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Koyaanisqatsi / Powaqqatsi (DVD Box Set) £5.00 + Free Delivery/Quidco/5% deductions @ Play

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Not to everyones taste, but if it is then this is a nice little bargain.. Prepare for the ultimate DVD experience. Technically dazzling photographic effects, superb cinematography, and stirring mus… Read More
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[mod] 8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
Not to everyones taste, but if it is then this is a nice little bargain..

Prepare for the ultimate DVD experience. Technically dazzling photographic effects, superb cinematography, and stirring musical scores combine to create two of the most extraordinary and breathtaking films in recent years. Influencing untold pop promos and TV commercials, these visual tour-de-forces are released to buy as a DVD box set.

Koyaanisqatsi
First-time filmmaker Godfrey Reggio's experimental documentary from 1983 - shot mostly in the desert Southwest and New York City on a tiny budget with no script, then attracting the support of Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas and enlisting the indispensable musical contribution of Philip Glass - delighted college students on the midnight circuit and fans of minimalism for many years. Meanwhile, its techniques, merging cinematographer Ron Fricke's time-lapse shots (alternately peripatetic and hyperspeed) with Glass's reiterative music (from the meditative to the orgiastic) - as well as its ecology-minded imagery - crept into the consciousness of popular culture. The influence of 'Koyaanisqatsi', or "life out of balance," has by now become unmistakable in television advertisements and music videos and this DVD provides the uninitiated the chance to see where it all started--along with an intense audiovisual rush.

Powaqqatsi
'Powaqqatsi' (1988)finds director Godfrey Reggio somewhat more directly polemical than before, and his major collaborator, the composer Philip Glass, stretching to embrace world music. Reggio reuses techniques familiar from the previous film (slow motion, time-lapse, superposition) to dramatize the effects of the so-called First World on the Third: displacement, pollution, alienation. But he spends as much time beautifully depicting what various cultures have lost - cooperative living, a sense of joy in labor, and religious values - as he does confronting viewers with trains, airliners, coal cars, and loneliness. What had been a more or less peaceful, slow-moving, spiritually fulfilling rural existence for these "silent" people (all we hear is music and sound effects) becomes a crowded, suffocating, accelerating industrial urban hell, from Peru to Pakistan...

Special Features
Koyaanisqatsi: Interview with the director and composer
Original theatrical trailers for the 'Qatsi' trilogy
Powaqqatsi Original theatrical trailers
Interactive menu screens
Chapter selections
Featurette 'Impact of Progress'

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2 Likes #1
seems a good price (about £1 cheaper than anywhere else), but not really my thing. Not voted either way
1 Like #2
Classic movies, (ripped off so much in tv and adverts these days) for far far less than I originally paid when they came out :(
Voted hot!
1 Like #3
All personal opinion here:

* Koyaanisqatsi is brilliant visually, especially for when it was made
* Powaqqatsi is average visually, especially compared to Koyaanisqatsi
* The 'music' in both is DREADFUL (unless you're a Philip Glass fan) - I watch them with the sound off

Once you've watched these go and buy the superior Baraka, by Ron Fricke.

Enjoy!
#4
I paid £12 for each disc last year. So voted hot :-)
banned#5
you should not note vote hot because you paid a higher amount last year, most things if not all things are HOT on that basis.

i voted cold, because it has not kept its value from last year - therefore not a product worth purchasing.

i may have the 3am'ish blues
#6
Ordered this, thank you for posting (heat and rep added). I saw Koyaanisqatsi many years ago (on Chan 4 I think) and found it almost hypnotic.
#7
Koyaanisqatsi is awesome, beautiful for a sunday afternoon.
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jihadijulz
you should not note vote hot because you paid a higher amount last year, most things if not all things are HOT on that basis.

i voted cold, because it has not kept its value from last year - therefore not a product worth purchasing.

i may have the 3am'ish blues


That does not make much sense.

You really must have the 3am blues
#9
andywedge
That does not make much sense.

You really must have the 3am blues


Agreed! None of the deals posted here would be worth purchasing if we all used logic this flawed :D
#10
mikerj
Ordered this, thank you for posting (heat and rep added). I saw Koyaanisqatsi many years ago (on Chan 4 I think) and found it almost hypnotic.


me too! voted hot!
#11
great stuff, cheers to op
#12
jihadijulz
you should not note vote hot because you paid a higher amount last year, most things if not all things are HOT on that basis.

i voted cold, because it has not kept its value from last year - therefore not a product worth purchasing.

i may have the 3am'ish blues


Hope your 3am blues have now eased :roll:

Don't buy into your line of thought. Can name half a hundred things which have gone up in price over the last 12 months ... most foodstuffs in particular, insurances, utility bills etc ad nauseum.

Good movie, good soundtrack, good price. Still say hot 8-)

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