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 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:49 pm 
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TheDoug wrote:
Is this the same set that djvasco mentioned in his posting? http://www.punkt44.pl/657842,studio_fil ... at_pakiet_[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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 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:58 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:22 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:02 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:15 pm 

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New wave of Polish classics and family movies in regular and steelbook edition:
Deluge - Part I
Deluge - Part II
Colonel Wolodyjowski
The Leper
Gangsters and Philantropists
Mr. Blot's Academy
Mr. Blot's Voyages
Mr. Blot in Space


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 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:45 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:33 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:21 am 
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All the HD titles mentioned above are available on English-friendly Blu-ray in Poland.


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 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:32 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:45 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:10 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:37 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:58 pm 

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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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 Post subject: Re: Polish Cinema on DVD
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:59 pm 

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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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