A UNIQUE AND UNCLASSIFIABLE FILM ABOUT LOS ANGELES AND CINEMA
“A ONE-OF-A-KIND DOCUMENTARY.” THE UNROCKUPTIBLES
Composed of more than 200 film extracts, from Insurance on Death to LA Confidential via Chinatown or Blade Runner , Los Angeles Plays Itself brilliantly dissects the often mythologized representation of the American megalopolis in the seventh art. Thom Andersen, a major figure in contemporary documentary cinema, designs a critical work which explains how his city was exploited, formed and distorted by the Hollywood fantasy machine, to the point of shaping, through a multiplicity of essential images, the imagination movie buffs. This edifying portrait of Los Angeles, told since the beginnings of American cinema, uncompromisingly deconstructs the clichés associated with the City of Angels. Previously released on Blu-ray™, Los Angeles Plays Itself is available in its remastered version.
LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF by Thom Andersen (2003 - Colors and Black & White - 170 mins) High Definition Master Original version with French subtitles Blu-ray or DVD edition + Booklet
Unreleased onBlu-ray and DVD
.THE TONY LONGO TRILOGY (2014 – Colors – 14 mins)
A film directed by Thom Andersen
Although confined to secondary roles, Tony Longo was an emblematic figure of American action cinema. The Tony Longo Trilogy compiles the actor's on-screen appearances in his three most memorable films: The Price of Power , Mulholland Drive and The Vengeance Game .
* in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
THE BOOKLET (32 PAGES)
In Los Angeles Plays Itself – Reflections , director Thom Andersen retells the history of the Californian megalopolis in his own way, and invites the sociological point of view of the American historian Mike Davis on the city steeped in contradictions, between dream and reality.
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 • French Subtitles 1.78 format respected • Colors and B&W • Film duration: 170 mins
DVD 9 • NEW MASTER RESTORED • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version Dolby Digital 2.0 • French Subtitles 1.78 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 • Colors and B&W • Film duration: 163 mins