2 videodiscs (143 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in + 1 insert.
Two-DVD special edition.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1960.
Special features: Audio commentary featuring film historian Gene Youngblood; Antonioni, documents and testimonials (a 58 minute 1966 documentary by Gianfranco Mingozzi); Jack Nicholson reads essays by Antonioni ("L'avventura: a moral adventure"; "Reflections on the film actor"; Working with Antonioni); Olivier Assayas on L'avventura (analysis in three parts); Trailer; New English subtitle translation. Booklet features an essay by critic Geoffrey Nowell-Smith.
Director of photography, Aldo Scavarda ; production designer, Piero Poletto ; costume design, Adriana Berselli ; music by Giovanni Fusco ; editor, Eraldo da Roma.
Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari, Dominique Blanchar, Renzo Ricci, James Addams, Dorothy de Poliolo, Lelio Luttazzi, Giovanni Petrucci, Esmeralda Ruspoli.
Michelangelo Antonioni invented a new film grammar with this masterwork. An iconic piece of challenging 1960s cinema and a gripping narrative in its own right, concerns the enigmatic disappearance of a young woman during a yachting trip off the coast of Sicily, and the search taken up by her disaffected lover and best friend. Antonioni's controversial international sensation is a gorgeously shot tale of modern ennui and spiritual isolation.
Quebec's Régie du cinéma rating: General.
NTSC, region 1, monaural.
Italian version only; English subtitles.
Cannes International Film Festival, 1960 (Special Jury Award).