THE MAGISTRAL BERLIN POEM BY THE DIRECTOR OFPARIS, TEXAS
“ONE OF THE MOST MAGICAL FLIGHTS A CINEMA VIEWER CAN EXPERIENCE.” THE WORLD
Berlin, two years before the fall of the wall. Invisible to human eyes, the angels Damiel and Cassiel wander through the city, collecting the thoughts of the men and women they encounter. During his wanderings, Damiel meets Marion, an attractive French trapeze artist who performs in a traveling circus. He then considers leaving his immortality and his purely spiritual existence to love her. Meanwhile, American actor Peter Falk is in Berlin to shoot a film…
Best Director at the 40th Cannes Film Festival, Wings of Desire is a splendid visual and sound fresco of Berlin at the end of the 1980s. After several feature films made abroad, filmmaker Wim Wenders returns to his native land and delivers the most beautiful tribute to the capital and its inhabitants. Poetic film with the appearance of an expressionist tale, magnified by the sublime photography of Henri Alekan, The Wings of Desire can be discovered in its new 4K restoration supervised and approved by the director, available for the first time in France on Blu-ray™ and in 4K Ultra HD™!
WINGS OF DESIRE by Wim Wenders (1987 - Colors - 129 mins) New 4K restoration Original version with French subtitles + French version
New in4K UHD
CUC (ULTRA COLLECTOR’S BOX) #26
THE BOX CONTAINS
// THE FILM IN 4K UHD & BLU-RAY (NEW 4K RESTORATION SUPERVISED AND APPROVED BY WIM WENDERS)
// SUPPLEMENTS (IN HD)
.INTERVIEW WITH WIM WENDERS (27 mins – HD) The director details the restoration process of Wings of Desire that he supervised, and explains how, with his team, they started from the original negatives to arrive at sublime 4K images faithful to the initial work of cinematographer Henri Alekan.
.CUT SCENES WITH MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT (7 mins)
.CUT SCENES WITH AUDIO COMMENTARY BY WIM WENDERS [RECORDED IN 2003] (32 mins)
.HELICOPTER FLIGHT OVER BERLIN (11 mins – HD) To the music of the film, the city seen from the sky and filmed in black and white.
On the set of Wings of Desire in Berlin, Wim Wenders at work directs a scene with actor Peter Falk and numerous extras .
.INVITATION TO TRAVEL: BERLIN, CAPITAL OF DESIRE BY WIM WENDERS (15 mins – HD) For this ARTE magazine program broadcast in 2018, Wim Wenders returns to the filming locations of his film and observes the metamorphoses of the German capital since 1987 and the fall of the wall.
. RESTORATION TRAILER (HD) International trailer for the version restored and edited by Wim Wenders in 2017.
// A BOOK OF 208 PAGES (INCLUDED 35 ARCHIVE PHOTOS)
THE SKY OF BERLIN: THE WINGS OF DESIRE BY WIM WENDERS
“When the child was a child, he did not know that he was a child, everything for him had a soul (…)” - Damiel
Enhanced with 35 exclusive archive photos, TheSky of Berlin: The Wings of Desire by Wim Wenderscontains the illustrated French script of the film, accompanied by a text by Wim Wenders written in 2017 on the occasion of its restoration. A rare work, which puts the film's shots into perspective with the dialogues, written in collaboration with Peter Handke, and offers the filmmaker's point of view three decades after the creation of his masterpiece .
// AN EXCLUSIVE VISUAL CREATED BY SISTER HYDE
Originally from the Midwest, Sister Hyde (real name Drusilla Adeline) is a jack-of-all-trades artist, director, podcast host and creative director at GrandSon Creative. Since 2016, she has designed illustrations for The Criterion Collection, A24, Arrow Video, Mondo and Paramount.
Find all of Sister Hyde’s creations on www.sisterhydedesign.com
BD 100 •MASTER 4K• 2160/23.98p • HEVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD MA 5.1 & 2.0 / French Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles • 1.66 format respected • B&W and Colors • Duration of the Film: 129 mins
BD 50 •HIGH DEFINITION MASTER• 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD MA 5.1 & 2.0 / French Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles • 1.66 format respected • B&W and Colors • Duration of the Film:129mins