Man With A Movie Camera

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Eureka Entertainment are to release MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA, the experimental 1929 silent documentary film by Soviet director Dziga Vertov, in a limited-edition 4-Disc Dual-Format edition as part of the Masters of Cinema Series on 18 April 2016.

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.



Man With A Movie Camera

Man With A Movie Camera

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 4-Disc Dual-Format edition.

AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM:

Amazon http://po.st/l7k3FA

SPECIAL FEATURES including:

  • Limited-edition 4-Disc Dual-Format
  • New high-definition restored transfers of all five films
  • Uncompressed PCM audio on all films
  • Scores by The Alloy Orchestra for Man With A Movie Cameraand Robert Israel for Kino-Eye 
  • New audio commentary on Man With A Movie Cameraby 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
  • 100-page limited edition book featuring the words of Dziga Vertov, archival imagery and more!


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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.

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