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BFI have announced the UK DVD release of three titles on 23rd June 2008. Released in addition to the Bill Douglas Trilogy are…

Syndromes and a Century - Thailand’s Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s surreal fifth feature is a Buddhist meditation on the mysteries of love and attraction, the workings of memory, and the ways in which happiness is triggered.

Features include:

  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Thai DD2.0 Stereo (320kbps) with optional English subtitles
  • Interview with director (15 mins)
  • Worldly Desires: an experimental love story (Weerasethakul, 2005, 40 mins)
  • Original trailer
  • 28-page illustrated booklet with essays, director interview and more

Michael Nyman's Man With a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov) - This digitally remastered and restored re-issue features fully uncompressed, CD quality PCM stereo audio, and is packaged in a DVD case (was previously in metal box). Man With A Movie Camera is a montage of urban Russian life showing the people of the city at work and at play, and the machines that keep the city going. This special edition DVD features a unique soundtrack specially composed by Michael Nyman and performed by the Michael Nyman Band.

Jayne Parker (British Artists' Films series Volume 4) - This DVD surveys 25 years of the filmmaking of Jayne Parker, an artist who makes moving images for cinema, gallery and television. Included are one of her earliest animations I Cat, an early live-action work I Dish, the trilogy K., The Pool and Cold Jazz, her dance film with Lynn Seymour and Donald MacLeary The Reunion, and the music films Blues in B-flat and Stationary Music. The DVD also contains The Frame - Jayne Parker (2005) a 28-minute specially-made interview with the artist.

Additionally the DVD includes a cover essay by novelist Ali Smith and an illustrated 20-page booklet containing a full annotated filmography.

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