Estonian spy thriller – DAWN OF WAR – issued on dvd

Dawn of WarDAWN OF WAR (12) 2020 ESTONIA PAJU, MARGUS £15.99
Set in August 1939, Estonian spy Feliks is tasked with discovering the identity of a Soviet double agent in his department after the head of counter-Soviet intelligence is murdered. However, Feliks soon discovers that his country faces losing its independence as the Soviet Union launches its clandestine plan to annex Estonia following Germany’s invasion of Poland.

In Estonian with English subtitles

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Ukrainian drama – Homeward – out on dvd

HomewardHOMEWARD (12) 2019 UKRAINE ALIEV, .NARIMAN £15.99
Father and sons bond on a journey to collect the body of a family member who died fighting in the country’s war with Russia.

In Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian, Russian with English subtitles

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Czech movie – CHARLATAN – out on dvd

CharlatanCHARLATAN (15) 2020 CZECH. HOLLAND, AGNIESZKA £15.99
Biographical film of the life of Czech healer Jan Mikolásek, across both world wars as he spends three decades treating people with plant-based remedies, with his work acquiring great acclaim. However, it is his treatment of the Czechoslovakian president in 1957 that brings about his downfall.

In Czech and German with English subtitles

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Agnieszka Holland’s World War Two drama – IN DARKNESS – issued on dvd

In DarknessIN DARKNESS (15) 2011 POLAND HOLLAND, AGNIESZKA £15.99
Drama based on the true story of a sewage worker who saved the lives of a group of Jewish refugees in the city of Lvov during the Second World War.

In German with English subtitles

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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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