and longtime Antonioni friend Carlo di Carlo
PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Gilberto Perez, as well as excerpts from Antonioni’s writing about his work

New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang
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