Theatrical Release: 1969-1975

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DVD Review: Madragoa Filmes / Gemini Films (Part of 11 DVD set) - Region 0 - PAL

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Only Available in the João César Monteiro Boxset:


Madragoa Filmes / Gemini Films

Region 0 - PAL

Runtime 187'

1:1,37 (4:3) Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.42 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Fragmentos de um Filme-Esmola: A Sagrada Família


Quem Espera por Sapatos de Defunto Morre Descalço


Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen


Que Farei com Esta Espada?

Audio Mono, Portuguese
Subtitles Portuguese, French, Spanish and English
Features Release Information:
Studio: Madragoa Filmes / Gemini Films

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1:1,37 (4:3)

Edition Details:
• Collection of early shorts:
• Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen 17' 1969,
• He Goes Long Barefoot That Waits For Dead Men's Shoes 33' 1970,
• Fragments of an Alms-Film 72' 1972,
• What Shall I Do With This Sword? 65' 1975
• Special features:
• Interviews
• Audio interview with JCM
• Drawing by Joao Rdrigues
• Photos
• Filmography
• Credits

DVD Release Date: 2003
Amaray case (part of 11 dvd box set)

Chapters 14





Like all other DVD in the "The Complete João César Monteiro" Boxset this DVD has original audio and optional English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. All appear to have an original aspect ratio image that is un-manipulated from the print source.  

Early films, very low budget shorts, one can immediately sense the chaotic indulgence in poetry through film medium, a beautiful representation of upcoming genius.

 - Rob Janik



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