Blow-Up (Criterion Collection) (2-DVD)

Michelangelo Antonioni's first British film
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Format:  DVD  (2 Discs)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 28, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1966
  • Label: Criterion Collection
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: New pieces about director Michelangelo Antonioni's artistic approach, featuring photography curators Walter Moser and Philippe Garner and art historian David Alan Mellor
    • Blow Up of "Blow Up," a 2016 documentary on the making of the film
    • Conversation from 2016 between Garner and actor Vanessa Redgrave
    • Archival interviews with Antonioni and actors David Hemmings and Jane Birkin
    • Trailers
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
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Directed by
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Screenplay by &
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Major Awards:

Cannes 1967 - Palme d'Or

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh87%

Total Count: 47


User Ratings: 28,606
...It's a carefully crafted, intelligent thriller about artist obsession, big-city alienation and winding down of the '60s party scene...
Total Film
Aug 1, 2000
BLOW-UP is as vital today as it was when it was released in 1966.
Rolling Stone
Mar 18, 2004
Rating: 4/4 -- At once provocative and mystifying, dazzlingly immersive and utterly remarkable. Full Review
Apr 10, 2017
Rating: 4/4 -- Michelangelo Antonioni's film is an inquiry into the modernist concern of what art is and how it affects life. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Jul 6, 2017
As usual, Antonioni's images have a seductive loveliness. No fashion photographer ever took more glamorous shots, or made London look more inviting. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Mar 26, 2019
[T]here remains an existential chill at the heart of this arthouse mystery.
Sight and Sound
Jul 1, 2004
[T]his was the art-house movie of the day.
USA Today
Feb 20, 2004

Product Description:

Michelangelo Antonioni delivers yet another masterful cinematic expose with BLOW UP, a provocative mystery set in the seamy mod culture of London. The film follows a photographer (David Hemmings) who captures evidence of a murder when he takes some innocent snapshots of a couple in the park. As he digs deeper and deeper into the photograph's actual negative in order to unravel the mystery, he also must contend with a seemingly dangerous woman (Vanessa Redgrave) who knows more than she is letting on. Atmospheric, tense, with a refreshing jolt of humor, Antonioni's stylish thriller influenced the work of many of cinema's most celebrated directors, including Francis Ford Coppola's THE CONVERSATION, Brian De Palma's BLOW OUT, and David Lynch's BLUE VELVET.

Plot Synopsis:

In Michelangelo Antonioni's controversial first English-speaking film, a well-known, London fashion photographer discovers a murder, while developing the film he secretly took of a couple in a park.


Production Notes:

  • Color by Metrocolor. Shot in England.
  • Italitan director Michelangelo Antonioni's first English-speaking film.
  • Premier Productions presentation of a Carlo Ponti production.
  • Academy Award Nominations: Best Director, Best (Original) Story and Screenplay.

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