Science Is Fiction: 23 Films By Jean Painlevé DVD Set (Region 1)

The mesmerizing, utterly unclassifiable science films of Jean Painlevé (1902-89) have to be seen to be believed: delightful, surrealist-influenced dream works that are also serious science. The French filmmaker-scientist-inventor had a decades-spanning career in which he created hundreds of short films on subjects ranging from astronomy to pigeons to, most famously, such marine-life marvels as the sea horse and the sea urchin. This definitive three-disc collection brings together the best of these, and also includes the French television series Jean Painlevé Through His Films, rock band Yo La Tengo’s eight-film score The Sounds of Science, and an essay by film scholar Scott MacDonald.

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Science Is Fiction/The Sounds of Science DVD (Region 2)

This 2-DVD set was produced by the British Film Institute. Disc 1 includes Science is Fiction: the Films of Painleve, and Disc 2 contains Yo La Tengo’s performance of The Sounds of Science, featuring eight of Painleve’s films with original scores written and performed by us.

(Please note: These are different live versions from the studio ones on our album The Sounds of the Sounds of Science.)

PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE REGION 2 DISCS AND WILL ONLY PLAY ON REGION 2 OR ALL-REGION DVD PLAYERS! This DVD is formatted in PAL.

Price is postage paid in the U.S.; shipping outside the U.S. is $10.00 per DVD.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.