Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Blu-ray) (2010)

  • Web Code: M2192948
  • Other formats: DVD
  • Release Date: 11-08-2011
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Overview

In 1994, one of the most remarkable archaeological discoveries of the decade came to light in a cave in Southern France, known as the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc: etchings estimated at around 30,000 years old. The date of origin made these some of the oldest remnants of mankind ever discovered. Unsurprisingly, these artistic remnants bore a precious fragility: experts asserted that overexposure, even to elements as seemingly harmless as human breath, could severely damage or destroy the drawings. For that reason, few obtained access to this area. One exception arrived in the form of maverick German filmmaker Werner Herzog, who not only obtained permission to film (with lights that emit no heat) but did so in 3D - a process that enabled him to convey the textured surfaces on which the figures are drawn, as well as the shape and depth of the cave's stalagmites and other structures. This astonishing 3D documentary not only provides exquisite visual detail of the cave (as Herzog explores it) but uses the visuals as a springboard to broader philosophical questions about the nature of humanity itself and the transience of mankind.
Theatrical Release Date 2010
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

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  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Education/General Interest
  • Distributor
    Alliance Films
  • Area
    France
  • Video
  • Picture
    (unknown)
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  • Release Date
    11/08/11
  • Theatrical Release
    2010
  • Rating
    Unrated
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    60 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

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Sight and Sound 04-01-2011 "[T]he result is rather wonderful as a spectacle....Peter Zeitlinger's typically resourceful photography shows off the rock paintings in as much detail as circumstances permit..."
Entertainment Weekly 05-06-2011 "With awe, a Herzogian sense of kinship, and a minimal camera crew working with 3-D film under unique constraints, the filmmaker all but communes with the past." -- Grade: A-
Los Angeles Times 04-29-2011 "It's a privilege and a pleasure to be present in a sacred space where the human and the mystical effortlessly intertwine, and we are in Werner Herzog's debt for that great gift."
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