Three Films by Marc Isaacs
Marc Isaacs worked as an
assistant to acclaimed filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski, who encouraged Isaacs to
make his own film. The result was Lift, and from that debut onwards Isaacs has
revealed a great capacity to empathise with the protagonists of his films. Never
judging by appearances, Isaacs’ skill at getting to know the characters becomes
part of the narrative of the film, and their (and our) prejudices and
preconceptions are challenged by the reality he finds.
DVD Review: Second Run - Region 0 - PAL
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|Distribution||Second Run DVD - Region 0 - PAL|
|Runtime||24:37 + 47:42 + 58:42|
Average Bitrate: 5.8 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||English (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
filmed interview with director Marc Isaacs (18:33)
Another solid package from Second Run. The dual-layered, progressive transfer supports the independent production values very well. All three short films look quite strong and the image quality is consistent throughout.
Audio is unremarkable and may be more significant evidence of the meager production roots than the competent image. There is a realistic intent of the dialogue and everything sounds audible through the 2.0 channel track. There are no subtitles but the, mostly, Brit accents certainly aren't indecipherable.
Supplements consist of an interesting 20-minute interview with Isaacs backed with some scenes from his 3 films. He seem like an intelligent laid back chap. There is also a 12-page liner notes booklet with essays by Nick Fraser and Graeme Hobbs.
I liked 'Lift' the most I think - but all are fairly simple films that give food for thought. We've been given another interesting package, with rare content, from our friends at Second Run. Recommended!
Screen Captures - Lift