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Baraka

(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Baraka


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"[A] transcendent global tour that explores the sights and sounds of the human condition like nothing you've ever seen or felt before. These are the wonders of a world without words, viewed through man and nature's own prisms of symmetry, savagery, chaos and harmony." - Container.
Title: Baraka
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Orland Park, Ill.] :, MPI Home Video,, c2008
Edition: 2-disc special ed., widescreen
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 98 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: a Mark Magidson Production ; a Ron Fricke film ; produced by Mark Magidson ; original treatment written by Genevieve Nicholas, Constantine Nicholas, Ron Fricke ; concept and scenario by Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson, Bob Green ; restoration producer, Christopher M. Reyna ; directed & photographed by Ron Fricke
Notes: Original film released in 1992
Feature title from disc menu
"First of its kind 8K scan from fully restored 70mm film." - Container
Special features and language options may vary by copy
Contents: Disc 1 : Nepal morning
Meditation
Balinese "Monkey" chant (Kecak)
Volcanoes / Organics
Body adornment
Dance
Water journey
Destruction
Brazil favela / Cigarette factory
Subway riders / Monk with bell
City and manufacturing
Chickens
Calcutta foragers / Homeless
Street travelers / Buto dance
War / Oil fires
Steel workers / Death camps
Tiananmen Square / Stone figures
Varanasi sunrise
Eclipse / Sacred journey
Rotating starfields
Disc 2 : Bonus features: Baraka: a closer look (Produced by Funhouse Entertainment on behalf of MPI Media Group ; Producer/director, David Gregory ; 76 min. ; 2008) ; Restoration (MPI Media Group ; Funhouse Entertainment ; 7 min. ; 2008)
Summary: "[A] transcendent global tour that explores the sights and sounds of the human condition like nothing you've ever seen or felt before. These are the wonders of a world without words, viewed through man and nature's own prisms of symmetry, savagery, chaos and harmony." - Container.
ISBN: 0788608150
9780788608155
Branch Call Number: DVD 304.2 BARAKA
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Report This Sep 04, 2013
  • MattPellerin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A wonderufl movie without a single word of dialogue - in other words a rare cinematic find. Do not miss the film that redefines how a good movie should appear. You'll be hard-pressed to find better footage anywhere in the world. 5/5

Report This Feb 07, 2013
  • ENFPWOMAN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As a photographer, I really appreciate a movie in which there's exceptional cinematography. Baraka is the most visually stunning movie I've ever seen... highly recommended.

Report This Sep 20, 2012
  • xaipe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing movie. It was filmed by Ron Fricke in 70mm and named from a Sufi word for "breath of life" or "blessing." It was shot on 6 continents and in 24 countries. It's one of those rare movies which must just be experienced rather than relying on descriptions or reviews. The second dvd, which goes into the filming process and identifies some of the locations, expanded my understanding and appreciation. There are some disturbing scenes of Auschwitz, Pol Pot's killing fields, and a funeral pyre on the Ganges along with transcendently beautiful scenes. I would love to have seen it in IMAX format. Highly recommended.

Report This Jan 09, 2012
  • todbacke rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gotta agree with angel4899. This movie is better than Koyaanisqatsi in every way. One of my favorite visual docs.

Report This Feb 22, 2011
  • angel4899 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i actually found this MUCH better than Koyaanisqatsi, but regardless i own both. they're both awesome!

Report This May 18, 2010
  • dscott3 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A poor-man's Koyaanisqatsi. Visually, thematically and sonically, this one doesn't measure up. Get Koyaanisqatsi instead.

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