BLU-RAY - THE END OF TIME - 2012
Limited supply of The End of Time Blu-rays available for purchase. Produced in house with plastic c-shell case includes a postcard from the film's premiere signed by Peter Mettler.
DVD - THE END OF TIME - 2012
Special features include: Commentary by Peter Mettler and photo gallery.
Subtitles in French. Region 0 and Eco-packaging.
Working at the limits of what can easily be expressed, filmmaker Peter Mettler takes on the elusive subject of time, and once again turns his camera to filming the unfilmmable.
From the particle accelerator in Switzerland, where scientists seek to probe regions of time we cannot see, to lava flows in Hawaii which have overwhelmed all but one home on the south side of Big Island; from the disintegration of inner city Detroit, to a Hindu funeral rite near the place of Buddha's enlightenment, Mettler explores our perception of time. He dares to dream the movie of the future while also immersing us in the wonder of the everyday.
THE END OF TIME, at once personal, rigorous and visionary, Peter Mettler has crafted a film as compelling and magnificent as its subject.
DVD - Gambling, Gods And LSD - 2012
A filmmaker’s inquiry into transcendence becomes a three-hour trip across countries and cultures, interconnecting people, places and times. From Toronto, the scene of his childhood, Peter Mettler sets out on a journey that includes evangelism at the airport strip, demolition in Las Vegas, tracings in the Nevada desert, chemistry and street life in Switzerland, and the coexistence of technology and divinity in contemporary India. Everywhere along the way, the same themes are to be found: thrill-seeking, luck, destiny, belief, expanding perception, the craving for security in an uncertain world. Fact joins with fantasy; the search for meaning and the search for ecstasy begin to merge.
GAMBLING, GODS AND LSD | 2001 | 3h 00min.
Special features include: excerpts from other Mettler films, articles and a photo gallery.
Subtitles in French & German.
$25 CAD - SOLD OUT
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DVD - PICTURE OF LIGHT - 1994
Special features include: Excerpts from other Mettler films, articles and a photo gallery. Subtitles in French & German. Region 0 and Eco-packaging.
Before science explained, the Northern Lights were interpreted as visions, prophecies, spirits -- a trigger for the imagination -- images provided by nature framed by no less than the universe itself...aurora borealis...the lights with no bodies, pouring colours from the sky...a film exploring the capture of images from nature, images more special than any special effect...
DVD - PETROPOLIS - 2009
Subtitles in French, 70 minutes, Region 1 (US, Canada, US Territories, Bermuda) and Eco-packaging.
Shot primarily from a helicopter, filmmaker Peter Mettler's "Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands" offers an unparalleled view of the world's largest industrial, capital and energy project.
Canada's tar sands are an oil reserve the size of England. Extracting the crude oil called bitumen from underneath unspoiled wilderness requires a massive industrialized effort with far-reaching impacts on the land, air, water, and climate.
It's an extraordinary spectacle, whose scope can only be understood from far above. In a hypnotic flight of image and sound, one machine's perspective upon the choreography of others, suggests a dehumanized world where petroleum's power is supreme.
DVD - THE TOP OF HIS HEAD - 1989
THE TOP OF HIS HEAD is the story of Gus Victor, a satellite dish salesman whose ordered world is turned upsidedown by a radical and alluring performance artist. A cryptic note left by Lucy leads Gus on a quest which draws him out of the tyranny of the material world, to open his perceptions in the most unexpected and awesome ways. By the time Gus discovers that the object of his search is his own self, that self has altered, concluding the film in a mysterious, yet stunning fashion.
THE TOP OF HIS HEAD |1989 | 110 min.
Special features include: Excerpts from other Mettler films, articles and a photo gallery.
Subtitles in French & German
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BOOK - MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE - 1995
A collection of essays, excerpts from Mettler’s journals, photographs and statements by filmmakers, critics, musicians and artists exploring the cinema of Peter Mettler.
"... a balance between intellect and intuition, order and chaos, action and perception."
BOOK - OF THIS PLACE AND ELSEWHERE - 2007
The Films and Photography of Peter Mettler, By: Jerry White
Format: Paper 250 Pages
100 Color, 50 Black And White
8.5 x 11
MUSIC CD - GAMBLING, GODS AND LSD SOUNDTRACK
Featuring original music by Peter Bräker, Fred Frith and DJ Dimitri de Perrot. Also music by Henryk Gorecki, Jim O'Rourke and others.
MUSIC CD - THE TOP OF HIS HEAD SOUNDTRACK - 1989
The original soundtrack for the eponymous Canadian film directed by Peter Mettler is the first appearance on MTM for New York-based guitar wizard/composer Fred Frith (who has worked with Bill Laswell, Robert Wyatt, Brian Eno, Henry Cow, The Residents, Aksak Maboul). Featuring one track sung by Jane Siberry.