In the Tradition of Blade Runner, Minority Report and Sin City
Award-Winning, Groundbreaking Animated Sci-Fi Thriller Will Be Born on DVD July 24th.
The groundbreaking digitally animated sci-fi crime thriller Renaissance will breathe new life into your DVD collection July 24th from Miramax Home Entertainment.
A “Visually Wondrous Experience…a dark joy” according to the Los Angeles Times, Renaissance was crowned Best Picture at the 2006 Annecy International Film Festival, the world’s preeminent animated film festival, and was an Official Selection at last year’s Toronto Film Festival.
Set in the labyrinthine underworld of 2054 Paris, the black-and-white thriller in the vein of “Blade Runner” and “Minority Report” paints a bold vision of a stark, not-so-distant future where all life is monitored, recorded and regulated thanks to the city’s largest corporation, Avalon. Detective Barthelemy Karas, voiced by Daniel Craig (“Casino Royale”) has a reputation for finding anyone at any cost, but while tracking down a kidnapped scientist, he ultimately finds himself buried beneath Renaissance’s illicit world of corporate malfeasance and soulless genetic research. Critically celebrated actor Ian Holm (“Lord of the Rings”), “Braveheart” actress Catherine McCormack and Tony Award®-winner Jonathan Pryce (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) also voice roles.
Bonus features include “The Making of Renaissance”, an exclusive look at the making of the cinematic wonder. Renaissance is priced at $29.99 (suggested retail price).
• “The Making of Renaissance” Featurette
Explores how the filmmakers brought the digitally animated noir tale to life
Shot using motion capture technology by innovative director Christian Volckman, Renaissance was five years in the making. Alexandre De La Patelliere, Matthieu Delaporte, Jean-Bernard Pouy and Patrick Raynal share Renaissance screenplay credit.
Feature run time: 105 minutes Rated: “R.” For some violent images, sexuality, nudity and language Aspect ratio: 2:35:1 Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound Languages: French and Spanish subtitles. French Audio Track.
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