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Polish Cinema Classics

Eroica (Andrzej Munk, 1958)          Night Train (Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1959)

Innocent Sorcerers (Andrzej Wajda, 1960)         Goodbye, See You Tomorrow (Janusz Morgenstern, 1960)
 

This Special 4-Disc DVD set of four classic films of Polish cinema made by four of Poland's greatest filmmakers. These celebrated films have been fully restored from new High-Definition masters and are released for the first time ever in the UK.

 

 

Polish Cinema Classics

A very impressive collection boxset from Second Run! it comprises 4 dual-layered disc sin their own transparent keep cases. All are progressive and have liner notes booklets. They are all region FREE in the PAL standard. Image quality ranges with small amounts of edge-enhancement (Innocent Sorcerers), some DNR softening - but generally these are very clean prints that look acceptable via CRT. Goodbye, See you Tomorrow looks the best of the four. Contrast is a little green on Eroica. The transfers should give a fulfilling presentations to those not pulling out the magnifying glass. I loved Night Train, Eroica and ,especially, the Wajda film. Audio is original Polish for all 4 in a standard stereo Dolby track. There are optional English subtitles. Extras include Andrzej Munk's award-winning, 10-minute, short film A Walk in the Old Town of Warsaw (Spacerek staromiejski) from 1958, a 6-minute video 'About Night Train' with critics discussing the film, plus a valuable interview with Andrzej Wajda (Polish with English subtitles) running 20-minutes from November 2011. Each disc case has excellent liner notes with essay and photos.

None of these are presently available separately from Second Run yet - and the price makes for a fabulous deal for world cinema fans. We give this set high marks - I think it's a great bargain for what they are offering. Look closely and you'll see two of the films have a young actor by the name of Roman Polanski!  

Gary W. Tooze

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Distribution Second Run
Region 0 - PAL


 

Directed by Andrzej Munk
Poland 1957

 

Munk's 'heroic symphony' presents two sardonic tales of courage and valour which set out to demystify the archetypal image of heroism. Set during WW II, Eroica is a darkly comic and insightful satire; a provocative, powerful, and potent anti-war poem considered amongst the most subversive films of the period.

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Theatrical Release: August 1958 - Venice Film Festival

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DVD Review: Second Run - Region 0 - PAL

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Available in Second Run's 4-DVD Polish Cinema Classics set comprising Eroica (Andrzej Munk, 1958), Night Train (Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1959), Innocent Sorcerers (Andrzej Wajda, 1960) and Goodbye, See You Tomorrow (Janusz Morgenstern, 1960)

Distribution Second Run DVD - Region 0 - PAL
Runtime 1:20:51 
Video 1.66:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 8.17 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.

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Audio Polish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Second Run Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.66:1

Edition Details:

Munk's award-winning short film A Walk in the Old Town of Warsaw -Spacerek staromiejski (1958) - 10:04

16-page Liner Notes Booklet with essay and photos
 

DVD Release Date: Only available in Second Run's Polish Cinema Classics Collection - available on March 12th, 2012
Transparent Keep Case

Chapters 16

 


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(aka 'Night Train')

Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Poland 1959

Employing a classic Hitchcockian premise - two people, one possibly a killer on the run, sharing a compartment on a night train – Kawalerowicz turns a thriller into an intriguing character study of ordinary people in unusual circumstances. Features Lucyna Winnicka and a great jazz score by Andrzej Trzaskowski.

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Theatrical Release: September 6th, 1959

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DVD Review: Second Run - Region 0 - PAL

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Available in Second Run's 4-DVD Polish Cinema Classics set comprising Eroica (Andrzej Munk, 1958), Night Train (Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1959), Innocent Sorcerers (Andrzej Wajda, 1960) and Goodbye, See You Tomorrow (Janusz Morgenstern, 1960)

Distribution Second Run DVD - Region 0 - PAL
Runtime 1:33:54 (4% PAL Speedup)
Video 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.94 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.

Bitrate:

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

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Edition Details:

'About Night Train (6:47)

16-page Liner Notes Booklet with essay and photos.
 

DVD Release Date: Only available in Second Run's Polish Cinema Classics Collection - available on March 12th, 2012
Transparent Keep Case

Chapters 16


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(aka 'Innocent Sorcerers')

Directed by Andrzej Wajda
Poland 1960

 

Wajda's provocative film, from a script co-written by Jerzy Skolimowski, is a chronicle of contemporary youth; a milieu of motor-scooters, sex and jazz enjoyed by a group of Warsaw twenty-somethings. The film brilliantly captures the post-Stalin thaw that was beginning to make itself felt in late-1950s Poland.

 

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Theatrical Release: December 17th, 1960

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DVD Review: Second Run - Region 0 - PAL

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Available in Second Run's 4-DVD Polish Cinema Classics set comprising Eroica (Andrzej Munk, 1958), Night Train (Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1959), Innocent Sorcerers (Andrzej Wajda, 1960) and Goodbye, See You Tomorrow (Janusz Morgenstern, 1960)

Distribution Second Run DVD - Region 0 - PAL
Runtime 1:23:51 (4% PAL Speedup)
Video 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 8.20 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.

Bitrate:

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

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1

 

Edition Details:
• Interview with Andrzej Wajda (Polish with English subtitles 20:00)

16-page Liner Notes Booklet with essay and photos
 

DVD Release Date: Only available in Second Run's Polish Cinema Classics Collection - available on March 12th, 2012
Transparent Keep Case

Chapters 12

 


DVD Menus

 


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(aka 'Good Bye, Till Tomorrow' or 'Goodbye, See You Tomorrow')

 

directed by Janusz Morgenstern
Poland
1960

 

Morgenstern's touching and visually stunning story of a fleeting love affair. Made in a loose narrative style akin to the French New Wave, the film stars Polish icon Zbigniew Cybulski (known as the 'Polish James Dean') and has a young Roman Polanski in the cast. A key film from the era, it also features music by the great Polish composer Krzysztof Komeda (Rosemary's Baby).

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Theatrical Release: May 25th, 1960

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DVD Review: Second Run - Region 0 - PAL

DVD Box Cover

   

Available in Second Run's 4-DVD Polish Cinema Classics set comprising Eroica (Andrzej Munk, 1958), Night Train (Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1959), Innocent Sorcerers (Andrzej Wajda, 1960) and Goodbye, See You Tomorrow (Janusz Morgenstern, 1960)

Runtime 1:22:42
Video

1.66:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 8.13 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.

Bitrate:

 

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

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.66:1

Edition Details:
16-page Liner Notes Booklet with essay and photos

DVD Release Date: Only available in Second Run's Polish Cinema Classics Collection - available on March 12th, 2012
Transparent Keep Case

Chapters 12

  

 


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Distribution Second Run
Region 0 - PAL



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