65 Night Train

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65 Night Train

#1 Post by MichaelB » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:51 pm

Night Train (Pociąg)
A film by Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Poland / 1959

Kawalerowicz's celebrated film is considered one of the finest achievements of Polish cinema. Employing a classic Hitchcockian premise - two people, one possibly a killer on the run, sharing a compartment on a crowded overnight train - Kawalerowicz turns a thriller into an intriguing character study of ordinary people in unusual circumstances.

Featuring impressive performances from Lucyna Winnicka (Mother Joan of the Angels), Zbigniew Cybulski (the 'Polish James Dean') and Leon Niemczyk (Knife in the Water), Night Train is more than simply a thriller... taut and gripping but also suffused with humour and warmth and boasting a wonderful jazz score by renowned composer Andrzej Trzaskowski.

• Presented from a superb new high-definition restoration of the film, supervised by the film's cinematographer Jan Laskowski.
About Night Train: an extract from a documentary on Jerzy Kawalerowicz.
• New and improved English subtitle translation.
• 16-page booklet featuring a new essay by writer and film historian Michael Brooke.
• Optimal quality dual-layer disc.

Framegrabs uploaded here.
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Re: 65 Night Train

#2 Post by MichaelB » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:29 am

E-Film Blog (Michael Ewins)

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Re: 65 Night Train

#3 Post by Bikey » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:19 am

Out as a stand-alone release from May 27th - and available for pre-order here

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Re: 65 Night Train

#5 Post by Bikey » Mon May 20, 2013 2:31 pm

Details now up ay our website

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Re: 65 Night Train

#6 Post by Bikey » Thu May 23, 2013 4:01 am

A fine, intuitive reflection on the film from Michael Pattison at idFilm

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Re: 65 Night Train

#7 Post by Bikey » Mon May 27, 2013 6:05 am

NIGHT TRAIN out today!
... And a nice piece here on the film at Close-Up Film

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Re: 65 Night Train

#9 Post by Bikey » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:25 am

DVDCompare declare: "This presentation from Second Run is excellent; the optional subtitles are clean and error free, and the monochrome image is strong in detail, clarity, contrast and tonality. This release comes with the highest recommendation."

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