The Liar & Zombie and The Ghost Train in September
have announced the UK DVD release of Mika Kaurismaki’s The Liar and Zombie and The Ghost Train on 22nd September 2008. Priced at £14.99 RRP each, details follow on these films from the Finnish director…
The Liar (& Jackpot 2) - In The Liar (Valehtelija) Ville Alfa (Aki Kaurismaki), an overly intellectualising hyper-manic young drifter, cannot stop telling lies. His fabrications allow him to seduce girls and borrow seemingly endless amounts of money from friends, family and complete strangers. Buy lying about the death of his brother lands him in hot water. Can he curb his compulsion for pathological lying?
The Liar is accompanied by the short Jackpot 2 on this disc. They are the first two films from writer Aki and director Mika Kaurismaki. The disc also features an interview with the director and biography.
Zombie and The Ghost Train - The multi-award winning picture Zombie and The Ghost Train (Ja Kummitusjuna) sees Zombie (Silu Seppala), a twenty-something who does two things well: play bass guitar and drink. Returning to his native Finland after being called up to the army, Zombie lives a bleary eyed existence in an apartment near his parents’ house. His girlfriend Marjo (Marjo Leinonen) and friend Harri (Matti Pellonpaa) try to intervene to save him from his path of self-destruction, but Zombie may just be unsalvageable.
Extras include trailers, About Zombie and The Ghost Train Interview and biography.