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Fantastic Planet (The Criterion Collection)

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Product details

  • Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Restored, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Criterion Collection
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Jun 2016
  • Run Time: 72 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

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Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans (Oms) are the playthings of giant blue natives (Draags). After Terr, kept as a pet since infancy, escapes from his gigantic child captor, he is swept up by a band of radical fellow Oms who are resisting the Draags oppression and violence. With its eerie, coolly surreal cutout animation by Roland Topor; brilliant psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer; and wondrous creatures and landscapes, this Cannes-awarded 1973 counterculture classic is a perennially compelling statement against conformity and violence.

- New, restored 4K digital transfer
- Alternate English-language soundtrack
- Les escargots (1966), an early short film by director René Laloux and illustrator Roland Topor
- Laloux sauvage, a 2009 documentary on Laloux
- Italiques: Roland Topor Special, a 1974 French television program on Topor s work
- Archival interviews
- Trailer
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Brooke

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4.0 out of 5 starsReview of CRITERION COLLECTION Blu-ray by longtime fan of the movie.
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5.0 out of 5 starsThought provoking, entertaining, and beautiful. Timeless.
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5.0 out of 5 starsI wish there were more movies like this made!!!
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