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Decasia -- Limited Edition
by Bill Morrison

The long awaited DVD of Bill Morrison's groundbreaking film is now available through Other Cinema DVD!

DECASIA press quotes:

"Bill Morrison's Decasia is that rare thing: a movie with avant-garde and universal appeal... The film is a fierce dance of destruction. Its flame-like, roiling black-and-white inspires trembling and gratitude." - J.Hoberman, Village Voice, 3/25/03

"I popped Morrison's video into my VCR and within a few further minutes, I found myself completely absorbed, transfixed, dumbstruck, a pillow of air lodged in my stilled open mouth, which I don't think I thereupon managed to close for the next seventy minutes." - Lawrence Weschler, New York Times Magazine, 12/22/02

"A pure poetry of deliquescence. The images are at once haunting, mysterious and incredibly beautiful. A definitive work of art. And a new kind of documentary. A documentary documenting the decay of itself." - Errol Morris, filmmaker

"This radical, experimental masterwork feels like the first film, and feels like the last film." - Andrew Lewis Conn, Time Out New York, 3/27/03

"Bill Morrison's extraordinarily mesmerizing 'Decasia' is a stunningly beautiful... ode to creation and decay." - Shari Frilot, catalog notes for the Sundance Film Festival

"A hallucinatory canvas of images... succeeds as a pure exercise in visual stimulus, its narcotic effect much amplified by Michael Gordon's thunderous, dissonant orchestral score." - Dennis Harvey, Variety

"Compelling and disturbing! Swimming symphonies of baroque beauty emerge from corrosive nitrate disintegration as rockets of annihilation demolish cathedrals of reality." - Kenneth Anger, filmmaker

"Unbearably beautiful. It's a work of suggestive genius." - Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

"The majestic Decasia... stunning work... an ecstatic gesture." - Steven Seid, Pacific Film Archives curator, from the catalog notes for the 45th San Francisco International Film Festival

"A work of nihilistic energy and harsh, uncompromising beauty, capable of sustaining multiple readings and interpretations. It is, in short, a work of real art. There are precedents for this sort of thing but nothing remotely of this scale, much less power. The final coup is a genuinely transformative and unforgettable experience." - Shane Danielsen, 56th Edinburgh International Film Festival


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