A Trip to the Moon (Blu-ray) Arrow


Georges Méliès was not just a pioneer of early cinema, he was central to what we know as film today. An illustrator, magician, filmmaker and inventor, he paved the way for animation and multimedia filmmaking.

Of all of Méliès’ films, his boldest and most well-known is certainly A Trip to the Moon [Le Voyage dans la Lune], loosely based on the writings of Jules Verne. A Trip to the Moon follows a group of travellers who jet off to the moon from earth on an exploration mission only to end up in peril and captured by the the local inhabitants, the Selenites. Featuring a who’s who of theatrical cast from the era, with Méliès himself taking a lead role, this is one of the very first forays into sci-fi cinema, and spawned one of the most iconic images of cinema – the man in the moon with a rocket in his eye.

A Trip to the Moon is presented here in both black and white and its original colours. This special edition also includes Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange’s phenomenal documentary on the film and its rediscovery, The Extraordinary Voyage, which stands as an essential companion piece to Méliès’ original masterpiece.

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Special Features

High Definition Blu-ray™(1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio
Optional English subtitles
Scores by Robert Israel, and a second score featuring actors voicing parts as originally screened in the US with an accompaniment by Frederick Hodges for the black and white version
Scores by Jeff Mills, Dorian Pimpernel, and Serge Bromberg for the colour version
The Innovations of Georges Méliès – video essay by Jon Spira exploring A Trip to the Moon and Méliès’ career
The Extraordinary Voyage – Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange’s 2011 documentary on the film, its rediscovery and preservation for future generations, featuring interviews with Costa Gavras, Michel Gondry, Michel Hazanavicius, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Le Grand Méliès (1952) – a short film directed by Georges Franju about the life and work of Méliès
2020 re-release trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring two choices of artwork