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  • BLU-RAY 303.483 P881C (CEN)

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Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2012]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (99 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: G.


"Five years after Godfrey Reggio stunned audiences with Koyaanisqatsi, he again joined forces with composer Philip Glass and other collaborators for a second chapter. Here, Reggio turns his sights on third-world nations in the Southern Hemisphere. Forgoing the sped-up aesthetic of the first film, Powaqqatsi employs a meditative slow motion in order to reveal the beauty of the traditional ways of life in those parts of the planet, and to show how cultures there are being eroded as their environments are taken over by industry. This is the most intensely spiritual segment of Reggio's philosophical and visually remarkable Qatsi Trilogy."--Container.


Originally released as a documentary in 1988.

Issued as part of 3-disc box set (The Qatsi trilogy) with: Koyaanisqatsi; Naqoyqatsi.

Special features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Godfrey Reggio, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack ; Impact of progress, an interview program with Reggio and composer Philip Glass on the collaboration ; Inspiration and ideas, a new interview with Reggio about his greatest influence and teachers ; public television interview with Reggio from 1989 about the trilogy ; Anima mundi (1992), Reggio's twenty-eight-minute montage of footage of over seventy animal species, scored by Glass ; trailer.

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