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Baraka

(DVD - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
"First of its kind 8K scan from fully restored 70mm film." - Container
Feature title from disc menu
Original film released in 1992
Contents: 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)
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
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: 9780788608155
0788608150
Branch Call Number: DVD 304.2 BARAKA
Credits: Edited by Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson, David E. Aubrey ; music direction and original music by Michael Stearns.
System Details: DVD ; Region 1; NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital ; 5.1 DTS 96/24 ; 16:9 letterbox ; aspect ratio, 2.21:1; 8K ultradigital HD
Subject Headings: Human ecology Environmental degradation Religious life Worship Human geography Rites and ceremonies Nature Effect of human beings on
Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Topical Term: Human ecology
Environmental degradation
Religious life
Worship
Human geography
Rites and ceremonies
Nature
Publisher No: DVD7858 MPI Home Video
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Filmed in 24 countries and set to an ever-changing global soundtrack, this 1992 documentary is a dazzling barrage of images that transcend language.


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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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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