New Releases

Mysterious Object at Noon
(Dokfa nai meuman)
A film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Thailand, 2000

"Surprising and fascinating... I can't think of another film remotely like it"
Jonathan Rosenbaum

The gloriously sensuous films of Thai filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul have defined him as one of contemporary cinema’s most unique voices.

Mysterious Object at Noon is his hallucinatory debut feature, an extraordinary mix of experimental documentary and fiction that wends its way through the landscapes and mindscapes of rural Thailand. The daisy-chain structure of interlocking vignettes - alternately fantastical, comic and workaday - bridge documentary realism and the avant-garde, resulting in a boldly original debut that looks and feels like nothing else.

Available for the first time anywhere on Blu-ray (and also available on DVD) the film is presented from a new 2K restoration, and also includes exclusive special features.

Release Date: April 2016

Something Different
(O něčem jiném) /
A Bagful of Fleas (Pytel blech)

Two films by Věra Chytilová
Czechoslovakia, 1963 / 1962

"One of the Czech New Wave’s most rebellious, irreverent and boundary-breaking talents... a vibrant innovator"
Carmen Grey, BFI

Two terrific early works from late, great Czech filmmaker Věra Chytilová (Daisies, Fruit of Paradise) - released for the first time on DVD.

Something Different follows two women – one strand as a documentary of a gymnast in gruelling training (real life Olympic gold-medallist Eva Bosáková), whilst the second is the fiction of a discontented housewife (Věra Uzelacová).
In A Bagful of Fleas, young factory girls defying imposed rules are played by non-professionals and the film shot in a free-wheeling cinéma vérité style.

Release Date: February 2016

New Releases

Horse Money
(Cavalo Dinheiro)
A film by Pedro Costa
Portugal, 2014

“Costa has again made a singular docu-fiction hybrid that defies classification as readily as it reimagines the possibilities of cinema”
Scott Foundas, Variety

Winner of the Best Director prize at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival and featured in many Top 5 Films of the Year lists worldwide, Horse Money is a hauntingly beautiful contemplation of Portugal’s tumultuous past and uncertain future from a true poet of contemporary European cinema.

Marking Second Run's first ever Blu-ray release - and also available on DVD format - Horse Money is presented from a superb new director-approved HD master, and also includes Pedro Costa's short film O nosso homem, plus exclusive new special features including an introduction by filmmaker Thom Andersen and Pedro Costa in conversation with Laura Mulvey at London's ICA Cinema.

Release Date: March 2016

All My Good Countrymen
(Všichni dobří rodáci)
A film by Vojtěch Jasný
Czechoslovakia, 1968

“It’s rare to see such sincere empathy in cinema... revealing itself as one of Second Run DVD’s finest and most user-friendly releases” David Jenkins, Little White Lies

Hailed "the spiritual father of the Czech New Wave" by Miloš Forman, Vojtěch Jasný is one of that movement’s leading lights – and his autobiographical All My Good Countrymen is one of the wonders of that miraculous era of Czech filmmaking.

Available for the first time ever in the UK, the DVD presents the film from a superb new high definition digital transfer, and also includesVojtěch Jasný's 1969 short film Bohemian Rhapsody (Česká rapsodie) and a booklet featuring a new essay on the film by author and Czech cinema expert Peter Hames.

Release Date: November 2015

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