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Described by Ingmar Bergman as “a work of genius”, Peter Watkins’ multi-faceted masterwork is more than just a biopic of the iconic Norwegian Expressionist painter; it is one of the best films ever made about the artistic process. Focusing initially on Munch’s formative years in late 19th century Kristiania (now Oslo), Watkins uses his trademark vérité style to create a vivid picture of the emotional, political, and social upheavals that would have such an effect on his art.

The young artist (Geir Westby) has an affair with “Mrs. Heiberg” (Gro Fraas), a devastating experience that will haunt him for the rest of his life. His work is viciously attacked by critics and public alike and he is forced to leave his home country for Berlin, where, along with the notorious Swedish playwright August Strindberg, he becomes part of the cultural storm that is to sweep Europe.

There have been countless film biographies of famous artists, but only a handful can be considered major works in their own right. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Watkins’ extended 221-minute version, in a new Blu-ray presentation.

Special Features:

  • Director-approved high-definition restoration of the long version
  • Optional SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • 80-PAGE BOOK with a Peter Watkins self-interview, writing by Joseph Gomez, a Munch timeline, and numerous artworks
studio:
Masters of Cinema
Run Time:
211 mins approx.
Director:
Peter Watkins
Certificate:
PG
Actor:
Geir Westby

Gro Fraas

Kerstii Allum

Eric Allum

Susan Troldmyr
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Aspect Ratio:
1.33:1
Theatrical Release Year:
1974
Main Language:
English

German

Norwegian
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
2
Brand:
Eureka!

Edvard Munch (Masters of Cinema)

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

Described by Ingmar Bergman as “a work of genius”, Peter Watkins’ multi-faceted masterwork is more than just a biopic of the iconic Norwegian Expressionist painter; it is one of the best films ever made about the artistic process. Focusing initially on Munch’s formative years in late 19th century Kristiania (now Oslo), Watkins uses his trademark vérité style to create a vivid picture of the emotional, political, and social upheavals that would have such an effect on his art.

The young artist (Geir Westby) has an affair with “Mrs. Heiberg” (Gro Fraas), a devastating experience that will haunt him for the rest of his life. His work is viciously attacked by critics and public alike and he is forced to leave his home country for Berlin, where, along with the notorious Swedish playwright August Strindberg, he becomes part of the cultural storm that is to sweep Europe.

There have been countless film biographies of famous artists, but only a handful can be considered major works in their own right. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Watkins’ extended 221-minute version, in a new Blu-ray presentation.

Special Features:

  • Director-approved high-definition restoration of the long version
  • Optional SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • 80-PAGE BOOK with a Peter Watkins self-interview, writing by Joseph Gomez, a Munch timeline, and numerous artworks
studio:
Masters of Cinema
Run Time:
211 mins approx.
Director:
Peter Watkins
Certificate:
PG
Actor:
Geir Westby

Gro Fraas

Kerstii Allum

Eric Allum

Susan Troldmyr
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Aspect Ratio:
1.33:1
Theatrical Release Year:
1974
Main Language:
English

German

Norwegian
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
2
Brand:
Eureka!

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Great presentation

The image on Zavvi looks very much misleading because this movie comes in a cardboard box with a book that has 80 pages that are not stuck inside the movie case. I would like for Zavvi to give more information about the package for each title, or at least include more images, especially for the releases where you get more than just a movie. Picture quality is top-notch, and the restoration of 40+ years old movie to blu-ray was done great. Highly recommended for all Eureka Masters of Cinema releases, and art lovers too, it is a great movie with a great presentation and bonus book that goes beyond what most blu-ray booklets offer.