Aria
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1987
Directors: Nicolas Roeg, Charles Sturridge, Jean-Luc Godard, Julien Temple, Bruce Beresford, Robert Altman, Franc Roddam, Ken Russell, Derek Jarman, Bill Bryden
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 014381-470123
Running time: 1:28 (88 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: July 06, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#1946)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 04, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Aria, a film conceived by producer Don Boyd, features the work of some of the greatest composers of all time, visualized by 10 of the world's most innovative and adventurous filmmakers: Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Goddard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge, Julien Temple.
Each director was given an identical brief; to find an operatic aria, and within the constraints of the budget and time available, make a short film visualizing their interpretation of the music, independent of its literal operatic storyline.

Aria is a history-making film. Sexy, violent, thought-provoking and funny, here is the movie critics raved about, audiences flocked to see, and no one could stop talking about. Includes Bridget Fonda's electrifyingly erotic film debut and a revealing and breathtaking performance from supermodel Elizabeth Hurley.
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Genres
Music
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Lightyear Entertainment
 • Boyd's Co.
 • Image Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
 
Tags
Various
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
Crew
Production
Don Boyd....Producer
Jim Mervis....Executive Producer
Tom Kuhn....Executive Producer
Charles Mitchell....Executive Producer
Film Editing
Marie Thérèse Boiché....Film Editor
Sound
Jean Paul Loublier....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
 Un Ballo In Maschera
Direction
Nicolas Roeg....Director
Writing
Nicolas Roeg....Writer
Cinematography
Harvey Harrison....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Tony Lawson....Film Editor
Sound
Rodney Glen....Sound Editor
Art
Diana Johnstone....Production Designer
 La Virgine Degli Angeli
Direction
Charles Sturridge....Director
Writing
Charles Sturridge....Writer
Cinematography
Gale Tattersall....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Matthew Longfellow....Film Editor
Art
Andrew McAlpine....Production Designer
 Armide
Direction
Jean-Luc Godard....Director
Cinematography
Carolyn Champetier....Director of Photography
 Rigoletto
Direction
Julien Temple....Director
Writing
Julien Temple....Writer
Cinematography
Oliver Stapleton....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Neil Abrahamson....Film Editor
Sound
John Huck....Sound
Art
Piers Plowden....Production Designer
 Die Tote Stadt
Direction
Bruce Beresford....Director
Writing
Bruce Beresford....Writer
Cinematography
Dante Spinotti....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Marie Therese Boiche....Film Editor
Sound
Steve Jones....Sound
Art
Andrew McAlpine....Production Designer
 Les Boreades
Direction
Robert Altman....Director
Writing
Robert Altman....Writer
Cinematography
Pierre Mignot....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Jennifer Auge....Film Editor
Sound
Neil Walwer....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Scott Bushnell....Production Designer
John Hay....Production Designer
 Liebestod
Direction
Franc Roddam....Director
Writing
Franc Roddam....Writer
Cinematography
Frederick Elmes....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Rick Elgood....Film Editor
Art
Mathew Jacobs....Production Designer
 Nessun Dorma
Direction
Ken Russell....Director
Writing
Ken Russell....Writer
Cinematography
Gabriel Beristain....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Michael Bradsell....Film Editor
Art
Paul Dufficey....Production Designer
 Depuis Le Jour
Direction
Derek Jarman....Director
Writing
Derek Jarman....Writer
Cinematography
Mike Southon....Director of Photography
Christopher Hughes....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Peter Cartwright....Film Editor
Angus Cook....Film Editor
Art
Christopher Hobbs....Production Designer
 I Pagliacci
Direction
Bill Bryden....Director
Writing
Bill Bryden....Writer
Don Boyd....Writer
Cinematography
Gabriel Beristain....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Marie-Therese Boiche....Film Editor
Sound
Simon Bishop....Sound
Jean Paul Loublier....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Cast
 Un Ballo In Maschera
Theresa Russell....King Zog
Stephanie Lane....Baroness
Roy Hyatt....Chauffeur
Sevilla Delofski....Maid
Ruth Halliday....Companion
Arthur Cox....Major
Dennis Holmes....Colonel
Paul Brightwell....Assassin
Frank Baker....Assassin
Chris Hunter....Assassin
Paul Collard....Valet
George Ellis Jones....Chauffeur
Danny Fitzgerald....Mercedes Man
Johnny Doyle....Blind Balloon Man
David Ross....Doorman
Lucy Olivier....Woman in Background
Gordon Winter....Man in Background
Derek Farmer....Motorbike Man
Michelle Read....Nanny
Maximillian Roeg....Child
 La Virgine Degli Angeli
Nicola Swain....Marie
Jackson Kyle....Travis
Marianne McLoughlin....Kate
 Amide
Marion Peterson....La Jeune Fille
Valérie Allain....La Jeune Fille
Jacques Neuville....Bodybuilder
Luke Corre....Bodybuilder
Christiam Cauchon....Bodybuilder
Philippe Pellant....Bodybuilder
Patrice Linguet....Bodybuilder
Lionel Sorin....Bodybuilder
Jean Coffinet....Bodybuilder
Alexandre Des Granges....Bodybuilder
Gérard Vives....Bodybuilder
Frederick Brosse....Bodybuilder
Pascal Bermont....Bodybuilder
Jean Luc Corre....Bodybuilder
Bernard Gaudray....Bodybuilder
Dominique Mano....Bodybuilder
Patrice Tridian....Bodybuilder
 Rigoletto
Buck Henry....Preston
Beverly D'Angelo....Gilda
Gary Kasper....Jake
Anita Morris....Phoebe
John Hostetter....Elvis Impersonator
Albie Selznick....Bell Boy
Stan Mazin....Dancer
Dominic Salinero....Dancer
Jeff Calhoun....Dancer
 Die Tote Stadt
Elizabeth Hurley....Marietta
Peter Birch....Paul
 Les Boreades
Bertrand Bonvoisin.... (uncredited)
Cris Campion.... (uncredited)
Anne Canovas.... (uncredited)
Sandrine Dumas.... (uncredited)
Jody Guelb.... (uncredited)
Julie Hagerty.... (uncredited)
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu.... (uncredited)
Genevieve Page.... (uncredited)
Delphine Rich.... (uncredited)
Louis-Marie Taillefer.... (uncredited)
 Liebestod
Bridget Fonda....Lover
James Mathers....Lover
Angie Tetamontie....Las Vegas Lady
Esther Buchanan....Las Vegas Lady
Lorraine Cote....Las Vegas Lady
Renee Korn....Las Vegas Lady
Bertha Weiss....Lady with Glove
Diane Thorne....Bride
Howie Maurer....Groom
Derick Coleman....Indian Boy
Quentin Brown....Indian Boy
 Nessun Dorma
Linzi Drew....Girl
Andreas Wisniewski
Kwabena Manso
Bella Enahoro
Bunty Mathias
Angela Walker
 Depuis Le Jour
Amy Johnson....Old Lady
Tilda Swinton....Young Girl
Spencer Leigh....Young Man
 I Pagliacci
Sophie Ward....The young girl
John Hurt....The actor