Waltz with Bashir R

Waltz with Bashir
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DVD Features:

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

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 43,959
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Persepolis meets Full Metal Jacket in Ari Folman's powerful and original animated war film. Full Review
Globe and Mail
Sep 14, 2010
Included in Chicago Sun-Times's The Ten Best Animated Films Of 2009 -- Ari Folman's film uses flashbacks as witnesses try to assemble their fragmented memories of the day.
Chicago Sun-Times
Dec 24, 2009
Rating: 5/5 -- (Waltz With Bashir turns) the recollections and re-enactments of the war into visually stunning works of art (and) will leave you utterly devastated. Full Review
ABC Radio (Australia)
Jan 25, 2018
Rating: 4/5 -- The look of Waltz with Bashir is what is most arresting. It's a deep, multi-plane style of animation that incorporates photo-real settings, realistic renderings of the people and under-animated movement, especially of faces. Full Review
Orlando Sentinel
Jul 16, 2009
Waltz with Bashir brilliantly echoes its cultural investigations with its formal contradictions. Full Review
In These Times
Apr 18, 2016
[An] extraordinary and painfully timely autobiographical documentary of remembered life during wartime... -- Grade: A
Entertainment Weekly
Jan 16, 2009
[A] memoir, a history lesson, a combat picture, a piece of investigative journalism and an altogether amazing film.
New York Times
Dec 26, 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

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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  • Sales Rank: 76,377
  • UPC: 043396289932
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