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Second Run DVD in October

Second Run have announced the UK DVD release of two titles this month. Juraj Herz's tale of madness and murder, Morgiana arrives on 11th October 2010 and is followed on 25th October 2010 by a pairing of two Marc Isaacs' award-winning documentaries: All White in Barking / Men of the City. More details follow…

Morgiana - Often described as the ‘last’ film of the Czech New Wave, Juraj Herz’s delirious tale of terror is a fantastical and surreal phantasmagoria of dark desires and splintered minds – a twisted Czech take on Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Morgiana is the story of two sisters - Klára is auburn-haired and beautiful, whilst Viktoria is ugly, sadistic, bursting with hate and jealousy - and who hatches a terrible revenge by slowly poisoning her more popular sister. As the poison takes hold, Klára begins to lose grip on her sanity...

Features include:

  • New filmed interview with director Juraj Herz
  • All-new digital transfer with restored picture and sound
  • New English subtitle translation
  • Booklet featuring essays by Daniel Bird and Dr Ian Conrich

All White in Barking / Men of the City - Considered by many to be the UK’s best documentary filmmaker of his generation, Marc Isaacs’ respect and empathy for his protagonists is central to the stories he tells.

All White in Barking is a compassionate and illuminating film, probing the attitudes of white residents towards their new immigrant neighbours in the London area of Barking. With Men of the City, Isaacs takes a more stylised approach to the lives of workers in the City of London during the recent financial meltdown, balancing sensitive portraits of diverse individuals striving to retain their dignity and humanity in the midst of the crisis. Isaacs constantly challenges our prejudices, offering us a vivid picture of the attitudes and perceptions found at the heart an increasingly multicultural, modern Britain.

Features include:
  • New filmed interview with BBC Storyville commissioning editor Nick Fraser
  • Booklet featuring new essay by Noel Megahey
  • New digital transfers approved by the director

And yes, that’s the same Noel Megahey who writes for The Digital Fix.

Last updated: 18/04/2018 14:23:53

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