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    Unique ID Code: 0000165041
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 12/9/2014 12:02
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    Goto, Isle of Love

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    Goto, l'île d'amour
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 94 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Synopsis: Walerian Borowczyk’s second feature was just as original as his first. Almost entirely live action this time, it is situated on the archipelago of Goto, which has been cut off from the rest of human civilisation by a massive earthquake and has consequently developed its own arcane rules. Melancholic dictator Goto III (Pierre Brasseur) is married to the beautiful Glossia (Ligia Branice), who in turn is lusted after by the petty thief Gozo (Guy Saint-Jean) as he works his way up the hierarchy.

    Its thinly veiled critique of totalitarianism saw it banned in both Communist Poland and Fascist Spain (to Borowczyk’s delight), but the film is most notable for its uniquely original atmosphere, in which bizarre props and sets (designed by Borowczyk himself) are given as much weight as the human actors. Its grave beauty is underscored to perfection by one of Handel’s organ concertos.

    This brand new high-definition restoration from the original 35mm interpositive includes the haunting colour sequences that were sometimes omitted from earlier releases.

    Special Features:
    New high definition digital restoration
    Uncompressed Mono 2.0 PCM Audio
    Optional English subtitles
    Introduction by artist and Turner Prize nominee Craigie Horsfield
    The Concentration Universe, a new interview programme featuring actor Jean-Pierre Andréani, cameraman Noël Véry and camera assistant Jean-Pierre Platel
    The Profligate Door, a new documentary about Borowczyk’s sound sculptures featuring curator Maurice Corbet
    Reversible sleeve featuring original poster designs
    Collector’s booklet

    Video Tracks:
    16:9 Black & White & occasional colour

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    Directed By:
    Walerian Borowczyk

    Written By:

    Pierre Brasseur
    Ligia Branice
    Jean-Pierre Andréani

    Director of Photography:
    Guy Durban

    Charles Bretoneiche

    Louis Duchesne
    René Thévenet

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