The Sacrifice - 4K Restoration - Special Edition (Blu-ray)

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

Release Year: 1986
Running Time: 146
UPC: 7 38329 23022 7
Color Type: Color
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish with English subtitles
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Cast
Sven Vollter
Erland Josephson
Allan Edwall
Valerie Mairesse
Gudron S Gisladottir
Susan Fleetwood

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Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

NEW 4K RESTORATION! Famed Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's final masterpiece, The Sacrifice is a haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation that inspired Andrew Sarris (The Village Voice) to proclaim, "You may find yourself moved as you have never been moved before."

As a wealthy Swedish family celebrates the birthday of their patriarch Alexander (Erland Josephson, Cries and Whispers), news of the outbreak of World War III reaches their remote Baltic island — and the happy mood turns to horror. The family descends into a state of psychological devastation, brilliantly evoked by Tarkovsky's arresting palette of luminous greys washing over the bleak landscape around their home. (The film's masterful cinematography is by Sven Nykvist, Ingmar Bergman's longtime collaborator).

For Alexander, a philosopher troubled about man's lack of spirituality, the prospect of certain extinction compels the ultimate sacrifice, and he enters into a Faustian bargain with God to save his loved ones from the fear which grips them. The director's last film, made as he was dying of cancer, The Sacrifice is Tarkovsky's personal statement, a profoundly moving, redemptive tragedy steeped in unforgettable imagery and heart-wrenching emotion.


Blu-ray Extras Include:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray)

*Audio commentary by Layla Alexander-Garrett, Tarkovsky’s translator not he set of THE SACRIFICE

*Interview with Michal Leszczylowski, editor of THE SACRIFICE and director of DIRECTED BY ANDREI TARKOVSKY

 

Disc 2 (DVD)

*Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, a documentary on the making of THE SACRIFICE (102 minutes)

*Trailers

"A STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL FILM..." - THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

  • Best Artistic Contribution Cannes Film Festival


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