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Martin Scorsese: Films Of Faith (1988 – 2016) – Imprint Collection #326 – 328

AUD$99.95

Number of Blu-ray Discs

4

Rating

MA15+

Release Date

3 July 2024

Runtime (in minutes)

458

Product Code IMP4132

Three critically acclaimed epics exploring challenges of faith from one of the world’s greatest living directors, Martin Scorsese.

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Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese: Films Of Faith (1997 – 2016) – Imprint Collection #326 – 328

The world’s greatest living director, Martin Scorsese, directs these three critically acclaimed epics, exploring challenges of faith and delving deep into the depths of the human soul. 

  • The Last Temptation Of Christ (1988)
  • Kundun (1997)
  • Silence (2016)

Limited Edition 4-Disc Hardbox packed with brand NEW special features plus an exclusive hardcover booklet featuring essays from Martyn Conterio, Alissa Wilkinson, and Bilge Ebiri.

1500 copies only.

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The Last Temptation Of Christ Red

The Last Temptation Of Christ (1988) – Imprint Collection #326

The controversial Academy Award-nominated portrait of Jesus Christ starring Willem Dafoe, adapted from the Nikos Kazantzakis novel of the same name.

A visually breathtaking re-imagining of faith and sacrifice, guilt and redemption, sin and atonement that follows Jesus Christ’s journey to accept his divinity and ultimate fate. 

With supporting performances from Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Andre Gregory, Harry Dean Stanton, and David Bowie, this remarkable picture earned Scorsese an Oscar nomination for Best Director, shot entirely in the breathtaking backdrop of Morocco. 

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
  • NEW Audio Commentary by film historian Jim Hemphill
  • NEW Visual Essay by Kat Ellinger
  • Interview with director Martin Scorsese (1988)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0 / DTS-HD 5.1
  • Original Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
  • Optional English HOH Subtitles

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Kundun

Kundun (1997) – Imprint Collection #327

Based on the life of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, Kundun is the Academy Award nominated biographical drama that tells the story of the exiled political and spiritual leader of Tibet.

Written by Melissa Mathison (E.T. The Extra Terrestrial), who developed a lasting friendship with the Dalai Lama after meeting him in 1990 while writing this script, going on to work as an activist for the Tibetan independence movement.

This is the incredible true story of one of the world’s most fascinating leaders – Tibet’s Dalai Lama – and his daring struggle to rule a nation at one of the most challenging times in its history. 

With superb direction from Martin Scorsese, jaw-dropping cinematography by Roger Deakins, and a mesmerising original score by Philip Glass, this surreal, long-buried, critically praised epic is ripe for rediscovery. 

“Hauntingly beautiful, raptly serious and vastly ambitious, Kundun is exactly the sort of movie that critics complain the major Hollywood studios never make – and then tend to ignore or underrate when it finally appears.” – The Chicago Tribune

Special Features & Technical Specs: 

Disc One:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
  • NEW Audio Commentary by film scholar Michael Berry & author/film director Peter Markham
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0 / DTS-HD 5.1
  • Original Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
  • Optional English HOH Subtitles

Disc Two:

  • NEW An appreciation of the Phillip Glass score of Kundun by Max Evry
  • “In Search of Kundun with Martin Scorsese” – feature documentary on the making of Kundun (1998)
  • “Compassion in Exile” – a portrait of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama (1992)
  • Interview with director Martin Scorsese
  • Interview with composer Philip Glass
  • Interview with screenwriter Melissa Mathison
  • Interview with “In Search of Kundun” director Michael Henry Wilson
  • Vintage Interviews with cast & crew

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Silence

Silence (2016) – Imprint Collection #328

Based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver star in this Academy Award-nominated Scorsese religious epic. 

Two 17th century Portuguese missionaries undertake a perilous journey to Japan to search for their missing mentor, Father Cristóvão Ferreira, and to spread the gospel of Christianity.

Four out of four stars from Matt Zoller Seitz at Roger Ebert: “Silence is a monumental work, and a punishing one. It puts you through hell with no promise of enlightenment, only a set of questions and propositions, sensations and experiences… This is not the sort of film you ‘like’ or ‘don’t like.’ It’s a film that you experience and then live with.”

Special Features & Technical Specs:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
  • NEW Audio Commentary by cinema historian Stuart Galbraith IV, featuring co-writer and longtime Scorsese collaborator Jay Cocks and historical consultant M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J., Provost’s Fellow, Associate Professor of History, and Director of the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at Boston College
  • More special features TBC
  • “Martin Scorsese’s Journey Into Silence” – featurette
  • “Scorsese’s Challenge for Silence – Reviving Shūsaku Endōs World” – Japanese TV documentary
  • Interviews with cast & crew
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio LPCM 2.0 / DTS-HD 5.1
  • Original Aspect Ratio 2.39:1
  • Optional English HOH Subtitles