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In Criterion's first volume of the anthology By Brakhage, we brought twenty-six astonishing works by the avant-garde film pioneer stan brakhage to home video for the first time. Now, in this second installment, we are proud to present thirty more of Brakhage's innovative creations, from 1950s films to his final work, from 2003. Highlights of this collection include the antiwar film 23rd Psalm Branch; hand-painted films from the Persian Series; The Wonder Ring, made for a commission by Joseph Cornell; the autobiographical Scenes from Under Childhood, Section One; his only found-footage film, Murder Psalm; and much more. SPECIAL EDITION THREE-DVD SET FEATURES: New high-definition digital transfers of all thirty films, Brakhage on Brakhage, a collection of video encounters with the filmmaker, For Stan, a short film by Marilyn Brakhage, Excerpts from a 1990 interview with Brakhage, Footage from Brakhage's salon at the University of Colorado, Audio recordings of two lectures by Brakhage, PLUS: A booklet featuring film program notes by Marilyn Brakhage and write-ups of the films by Brakhage expert Fred Camper.