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Wim Wenders’ Documentaries in October

Axiom Films have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Wim Wenders’ Documentaries on 27th October 2008 priced at £34.99 RRP. This five-disc set brings together five of the director’s documentaries on the nature of film and filming that cover three decades of his career. Presented in anamorphic widescreen the documentaries are:

Nick's Film (Lightning Over Water) (1979)
A moving portrait of Hollywood maverick Nicholas Ray.

Special features:

  • Feature-length commentary with Wim Wenders
  • “Nicholas Ray: Especially For Pierre” lecture (38 mins)

Room 666 (1982)
Fifteen directors, including Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog and Steven Spielberg, discuss the future of cinema.

Tokyo-Ga (1985)
The legacy of Japanese master filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu is explored during a journey through contemporary Tokyo.

Special features:
  • Deleted scenes

Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989)
The relationship between fashion and film is examined in an intimate portrait of Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto.

Special features:
  • Feature-length commentary with Wim Wenders
  • Deleted scenes with commentary
  • “Yamamoto: 12 Years Later” featurette

A Trick of Light (1996)
The story of the Skladanowsky brothers, pioneers of early cinema, celebrates a century of cinema.

Special features:
  • Feature-length commentary with Wim Wenders
  • Deleted scenes

Also included in the 5-disc box-set is a 24-page booklet containing essays on each of the films, plus an 8-page booklet containing an exclusive interview with Wim Wenders discussing his documentaries.

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