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74 The Czechoslovak New Wave: A Collection

#1 Post by MichaelB » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:53 am

Don't get too excited: this new box set merely repackages three existing Second Run titles. But if you've missed Intimate Lighting, Diamonds of the Night and The Cremator thus far, this is your chance to nab them for a knock-down price.

Second Run's newsletter says:
Following the success of our earlier Box Set releases, we'd like to announce this month that our next release will be The Czechoslovak New Wave - A Collection. This 3-DVD Box Set will feature three extraordinary features from a golden age of Eastern European cinema which came to be known as the 'Czechoslovak New Wave'. This specially-priced Box Set will include Ivan Passer's wonderfully wry and heartfelt Intimate Lighting, Jan Nemec's tense and startlingly original debut Diamonds of the Night and Juraj Herz's pitch-black comedy of horrors The Cremator. We hope that this set will encourage those who have not yet experienced the joys of Czechoslovak cinema to experience them for the first time. These three integral features from the most creative period of Czechoslovak cinema were made in the most difficult of times under the gaze of Government censors, yet achieved a miraculous marriage of content and form despite the most oppressive circumstances. The Czechoslovak New Wave - A Collection will be released on November 26.

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#2 Post by Bikey » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:23 pm

More details on Amazon

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#3 Post by Bikey » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:34 pm

Full details of this release now up at our website


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#5 Post by Bikey » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:50 am

"Essential viewing" says L K Weston in her review of Ivan Passer's Intimate Lighting at Cine Outsider
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#6 Post by Bikey » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:57 pm

Anthony Nield at The Digital Fix
"... what better Christmas present for the discerning film fan than a trio of Czech classics?"

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#9 Post by Bikey » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:00 am

***** from Jonathan Glen at Front Row Reviews

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#11 Post by Bikey » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:55 pm

"Another East European treasure... a fascinating and essential example of the Czech New Wave at its most adventurous and darkly visionary. Highly recommended" - Slarek reviews Herz's The Cremator at Cine Outsider

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#12 Post by Bikey » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:51 am

"Any fan of world cinema should consider this one essential" Mondo Digital

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#13 Post by Bikey » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:53 am

A lovely review of the set (in Italian) at FilmIdee

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#14 Post by MichaelB » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:58 am

Illuminazione intima is wonderfully mellifluous - for my money a distinct advance on both Intimate Lighting and Intimní osvětlení.

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#15 Post by Bikey » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:36 am

Just in time for Christmas 'The Czech New Wave Collection Volume II' is out Dec. 7th!

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#16 Post by Bikey » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:47 pm

"Second Run have once again curated a fantastic collection for those who are endlessly fascinated by the Czechoslovak New Wave. And those that are not, should be."
'The Czech New Wave Collection Volume II' is out today - and this is a new review from CineVue

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