ANDREI TARKOVSKY COLLECTION (15) RUSSIA (5021866837307) DVD – £62.99 BLU RAY – £71.99
This features – Andrei Rublev, Solaris, Mirror, Stalker, Nostalgia, The Sacrifice and Ivan’s Childhood along with many special features and a 177-page book.
ANDREI RUBLEV (15) 1966 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
Widely regarded as Andrei Tarkovsky’s finest film, which charts the life of the famous icon painter Rublev.
IVAN’S CHILDHOOD (PG) 1962 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
Story of a twelve year old boy seeking to revenge the murder of his family by the Nazis in World War Two.
MIRROR (U) 1974 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
This dazzlingly beautiful autobiographical film intertwines real life, memories of childhood and dreams as well as reflections on the Russian people and their history.
NOSTALGIA (15) 1983 ITALY TARKOVSKY, AMDREI IN ITALIAN
At a spa in the Tuscan Hills, a Russian poet and musicologist meets a mysterious man who is convinced that the end of the world is nigh.
SACRIFICE (12) 1986 SWEDEN TARKOVSKY, AMDREI IN SWEDISH
An isolated Swedish island Alexander (Erland Josephson), his wife, their children, her lover and various eccentric friends gather around a radio when nuclear war is announced. Alexander attempts to strike a deal with God and is willing to sacrifice everything, including his six-year-old son, in order to avert the war and mankind’s annihilation.
SOLARIS (PG) 1972 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
Science fiction film adaptation of Stanislaw Lem novel set on a space station orbiting the ocean-covered planet Solaris. The planet seems bring to life physical manifestation of painful memories of one of the crew. The film won the Jury prize at Cannes.
STALKER (PG) 1979 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
Demanding, hallucinogenic Sci-fi film, boldly photographed and relentless in it’s depiction of a world gone mystically awry.
In Russian with English subtitles.
SPECIAL FEATURES – BLU-RAY ONLY
Ivan’s Childhood: Interviews with composer Vyaaheslav Ovchinnikov, cinematographer Vadim Usov and actor Evgeniy Zharikov
Andrei Rublev: Making-of featurette; interview with actor Yuriy Nazarov
Mirror: Interviews with screenwriter A. Misharin, composer Eduard Artemev and actor Oleg Yankovskiy; featurette
Solaris: Interview with actor Natalia Bondarchuk; Donatas Banionis featurette
Stalker: Interviews with cinematographer Aleksandr Knyazhinsky and set designer Rashit Safiullin
Nostalgia: Interviews with co-writer Tonino Guerra and Marina Tarkovsky
The Sacrifice: Video essay ‘Poetic Harmony’; commentary with author and translator Layla Alexander-Garrett and James King from Curzon Artificial Eye
Andrei Tarkovsky’s metaphysical dream zone: Selected scene commentary by psychoanalyst Mary Wild
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