Man with a Movie Camera and Other Works by Dziga Vertov (Blu-ray)

Director: Dziga Vertov

1929 Russia

Documentary Silent Movie

#134

£14.99

TECHNICAL DETAILS

TECHNICAL DETAILS
  • Country: Russia
  • Language: Russian
  • Year: 1929
  • Runtime: 298
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Colour: Black & White
  • Certificate: U
  • Subtitles: English (optional)
  • Genre: Documentary
  • SKU: EKA70268
  • 2 Discs
  • Release Date: Jul 17, 2017
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SYNOPSIS

Voted one of the ten best films ever made in the Sight & Sound 2012 poll, and the best documentary ever in a subsequent poll in 2014, Man With A Movie Camera (Chelovek s kinoapparatom) stands as one of cinema’s most essential documents – a dazzling exploration of the possibilities of image-making as related to the everyday world around us.

The culmination of a decade of experiments to render “the chaos of visual phenomena filling the universe”, Dziga Vertov’s masterwork uses a staggering array of cinematic devices to capture the city at work and at play, as well as the machines that power it.

Presented in a definitive new restoration from EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam and Lobster Films, the film is also presented with other works by Vertov both before and after his masterpiece – Kino-Eye (1924), Kino-Pravda #21 (1925), Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass (1931) and Three Songs About Lenin (1934) – in this limited-edition Dual-Format edition.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High-definition restored transfers of all five films
  • Uncompressed PCM audio on all films
  • Optional English subtitles on all films
  • Scores by The Alloy Orchestra for Man With A Movie Camera and Robert Israel for Kino-Eye
  • Audio commentary on Man With A Movie Camera by film scholar Adrian Martin
  • The Life and Times of Dziga Vertov - an exclusive, lengthy video interview with film scholar Ian Christie on Vertov's career and the films in this set
  • Dziga Vertov: Non-Fiction Film Thing, a video essay by film critic and filmmaker David Cairns
  • A 24-page booklet featuring writing on all five films