Death & the Compass

Death & the Compass

DVD (Wide Screen)


Based on a short story by Argentinean author Jorge Luis Borge, the surreal mystery Death and the Compass comes to DVD from Anchor Bay. Presented with an anamorphic widescreen transfer enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs and Dolby Digital Surround Sound. Also contains an audio commentary track with director Alex Cox and composer Dan Wool, who scored the film under the name of his band Pray for Rain. The only extra feature is the half-hour short film Spiderweb, directed by Paul Miller, which offers a different interpretation of the same Borge short story. The DVD package includes a brief text interview with Cox and a Death and the Compass sticker. This disc is recommended for fans of Borge's writing and Cox's bizarre cinematic style.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2001
UPC: 0013131139495
Original Release: 1995
Rating: NR
Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:26:00

Special Features

Widescreen presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Audio commentary with director Alex Cox and composer Dan Wool; Original short: Spiderweb

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Boyle Lonnrot
Miguel Sandoval Treviranus
Christopher Eccleston Zunz
Zaide Silvia Gutierrez Actor
Pedro Armendariz Blot
Alonso Echanove Actor
Eduardo Lopez Rojas Actor
Ariane Pellicer Actor
Abel Woolrich Actor
Martin Lasalle Actor
Alex Cox Borges

Technical Credits
Alex Cox Director,Screenwriter
Claudia Becker Casting
Jorge Luis Borges Original Story
Karl E. Braun Producer
Angela Dobson Costumes/Costume Designer
Miguel Garzón Camera Operator
Rocco Gioffre Special Effects
Katsumi Ishikuma Executive Producer
Manuela Lorenza Costumes/Costume Designer
Cecilia Montiel Production Designer
Koniaki Negishi Associate Producer
Lorenzo O'Brien Producer
Pray for Rain Songwriter
Carlos Punte Editor
Gabriel Solana Makeup,Makeup Special Effects

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start Program/Prologue [:34]
2. Opening Credits [2:36]
3. The Scrapbook [1:54]
4. The UMR Heist [5:56]
5. The First Letter [5:58]
6. Headquarters [4:25]
7. Erik Lonnrot [1:53]
8. The Second Letter [5:37]
9. At Home [2:18]
10. The Last Letter [8:59]
11. "Mate" [4:17]
12. Ms. Espinoza [4:14]
13. Like a Compass [3:33]
14. A Rhomboid [4:30]
15. The Hearing [1:03]
16. "I Need an Interview" [6:25]
17. Triste-Le-Roi [10:01]
18. "There Was No Plot" [8:22]
19. End Credits [3:25]

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