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.

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