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Vertov's Man With a Movie Camera on 4-disc dual format in April

3 Fabruary 2016

Eureka Entertainment have announced the release of Man With a Movie Camera, the experimental 1929 silent documentary film by Soviet director Dziga Vertov, as a limited-edition 4-Disc Dual-Format edition as part of the Masters of Cinema Series in April.

Voted one of the ten best films ever made in the Sight & Sound 2012 poll, and the best documentary ever in a subsequent poll in 2014, Man With A Movie Camera [Chelovek s kinoapparatom] stands as one of cinema’s most essential documents – a dazzling exploration of the possibilities of image-making as related to the everyday world around us.

The culmination of a decade of experiments to render “the chaos of visual phenomena filling the universe”, Dziga Vertov’s masterwork uses a staggering array of cinematic devices to capture the city at work and at play, as well as the machines that power it.

Presented in a definitive new restoration from EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam and Lobster Films, the film is also presented with other works by Vertov, both before and after his masterpiece – Kino-Eye (1924), Kino-Pravda #21 (1925), Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass (1931) and Three Songs About Lenin (1934).

Man With a Movie Camera will be released as a Limited Edition 4-disc dual format (Blu-ray and DVD) package on 18th April 2016 by Eureka Entertainment as part of the Masters of Cinema series at the RRP of £29.99.

Release specifications:

  • Limited-edition 4-Disc Dual-Format

  • New high-definition restored transfers of all five films

  • Uncompressed PCM audio on all films

  • Scores by The Alloy Orchestra for Man With A Movie Camera and Robert Israel for Kino-Eye

Special features:

  • New audio commentary on Man With A Movie Camera by film scholar Adrian Martin

  • The Life and Times of Dziga Vertov, an exclusive, lengthy video interview with film scholar Ian Christie on Vertov’s career and the films in this set

  • 100-page limited edition book featuring the words of Dziga Vertov, archival imagery and more!