A JOURNEY INTO THE IMAGINATION OF A GENIUS CREATOR
FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY & DVD
“PHIL TIPPETT IS A MASTER.” GUILLERMO DELTORO
An Assassin emerges from the abyss in a diving bell and plunges into the heart of a hellish universe populated by mutated creatures and mad scientists. Soon captured, he becomes the victim of the world he is charged with destroying...
Second feature film by Phil Tippett, great master of special effects and stop-motion who worked on the sagaStar WarsOrStarship Troopers ,Mad Godis a breathtaking cinematic experience that pushes the limits of the imagination and frees itself from any notion of narrative. Started at the end of the 1980s and completed three decades later, this post-apocalyptic journey paints a portrait of its creator, his personality, his universe and his inimitable style. A wonderful tribute to stop-motion animation.
Unreleased onBlu-ray and DVD
.INTERVIEW WITH PHIL TIPPETT(5 mins – Blu-ray™ exclusive) The director envisioned his film as the cinematic counterpart of a painting by Bruegel or Bosch.
.MAD GODINFLUENCES & INSPIRATIONS(7 mins – Blu-ray™ Exclusive) Phil Tippett discusses the genesis ofMad Godand its multiple sources of inspiration, from cave art to Carl Jung.
."THE MAKING-OF OFMAD GOD " BY MAYA TIPPETT(10 mins – Blu-ray™ Exclusive) The director and his team praise the artisanal dimension of stop-motion animated cinema.
.“WORSE THAN THE DÉ MON” BY MAYA TIPPETT(13 mins – Blu-ray™ Exclusive) Phil Tippett at Work opens up about his passion for monsters since childhood.
.ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY &MAD GOD(5 mins – Blu-ray™ exclusive) As part of a partnership with the Tippett Studio, students from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco had the chance to participate in the development of the film.
.BEHIND THE SCENESMAD GOD(13 mins – Blu-ray™ Exclusive) As the closure ofMad God , Phil Tippett and his team prepare the final scenes.
.A WAKING DREAM: THE CREATION OFMAD GOD(30 mins) Directed by Gilles Penso and Alexandre Poncet ( Phil Tippett: Dreams and Monsters ), this documentary looks back on the unique adventure ofMad God . Phil Tippett and his collaborators detail the stages of the creative process of this film which remained dormant for many years before seeing the light of day in 2021.
* in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
BD 50 •HIGH DEFINITION MASTER• 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0 • French Subtitles 1.78 format respected • Colors • Film duration: 84 mins
DVD 9 •HIGH DEFINITION MASTER• PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0 • French Subtitles 1.78 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 • Colors • Film duration: 80 mins