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 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:49 pm 
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TheDoug wrote:
Is this the same set that djvasco mentioned in his posting?,studio_fil ... at_pakiet_[25dvd].html

My apologies to the administrator regarding my numerous re-postings. This link should be usable. This set is not in the blu-ray format but have the same films as listed in djvasco's orginal posting.

No worries, it's not showing in full because the URL contains brackets which messes with the BBCode on the forum. Here is a working clickable link to the above page


 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:58 am 
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Agnieszka Holland's latest film, which also happens to be Poland's submission for the Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards, Pokot (English title: Spoor) is available in Poland on Blu Ray with England Subtitles.

I'd already seen it at the cinema and was impressed enough to buy a copy. Needles so say the Blu Ray quality is excellent.

Also out in Poland, only on DVD with English and Spanish subtitles, is what is one of the most disturbing films I have ever seen, Plac Zabaw (English titles: Playground). Directed by Bartosz M. Kowalski, who is best known for his documentary work, this is a real jaw dropper. Apparently people walked out on mass at the World Premiere at the San Sebastian film festival last year. I can understand why. Whilst the film is not graphic, it goes where most of us don't want to. I didn't know what it was about when I saw it. View at your own peril.

 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:22 am 
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Saw it a year ago in Poland, with only about four walkouts (all at the same point). San Sebastian audiences must be a right bunch of jessies.

 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:02 pm 
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djvaso wrote:
Production company Studio filmowe TOR is celebrating its 50th anniversary by launching 25 digitally restored movies on Blu-ray in keepcase and Steelbook on September 22. Here is the list:
Ucieczka z kina Wolność (Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema) (1990),
Dzieje grzechu (Story of Sin) (1975),
Zmory (Nightmares) (1979),
Bez Końca (No End) (1985),
Życie Rodzinne (Family Life) (1971) ,
Rok Spokojnego Słońca (A Year of the Quiet Sun) (1984),
Zaklęte Rewiry (Hotel Pacific) (1975),
Krótki Film o Miłości (A Short Film About Love) (1988),
Krótki Film o Zabijaniu (A Short Film About Killing) (1988),
Dreszcze (Shivers) (1981),
Spirala (The Spiral) (1978),
Constans (The Constant Factor) (1980),
Świadectwo Urodzenia (Birth Certificate) (1961),
Rejs (Cruise) (1970),
Barwy Ochronne (Camouflage) (1977),
Medium (1985),
Blizna (The Scar) (1976),
Zazdrość i Medycyna (Jealousy and Medicine) (1973),
300 Mil do Nieba (300 Miles to Heaven) (1989),
Szpital Przemienienia (Hospital of the Transfiguration) (1979),
Iluminacja (The Illumination) (1973),
Przypadek (Blind Chance) (1987),
Lekcja Martwego Języka (Lesson of the Dead language) (1979),
Struktura Kryształu (The Structure of Crystal) (1969),
Ryś (The Lynx) (1982).

All Blu-rays have English subtitles and modest price tag.

I got a bunch of these recently and watched my first one last night, Zanussi's The Structure of Crystals. The discs are bare-bones, but completely English-friendly, and the restoration / transfer looked excellent, not too heavily processed. Great film, too, that looks like it's going to head into all sorts of predictable dramatic territory that it deftly avoids. If Second Run, or Arrow, or anybody else wants to put together a Zanussi BluRay box set, the material is all here (and I'd love to hear Zanussi talk - about anything - as extras).

 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:15 pm 

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New wave of Polish classics and family movies in regular and steelbook edition:
Deluge - Part I
Deluge - Part II
Colonel Wolodyjowski
The Leper
Gangsters and Philantropists
Mr. Blot's Academy
Mr. Blot's Voyages
Mr. Blot in Space

 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:45 am 
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This thread is as good as any to mention that Mubi (in the UK at least) have just started a six-feature Krzysztof Zanussi retrospective, all streamed for the usual thirty days each.

The Structure of Crystal went live on Thursday, and forthcoming are Family Life, Illumination, Camouflage, The Constant Factor and Life is a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease. The last-named is in SD, the others HD.

I've not seen the first two and the last-named, so I will be watching these, and quite possibly the other three if I get the time to.

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