(aka 'Blind Chance')

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Poland 1987

 

  Strikingly modernist and compulsively watchable, European film master Krzysztof Kieslowski's 1982 Blind Chance has profoundly influenced cinematic storytelling for nearly two decades. Kieslowski (The Dekalog, A Short Film About Killing) blends his trademark passion for character and poetic imagery with a boldly novelistic narrative conceit. Blind Chance transcendently illuminates the intersection of fate, coincidence and choice.

Facing an unclear future, Witek, an earnest young Polish medical student, chooses to put his education on hold. With his head full of the promising and ominous portents of his new adult life, Witek hurries to catch the last train to Warsaw. But as he races down the platform, Blind Chance blossoms into three successive scenarios in which Witek's catching or missing his train spawns three completely different futures. Whether as an idealistic Communist Party member, an ambivalent dissident or a devoted healer and husband, the young Pole's destiny is shaped by the unhappy youth threatening to hobble him, the troubled present poised to engulf him and, in Kieslowski's words, "the powers that meddle with our fate."

Through three complex lives, actor Boguslaw Linda portrays Witek with an effortless magnetism remarkable even for a Kieslowski film. Actor and director's commitment and vision succeed in creating three entirely different portraits each as compellingly real as the next. Made on the eve of Communist crackdown in Poland, Blind Chance was suppressed for nearly seven years.

Theatrical Release: May 1987 - Cannes Film Festival

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DVD Review: Kino Video - Region 0 - NTSC

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Collection Boxset: Also available in the The Krzysztof Kieslowski Collection including: A Short Film About Love / Blind Chance / Camera Buff / No End / The Scar  / A Short Film About Killing !

    

    

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Distribution Kino Video Home Video - Region 0 - NTSC
Runtime 1:53:44 
Video 1.64:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.32 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 Polish (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles English, None
Features

Release Information:
Studio: Kino Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.64:1

Edition Details:

• Interview with Producer Irena Strzakowska (20:42)
• Interview with Filmmaker Agnieszka Holland (5:23)
• Interview with Kieslowski Scholar Annette Insdorf (9:59)
• "Workshop Exercises" - A short film by Marcel Lozinski (12:06)
• Kieslowski Filmography (text)
• Theatrical Trailer (1:57)
• Kieslowski Trailer Gallery (5 Trailers - No End, The Scar, Camera Buff, A Short Film About Love, A Short Film About Killing)

DVD Release Date: August 17th, 2004, Boxset came out: August 16th, 2005

Keep Case in single edition, Slim Keep case inside cardboard box
Chapters: 20

 

 

Comments:

Firstly, this film is a true masterpiece and strongly recommended.

As with many other offerings from Kino this DVD transfer is non-progressive and exhibits combing in horizontal pans, but frankly this is the only real black mark. Other than that I was very impressed - anamorphic, in and around the correct aspect ratio (1.66), sharp, a little film grain and decent colors, good removable subtitles, original audio and some fabulous extra features including interviews with Strzakowska, Holland and Insdorf. The short "Workshop Exercises" by Marcel Lozinski is another fine addition.

I suspect that this entire package has been ported from the existing French MK2 (non English subtitled) releases which Kino does quite frequently (they probably have some arrangement), including the extras - but Kino have thankfully added optional English subtitles. I found no visible proof that they were taken directly from PAL masters although there is evidence now that they are. Initially I thought this was quite expensive, but for what you get supplement-wise, it is quite understandable and if purchased in the Collection Boxset you can see a substantial savings. This is an absolute must-have DVD package and we give it a very high recommendation!  

Gary W. Tooze

 





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Distribution Kino Video Home Video - Region 0 - NTSC




 

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