Any idea if the new bonus features will match the visuals with actual locations? I posted a thread about that here a looonnng time ago. ETA: it looks like the Production link has some, but not all location references.
Baraka is a visual odyssey for the mind. Set to ethereal music — though it never approaches new-agey — without words yet with a clear sense of theme it is a deeply abstract philosophical experience. A useful description is far beyond my ability with words.
It WOULD be cool. I watched it for the first time probably in the last month or two (via Netflix), and there were several places I really wanted to identify. I looked at the Wikipedia article, and it was only of limited help.
We picked it up at Border’s this evening. I’m half-watching some of the bonus features while waiting for my better half to get off the phone with her mom so we can watch it. Full debriefing upon completion of my mission.
Double D’oh! :smack: My attempt to cover up my addle-mindedness has been foiled. I was pointed to this thread from another one, and when I clicked on the link, it took me to the bottom. Yes, I should have looked at the OP more closely before replying.
It’s a pretty cool film. I’ve met the filmmaker, Ron Fricke: we showed the film in 70mm at the theater I worked at. And I know the guy who did the 8K restoration. (I should hit him up for a free copy of the DVD!)
Fricke also made my favorite IMAX film: Chronos. Like Baraka, it’s a lot of beautiful time-lapse scenery, with an underlying message. And of course, IMAX is better than standard 70mm, and much better than Blu-ray.