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The Velvet Underground - The Criterion Collection

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Released: 26th December 2022. Emerging from the primordial soup of glamour, gutter sleaze, and feverish creativity that was New York’s 1960s underground culture, the Velvet Underground redefined music with its at once raw and exalted blend of experimentation and art-damaged rock and roll. In his kaleidoscopic documentary The Velvet Underground, TODD HAYNES (Velvet Goldmine) vividly evokes the band’s incandescent world: the creative origins of the twin visionaries LOU REED and JOHN CALE, ANDY WARHOL’s fabled Factory, and the explosive tension between pop and the avant-garde that propelled the group and ultimately consumed it. Never-before-seen performances, interviews, rare recordings, and mind-blowing transmissions from the era’s avant-garde cinema scene come together in an ecstatic swirl of sound and image that is to the traditional music documentary what the Velvets were to rock: utterly revolutionary. DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES New 4K digital master, approved by director Todd Haynes and cinematographer Ed Lachman, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack Audio commentary featuring Haynes and editors Affonso Gonçalves and Adam Kurnitz Outtakes of interviews shot for the film with musicians Jonathan Richman, filmmaker Jonas Mekas and actor Mary Woronov Haynes and musicians John Cale and Maureen Tucker in conversation with writer Jenn Pelly in 2021. Complete versions of some of the avant-garde films excerpted in the movie Teaser English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing PLUS: A 2021 essay by critic Greil Marcus

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  • Details

    Released:
    26th December 2022
    Category:
    Documentary
    Studio:
    Sony Pictures Home Ent.
    Format:
    Blu-ray
    Certification:
    15 – Suitable only for 15 years and over
    Barcode:
    5050629732634
  • Description

    Emerging from the primordial soup of glamour, gutter sleaze, and feverish creativity that was New York’s 1960s underground culture, the Velvet Underground redefined music with its at once raw and exalted blend of experimentation and art-damaged rock and roll. In his kaleidoscopic documentary The Velvet Underground, TODD HAYNES (Velvet Goldmine) vividly evokes the band’s incandescent world: the creative origins of the twin visionaries LOU REED and JOHN CALE, ANDY WARHOL’s fabled Factory, and the explosive tension between pop and the avant-garde that propelled the group and ultimately consumed it. Never-before-seen performances, interviews, rare recordings, and mind-blowing transmissions from the era’s avant-garde cinema scene come together in an ecstatic swirl of sound and image that is to the traditional music documentary what the Velvets were to rock: utterly revolutionary.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • New 4K digital master, approved by director Todd Haynes and cinematographer Ed Lachman, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack
    • Audio commentary featuring Haynes and editors Affonso Gonçalves and Adam Kurnitz
    • Outtakes of interviews shot for the film with musicians Jonathan Richman, filmmaker Jonas Mekas and actor Mary Woronov
    • Haynes and musicians John Cale and Maureen Tucker in conversation with writer Jenn Pelly in 2021.
    • Complete versions of some of the avant-garde films excerpted in the movie
    • Teaser
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: A 2021 essay by critic Greil Marcus
    Region Code:
    Region B
    Duration:
    120 minutes
    Extras:
    Language(s): English, Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Dolby Atmos, Bonus Footage, Commentary: Todd Haynes (director) and Affonso Goncalves and Adam Kurnitz (editors)., Conversation between Todd Haynes, John Cale and Maureen Tucker with Jenn Pelly (writer); Complete versions of some of the avant-garde films excerpted; Essay by Greil Marcus (critic)., Outtakes, Trailers
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