New Andy Warhol Plexifilm Release available through Microcinema International

From: Jay McBride (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 26 2009 - 14:14:52 PST

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Street Date: March 24, 2009


13 Most Beautiful...Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests

A Plexifilm Release Available at


$US 34.99 SRP/EDU

European List Prices:

34.99 Euros / 24.99 GBP


UPC: 082354004828

Art / Artist

1964 - 1966

60 mins + 15 mins of extras


The first ever authorized DVD release of films by Andy Warhol!


Released in conjunction with The Andy Warhol Museum, 13 Most
Beautiful...Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests features 13 of Warhol's
classic silent film portraits. Subjects include Nico, Lou Reed, Edie
Sedgwick, Dennis Hopper, and more. Shot between 1964 and 1966 at Warhol's
Factory studio in New York City, the Screen Tests are presented with newly
commissioned soundtracks performed by Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips.
Between 1964 and 1966, Andy Warhol shot nearly 500 Screen Tests, beautiful
and revealing portraits of hundreds of different individuals, from the
famous to the anonymous, all visitors to his studio, the Factory. Subjects
were captured in stark relief by a strong keylight, and filmed by Warhol
with his stationary 16mm Bolex camera on silent, black and white, 100-foot
rolls of film. The resulting two-and-a-half-minute film reels were then
screened in slow motion, resulting in a fascinating collection of four
minute masterpieces that startle and entrance, mesmerizing in the purest
sense of the word.


Soundtrack & Performances:

Songwriters Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, formerly of the band Luna and
currently recording as Dean & Britta, incorporated original compositions as
well as cover songs to create new soundtracks for the 13 films.


Additional Features:

The DVD is presented in a slipcovered hardbound package New transfers from
Warhol's original 16mm negatives Behind the scenes making-of the new
soundtrack and a video interview with Dean & Britta 40-page booklet with
liner notes and biographies of the Screen Test subjects

Microcinema International

DVD - Over 500 International Titles

* Art and artist documentaries

* Animation

* Social/Political

* Short film and video compilations by award winning directors

* Ambient DVDs created for plasma TVs

* Fashion, typography, and motion design

* Family films

* Much more!


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