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Institute Benjamenta (BFI) in May

The BFI have announced the UK DVD/Blu-ray Dual Format Edition release of Institute Benjamenta or This Dream People call Human Life on 17th May 2010. The first live-action feature from master animators The Quay Brothers, Institute Benjamenta stars Mark Rylance and Alice Krige and features monochrome photography by Nic Knowland and sound by Larry Sider. The film is one of the first three releases in the BFI's new Dual Format Edition packaging (containing both a Blu-ray and DVD disc) and is priced at £19.99 RRP.

Features include:

  • Original aspect ratio 1.66:1
  • Standard Definition and High Definition presentations of feature and extras
  • Disc 1: BD50/1080p/24fps/DTS-HD MA audio (special features DD mono 320kbps)
  • Disc 2: DVD9/PL/DD mono audio 448kbps (special features DD mono 192kbps)
  • Inside the Institute: an in-between world (2010, 31 mins): new documentary exploring the making of the film through interviews with the Quays, Mark Rylance, Alice Krige and principle cast crew
  • On the set of Institute Benjamenta (2000, 16 mins, DVD only)
  • Institute Benjamenta trailer (1995, 1 min)
  • Eurydice - She, So Beloved (The Quay Brothers, 2007, 11 mins): Orpheus’ attempt to rescue his dead lover Eurydice from Hades
  • Songs for Dead Children (The Quay Brothers/Steve Martland, 2003, 24 mins): Steve Martland’s Street Songs realised in eerily-beautiful animation
  • The Comb (The Quay Brothers, 1990, 18 mins): the ingenious animated short which paved the way for the Quays’ first feature
  • Illustrated booklet of newly commissioned essays and notes

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