IMMORTAL STORY, THE (1968) Bluray
IMMORTAL STORY, THE (1968) Bluray
Product Code: IMMORTALSTORY1968BD
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Orson Welles’s first color film and final completed fictional feature, The Immortal Story is a moving and wistful adaptation of a tale by Isak Dinesen (Babette s Feast). Welles stars as a wealthy merchant in nineteenth-century Macao, who becomes obsessed with bringing to life an oft-related anecdote about a rich man who gives a poor sailor a small sum of money to impregnate his wife. Also starring an ethereal Jeanne Moreau (Jules and Jim), this jewel-like film, dreamily shot by Willy Kurant (Masculin féminin) and suffused with the music of Erik Satie, is a brooding, evocative distillation of Welles s artistic interests a story about the nature of storytelling and the fine line between illusion and reality.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES 
- New, restored 4K digital transfer of the English-language version of the film, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Alternate French-language version of the film
- Audio commentary from 2005 featuring film scholar Adrian Martin
- Portrait: Orson Welles, a 1968 documentary directed by François Reichenbach and Frédéric Rossif
- New interview with actor Norman Eshley
- Interview from 2004 with cinematographer Willy Kurant
- New interview with Welles scholar François Thomas 
- PLUS: An essay by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

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