Werner Herzog’s movie FITZCARRALDO re-issued on dvd

fitzcarraldo1    Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald (Klaus Kinski) is an opera-loving entrepreneur who dreams of building an opera house in the middle of the Peruvian jungle. To finance his project he attempts to persuade the rubber business to extend into the jungle, and concocts a plan which involves moving his steamship over a mountain to a parallel waterway. In making his film of the visionary’s adventures, director Werner Herzog famously refused to use special effects and insisted instead on actually transporting a steamship over the mountains.

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd


Out on dvd BLAUE ENGEL/BLUE ANGEL in 1080p presentation in Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD)

 Marlene Dietrich stars in this classic adaptation of Heinrich Mann’s novel. Now available in much improved quality and in Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) with both the German-language “main” version, and the simultaneously shot English-language version.

Also included are newly translated optional subtitles on the German-language version; a new exclusive video essay on the film by critic and scholar Tag Gallagher; a feature-length audio commentary by critic and scholar Tony Rayns on the German-language version; the original 1929 screen test with Marlene Dietrich; an archival 1971 interview clip with Dietrich; three clips of Dietrich in performance from 1963 and 1972 concerts; the theatrical and re-release trailers; and a 48-PAGE BOOKLET containing: a 1968 essay by Josef von Sternberg about the film; a complete timeline of the film’s production history by Werner Sudendorf; and copious rare archival imagery from the production provided by Sudendorf and the Deutsche Kinemathek.

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BarbaraBARBARA (12A) 2012    GERMANY    PETZOLD, CHRISTIAN         £17.99    
Set in pre-Berlin Wall East Germany in 1980. Nina Hoss stars as Barbara, a young doctor starting a new job at a small hospital in the provinces. It transpires she has been transferred there by the government as punishment for applying for an exit visa from the GDR.

Her aim is to escape to the West to join her boyfriend Jörg (Mark Waschke), who has been planning her escape via the Baltic Sea. Barbara, detached and self-contained, keeps her head down and gets on with her work, despite being subjected to random home checks and intrusive body searches. However, as the weeks go by, she becomes both beguiled and confused by the attentions of her new boss, Andre (Ronald Zehrfeld).

Can she trust him, or has he been assigned to keep tabs on her?

Review – http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/reviews/barbara-christian-petzold-105-mins-12a-8190724.html

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