BizStore » DVD » Dziga Vertov: The Man with the Movie Camera and Other Newly-Restored Works [Blu-ray]
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Format: Multiple Formats
Label: Flicker Alley, LLC
Manufacturer: Flicker Alley, LLC
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Flicker Alley, LLC
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Running Time: 279
Studio: Flicker Alley, LLC
Dziga Vertov: The Man with the Movie Camera and Other Newly-Restored Works
Deluxe Blu-ray Edition
"I am an eye. A mechanical eye. I am the machine that reveals the world to you as only the machine can see it.
These words, written in 1923 (only a year after Robert Flaherty s Nanook of the North was released) reflect the Soviet pioneer s developing approach to cinema as an art form that shuns traditional or Western narrative in favor of images from real life. They lay the foundation for what would become the crux of Vertov s revolutionary, anti-bourgeois aesthetic wherein the camera is an extension of the human eye, capturing the chaos of visual phenomena filling the universe. Over the next decade-and-a-half, Vertov would devote his life to the construction and organization of these raw images, his apotheosis being the landmark 1929 film The Man with the Movie Camera. In it, he comes closest to realizing his theory of Kino-Eye, creating a new, more ambitious and more significant picture than what the eye initially perceives.
Now thanks to the extraordinary restoration efforts of Lobster Films, Blackhawk Films® Collection, EYE Film Institute, Cinémathèque de Toulouse, and the Centre National de la Cinématographie Flicker Alley is able to present the four films featured on Dziga Vertov: The Man with the Movie Camera and Other Newly-Restored Works in a brand-new, Blu-ray edition.
The Man with the Movie Camera and Kino Eye feature musical accompaniments by Alloy Orchestra and Robert Israel respectively, while original soundtracks have been restored for Enthusiasm and Three Songs About Lenin.
Bonus features include Kino Pravda #21, a newsreel made in 1925 to mark the first anniversary of Lenin s death, as well as a booklet featuring information about Vertov s life and works.
Engish and French subtitles available with original Russian intertitles.
• Méliès: Fairy Tales in Color (Deluxe Blu-ray/DVD Dual-Edition Format
• The Passion of Joan of Arc (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
• Sergei Eisenstein: Double Feature (Battleship Potemkin & Strike) [Blu-ray]
• Stalker (Feature) [Blu-ray]
• Sunrise Blu-ray + Dvd Combo
• Dietrich and von Sternberg in Hollywood (Morocco, Dishonored, Shanghai Express, Blonde Venus, The Scarlet Empress, The Devil Is a Woman) (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
• Ingmar Bergman's Cinema - Set [Blu-ray]
• The Complete Metropolis [Blu-ray]
• Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (4K Restored) [Blu-ray]
• 24 Frames (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]