Wojciech Marczewski – ESCAPE FROM THE LIBERTY CINEMA – out on dvd

Escape from the Liberty CinemaESCAPE FROM THE LIBERTY CINEMA (12) 1990 POLAND MARCZEWSKI, WOJCIECH £12.99

Set during the latter days of Poland’s communist regime in the 1980s, this dark political satire examining the effects of censorship. A lonely government censor has to deal with an actors on strike at his local cinema, the Liberty.

After he fails to solve the problem , senior party officials are sent to silence the errant actors.

In Polish with English subtitles

 

Special Features

• New HD digital transfer with restored picture and sound, approved by the director.

• Exclusive filmed interview with director Wojciech Marczewski.
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• New and improved English subtitle translation.

• 20-page booklet featuring a new essay on the film by editor, film historian and DVD producer Michael Brooke.

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/russian-and-eastern-european-films-on-dvd

Released on dvd – POLISH CINEMA CLASSICS VOL. III

POLISH CIMEMA V3POLISH CINEMA CLASSICS VOLUME III (15) POLAND £39.99
The third volume of our Polish Cinema Classics series incorporates three of the finest Polish films of the 1970s and 80s. All three films are presented from new HD digital transfers with restored picture and sound.

The Cruise (Rejs) (Marek Piwowski, 1970) -Regarded as Polish cinema’s first ‘cult’ film, Piwowski’s absurdist comedy is a satire of life in the People’s Republic of Poland. Camouflage (Barwy ochronne) (Krzysztof Zanussi, 1976) – A milestone in Polish cinema which probes into the moral fabric of the society underlying Poland’s regime and Shivers (Dreszcze)
(Wojciech Marczewski, 1981)- A coming-of-age story set in a 1950s Stalinist youth camp, Marczewski’s film daringly explores themes of erotic and political fascinations.

Other volumes available are –

POLISH CIMEMA V3POLISH CINEMA CLASSICS (12) 1960 POLAND    £39.99
A 4-DVD set comprising four remarkable films (all available for the first time in the UK) Eroica (1958) Andrzej Munk’s two-part anti-war poem is a darkly comic, intelligent and insightful satire on duty, courage and heroism, Night Train (1959): Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s homage to Hitchcock.

Innocent Sorcerers (1960) is a provocative film by Andrzej Wajda  about contemporary youth from a script co-written by Jerzy Skolimowski and finally  Goodbye, See You Tomorrow (1960) is directors Janusz Morgenstern’s touching story of young love.

POLISH CINEMA 2POLISH CINEMA CLASSICS: VOLUME II (15) POLAND        £33.99
Features –  Andrzej Wajda Promised Land (Ziemia obiecana, 1974), Krzysztof Zanussi – Illumination (Iluminacja, 1973),
Wojciech Marczewski – ESCAPE FROM ‘LIBERTY’ CINEMA (Ucieczka z kina ‘Wolnosc’, 1990).

In Polish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/russian-and-eastern-european-films-on-dvd

 

Some classic Polish films out on dvd this week

POLISH CINEMA 2POLISH CINEMA CLASSICS: VOLUME II (15) POLAND        £33.99
Features –
Andrzej Wajda Promised Land (Ziemia obiecana, 1974)
Voted the best film in the history of Polish cinema in the monthly Polish magazine FILM, Wajda’s Oscar-nominated epic Promised Land is a wry, incisive, shocking and elegantly realised Dickensian tale of greed, human cruelty, exploitation and betrayal.

Krzysztof Zanussi – Illumination (Iluminacja, 1973)
Zanussi’s philosophical/scientific exploration of man’s place in the world. Illumination serves as an idiosyncratic, engaging, and insightful fusion of science and art, precision and creativity, intellect and emotion.

Wojciech Marczewski – ESCAPE FROM ‘LIBERTY’ CINEMA (Ucieczka z kina ‘Wolnosc’, 1990)
Marczewski’s engaging anti-communist satire (with shades of Keaton’s Sherlock, Jr. and Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo) is a darkly comic, complex, allusive and deeply-felt examination of the nature and effects of censorship, directed by one of Poland’s leading intellectual – and much censored – filmmakers.

All three films are presented in new HD digital transfers with restored picture and sound, approved by the filmmakers, and will feature newly filmed, exclusive interviews with directors Andrzej Wajda, Wojciech Marczewski and Krzysztof Zanussi.

DVD available at – https://sites.google.com/site/worldonlinecinema/Home/russian-and-eastern-european-films-on-dvd