(aka 'Love')

directed by Károly Makk
Hungary 1971

 

Makk's haunting, atmospheric and beautifully performed film, brilliantly shot by Janos Toth, captures exactly the fear and uncertainty of the time. It is, above all, a treatise on how such times affect fidelity, faith, illusion, love. It deals specifically with Hungary but has an absolutely universal appeal... completely unsentimental, but catches precisely what its characters face and how they feel...an outstanding film. - Derek Malcolm

One of the loveliest manifestations of romantic imagination I have seen on the screen. - New York Times
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  Theatrical Release: January 18th, 2003 - Tokyo

 

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Distribution Second Run DVD - Region 0 - PAL
Runtime 1:24:45 
Video 1.76:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.90 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio Hungarian (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles English, None
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Release Information:
Studio: Second Run DVD

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.76:1

Edition Details:

• Introduction to the film by its director Karoly Makk (20:10)
• Theatrical trailer (3:12)

DVD Release Date: August 15th, 2005

Transparent Keep Case
Chapters: 12

 

Comments:

What a beautiful discovery - aside from Bela Tarr I don't think I have seen any other Hungarian films... and know of very few on DVD. This effort from Second Run is 'director approved' and looks very nice indeed. I believe it is progressive, it is anamorphic and has superb shadow detail. There is some grain that resembles digital noise and dirt but it is not overwhelming. Subtitles are excellent and the introduction to the film by Maak is inspirational. This is another star for Second Run's report card as far as I am concerned - not only are they introducing some wonderful new cinema, but their DVD standards are exceptionally good. To add further enticement the DVD is priced quite reasonably. We highly recommend!  

Gary W. Tooze

 





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