Reviews and Articles
  • Log in to Add Reviews, Videos, Etc
  • Places to Buy

    Searching for products...

    Item Images
    About This Item

    Unique ID Code: 0000158385
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 15/9/2013 16:23
    View Changes

    The Body

    7 / 10
    1 vote cast
    Rate this item
    Inline Image

    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 107 minutes
    Retail Price: £9.99
    Release Date:
    Content Type: Movie

    Made in 1970, this remarkable study of the human body is neither scientific nor medical; it is, rather, a deeply intimate feature-length film exploring the physical experience of being human.

    Narrated by Vanessa Redgrave and Frank Finlay with a commentary by poet and playwright Adrian Mitchell, The Body traces the human life-cycle from conception to death. Photographic techniques never seen by cinema audiences at the time of release – including the use of internal cameras – allow an unprecedented insight into the body’s functions; these visuals are beautifully complemented by a soundtrack by Pink Floyd's Roger Waters and pioneering composer Ron Geesin, incorporating the latter’s experiments in biomusic – in this case, sounds created by the human body itself.

    The Body is presented here uncut, in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

    Special Features:
    [] Original theatrical trailer
    [] 38 minute suite of original music
    [] Image gallery
    [] Promotional material PDF

    Related Websites:

    Video Tracks:
    1.66:1 Colour

    Audio Tracks:
    Mono English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Roy Battersby

    Written By:

    Vanessa Redgrave
    Frank Finlay

    Music From:
    Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
    Ron Geesin

    Director of Photography:
    Tony Imi
    Geoff Mulligan

    Alan Cumner-Price

    Tony Garnett


    Your Opinions and Comments

    Be the first to post a comment!