(aka 'In the Land of the Deaf' or 'Land of the Deaf')
|The films and methods of Nicolas Philibert, maker of
Etre et avoir, have shown him to be one of
contemporary cinema’s most acclaimed documentarists. In The Land of the Deaf is
an elegantly spare and thoughtful portrait of the rich, diverse, but often
isolated culture of the deaf community.
The film has tremendous power and value: it educates and transports us to another way of occupying this world, and it does so in a pleasurable, unrushed and intelligent fashion.
Theatrical Release: 1992 - France (Entrevues Film Festival)
DVD Review: Second Run DVD - Region 2, 4 - PAL
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|Distribution||Second Run DVD Home Video - Region 2, 4 - PAL|
Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.23 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||French (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
to the film by its director Nicolas Philibert.
For me, this signifies Second Run as 'the real deal'. A fabulous disc; excellent un-manipulated image, true colors, correct aspect ratio, progressive and anamorphic. The removable subtitles are excellent as are the extras; an introduction to the film and the 8-page liner notes booklet with essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum. I'm so happy that Second Run seem to come out of nowhere and their quality is at the levels of Eureka Masters of Cinema series and approaching Criterion. We should feel incredibly fortunate. How come these guys can come out of the gate and make an anamorphic 1.66 image true and even the large studios flummox it?
In regards to the film, if it is not recognized as a masterpiece in the documentary genre yet... it will be. We love this DVD and we are anxious for more from Second Run! out of