Koyaanisqatsi

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  1. gargoyle

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    I saw this F.F. Copppola film on channel 4 in the 80's called 'Koyaanisqatsi' with music by philip glass and involving incredible time lapse photography.
    I bought the video some years ago but would ideally liked to have gotten the LD. (if it existed)
    Anyone out there know if there is a DVD release planned?
     
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    Gargoyle,

    I don't think a DVD release has ever existed for this particular title. However, the far superior "BARAKA" is available on Region 1 DVD.

    This has also turned up occasionally on FilmFour and Channel 4, but is one movie that I highly recommend to you.

    Pooch
     
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    Gargoyle & Pooch: ...Yes, oh joy! joy! happy! happy! there is a DVD of Koyaanisqatsi --- if you have $180 or so burning a hole in your wallet...
    http://www.koyaanisqatsi.org/

    ...deep sigh...

    ...sniff, sniff...

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    Thanks for the info European - I wish I'd never seen it now because the site indicates that the lack of a release on vhs or dvd is due to contractual problems,no firm date could be given, so it looks like I'll have to continue using this 16 year old worn out tape for the forseeable future.
    Crud!
     
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    Filmfour showed it not too long ago. It was anamorphic 16x9 (the available specialist dvd isn't apparently and the transfer ain't that great). I emailed them asking when they were next showing it thinking an anamorphic SVHS copy would be the next best thing. They indicated it would be sometime next year.

     
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    I agree with you but if you are going to buy Baraka, get the R4 copy from somewhere like www.ezydvd.com.au as it is much better than the US copy. Check it out for yourself.
    Baraka is highly recommended though. Definitely worth a watch!
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    PoochJD
    I'v never heard of baraka but judging by some of the above post, it sounds just what I'm looking for-can you or anyone out there tell me anything about it?
    Thanks
     
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    Hi Gargoyle,

    "Baraka" was made in 1992, by director Ron Fricke, and is essentially a 95 minute, silent travelogue, with a cool and surreal music soundtrack!

    All of it was filmed in 70mm, and it is still available on UK video, in 2.35:1 Widescreen, on the Curzon Video label! It also often turns up in HMV sales, for about £9-99, which is where I got it from!

    Describing it isn't easy. As I said, essentially it is a travelogue, about man's relation to nature, and vice versa, but some of the images will linger in your memory for a long time after! Check it out, and I promise you won't regret it! Definitely superior to Koyannisqatsi (and its sequel, Powasqattsi)!

    Pooch
     

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