Call number: DVD-4676


Man with a Movie Camera and other Works by Dziga Vertov.

Dual format edition. On 2 Blu-Ray discs and 2 DVDs

This is the Blu-Ray disc 1, containing:

VERTOV, Dziga
Chelovek s kinoapparatom [The Man with the Movie Camera]

VUFKU, Kiev, 1928; released, Kiev, 8 January 1929; Moscow, 9 April 1929
Initial credits read:
Zapis´ na plenke v 6-i rolikakh [Film recording in 6 reels]
Proizvodstvo VUFKU 1929 goda [Produced at VUFKU, 1929]
(Otryvok iz dnevnika kino-operatora) [(An Extract form the Diary of a Camera-Operator)]
Vnimaniiu zritelei: [To the attention of viewers:]
Nastoiashchii fil´m predstavliaet soboi opyt kino-peredachi vidimykh iavlenii [The present film is an experiment in the cinematic transmission of visible phenomena]
Bez pomoshchi nadpisei (fil´m bez nadpisei) [Without the Help of Intertitles (A Film Without Intertitles)]
Bez pomoshchi stsenariia (fil´m bez stsenariia) [Without the Help of a Script (A Film Without a Script)]
Bez pomoshchi teatra (fil´m bez akterov, dekoratsii i t.d.) [Without the Help of the Theatre (A Film Without Actors, Sets etc.)]
Eta eksperimental´naia rabota napravlena k sozdaniiu podlinnogo mezhdunarodnogo absoliutnogo iazyka kino na osnove ego polnogo otdeleniia ot iazyka teatra i literatury [This experimental work is directed towards the creation of an authentic international absolute language of cinema on the basis of its complete separation from the language of theatre and literature.]
Avtor-rukovoditel´ eksperimenta [Author and leader of the experiment] : Dziga Vertov
Glavnyi operator [Chief cameraman]: Mikhail Kaufman
Assistent po montazhu [Montage assistant]: Elizaveta Svilova
No dialogue
Music for this edition: The Alloy Orchestra

67 minutes 54 seconds
No titles, restored, silent with added music track

Blu ray disc
Region code B
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Languages Optional English subtitles
Features New high-definition restored transfers of all five films
Score by The Alloy Orchestra for Man with a Movie Camera
New audio commentary on Man with a Movie Camera by Adrian Martin
The Life and Times of Dziga Vertov, 2016, a video interview with Ian Christie on Vertov's career and the films in this set, 46 minutes 31 seconds, in English
Dziga Vertov: Non-Fiction Film Thing, 2016, a new video essay by David Cairns, 20 minutes 19 seconds, in English
100-page booklet featuring new notes on all five films, a selection of writings by Vertov, two contemporary articles, an essay on the restoration, and archival imagery
Source Eureka Masters of Cinema, 134

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