On the Silver Globe (Blu-ray)

Director: Andrzej Zulawski

1977-1988 Poland





  • Country: Poland
  • Language: Polish
  • Year: 1977-1988
  • Runtime: 165
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: 15
  • Subtitles: Optional English Subtitles
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • SKU: EKA70521
  • 2 Discs
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2024
Region: B


An uncompromising visionary and a true maverick of European cinema, the Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Andrzej Żuławski’s On the Silver Globe on Blu-ray.

Żuławski’s masterpiece about a team of astronauts who land on a desolate planet and start a new society. When filming was 80% complete, the Polish government ordered the production to be shut down and all the negatives be destroyed. Miraculously, the original film reels were preserved and ten years later the film was presented at the Cannes Film Festival to great acclaim.


  • Presented in 1080p HD from a definitive restoration
  • Optional English subtitles from a translation by Daniel Bird and approved by director Andrzej Żuławski before his death in 2016
  • Audio commentary by Daniel Bird
  • Escape to the Silver Globe (dir. Kuba Mikurda, 2021) – acclaimed documentary on the production history of On the Silver Globe
  • Reversible Sleeve
  • Adam Żuławski on Jerzy Żuławski
  • Return to the Silver Globe – 2019 footage of cinematographer Andrzej Jaroszewicz revisiting the Polish salt mine used as a filming location for On the Silver Globe
  • The Cinematography of On the Silver Globe – documentary featurette by Daniel Bird
  • Lunar Futurism – documentary featurette by Daniel Bird
  • A collector’s booklet featuring writing by Daniel Bird and Andrew Graves, as well as archival writing from the time of the films’ production

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