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A Poem Is a Naked Person

A Poem Is a Naked Person

Director: Les Blank Cast: Leon Russell, Willie Nelson, George Jones

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen / Restored / Subtitled)

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A look at Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell, compiled from Les Blank's intimate footage of the singer in-studio and on-stage between 1972 and 1974. The film had never been released, but Blank's death in 2013 sparked renewed interest in the footage. ~ Daniel Gelb

Product Details

Release Date: 03/29/2016
UPC: 0715515170017
Original Release: 1974
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 7,403

Special Features

New, restored 2k digital transfer, supervised by Executive Producer Harrod Bank, Director Les Blank's son, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; New conversation between musician Leon Russell and Harrod Blank; Excerpts from a 2013 Q&A with Les Blank; A Film's Forty-Year Journey: The Making of "A Poem Is A Naked Person," a new documentary featuring interviews with Harrod Blank, Assistant Editor and Sound Recordist Maureen Gosling, and artist Jim Franklin; Out in the Woods, a short documentary by Gosling; Trailers; Plus: An Essay by critic Kent Jones

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