Czech surreal odyssey – MIRACULOUS VIRGIN – issued on dvd and blu ray

Miraculous VirginMIRACULOUS VIRGIN (12) 1967 CZECHOSLOVAKIA UHER, STEFAN DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
This surreal odyssey is based on a 1944 novella by Dominik Tatarka, but is now set in the 1960s. Mysterious Anabella inspires a group of young artists and challenges the material world.

Also includes the short – Marked by Darkness
Available on region-free Blu-Ray and DVD and presented from a brand new restoration, the legendary The Miraculous Virgin is one of Slovak’s cinema’s most admired and controversial works.

In Czech with English subtitles

Special Features

• Presented from a brand new 2K restoration of the film from original materials by the Slovak Film Institute.

• Marked by Darkness (Poznacení tmou) – Štefan Uher’s breathtaking 1959 short film.

• The Story of ‘The Miraculous Virgin’: an all new documentary on the film, the talents behind it and its legacy, produced by the Slovak Film Institute.

• Looking for Anabella: an archival documentary on the search for the titular lead.

• Trailer.

• 16-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michal Michalovic.

• New and improved English subtitle translation.

• World premiere on Blu-ray.

• Region Free (A/B/C) Blu-ray.

• Region Free (Region ‘0’) DVD.

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Czech animated film – THE ODDSOCKEATERS – out on dvd

OddsockeatersTHE ODDSOCKEATERS (PG) 2016 CZECH REPUBLIC MIKLÍNOVÁ, GALINA £10.99
Animated adventure about a small creatures (the Oddsockeaters) who eats
one sock from each pair of socks.

In Czech with English subtitles

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Milos Forman’s debut movie – BLACK PETER – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Black PeterBLACK PETER (12) 1964 CZECHOSLOVAKIA FORMAN, MILOS DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Forman’s debut feature is a wry and provocative comedy about 17-year-old Petr, who gets a job as a security guard at a busy local shop. However he struggles with the job and his boss, in this portrait of everyday life under totalitarianism.

Full of charming performances, the mainly non-professional actors are witty, youthful and spontaneous.

Black Peter helped launch the internationally acclaimed Czechoslovak New Wave.

In Czech with English subtitles

SPECIAL FEATURES

Special Features
• Presented from a brand new 4K restoration of the film from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive.
• Life As It Is: Miloš Forman on his Czech films:
part one of an archival film-by-film interview, newly edited for this release with never-before-seen footage.
• All-new audio commentary by film historian Michael Brooke.
• New filmed interview with actor Pavla Martínková.
• 20-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jonathan Owen.
• Trailer.
• New and improved English subtitle translation.
• World Premiere on Blu-ray.
• Region Free (A/B/C) Blu-ray.
• Region Free (Region ‘0’) DVD.

DETAILS

Blu-Ray (24fps): 90 minutes
DVD (25fps): 87 minutes
Length / Special features: 49 minutes
Sound / Blu-Ray:
2.0 Dual Mono LPCM (48khz/24-bit)
Sound / DVD: 2.0 Dual Mono
Black and white
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Blu-Ray: BD50 / 1080 / 24fps / Region ABC
DVD: PAL / DVD9 / 25 fps / Region 0

 

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Russian thriller – LOVELESS – out on dvd and Blu Ray

lovelessLOVELESS (15) 2017 RUSSIA ZVYAGINTSEV, ANDREY DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Thriller in which unhappy couple, Boris and Zhenya, are living in their tiny flat with their 12-year-old son Alyosha, as finalise their impending divorce. When Alyosha runs away and the police are unwilling to search for him, his parents set off to search for him.

In Russian with English subtitles

Guardian review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/17/loveless-review-leviathan-director-andrei-zvyagintsev-cannes-2017

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Serbian action thriller – INCARNATION – out on dvd

IncarnationINCARNATION (15) 2016 SERBIA KOVACEVIC, FILIP £12.99
Low-budget Serbian action thriller. The film follows an amnesiac man (Stojan Djordjevic) who finds himself stuck in a deadly time loop in which he wakes up on the same bench in an unknown city and is pursued by masked assassins who want him dead. Each time they succeed, however, the unknown man returns, eager to solve the mystery of who he is and how he got stuck in this deadly scenario.

In Serbian with English subtitles

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Polish movie – HATRED – released on dvd

HatredHATRED (18) 2017 POLAND SMARZOWSKI, WOJCIECH £15.99
Zosia a young Polish girl is forced to leave her Ukrainian lover Petro and marry a rich widower, Skiba. However when WWII breaks out Skiba joins the Polish army, leaving Zosia to fend for herself as tensions rises between local Jews, Poles and Ukrainians, resulting in violent clashes.

In Polish with English subtitles

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Two Andrey Zvyagintsev films – RETURN & BANISHMENT – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

BANISHMENT (PG) 2007 RUSSIA ZVYAGINTSEVÙ, ANDREY BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
Powerful story of a family who relocate from a bustling city to the tranquil surrounding of the family home in the country

THE RETURN (12) 2003 RUSSIA ZVYAGINTSEV, ANDREY DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Two brothers are taken on a fishing trip by their mysterious father who has returned after 12 years away and the boys struggle to come to terms with their father’s presence and his cruel, mysterious ways.

In Russian with English subtitles

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Hungarian sci-fi film – JUPITER’S MOON – out on dvd

Jupiter's MoonJUPITER’S MOON (15) 2017 HUNGARY MUNDRUCZÓ , KORNÉL £12.99
Sci-fi film about a young Syrian refugee Aryan Dashni who is shot while illegally trying to cross into Hungary. In a refugee camp doctor Gabor Stern nurses Aryan back to health. However on recover Aryan discovers he possesses the power to levitate and fly, which Dr Stern decides to exploit. But all Aryan wants is to be reunited with his father.

In Hungarian with English subtitles.

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Hungarian coming-of-age film – KILLS ON WHEELS – out on dual format Dvd/Blu Ray

KILLS ON WHEELSKILLS ON WHEELS (15) 2016 HUNGARY TILL, ATTILA DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £15.99
Inventive, action-packed coming-of-age film about friendship, loyalty and revenge set in a care home. Disabled and inseparable friends, Zoli and Barba, need money to pay for medical care, which bring them into contact with the mysterious ex-con Rupasovm, who offers them a chance to make some extra money by helping him in his work

In Hungarian with English subtitles

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Hungarian thriller – STRANGLED – out on dual format Dvd/Blu Ray

StrangledSTRANGLED (18) 2016 HUNGARY SOPSITS, ÁRPÁD DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £15.99
Thriller set in 1960s as group of detectives race against the clock to catch a killer who has already claimed the lives of several young women, before an
innocent man is wrongly convicted for the crimes.

In Hungarian with English subtitles

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Russian film – ZOOLOGY – out on dvd and Blu Ray

ZOOLOGYZOOLOGY (12A) 2016 RUSSIAN TVERDOVSKIJ, IVAN I. DVD – £14.99 BLU RAY £17.99
Lonely, 55-year-old Natasha, is a zoo worker still living at home with her mother. One day she wakes up having grown a tail, but decides to embrace her transformation and begins to enjoying her new lease of life, until a rumour spreads in the neighbourhood that Natasha has been marked by the devil.

Described by the Hollywood Reporter as “Kafka meets Cronenberg” this a beautifully photographed is also a poignant portrait which examines the social issues of loneliness and aging.

In Russian with English subtitles

Special Features:

High Definition transfer
Optional English Subtitles
5.1 surround sound
Trailer

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ANDREI TARKOVSKY COLLECTION – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Andrei Tarkovsky CollectionANDREI 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.

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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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RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN DVD-BLU RAY RELEASES FOR 2017

 

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NEW EASTERN EUROPEAN CINEMA ON DVD

1941 – THE BATTLE OF TOBRUK (15) CZECH REPUBLIC/SLOVAKIA 2008 MARHOUL, VACLAV £9.99
Tense, unsentimental WWII drama in which two Czech recruits find themselves in North Africa helping out the allies.
BATTLE FOR MOSCOW (12) 2016 RUSSIA DRUZHININ,K /SHALOPA, A £15.99
Set in 1941 a group of Soviet soldiers as they put their lives on the line to protect the city of Moscow from advancing Nazi forces.
BUTCHER OF PRAGUE (15) 2001 CZECH REPUBLIC NIKOLAEV, PETR £14.99
On June 10, 1942, over 300 people, many of whom are children, where massacred in the Czech village of Lidice in Central Bohemia by Nazi soldiers in retaliation for the assassination of Nazi general Reinhard Heydrich . The film tells this harrowing story.
DEKALOG AND OTHER TELEVISION WORKS (15) 1998 POLAND KIESLOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY/DVD £63.99
All ten episodes of the acclaimed Polish drama series ‘Dekalog’, revolving around the consequences arising from a breach of one of the Ten Commandments. Also included are all of Kieslowski’s television work, starting with his first professional short fiction film and continuing with four feature-length pieces.
EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO (18) 2015 GREENAWAY, PETER DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Set in Mexico in 1931 during the filming of ‘Que Viva Mexico!, the drama looks at Soviet film-maker Sergei Eisenstein relationship with young actor Jorge Palomino y Cañedo.
THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN (U) 1962 CZECHOSLOVAKIA ZEMAN, KAREL DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY-£19.99
Fantasy based on the adventures of Baron Munchausen .
THE FENCER (PG) 2015 ESTONIA HÄRÖ, KLAUS £15.99
Set in 1953 Endel flees the secret police in Leningrad and moves to the small town of Haapsulu where he takes up a post as a PE teacher and starts teaching the kids to fence in defiance of the school head who wants the sport banned. To do this the head digs into Endel past.
GRADUATION (15) 2016 ROMANIA MUNGIU, CRISTIAN DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Bright 18 year old student Eliza lives in a remote town in Transylvania. On the day before she is to sit her final exam to get a place at a prestigious British university, she is assaulted by a strange man near her school and loses her confidence. Her father, a doctor, must go against his principles and call in all the favours to help is daughter pass her exam.
GUARDIANS (12) 2017 RUSSIA ANDREASYAN, SARIK £9.99
Adventure film set during the Cold War, a group of superheroes known as the Patriots are put together to change the DNA of selected people to give them the powers to defend themselves against supernatural threats.
THE ICEBREAKER (15) 2016 RUSSIA KHOMERIKI, NIKOLAY £17.99
Action adventure based on true events about the icebreaker Mikhail Gromov which becomes trapped in the thick ice of the Antarctic Ocean.
LAST FAMILY (15) 2016 POLAND MATUSZYNSKI., JAN P £15.99
The film follows the ups and downs of dystopian surrealist painter Zdzislaw Beksinski , his wife and their neurotic suicidal son Tomasz.
MY 20TH CENTURY (15) HUNGARY 1989 ENYEDI, ILDIKÓ £12.99
Comedy drama about identical twin sisters Dóra and Lili who are adopted by two different families following the death of their mother. Years later Lili, a revolutionary planing a assassination, meets Z who then also comes across the other estranged twin.
THE PRESIDENT (15) GEORGIA 2014 MAKHMALBAF, MOHSEN (5055159278812) £15.99
Dark satire in which the people overthrown a despotic president of an unnamed country. Accompanied by his recently orphaned grandson, the president then travels the country disguises as a street musician in an attempt to avoid capture, but who begins to learn about the people he oppressed.
THE STUDENT (15) 2016 RUSSIA SEREBRENNIKOV, KIRILL £15.99
Troubled teenager and devout Christian convinces his conservative school principal to included creationism in biology lessons to the chagrin of the atheist teacher Elena.
TWO WOMEN (U) 2014 RUSSIAN GLAGOLEVA, VERA £15.99
Adaptation of Ivan Turgenev’s play. Rich married Natalya laments losing her allure as middle age approaches and finds herself increasingly jealous of her adopted daughter Vera youthful beauty.
UNITED STATES OF LOVE (18) 2016 POLAND WASILEWSKI, TOMASZ DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
1990s, with the decline of communism, four women who are trying to adapt to the changing times and their new-found freedom.
VIKING (15) 2016 RUSSIA KRAVCHUK, ANDREI £15.99
Set in the 10th century, young Viking prince Vladimir is exiled from the kingdom of Kievan Rus following the death of his father. In exile he assembles an army to overthrowing the tyrannical Yaropolk and returning power to the kingdom’s rightful heir.
WITCHHAMMER (15) 1970 CZECHOSLOVAKIA VÁVRA, OTAKAR DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Set in 17th century Moravia, an old woman is accused of witchcraft and a judge is brought in to deal with the case and quickly begins accusing more of the local women of devil worship and sorcery
YOU CAN’T ESCAPE LITHUANIA (18) 2016 LITHUANIAN ZABARAUSKAS, ROMAS £15.99
Atfer murdering her mother, actress, Indre gets filmmaker Romas and his boyfriend Carlos will help her flee the country, but only on the condition that they film the escape to make an improvised experimental film.

 

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Estonian drama – THE FENCER – out on dvd

FencerTHE FENCER (PG) 2015 ESTONIA HÄRÖ, KLAUS £15.99
Set in 1953 Endel flees the secret police in Leningrad and moves to the small town of Haapsulu where he takes up a post as a PE teacher and starts teaching the kids to fence in defiance of the school head who wants the sport banned. To do this the head digs into Endel past.

In Estonian, Russian and Armenian with English subtitles.

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Czech film – THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN – out on dvd

Fabulous Baron MunchausenTHE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN (U) 1962 CZECHOSLOVAKIA ZEMAN, KAREL DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Fantasy based on the adventures of Baron Munchausen .

After coming across young astronaut Tonik on the moon, the Baron decides to take him back to Earth to meet a Sultan in 18th century Turkey.

However, when Tonik falls in love with one of the Sultan’s prisoners, he and the Baron are forced to embark on a series of thrilling adventures.

In Czech with English subtitles

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