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Title Viridiana [videorecording] / una produccion de UNINCI S.A. ; en coproduccion con Gustavo Alatriste P.C. ; producida por UNINCI S.A. y Films 59 ; argumento y dialogos de Luis Bu˝uel y Julio Alejandro ; direccion, Luis Bu˝uel.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2006]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  791.4372 V8192 2006    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p. : ill. ; 17 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 332
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 332.
System Details DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono., enhanced for 16:9 televisions.
Language In Spanish, with optional English subtitles.
Cast Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, Jose Calvo, Margarita Lozano, Jose Manuel Martin, Victoria Zinny, Luis Heredia, Joaquin Roa, Lola Gaos, Maruja Isbert, Teresita Rabal.
Credits Cinematography, Jose F. Aguayo ; editing by Pedro Del Rey ; musical direction, Gustavo Pitaluga.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961.
Special features: interview with Pinal (conducted by Carlos Gutierrez & Kim Hendrickson, in Spanish with English subtitles, 14 min., 2006); excerpts from an episode of the television program "Cineastes de notre temps" on Bu~nuel (1964-04-04, in French with English subtitles, b&w, 37 min.); interview with author Richard Porton (in English, 13 min., 2006); U.S. theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Booklet includes an essay by author Michael Wood ("The human comedy") and an interview with Bu~nuel ("The return to Spain", conducted by Jose de la Colina and Tomas Perez Turrent for their book "Objects of desire : conversations with Luis Bu˝uel", edited and translated into English by Paul Lenti).
Summary "Novice nun Viridiana does her utmost to maintain her Catholic principles, but her lecherous uncle and a motley assemblage of paupers force her to confront the limits of her idealism"--Container.
Subject Catholic women -- Spain -- Drama.
Novitiate -- Drama.
Monasticism and religious orders for women -- Drama.
Lust -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Fiction films.
Foreign films.
Melodrama -- Feature.
Added Author Pinal, Silvia. Actor.
Rabal, Francisco, 1926-2001. Actor.
Rey, Fernando, 1917-1994. Actor.
Calvo, Pepe. Actor.
Lozano, Margarita, 1931- Actor.
Martin, Jose Manuel. Actor.
Zinny, Victoria. Actor.
Heredia, Luis. Actor.
Roa, Joaquin, 1895-1981. Actor.
Gaos, Lola, 1924-1993. Actor.
Isbert, Maria, 1917- Actor.
Rabal, Teresita. Actor.
Bu˝uel, Luis, 1900-1983. Director. Screenwriter.
Alejandro, Julio, 1906-1995. Screenwriter.
Films 59 (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Human comedy.
Return to Spain.
ISBN 0780030621
Standard No. 037429212622
Music No. VIR040 Criterion Collection
Standard No. YDXCP 2487767
NZ1 11079614
AU@ 000040974898
AU@ 000040598805
AU@ 000042512251

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