(aka 'Another Way')

Directed by Károly Makk
Hungary 1982

 

Well, I must say, Second Run DVD are giving me a clinic in the cinema of Károly Makk, whom I shamefully had never heard of till their first DVD of his work, Love (Szerelem). I, again, was very impressed by Egymásra nézve (Another Way). It seems to be a very defining form of cinema, and in this film takes on the quasi-taboo subject of lesbianism. Perhaps not for the time of film production, but certainly for the period of the film; Hungary, 1958. A corollary for the politics of the time, carefully skirting much of the 1956 uprising against Communism, but reflected in the rebelliousness of the two clandestine lesbians - Eva (Jankowska-Cieslak) an intriguing high-brow and Livia (Szapolowska) a healthy blonde fighting against her possessive and controlling marriage. In the final summation we have an extremely prevalent exploration of the theme of tolerance and the consequences of its societal abandonment. This is first class cinema that I am very glad to have viewed. out of   

Gary W. Tooze

  Theatrical Release: August 19th, 1983 - Finland

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Distribution Second Run DVD - Region 0 - PAL
Runtime 1:43:00 
Video 1.63:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.29 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 1.63:1

Edition Details:

• Introduction to the film by its director Karoly Makk (8:10)
• Booklet featuring Essay on the film by critic Andrew James Horton.

DVD Release Date: April 5th, 2005

Transparent Keep Case
Chapters: 12

 

Comments:

The anamorphic image is a little soft, but non-manipulated, in-and-around the original aspect ratio of 1.66 and has removable English subtitles. Quite the bonus to have the director intro to the film. The booklet essay opens more doors to appreciating Makk and his cinema. I think this is another brilliant choice by Second Run and I am ecstatic that they have come into existence with such a strong lineup of previously unknown (for me) films. We strongly recommend!

Gary W. Tooze

 





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