Tartan in March
Tartan Video have announced the UK DVD release of several titles on 24th March 2008..
Back to Normandy - £19.99 - In 1975, director Nicolas Philibert (Etre et Avoir) was a young assistant to film-maker Rene Allio. Together they made I, Pierre Riviere, Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister and My Brother a little-seen film based on the disturbing true story of a peasant who murdered his family in 1835.
All the main parts in I, Pierre Riviere were played by non-professional actors from Normandy. Here, thirty years after the film’s release, Philibert takes his camera back to the region to learn about the lives of its stars during the intervening years.
Presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen with French audio and English subtitles, extras include the original trailer and an interview with the director.
I, Pierre Rivere - £19.99 – A companion piece to Back to Normandy, Rene Allio’s film inspired Philibert to his filmic roots. A tragic tale of a vengeful farmer’s son who murdered his family, claiming it was God’s judgement, only to write his confessional memoirs whilst in jail before taking his own life.
Presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen with French audio and English subtitles, extras include a making-of documentary and original film notes by Rene Allio.
Dig! Remix Edition - Ondi Timoner’s Dig! is re-released in this “Remix Edition” which offers previously unseen deleted footage. Full details here.
Asia Extreme Originals: Ring, Dark Water & Premonition - £19.99 – This 3-disc box-set packages together the Japanese originals of Ring, Dark Water and Premonition.
Continuing the “originals” theme, Tartan will also reissue A Tale of Two Sisters (single-disc) and The Eye at £7.99 each. The former is being remade by UK brothers Charles and Thomas Guard while the latter has been remade with Jessica Alba in the lead role.
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