The Cinema Guild has revealed that it plans to bring to Blu-ray Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel's documentary Leviathan. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the United States on October 8th.
Last year, Leviathan won The Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards. The film also earned FIPRESCI Jury Award at the Locarno International Film Festival.
One of the most highly anticipated films of the year, from the directors of Sweetgrass and Foreign Parts, Leviathan is a thrilling, immersive documentary that takes you deep inside the dangerous world of commercial fishing. Set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast-the very waters that once inspired Moby Dick- the film captures the harsh, unforgiving world of the fishermen in starkly haunting, yet beautiful detail. Employing an arsenal of cameras that pass freely from film crew to ship crew, and swoop from below sea level to astonishing bird's-eye views, Leviathan is unlike anything you have ever seen; a purely visceral, cinematic experience.
Update: Leviathan features 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround, and several extras:
Still Life / Nature Morte: A film by L+V (2013, 28 mins)
Booklet Featuring Essays by filmmaker Claire Denis and critic Cyril Neyrat, Translated by Nicholas Elliott
Man, this remake totally blows! Where's the Goldsmith music??? and the hot chick with the big eyes??
Seriously, I would really like to see this documentary, and will buy it, hopefully for less than 35 bucks. But also want the sci fi Leviathan.
this "documentry" was one of the best cinema experiences i had in 2012. I'm going to get this on blu (either this one of the UK disc - i'll wait for the reviews), but i am curious to see how it will translate to home viewing.
IT really was a unique experience- non linar, utterly imersive, compelling & monotonus all at the same time. I loved it, but it's far from a crowd pleaser. I really hope the sound mix is solid as that was a key part for me.