UK/Italy film school 1967 111 min.
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
CAV: out-of-print collectible
2 discs, catalog # CC1148L

"If God created laserdisc machines for the sake of viewing one film in particular, that film would have to be Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 masterpiece Blowup." -Elaine Bailey, Movieline

Revolving around the flashy "Swinging London" scene of the 1960s, this thriller involves a fashion photographer who inadvertently photographs a murder. Obsessed with finding out the truth about the events caught on film, the photographer compulsively enlarges and examines the images. David Hemmings gives a bravura performance as the increasingly nervous photographer, and Vanessa Redgrave plays the mysterious woman who desperately wants a certain roll of film.

The Criterion Collection release of Blowup features:

  • A gorgeous widescreen transfer
  • The original theatrical trailer
  • The complete text of Julio Cortazar's short story, "Blow-Up," which inspired the film

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