Brazil 1985 Criterion Collection
Brazil is Terry Gilliam's vision of a George Orwellian future, released a year after the author's 1984 predictions failed to come to pass.

Sam Lowry, the main protagonist, lives in an industrial world where privacy is a thing of the past. He is a loner without any friends who dreams a lot – even when he is awake. He imagines himself as a winged warrior, soaring through the cloudy sky, challenging shadowy hordes of deformed creatures and a giant samurai made out of technological bits and bobs.

Sam's world is monitored and controlled by intelligent computers that have everyone's personal information. The computers are controlled by an elite group of bureaucrats who are protected by leather-clad soldiers equipped with ultra-sophisticated weapons. No one questions their authority. The few brave souls that occasionally do are quickly eliminated.

Sam works for the agency that collects and processes all of the data that goes into the computers. He is a low-level employee there who makes sure that everything runs smoothly, without errors. He likes his job because it maintains a steady rhythm in his life.

One day, Sam discovers that one of the agency's computers has made an error which has resulted in the elimination of an innocent man - Archibald Buttle. The last name of the man that should have been eliminated, a criminal with a long record, is Tuttle. Sam quickly informs his boss and he authorizes a refund check. While delivering the check to Buttle's widow, Sam encounters the stunningly beautiful Jill Layton, who looks a lot like the girl he has been spending time with in his dreams. He attempts to find out more about her and his life spirals out of control...

Director: Terry Gilliam
Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins
Country: UK
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi

Brazil (1985) Criterion Collection 1999 3-Disc Edition (Non-Anamorphic)
2 x DVD9 + DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 02:23:18 + 01:33:38 | 6.88 Gb + 5.51 Gb + 4.27 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English


*The Film (Director's Cut) (143:18)
• Audio Commentary by Director Terry Gilliam
• Color Bars

• Script Development:
-- Script Development (Text)
-- "The Screenwriters" featurette (9:21)
• Storyboards (for Gilliam's Original Dream Sequences)
• Production Design (Text)
• "Costume Design" featurette (5:13)
• "What Is Brazil?" documentary (29:05)
• Special Effects (Text)
• "The Score" featurette (9:38)
• Theatrical Trailer (2:37)
• Production and Publicity Stills
• "The Battle Of Brazil: A Video History" documentary (55:06)

*The Film ("Love Conquers All" Version) (93:39)
• Audio Commentary by Gilliam Expert David Morgan
• Color Bars

Brazil (1985) Criterion Collection Reissue 2006 Single Disc Edition (Anamorphic)
DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:23:17 | 7.80 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

*The Film (Director's Cut)
• Audio Commentary by Director Terry Gilliam
• Color Bars

Brazil (1985) Criterion Collection Blu-Ray
2 x BD50 | 1080p AVC | 02:23:26 | 40 Gb + 43 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English


* The Film (Director's Cut)
• Audio Commentary with director Terry Gilliam

* The Film (Love Conquers All Version) (1080i)
• Audio Commentary with Brazil expert David Morgan
• "What Is Brazil?” documentary (1080i, 29:07)
• The Production Notebook:
--"We're All In It Together: The Brazil Screenwriters" featurette (1080i, 10:42)
--"Dreams Unfulfilled: Unfiled Storyboards of Brazil" (1080p, 21:12 in total):
---The Eyeballs
---The Storeroom of Knowledge
---The Cages
---The Stone Ship
---The Fall
---The Samurai
---The Sky Cube
---The Forces of Darkness
--"Designing Brazil" visual essay (1080p, 20:45)
--'Flights of Fantasy: Brazil's Special Effects" featurette (1080p, 9:50)
--"Fashion and Facism: James Acheson on Brazil's Costume Design" featurette (1080p, 7:01)
--"Brazil's Score" featurette (1080i, 9:41)
• "The Battle Of Brazil” documentary (1080i, 55:09)
• Theatrical Trailer (1080i, 2:36)

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