Tuesday, 16 September 2014

First look at Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection

Last week, I received Arrow's long-awaited Kickstarter-funded Walerian Borowczyk collection and before adding some notes on the individual shorts and films spread across the set's eleven discs (5 BRs, 6 DVDs), I wanted to post some pics of the box itself which is a beauty - thankfully mine arrived from Arrow HQ in pristine condition...

Box front-view

Box side-view, containing 5 keep cases plus accompanying book

Box back view

Book

Book inside

Book inside

Book inside

Individual keepcases, all containing reverse artwork
Clockwise: Walerian Borowczyk Short Films And Animation, Goto, Isle of Love (1968), Immoral Tales (1974), Blanche (1971), The Beast (1975)

Box rear view with edition number sticker


4 comments:

  1. Lovely, Wes, glad someone I know threw down for this! Unfortunately I couldn't afford it, but it looks like it would go great on the shelf. Bar The Beast, I really don't know any of the directors other work. I look forward to reading your thoughts on the contents.

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  2. This is such a lovely set. I've already proposed to mine (it said no).

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  3. That is a beautiful set! Looking forward to reading more about it as you delve in!

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  4. Thanks guys, it really is a lovely set and the films as I delve into them have been incredible - like John, I'd only previously seen The Beast, and the odd short film, so the boxset has been a real treat... Arrow are really doing incredible work, and the Borowczyk has put the BFI's flimsily packaged Werner Herzog set to shame in terms of presentation. That the Kickstarter campaign was so successful, beyond any of the production team's wildest dreams gives me hope that the physical media format isn't licked yet...

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