Samsara PG-13

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 8, 2013
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: MPI Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Filmmaker Interviews
    • Behind The Scenes
    • Trailers
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Dolby Digital 5.1

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Directed by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by , &
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh76%

Total Count: 78


User Ratings: 12,454
Rating: 4.5/5 -- A truly individual, dedicated concept that pulls through by seamlessly flowing in perfect harmonic construction. Full Review
Feb 5, 2013
A Balinese dancer, an African tribesman, a disfigured marine, a Japanese stripper all stand composed, confident, and dignified, daring you to break the gaze. Full Review
New Yorker
Sep 24, 2012
Rating: 4/5 -- Once the meditative flow of phenomenal photography takes hold, the virtuosity of the film emerges. Full Review
Feb 28, 2013
Rating: 2/5 -- Fricke and his crew capture such moments as a Hawaiian volcano erupting to life with a stunning, you-are-there clarity. But the film winds up being a collection of striking visuals without any emotional heft. Full Review
Arizona Republic
Sep 13, 2012
Rating: 3/4 -- A continuous flow of images of the natural world and the human tide that dominates it. Full Review
Toronto Star
Oct 4, 2012
Rating: 2/4 -- "Samsara" finds the world a little less blessed than it was two decades ago, yet still beautiful, which seems to be the movie's primary message. Full Review
Washington Post
Sep 14, 2012
I can't fault the film on a technical level and I can appreciate the years of work that went into it. But it's manipulative and condescending, a series of striking visuals appropriated and arranged into a film that's not half as deep as it thinks it is. Full Review
Eugene Weekly (OR)
Feb 26, 2019

Product Description:

Director and cinematographer Ron Fricke offers a striking glimpse into some of the world's most remarkable happenings in this visually spectacular documentary. Following in the same template as 1992's BARAKA (also directed by Fricke), SAMSARA is a study in the ways humanity works as a collective and as individuals, with the cycle of human existence providing the subtext for the parade of images (the title is a Tibetan word meaning "the wheel of life"). Combining scenes of destruction and rebirth, images of profound humanity and mechanized lifelessness, BARAKA includes remarkable images of people working together en masse, including Muslims visiting the holy city of Mecca, hundred of Chinese dancers performing a synchronized routine, and prisoners doing group exercises in a prison yard. Fricke filmed SAMSARA over a period of several years, shooting on 65mm film stock and transferring the footage to 4K high-definition video for post-production and exhibition. SAMSARA received its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.


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  • UPC: 030306733999
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