Some new documentary releases on dvd for January- February 2019

1000 MASTERWORKS: FROM MUROMACHI TO NIHONGA (E) JAPAN MORITZ, REINER E. 23.99
Documentary about Japanese art from the 15th to 20th centuries.
BERGMAN: A YEAR IN A LIFE (15) 2018 SWEDEN MAGNUSSON, JANE £19.99
Documentary that profiles Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman during 1957 when he released two of his most acclaimed films, ‘The Seventh Seal’ and ‘Wild Strawberries’.
DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME (15) 2016 MORRISON , BILL DVD – £102.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
In 1978 more than 500 silent film reels from the early 1900s were found buried beneath a swimming pool in the Canadian town of Dawson City. Bill Morrison pieced together the films to create a documentary about the town.
PATH OF BLOOD (18) 2018 HACKER, JONATHAN £15.99
British documentary giving an insight into the Al Qaeda terrorist campaign in Saudi Arabia between 2003 and 2009.
RBG (PG) 2018 WEST,B/COHEN, J £15.99
The film examens the life and career of Supreme Court Justice of the United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Throughout her career Ruth has been an advocate for women’s rights, having faced discrimination due to her own gender when starting out in her profession.
THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION IN COLOUR/FASCISM IN COLOUR (E) £19.99
Double bill of colour documentaries exploring two of the most significant political movements in the first half of the 20th century. ‘Russian Revolution in Colour’ endeavours to tell the story of the 1917 rebellion which landed power in the hands of Lenin and the Russian Communist Party. ‘Fascism in Colour’ explores the rise to power of the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini and his relationship with Adolf Hitler.
SHOAH: THE FOUR SISTERS – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (E) 2018 LANZMANN, CLAUDE FRANCE DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
The documentary interviews four Jewish women – Paula Biren, Ruth Elias, Ada Lichtman, Hanna Marton – about their experiences during the Holocaust as they consider the improbability of their survival and how they managed to build lives for themselves after such trauma.

 

DVDs available to buy from J.Whiting Books/Worldonlinecinema.com at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

Claude Lanzmann’s – FOUR FILMS AFTER SHOAH – out on dvd & Blu Ray

FOUR FILMS AFTER SHOAHFOUR FILMS AFTER SHOAH (E) LANZMANN, CLAUDE 

DVD – £39.99 BLU RAY – £69.99
Collection of documentary films by director Claude Lanzmann. ‘A Visitor from the Living’ (1997) features an interview with a World War II Red Cross official who wrote a report on the Jewish concentration camps. ‘Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4PM’ (2001) documents the Sobibór Revolt of 1943, one of only two successful Nazi uprisings.

‘The Karski Report’ (2010) focuses on the life of Polish resistant Jan Karski who, during the Second World War alerted the allies to the mass genocide that was being committed in German concentration camps. In ‘The Last of the Unjust’ (2013), Lanzmann explores the involvement of Benjamin Murmelstein, the last president of the Theresienstadt Jewish Council.
DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries