Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD Release: Pina

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 22, 2012
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray Combo $49.95
Studio: Criterion

Pina movie sceneThe imagination and physical marvels of the work of the late German modern-dance pioneer Pina Bausch are celebrated in the 2011 performance documentary movie Pina, directed by Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire).

A long-planned film collaboration between the director and the choreographer was in pre-production when Bausch died in 2009. Two years later, Wenders decided to go ahead with the project, re-conceiving it as an homage to his late friend. The result, shot in stunning 3D, is a remarkable visual experience and a vivid representation of Bausch’s art, enacted by a group of talented dancers from her company, the Tanztheater Wuppertal. The adventurous film highlights the bold legacy of one of the world’s most renowned and visionary choreographers.

As discussed in Dancing Dreams, a 2010 documentary on the choreographer, Bausch’s work has inspired a generation of artists, including  Pedro Almodóvar, who featured her dance in his 2002 film Talk to Her.

The Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD of the PG-rated film contain the following features:

• High-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Wim Wenders, presented in two editions: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray combo, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, and DVD
• Audio commentary featuring Wenders
The Making of “Pina” (available in 3D)
• Deleted scenes with commentary by Wenders (available in 3D)
• Behind-the-scenes footage
• Interview with Wenders
• Trailer
• English subtitle translation
• A booklet featuring a piece by novelist and essayist Siri Hustvedt; reprinted pieces by Wenders and choreographer Pina Bausch; information on the dances featured in the film; and portraits of the dancers

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.