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Cirque du Soleil Presents: Varekai
Columbia Tri-Star/CDS Images
Filmed /// 2002 | Toronto Run Time (112 min)

Varekai (pronounced var-ee-kie) is a Romanic term meaning "wherever" and lives as a tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion. The term is an homage not only the acrobats that push their art to the extreme, but also a reminder to the wanderers of ancient Europe: the Gypsy - the universal wanderers.

The sky lets go a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleido-scopeic world imbued with fantastical creatures, a young man takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspiried incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind.

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General Features
    cirque du soleil presents varekai, a productions conte iii inc. and serpent films ltd co-production. Executive Producers: marie cóté, vincent gagné and rocky oldham. Director: nick morris. Producers: martin bolduc, yolande riccioli.
Video (DVD) R1: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
R2: PAL, Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
R4: PAL, Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio (DVD) R1: DTS, Dolby Digital 5.1/2.0 Stereo
R2: DTS, Dolby Digital 5.1/2.0 Stereo
R4: DTS, Dolby Digital 5.1/2.0 Stereo
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, Japanese
Video (VHS) NTSC/PAL, Color, Full-screen (4:3)
Audio (VHS) English, Digital 2.0

Bonus Features
  • Multi-Angle performances — You get multi-angle performances from Icarian Games (6:09), Russian Swings (5:47) and Hand-balancing (7:16). Each of these gives you a choice of three different camera angles (overhead, full stage, and detail), and shows pretty much the entire act.

  • In-Depth Interviews (about 20:00) — { Read }

  • "Meet the Artists" — { Read }

  • "Making of an Angel" (45:00) — { Read }

  • Promos (5:10) — { Read }

  • Fire Within Preview (23:00) — The first installment of the 13-episode series.

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Edition Info

    Columbia/Tri-Star (2001-2007)

      R01 (USA/Canada)
        Release Date — Oct.07.2003
        Catalog — #01720
        UPC — 0-43396-01720-7
        ISBN — 1-4049-4024-3

      R02 (Japan)
        Release Date — Oct.13.2005
        Catalog — TSDD-34928 (1-Disc)

      R04 (Australia)
        Release Date — Feb.11.2004
        Catalog — N/A (1-Disc)

      US/CAN (2003)
        Release Date — Oct.07.2003
        Catalog — N/A (Full-Screen 4:3)

    Cirque du Soleil Images (2007+)

      Region All (2015)
        Release Date — Mar.01.2015
        Catalog — #518221 (CDS3-3201)
        UPC — 4-00005-18221-1

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