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Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning.

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* New, restored high-definition digital transfer (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition) * Archival interviews with director Marcel Camus and actress Marpessa Dawn * New video interviews with Brazilian cinema scholar Robert Stam, jazz historian Gary Giddins, and Brazilian author Ruy Castro * Looking for “Black Orpheus,” a French documentary about Black Orpheus’s cultural and musical roots and its resonance in Brazil today * Theatrical trailer * Optional English-dubbed soundtrack * New and improved English subtitle translation * PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Atkinson

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