Polish Cinema on DVD

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#651 Post by domino harvey » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:49 pm

TheDoug wrote:Is this the same set that djvasco mentioned in his posting? http://www.punkt44.pl/657842,studio_fil ... lat_pakiet_" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;[25dvd].html

My apologies to the administrator regarding my numerous re-postings. This link should be usable. This set is not in the blu-ray format but have the same films as listed in djvasco's orginal posting.
No worries, it's not showing in full because the URL contains brackets which messes with the BBCode on the forum. Here is a working clickable link to the above page

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#652 Post by Aunt Peg » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:58 am

Agnieszka Holland's latest film, which also happens to be Poland's submission for the Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards, Pokot (English title: Spoor) is available in Poland on Blu Ray with England Subtitles.

I'd already seen it at the cinema and was impressed enough to buy a copy. Needles so say the Blu Ray quality is excellent.

Also out in Poland, only on DVD with English and Spanish subtitles, is what is one of the most disturbing films I have ever seen, Plac Zabaw (English titles: Playground). Directed by Bartosz M. Kowalski, who is best known for his documentary work, this is a real jaw dropper. Apparently people walked out on mass at the World Premiere at the San Sebastian film festival last year. I can understand why. Whilst the film is not graphic, it goes where most of us don't want to. I didn't know what it was about when I saw it. View at your own peril.

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#653 Post by MichaelB » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:22 am

Saw it a year ago in Poland, with only about four walkouts (all at the same point). San Sebastian audiences must be a right bunch of jessies.

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#654 Post by zedz » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:02 pm

djvaso wrote:Production company Studio filmowe TOR is celebrating its 50th anniversary by launching 25 digitally restored movies on Blu-ray in keepcase and Steelbook on September 22. Here is the list:
Ucieczka z kina Wolność (Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema) (1990),
Dzieje grzechu (Story of Sin) (1975),
Zmory (Nightmares) (1979),
Bez Końca (No End) (1985),
Życie Rodzinne (Family Life) (1971) ,
Rok Spokojnego Słońca (A Year of the Quiet Sun) (1984),
Zaklęte Rewiry (Hotel Pacific) (1975),
Krótki Film o Miłości (A Short Film About Love) (1988),
Krótki Film o Zabijaniu (A Short Film About Killing) (1988),
Dreszcze (Shivers) (1981),
Spirala (The Spiral) (1978),
Constans (The Constant Factor) (1980),
Świadectwo Urodzenia (Birth Certificate) (1961),
Rejs (Cruise) (1970),
Barwy Ochronne (Camouflage) (1977),
Medium (1985),
Blizna (The Scar) (1976),
Zazdrość i Medycyna (Jealousy and Medicine) (1973),
300 Mil do Nieba (300 Miles to Heaven) (1989),
Szpital Przemienienia (Hospital of the Transfiguration) (1979),
Iluminacja (The Illumination) (1973),
Przypadek (Blind Chance) (1987),
Lekcja Martwego Języka (Lesson of the Dead language) (1979),
Struktura Kryształu (The Structure of Crystal) (1969),
Ryś (The Lynx) (1982).

All Blu-rays have English subtitles and modest price tag.
I got a bunch of these recently and watched my first one last night, Zanussi's The Structure of Crystals. The discs are bare-bones, but completely English-friendly, and the restoration / transfer looked excellent, not too heavily processed. Great film, too, that looks like it's going to head into all sorts of predictable dramatic territory that it deftly avoids. If Second Run, or Arrow, or anybody else wants to put together a Zanussi BluRay box set, the material is all here (and I'd love to hear Zanussi talk - about anything - as extras).

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#656 Post by GaryC » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:45 am

This thread is as good as any to mention that Mubi (in the UK at least) have just started a six-feature Krzysztof Zanussi retrospective, all streamed for the usual thirty days each.

The Structure of Crystal went live on Thursday, and forthcoming are Family Life, Illumination, Camouflage, The Constant Factor and Life is a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease. The last-named is in SD, the others HD.

I've not seen the first two and the last-named, so I will be watching these, and quite possibly the other three if I get the time to.

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#657 Post by furbicide » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:33 am

The Structure of Crystal and Illumination are both beautiful films; highly recommend starting with the former. The Constant Factor didn't work quite as well for me. Haven't seen the other three, but Family Life looks interesting.

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#658 Post by MichaelB » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:21 am

All the HD titles mentioned above are available on English-friendly Blu-ray in Poland.

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#659 Post by g053584398 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:32 pm

Has anyone here ever ordered from www.gandalf.com.pl? I'm based in the UK and would love to hear about your experiences of ordering from that site or indeed any other Polish DVD and Blu-ray retail websites.

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#660 Post by TheDoug » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:45 pm

g053584398 wrote:Has anyone here ever ordered from www.gandalf.com.pl? I'm based in the UK and would love to hear about your experiences of ordering from that site or indeed any other Polish DVD and Blu-ray retail websites.
I have used the following on-line Polish stores without any ordering issues: Bluedvdpl.com, Punkt44pl.com, dvdmax.pl.com, empik.com. I am not familiar with the site you mentioned.

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#661 Post by g053584398 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:10 pm

TheDoug wrote:
g053584398 wrote:Has anyone here ever ordered from www.gandalf.com.pl? I'm based in the UK and would love to hear about your experiences of ordering from that site or indeed any other Polish DVD and Blu-ray retail websites.
I have used the following on-line Polish stores without any ordering issues: Bluedvdpl.com, Punkt44pl.com, dvdmax.pl.com, empik.com. I am not familiar with the site you mentioned.
I really appreciate your feedback! Do you have a personal favourite in terms of the sites that you listed?

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#662 Post by TheDoug » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:37 am

g053584398 wrote:
TheDoug wrote:
g053584398 wrote:Has anyone here ever ordered from www.gandalf.com.pl? I'm based in the UK and would love to hear about your experiences of ordering from that site or indeed any other Polish DVD and Blu-ray retail websites.
I have used the following on-line Polish stores without any ordering issues: Bluedvdpl.com, Punkt44pl.com, dvdmax.pl.com, empik.com. I am not familiar with the site you mentioned.
I really appreciate your feedback! Do you have a personal favourite in terms of the sites that you listed?
I'd say bluedvdpl.com is good for prices and shipping and Punk44pl.com. Most of these use Paypal.

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#663 Post by djvaso » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:58 pm

I used these stores:
- bluedvd.pl (1 order, 6 days for delivery),
- e-bluray.com.pl (1 order, 6 days for delivery),
- sklep.tvp.pl (1 order, 8 days for delivery),
- Prpgnd.net (1 order, 10 days for delivery).
All shipments were track-able.

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#664 Post by PillowRock » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:59 pm

A few days ago I discovered something that may be of interest to some Americans.

I ordered 4 items through Amazon.com, all from DVDMAXUS as a third party seller. My past experience had been that ordering multiple items from the same Amazon third party seller at the same time yielded a shipping chargethat was the single item shipping charges totaled. This time, with DVDMAX, the 4 items (each listing shipping at $4.99) yielded a shipping total of $7.99. (And one of the 4 items was the Jerzy Hoffman Trilogy blu-ray box set, which was $25 cheaper from them than from the other third party on Amazon.)

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#665 Post by TMDaines » Sun May 27, 2018 11:30 am

djvaso wrote:Production company Studio filmowe TOR is celebrating its 50th anniversary by launching 25 digitally restored movies on Blu-ray in keepcase and Steelbook on September 22. Here is the list:
Ucieczka z kina Wolność (Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema) (1990),
Dzieje grzechu (Story of Sin) (1975),
Zmory (Nightmares) (1979),
Bez Końca (No End) (1985),
Życie Rodzinne (Family Life) (1971) ,
Rok Spokojnego Słońca (A Year of the Quiet Sun) (1984),
Zaklęte Rewiry (Hotel Pacific) (1975),
Krótki Film o Miłości (A Short Film About Love) (1988),
Krótki Film o Zabijaniu (A Short Film About Killing) (1988),
Dreszcze (Shivers) (1981),
Spirala (The Spiral) (1978),
Constans (The Constant Factor) (1980),
Świadectwo Urodzenia (Birth Certificate) (1961),
Rejs (Cruise) (1970),
Barwy Ochronne (Camouflage) (1977),
Medium (1985),
Blizna (The Scar) (1976),
Zazdrość i Medycyna (Jealousy and Medicine) (1973),
300 Mil do Nieba (300 Miles to Heaven) (1989),
Szpital Przemienienia (Hospital of the Transfiguration) (1979),
Iluminacja (The Illumination) (1973),
Przypadek (Blind Chance) (1987),
Lekcja Martwego Języka (Lesson of the Dead language) (1979),
Struktura Kryształu (The Structure of Crystal) (1969),
Ryś (The Lynx) (1982).

All Blu-rays have English subtitles and modest price tag.
Are these available anywhere in Wrocław? Couldn’t see any sign of them in Empik or Media Markt.

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#666 Post by perkizitore » Sun May 27, 2018 2:28 pm

I would also like to know if they are available in-store, I will be in Warsaw and Krakow next month.

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#667 Post by MichaelB » Sun May 27, 2018 4:45 pm

I’m in Kraków right now, and I’ll have a look when I get a moment.

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Polish Cinema on DVD

#668 Post by MichaelB » Tue May 29, 2018 5:38 am

I’ve had a look in two branches, but have drawn a complete blank - and I had a similar lack of success in Gdynia last year, which is why I ended up ordering them online.

I seem to recall that they’re an online exclusive to DVDMax/Punkt44 (the same company), and it may well be the case that they’re a retail exclusive to them as well.

Pretty much the only thing I spotted that might be of interest round these parts is the big new Kieslowski DVD collection, but I’ve argued elsewhere that you can probably put together a superior (and largely Blu-ray) alternative yourself.

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