Daft Punk’s Electroma to be released on July 22nd on DVD and Blu-Ray in North America on Vice Records

DAFT PUNK’S ELECTROMA TO BE RELEASED JULY 22 ON DVD AND BLU-RAY IN NORTH AMERICA ON VICE RECORDS ONE OF THE FIRST EXPERIMENTAL FILMS OF ITS KIND TO BE AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY. DVD AND BLU-RAY VERSION INCLUDES SPECIAL PACKAGING IN STEELBOOK CASE WITH 40 PAGE PHOTO BOOKLET

A UNIQUE AND WIDELY SUCCESSFUL NORTH AMERICAN THEATRICAL TOUR OF MIDNIGHT & SPECIAL EVENT SCREENINGS GAINED SIGNIFICANT ACCLAIM FOR THE FILM

Daft Punk has always been on the forefront of incorporating emerging technologies with their art, as recalled eight year’s ago with the D.A.F.T. DVD release which included a bonus disc with concert footage comprised of ten camera angles that could be “edited live” by the viewer. The acclaimed French duo continues this technological trek forward with their directorial debut that has been specifically mastered for optimal visual and audio fidelity on Blu-ray – a first for an avant-garde/art house film of it’s kind. This allows for the film to be experienced as the directors intended – as Daft Punk describes it – “music for the eyes.” Daft Punk’s Electroma, both the standard definition DVD and hi-def Blu-ray releases, will be specially packaged in a metal SteelBook case with imprinted cover images and includes a 40 page perfect-bound book of stills from the film. Debuting at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, the picture enjoyed a widely successful theatrical run last year in North America, best described as a unique tour of midnight screenings at art houses, museums, and special event showings.

“A gem. Daft Punk’s widescreen debut is a beautiful, sun-blushed nugget of cinema.” — THE GUARDIAN UK

“A simple, beautifully paced story, full of poetry and sardonic humour that the duo have rightly described as ‘music for the eyes’.” – DAZED AND CONFUSED

“Daft Punk is doing for midnight movies what the French electronica maestros did for disco: injecting the faded genre with their own brand of vitamin Cool.” -WIRED

“Over the course of 74 minutes, Electroma unfolds like a mash up of Easy Rider and THX-1138.” — AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER

More info on Daft Punk’s Electroma:
Daft Punk’s Electroma is an odyssey of two robots (played by Peter Hurteau and Michael Reich) who journey across a mythic American landscape of haunting, surreal beauty on a quest to become human. Their symbolic quest, which takes them from endless two lane highways to small idyllic towns to the arid desert, finds Daft Punk once again resisting conformity and developing new ways to highlight their inventive vision. A silent feature-length film that made its international debut at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, Electroma will interest Daft Punk fans and film enthusiasts alike. A departure from the usual cinematic experience, Electroma captures images and scenes with specific detail. Each scene can be viewed independently, likening the experience to the viewing of an art exhibit, or the recollection of one’s own memories. With its breathtaking cinematography, innovative filming techniques, and above all its underlying search for humanity within a dystopian environment, Daft Punk have delivered a film that finds a common thread with their previous work while exploring new horizons as directors of their first feature film.

Upcoming screenings:
3/13/08 ORLANDO, FL THE CLUB AT FIRESTONE
3/14/08 TAMPA, FL CZAR

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