Fantastic Planet (Blu-ray Combo) (1973)

  • Web Code: M2221108
  • Other formats: DVD
  • Release Date: 06-21-2016
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Overview

FANTASTIC PLANET is Rene Laloux's bizarre, enthralling adaptation of Stefan Wul's allegorical science-fiction novel. The eye-popping underground sensation was also a critical success, winning awards at several prestigious film festivals (most notably, the Grand Prix in 1973 at Cannes). Set on the planet Ygam, the film depicts a world in which Draags--a gigantic race of blue alien beings--run the show. Their pets are human beings--or, as they are known in Laloux's world, Oms--who are mistreated by their devious owners. Fed up with the abuse, one Om organizes his brethren and stages a mutiny that will forever change life on Ygam.

Laloux's film blends 1960s ideologies with 1970s technology to create a work that profoundly impacted animators all over the world. In creating a troubled universe dominated by the soulless, conformist Draags, FANTASTIC PLANET rejects that notion and embraces the concept of individuality. A troubled political climate forced Laloux and fellow collaborator Roland Torpor (screenwriter of Roman Polanski's 1976 thriller THE TENANT) to relocate to Paris from Prague in order to finish the film. Fortunately, they were able to do so, leaving audiences with this startling animated achievement.
Theatrical Release Date 1973
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

Additional Crew:

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PG (MPAA)

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Foreign Films,French
  • Distributor
    Criterion Collection
  • Area
    France
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    72
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    French
  • Dubbed
    English
  • Subtitles
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Note: Les temps morts (1965) and Les escargots (1966), two early short filsm by director René Laloux and illustrator Roland Topor
    Laloux sauvage, a 2009 documentary on Laloux
    Episode of the French television program Italiques from 1974 about Topor's work
    Interview with Topor from 1973
    Trailer

    Widescreen - 1.66
    Audio:
    French
    Subtitles - English
    Theatrical release: December 1973

    A director's cut of FANTASTIC PLANET was released in 1998 in select cities.

    Leloux's film won the coveted Grand Prix Prize at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.

    The DVD release contains three of Laloux's early short films: MONKEY'S TEETH (1960), DEAD TIMES (1964), and THE SNAILS (1965).
  • Release Date
    06/21/16
  • Theatrical Release
    1973
  • Rating
    PG (MPAA)
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    60 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

Sight and Sound 10-01-2006 "With an animation style based around cut-out elements and camera dissolves, Laloux and his team create a woozily hallucinatory feel..."
Los Angeles Times 10-09-1998 "...Disquieting, eerie and vastly imaginative..."
A.V. Club 06-18-2016 "Originally released in 1973, René Laloux’s animated sci-fi parable Fantastic Planet still looks strikingly alien, over four decades later."

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