1214 I Am Cuba

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1214 I Am Cuba

#1 Post by swo17 » Tue Jan 16, 2024 12:51 pm

I Am Cuba

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Both a landmark of radical political cinema and one of the most visually ravishing films ever made, this legendary hymn to revolution shimmers across the screen like a fever dream of rebellion. The result of an extraordinarily ambitious collaboration between the Soviet and Cuban film industries, director Mikhail Kalatozov's I Am Cuba unfolds in four explosive vignettes that capture Cuban life on the brink of transformation, as crushing economic exploitation and inequality give way to a working-class uprising. Backed by Carlos Fariñas's stirring score, the dazzling camera work by Sergei Urusevsky—an inspiration for generations of filmmakers to follow—gives flight to the movie's message of liberation.

4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
• One 4K UHD disc of the film and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
"I Am Cuba," the Siberian Mammoth, a 2004 documentary on the making of the film featuring key participants
• Interview from 2003 with filmmaker Martin Scorsese
• New appreciation of the film by cinematographer Bradford Young
• Trailer
• Alternate Russian-dubbed soundtrack
• New English subtitle translation
• PLUS: An essay by film critic Juan Antonio García Borrero

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Blutarsky
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Re: 1214 I Am Cuba

#2 Post by Blutarsky » Tue Jan 16, 2024 12:58 pm

Oh my god it finally happened.

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Re: 1214 I Am Cuba

#3 Post by furbicide » Tue Jan 16, 2024 12:59 pm

Aw man, are you saying I have to retire the cigar box :|

(just kidding this is wonderful news. 2024 is clearly the year for long-awaited releases!)

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Re: 1214 I Am Cuba

#4 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 16, 2024 1:12 pm

The most beautiful film of all time sure had a long ride to Blu-ray, but I’m glad it finally made it! Looks like the interview with Yevgeny Yevtushenko and A Film about Mikhail Kalatozov are missing from the cigar box (frustratingly these are on two different discs, so you’ll have to keep both to retain them!)

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Re: 1214 I Am Cuba

#5 Post by Kracker » Tue Jan 16, 2024 1:19 pm

Don't think I have been this excited about a Criterion release in years. Only way they could top this is if they announced Art School Confidential

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Re: 1214 I Am Cuba

#6 Post by ryannichols7 » Tue Jan 16, 2024 2:24 pm

I'm thrilled by this, I thought the fate of this movie was going to be suffering away on library-or-institution only copies in the US. and we get a 4K!

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#7 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Tue Jan 16, 2024 11:35 pm

Did Potemkine release in France a UHD ? (a blu-ray yes but no UHD ?)

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Re: 1214 I Am Cuba

#8 Post by feihong » Wed Jan 17, 2024 12:41 am

I have the Potemkine disc. I thought it looked good. There are no English subtitles, of course. There is no UHD on that set.


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