Manufacturer: Kino Lorber
Brand: KINO INTERNATIONAL
In 1920, one brilliant movie jolted the postwar masses and catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history. That movie was The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a plunge into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world. Director Robert Wiene and a visionary team of designers crafted a nightmare realm in which light, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetrate a series of ghastly murders in a small community. This authoritative edition of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 4K restoration scanned from the (mostly) preserved camera negative at the German Federal Film Archive. German intertitles with optional English Subtitles Score performed by the Studio For Film Music at the University of Music, Freiburg Special Features: Booklet Essay by Kristin Thompson, Caligari: How Horror Came to the Cinema (Documentary, 52 minutes), Additional Music Score by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Image Gallery, Restoration Demonstration
Manufacturer: Giant Ape Media
Brand: FUNIMATION-UNI DIST CORP
One of the most recognized video game franchises in the world, Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist tells the origin story of some of the series' most beloved characters: Ryu, Ken, and Akuma. Delivering top-notch, martial arts action with visual effects that rival major Hollywood studios, this will be a must-see for Street Fighter and action cinema fans, alike.
Nestled deep in the postcard-perfect French Alps, the Grande Chartreuse is considered one of the world s most ascetic monasteries. In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Gröning wrote to the Carthusian order for permission to make a documentary about them. They said they would get back to him. Sixteen years later, they were ready. Gröning, sans crew or artificial lighting, lived in the monks quarters for six months filming their daily prayers, tasks, rituals and rare outdoor excursions. This transcendent, closely observed film seeks to embody a monastery, rather than simply depict one it has no score, no voiceover and no archival footage. What remains is stunningly elemental: time, space and light. One of the most mesmerizing and poetic chronicles of spirituality ever created, INTO GREAT SILENCE dissolves the border between screen and audience with a total immersion into the hush of monastic life. More meditation than documentary, it s a rare, transformative experience for all.DISC ONE, THE FILM: Breathtaking 16:9 anamorphic transfer, created from Hi-Def elements U.S. theatrical trailer Optional English subtitlesDISC TWO, THE EXTRAS: The Making of Into Great Silence : With behind-the-scenes footage,location photos and handwritten notes from the monks Additional scenes, including a segment on the preparation of theCarthusian s world-famous Chartreuse liqueur Night Mass The Carthusian Order : An informative guide to the rules, architecture, anddaily schedules of the monks and the monasteries Extensive photo, poster, and press kit galleries And more!
Manufacturer: Criterion Collection
Brand: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
One of the most influential political films in history, The Battle of Algiers, by Gillo Pontecorvo, vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafés, and French soldiers resort to torture to break the will of the insurgents. Shot on the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film is a case study in modern warfare, with its terrorist attacks and the brutal techniques used to combat them. Pontecorvo’s tour de force has astonishing relevance today.