Red Desert (UK BD) in October
BFI have announced the UK Blu-ray Disc release of Red Desert on 27th October 2008 priced at £24.99 RRP. Michelangelo Antonioni’s Il deserto rosso tells the story of Giuliana (Monica Vitti), a young married woman suffering a mental and emotional crisis and embarking tentatively on an affair.
Antonioni’s first film in colour is presented on a single-layer disc with the following features:
- 1080P 1.85:1 Widescreen
- Italian PCM Mono (48k/16bit)
- Brand new restoration with new improved English subtitle translation
- New full-feature commentary by Italian film scholar David Forgacs (with subtitles for the hearing impaired)
- Original trailer
- Illustrated colour booklet containing newly commissioned essays, notes, and Antonioni’s recollections of making Red Desert
Region coding is TBC.