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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Hungarian film – MY 20TH CENTURY – issued on dvd

My 20th CenturyMY 20TH CENTURY (15) 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.

In Hungarian with English subtitles

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Miklós Jancsó’s -ELECTRA, MY LOVE – issued on dvd

ElectraELECTRA, MY LOVE (15) 1974 HUNGRARY JANCSÓ, MIKLÓS £12.99
Many years after the death of her father Agamemnon, at the hands of the tyrant Aegisthus , oppressed Electra seeks revenge by inspiring the people to rebel against Aegisthus and end his cruel reign once and for all.

The film is seen as one of Miklós Jancsó’s finest works. Set amidst the open plains and grasslands of Hungary, and shot in twelve long, beautiful, intricately choreographed takes by cinematographer János Kende, it is a provocative call to arms against any system that rules without justice.

An expert in the symbolic expression of forbidden political ideas, Jancsó here radically reworks the ancient Greek myth as a philosophical reflection on the dialectics of power and oppression.

In Hungarian with English subtitles

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Forgotten Hungarian masterpiece – PEOPLE OF THE MOUNTAINS – out on dvd

People of the MountainsPEOPLE OF THE MOUNTAINS (15) 1942 HUNGARY SZÖTS, ISTVÁN £12.99
Forgotten masterpiece, filmed entirely on location in harsh conditions, tells the story of a woodcutter and his family who live high in mountains of Transylvania. Forced out of their home and enticed into a new work the families life begins to unravel one tragic misfortune after another.

Condemned as Communist propaganda, Szots’ debut was refused a distribution license by Joseph Goebbels the Nazi minister for Propaganda. Nevertheless the film went onto to win a prize at the 1942 Venice Film Festival and later cited as an early model for the post-war Italian Neorealism movement.
In Hungarian with Engish subtitles

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SPECIAL FEATURES

– People of the Mountains (1942) – presented from a brand new 2K digital restoration of the film from original nitrate image and sound negatives, supervised by the Hungarian National Digital Archive.

– Original Hungarian soundtrack in mono audio.

– New and improved English subtitle translation.

– Booklet featuring a new essay by author and Hungarian cinema expert John Cunningham

DETAILS:
Duration: 92 minutes
Language: Hungarian
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: 1.0 Mono (restored)
Discs: 1
B&W

 

Béla Tarr’s AUTUMN ALMANAC issued on dvd

Autumn AlmanacAUTUMN ALMANAC (15) 1984 HUNGARY TARR, BÉLA £15.99
Set in a claustrophobic apartment, the film follows the interactions of five room-mates who live on the fringes of society. As they all try to get along and go about their daily lives, the flat’s inhabitants reveal their darkest secrets and fears to each other.

In Hungarian with English subtitles.

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