Waltz with Bashir (Blu-ray) R

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 23, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region ABC
  • Package Note: Region ABC
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby TrueHD 5.1 - Hebrew
    • Dubbed, Subtitles - English SDH
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Behind the Scenes: Building The Scenes - Animatics
    • Audio Commentary: Director's Commentary
    • Interviews: Q & A With Director Ari Folman
    • Making Of: Surreal Soldiers: Making Waltz With Bashir
  • Interactive Features:
    • BDLive

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 43,959
3.5 stars out of 4 -- [The film] is hallucinatory brilliance in the service of understanding the psychic damage of war....Get ready to be knocked for a loop.
Rolling Stone
Jan 22, 2009
Rating: B+ -- A wholly original and emotionally devastating animated documentary confessional. Full Review
Detroit News
Feb 20, 2009
Included in Entertainment Weekly's 2008 Films Of The Year -- Ari Folman masters the hybrid form of an animated, autobiographical documentary -- and, in so doing, establishes a powerful new language for truth-telling.
Entertainment Weekly
Dec 26, 2008
Rating: 5/5 -- A sensitive, remarkable piece of work that presents a devastating part of history in a way that never feels inappropriate, rather, it feels essential. Full Review
FrewFilm
Oct 31, 2018
5 stars out of 5 -- [T]he stark, high-contrast animation is the lifebreath of Folman's film...something gorgeously graphical and soaringly inventive.
Empire
Dec 1, 2008
Special, strange and peculiarly potent.
Variety
Jul 6, 2010
4 stars out of 5 -- That Folman and his team storyboarded and redrew all the interviews from scratch, creating a style both hallucinogenic and reverential, turns it into something exceptional.
Total Film
Dec 1, 2008

Description by OLDIES.com:

Autobigraphical film follows the director as he tries to recover blacked-out memories of his experiences fighting in the 1982 Israel-Lebanon war. The movie's title comes from a key moment when a soldier in Folman's platoon enters a kind of trance state, firing his gun while dancing in the street in front of a billboard of former Lebanese prime minister Bashir Gemayel.

Inspired by actual events, Waltz with Bashir chronicles one man's descent into his own half-forgotten past. Filmmaker Ari Folman, an Israeli veteran of the First Lebanon War, encounters an old friend suffering from nightmares of the conflict. Ari begins to wonder why his own memories are full of gaps. In an effort to uncover the truth, he reconnects with old friends and dares to confront the horrors of war.

Special Features

  • English language version of the film
  • "Making-of" Featurette
  • Animatics - Building the Scenes
  • Q&A with director Ari Folman
  • Director's Commentary
  • (BD-Live Enabled)

Product Description:

In reflecting upon his time spent in the Israeli army, filmmaker Ari Folman has produced WALTZ WITH BASHIR, a profoundly moving antiwar meditation that is equal parts personal memoir, history lesson, and animated fever dream. In 1982, Folman was a soldier during Israel's first invasion of Lebanon. This was a painful moment in history, when the newly elected president of Lebanon, Bashir Gemayel, was killed in an explosion. Furious, his party, the Christian Phalangists, retaliated by storming into the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps and massacring thousands of innocent victims. Over 20 years later, Folman is disturbed to realize that he has no memory of this incident even though he was there at the time. In order to remember, he tracks down several of his friends and soldiers who were there with him to find out what really happened.

WALTZ WITH BASHIR is as difficult to categorize as it is to forget. It is a truly startling achievement, a film that can be classified as animation and documentary and history and fiction. It is all of those things at once, and it is also much more than that. Folman uses a combination of Flash animation, 3D, and classic animation to bring his film to visual life, but it is the beautifully haunting score by acclaimed German composer Max Richter that provides the film with its heart and soul. As WALTZ WITH BASHIR unfolds in dreamlike waves, Folman understands that guilt is a dangerous thing, and war is even worse.

Product Description:

Inspired by actual events, Waltz with Bashir chronicles one man's descent into his own half-forgotten past. Filmmaker Ari Folman, an Israeli veteran of the First Lebanon War, encounters an old friend suffering from nightmares of the conflict. Ari begins to wonder why his own memories are full of gaps. In an effort to uncover the truth, he reconnects with old friends and dares to confront the horrors of war. Hailed by the L.A. Times as "innovative" and "devastating," Waltz with Bashir fuses animation and documentary to create an experience unlike anything you've ever witnessed.

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  • UPC: 043396300392
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