New Releases

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

War and Peace
(Jang aur Aman)
A film by Anand Patwardhan
India, 2002

"It should be seen by everyone, everywhere. In schools, in colleges, in factories, on television" The Times of India

Anand Patwardhan, one of India’s most respected documentarians, filmed War and Peace over four tumultuous years following nuclear arms testing in India and Pakistan. As the two nations rattled their sabres at each other, Patwardhan set out to explore the nationalist rhetoric that gripped the sub-continent, exposing the cynical manipulation of citizens in the name of national security.

This world premiere home video release presents the film from a new director-approved digital transfer, and also includes a filmed interview with Anand Patwardhan, additional scenes and a booklet with new writings by filmmaker, curator and author Mark Cousins and philosopher, academic and author Akeel Bilgrami.

Release Date: July 2015

New Releases

Dragon’s Return
(Drak sa vracia)
A film by Eduard Grečner
Czechoslovakia, 1967

"An intersection between modern art and folk culture... an eternal ballad about the essence of life" Peter Hames

A key film from Slovak cinema’s golden era, Eduard Grečner's Dragon's Return is a radical fusion of ancient folklore and experimental modernism - and an exciting rediscovery.

Shot in luminous monochrome, and enhanced by an extraordinary score from Ilja Zeljenka, Grečner's haunting film is a work of brooding atmosphere and rich physicality.

The DVD presents the film from a superb new high definition digital transfer, and also includes a new filmed introduction by Czech and Slovak cinema expert Peter Hames and a booklet featuring a new essay on the film by author and academic Jonathan Owen.

Release Date: August 2015

Polish Cinema Classics Vol. III
The Cruise (Rejs)
Camouflage (Barwy ochronne)
Shivers (Dreszcze)
Films by Marek Piwowski /
Krzysztof Zanussi / Wojciech Marczewski

Poland, 1970 / 1977 / 1981

"This excellent three-film box set whose broad, overarching theme is the absurd and often counter intuitive nature of living under communism" David Jenkins, Little White Lies

Second Run DVD presents the third volume in its Polish Cinema Classics series. Gathering together three of the finest Polish films of the 1970s and 80s, this special edition box set contains these celebrated films fully restored in new HD masters and released for the first time ever in the UK.

Release Date: September 2015

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