Ukrainian film – CHERNOBYL: END OF DAYS – released on dvd

Chernobyl End of DaysCHERNOBYL: END OF DAYS (15) 2016 UKRAINE £12.99
Ukrainian miniseries that follows the life of newly graduated student Lera . Following the nuclear explosion at Chernobyl Lera’s future plans are put on hold, including her potential marriage to engineer Vitas .

In Ukrainian with English subtitles

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Jindrich Polák’s -TOMORROW I’LL WAKE UP AND SCALD MYSELF WITH TEA – released on dvd and Blu Ray

TOMORROW I'LL WAKE UP AND SCALD MYSELF WITH TEA9TOMORROW I’LL WAKE UP AND SCALD MYSELF WITH TEA (12) 1977 CZECH POLÁK, JINDRICH DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Deliciously demented time-travel romp that manages to be both hilariously silly and impressively ingenious at the same time.

In the near-future, time travel has become a possibility, and a group of neo-Nazi’s hijack a time-ship in order to go back to 1944 to deliver a hydrogen bomb to Hitler and thus secure victory in WWII…

In Czech with English subtitles.

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Larisa Sheptiko’s award winning movie – THE ASCENT – THE CRITERION COLLECTION – released on Blu Ray

AscentTHE ASCENT – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (12) 1977 RUSSIA SHEPTIKO, LARISA BLU RAY £24.99
Award winning film set in World War II. Two partisans are captured by German forces and faced with death, each must choose between martyrdom and betrayal.

In Russian with English subtitles

SPECIAL FEATURES
New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

New selected-scene commentary featuring film scholar Daniel Bird

New video introduction by Anton Klimov, son of director Larisa Shepitko and filmmaker Elem Klimov

New interview with actor Lyudmila Polyakova

The Homeland of Electricity, a 1967 short film by Shepitko

Larisa, a 1980 short film tribute to Shepitko made after her death by her husband, Elem Klimov

Two documentaries from 2012 about Shepitko

Program from 1999 featuring an interview with Shepitko

New English subtitle translation

PLUS: An essay by poet Fanny Howe

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Classic Russian Gothic horror film – VIY – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES – released on Blu Ray

ViyVIY – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (12) 1967 RUSSIA KROPACHYOV, GEORGI/YERSHOV, KONSTANTIN BLU RAY – £23.99
Based on Nikolai Gogol story, the acclaimed gothic horror tale has startling imagery and stunning stop-motion effects.

Young theology student, Khoma Brutus is tasked to spend three nights alone with the dead body of a young woman. Alone Khoma is forced to use his faith to defend himself after it is revealed that the young woman is really an emissary of the Devil.

In Russian with English subtitles

SPECIAL FEATURES
Limited Edition Exclusive O-Card slipcase

LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC: A HOLY PLACE [Sveto mesto] (1990, dir. Djordje Kadijevic) A adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s short story and a stunning example of Serbian Gothic cinema from director Djordje Kadijevic. Described by critic Dejan Ognjanovic as “an unparalleled excess of perversity and terror”

New Interview with A HOLY PLACE director Djordje Kadijevic (Limited Edition Exclusive Only)

1080p presentation on Blu-ray

Original Russian mono audio

Optional English mono audio

Optional English subtitles and English SDH

Brand new audio commentary with film historian and eastern European cinema expert Michael Brooke

Brand new video essay on Russian novelist and VIY author Nikolai Gogol

Archival documentary on VIY

Three Russian silent film fragments, The Portrait [1915, 8 mins], The Queen of Spades [1916, 16 mins], and Satan Exultant [1917, 20 mins]

Newly commissioned sleeve artwork by Peter Savieri

A collector’s booklet featuring a new essay on Aleksandr Ptushko by Tim Lucas, and a new essay by Serbian writer and film critic Dejan Ognjanovic

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Ukrainian adventure movie – KINGDOM OF SWORDS – out on dvd

Kingdom of SwordsKINGDOM OF SWORDS (15) 2018 UKRAINE KHYMYCH, TARAS £12.99
Adventure film set in the Middle Ages where the murder of a prince triggers a bloody war for the conquest of the throne.
In Ukrainian with English subtitles

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Mikhail Kalatozov’s- CRANES ARE FLYING – issued on Blu Ray

Cranes Are FlyingCRANES ARE FLYING – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (PG) 1957 RUSSIA KALATOZOV, MIKHAIL BLU RAY ONLY £22.99
Newly restored version of this landmark film of the post-Stalin Soviet Union.
Young Moscow couple Veronika and Boris are deeply in love, but are separated when Boris volunteers to join the army during World War II. While she waits for her lover to return, Veronika is raped by his cousin, Fyodor, and later – having become resigned to the fact that Boris will never return – agrees to marry him.

SPECIAL FEATURES

New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

New interview with scholar Ian Christie on why the film is a landmark of Soviet cinema

Audio interview from 1961 with director Mikhail Kalatozov

Hurricane Kalatozov, a documentary from 2009 on the Georgian director’s complex relationship with the Soviet government

Segment from a 2008 program about the film’s cinematography, featuring original storyboards and an interview with actor Alexei Batalov

Interview from 2001 with filmmaker Claude Lelouch on the film’s French premiere at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival

New English subtitle translation

PLUS: An essay by critic Chris Fujiwara

In Russian with English subtitles

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Russian historical drama – CONQUEST OF SIBERIA – out on dvd

CONQUEST OF SIBERIATHE CONQUEST OF SIBERIA (15) 2019 RUSSIA ZAYTSEV, IGOR £15.99
Historical drama set during the reign of Peter I. An expedition is sent to retrieve gold from Russian land, only for the expedition to be tangled in a web of deceit from both Chinese and Russian sides.

In Russian with English subtitles

 

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Béla Tarr’s – SÁTÁNTANGÓ – available on Blu Ray

SátántangóSÁTÁNTANGÓ (15) 1994 HUNGARY TARR,BELA BLU RAY ONLY £25.99
Epic drama following life in a small post-communist Hungarian village where nothing ever happens and nobody wants to be there. Adapted from the novel by László Krasznahorkai, the saga is presented through chapters looking at life from the viewpoint of each of the villagers, all of whom want to leave as soon as they receive a much-anticipated cash payment following the collapse of their plans for a collective farm
In Hungarian with English subtitles

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Russian war film – SECRET WEAPON – out on dvd

Secret WeaponSECRET WEAPON (15) 2018 RUSSIA STAT, KOSTYA £12.99
The retreating Red Army leaves behind their top secret weapon, “Katyusha”. A group of soldiers is sent to do everything possible not to let “Katyusha” get into the hands of the Germans.

In Russian with English subtitles

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Polish historical movie – SWORD OF GOD – released on dvd

Sword of GodSWORD OF GOD (15) 2018 POLAND KONOPKA, BARTOSZ £12.99
Set in the Middle Ages, two knights venture to an isolated island to convert the pagan villagers to Christianity. However, their methods provoke the ire of the island’s pagan priest and the village leader , leading to a violent confrontation.

In Polish with English subtitles

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Kirill Sokolov’s film – WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE! – released on Blu Ray

Why Don't You Just Die!WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE! (18) 2018 RUSSIA SOKOLOV, KIRILL BLU RAY £19.99
Shades of early Tarantino, abound in this violent, stylish and riotously entertaining slice of family life, Moscow style.

Matvey has just one objective: to gain entry to his girlfriend’s parents’ apartment and kill her father Andrey with a hammer to restore her honour.

But all is not as it initially seems, and Matvey’s attempts to bludgeon the family patriarch to death don’t quite go to plan as Andrey proves a more formidable, not to mention ruthless  opponent.

In Russian with English subtitles

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation

Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 stereo soundtracks

Optional English subtitles
Brand new interview with author and critic Kim Newman, exploring Why Don’t You Just Die! within the context of the long-standing tradition of single location cinema

Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from rehearsals and the film set

Four short films by Kirill Sokolov: Could Be Worse, The Outcome, The Flame and the award-winning Sisyphus is Happy (Best Director and Gold Frame awards, 2013 Unprecedented Cinema International Festival of Short Film)

Theatrical trailer

Kirill Sokolov’s complete original storyboard for the film (BD-ROM content)

Reversible sleeve featuring two choices of artwork

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FOUR FILMS BY KRZYSTOF KIESLOWSKI released as Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set

Cinema of ConflictCINEMA OF CONFLICT – FOUR FILMS BY KRZYSTOF KIESLOWSKI (15) POLAND BLU-RAY / LIMITED EDITION BOX SET £63.95
This collection gathers his four earliest narrative feature films, encapsulating the years 1976–1984. The films are – The Scar, Camera Buff, Blind Chance and No End.

THE SCAR – Film about the benefits and disadvantages of a new chemical plant being built in an impoverished town.

CAMERA BUFF – A man buys cine camera to film his new baby. The camera becomes a consuming passion and it leads to unforeseen problems.

BLIND CHANCE – Young man is running to catch a train. The film them follows three imagined outcomes of this event.

NO END – Set during Marshall law in Poland, the film is part ghost story, political drama and a meditation on love..

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

Limited Edition collection (2000 copies)

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of all four films

Original lossless mono audio for all films

Optional English subtitles for all films

Brand new audio commentary on Camera Buff by Annette Insdorf, author of Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski

Brand new audio commentary on Blind Chance by film historian Michael Brooke

Ghost of a Chance, a brand new visual essay on No End by Adrian Martin and Cristina Alvarez Lopez

Moral and Martial Anxieties, a brand new discussion with Michael Brooke, exploring the brief and remarkable Polish film renaissance of the turn of the 1980s

Brand new introductions by scholar and critic Michal Oleszczyk to all films

Michal Oleszczyk looks through archive materials for each film

Archival interviews with filmmakers Agnieska Holland and Krzysztof Zanussi,
cinematographers Slawomir Idziak and Jacek Petrycki, actress Grazyna Szapoloska, sound designer Michal Zarnecki, critic Annette Insdorf and Kieslowski collaborator Irena Strazakowska

Three short films by Kieslowski: Talking Heads (1980), Concert of Requests (1995) and The Office (1995)

Workshop Exercises, a 1987 short film by Marcel Lonzinski

Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley

Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by scholars and authors Ewa
Mazierska, Marek Hatlof, Dina Iordanova and Joseph G. Kickasola, and original writing by Kieslowski

In Polish with English subtitles

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Hungarian movie – SUNSET – out on Dvd

SunsetSUNSET (15) 2018 HUNGARY NEMES , LÁSZLÓ £15.99
1913, with war looming over Europe, Írisz Leiter travels from Trieste to Budapest to see the shop her late parents once owned.

While she is in Budapest, Írisz becomes aware that she has a brother and she sets out to find him.
In Hungarian with English subtitles

 

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Estonian movie – NOVEMBER – out on dual fromat DVD and Blu Ray

NOVEMBER (15) 2017 ESTONIAN SARNET, RAINER DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY £12.99
Inventive, funny and magical film is set in snowy landscape of 19th-century Estonia and is an adapted from the novel by Andrus Kivirähk. Evoking influences as varied, as The Brothers Grimm, Bela Tarr and Jan Vankmajer, young Lina and Hans are preparing to marry in their pagan village where werewolves and spirits roam free.

In Estonian with English subtitles

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Russian satirical film – KHRUSTALYOV, MY CAR! – released on Blu Ray

KhrustalyovKHRUSTALYOV, MY CAR! (18) 1998 RUSSIA GERMAN,ALEKSEI BLU-RAY £29.99
Set in the 1950s, this satire is about military surgeon Yuri Georgievich Klensky who is arrested in a Stalinist purge. However when Stalin falls ill the surgeon is he rushed to Stalin’s deathbed

In Russian with English subtitles

 
Details

Production Year: 1998
Region Code: B
Running Time: 150
Number of Discs: 1
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
Audio: Stereo 2.0
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Colour: B&W

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