Aguirre, Wrath of God (Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook)

A visceral, ambitious exploration of megalomania and savage beauty.

Shot entirely on location in the wild Amazonian jungle near Machu Picchu, Aguirre, Wrath of God stars the legendarily volatile Klaus Kinski (Nosferatu the Vampyre) as Don Lope de Aguirre, a power-crazed sixteenth-century explorer who leads a troupe of conquistadors on a doomed expedition in search of El Dorado, the fabled ‘City of Gold’.

A visceral, ambitious exploration of megalomania and savage beauty, Aguirre remains one of Herzog’s most brilliant achievements and one of German cinema’s totemic masterpieces.

This specially designed, limited edition SteelbookTM is released ahead of an extensive Werner Herzog box set from the BFI, which will include newly remastered HD presentations of 17 of his greatest feature films and shorts.

Special features

  • Limited Edition SteelbookTM
  • Original mono audio (German and English)
  • Alternative 5.1 Surround audio (German)
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Stills gallery
  • The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1967, 16 mins): symbolic drama about four young men hiding from an imagined enemy
  • Last Words (1968, 13 mins): short film about the last man to leave a former leper colony
  • Precautions Against Fanatics (1969, 11 mins): short satire about horse-racing enthusiasts
  • Fata Morgana (1971, 77 mins): hallucinatory film exploring mirages and the Mayan creation myth
  • Feature-length audio commentary with Werner Herzog for both Aguirre, Wrath of God and Fata Morgana
  • Fully illustrated booklet with a new essay by Laurie Johnston, full film credits and on-set photographs
  • BD50
  • 1080p PCM 1.0 mono audio (48k/24-bit) and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audi

Review

***** An astonishing piece of work - Independent, Anthony Quinn

Product information

    • Certificate

      PG

    • Colour

      Colour

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      93mins

    • Languages

      German language, with optional English subtitles; English language

    • Original aspect ratio

      1.33:1

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

    • Catalogue number

      BFIB1169

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