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  • Solaris [DVD]Solaris | DVD | (08/08/2016) from £8.49   |  Saving you £7.50 (88.34%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Released in 1972, Solaris is Andrei Tarkovsky's third feature and his most far-reaching examination of human perceptions and failings. It's often compared to Kubrick's 2001, but although both bring a metaphysical dimension to bear on space exploration, Solaris has a claustrophobic intensity which grips the attention over spans of typically Tarkovskian stasis. Donatas Banionis is sympathetic as the cosmonaut sent to investigate disappearances on the space station orbiting the planet Solaris, only to be confronted by his past in the guise of his dead wife, magnetically portrayed by Natalya Bondarchuk. The ending is either a revelation or a conceit, depending on your viewpoint. On the DVD: Solaris reproduces impressively on DVD in widescreen--which is really essential here--and Eduard Artemiev's ambient score comes over with pristine clarity. There are over-dubs in English and French, plus subtitles in 12 languages. An extensive stills gallery, detailed filmographies for cast and crew, and comprehensive biographies of Tarkovsky and author Stanislaw Lem are valuable extras, as are the interviews with Bondarchuk and Tarkovsky's sister and an amusing 1970s promo-film for Banionis. It would have been better had the film been presented complete on one disc, instead of stretched over two. Even so, the overall package does justice to a powerful and disturbing masterpiece. --Richard Whitehouse

  • Stalker [DVD]Stalker | DVD | (22/08/2016) from £8.59   |  Saving you £7.40 (86.15%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Deep within the Zone, a bleak and devastated forbidden landscape, lies a mysterious room with the power to grant the deepest wishes of those strong enough to make the hazardous journey there. Desperate to reach it, a scientist and a writer approach the Stalker, one of the few able to navigate the Zone's menacing terrain, and begin a dangerous trek into the unknown. Adapted from Arkady & Boris Sturgatsky's novel ˜Roadside Picnic', Andrei Tarkovsky's second foray into science fiction after Solaris is a surreal and disturbing vision of the future. Hauntingly exploring man's dreams and desires as well as the consequences of realising them, Stalker has been described as one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time

  • Mirror [Blu-ray]Mirror | Blu Ray | (25/07/2016) from £10.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (81.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Mirror' is the celebrated Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky's most autobiographical work in which he reflects upon his own childhood and the destiny of the Russian people. The film's many layers intertwine real life and family relationships - Tarkovsky's father, the poet Arseny Tarkovsky, reads his own poems on the soundtrack and Tarkovsky's mother appears as herself - with memories of childhood, dreams and nightmares. From the opening sequence of a boy being cured of a stammer by hypnotism, to scene in a printing works which encapsulates the Stalinist era, Mirror has an extraordinary resonance and repays countless viewings.

  • Andrei Rublev [Blu-ray]Andrei Rublev | Blu Ray | (11/07/2016) from £10.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Widely regarded as Andrei Tarkovsky's finest film, Andrei Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th-century Russian history which was marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and Tatar invasions. Made on an epic scale, it does not flinch from portraying the savagery of the time, from which, almost inexplicably, the serenity of Rublev's art arose. The great set pieces the sack of Vladimir, the casting of the bell, the pagan ceremonies of St. John's Night and the Russian crucifixion - are tours-de-force of visceral filmmaking.

  • Stalker [THE CRITERION COLLECTION] [Blu-ray] [2017]Stalker | Blu Ray | (24/07/2017) from £17.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Andrei Tarkovsky's hypnotic sci-fi masterpiece, a visually astonishing journey The final Soviet feature by ANDREI TARKOVSKY (Solaris) is a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape, and a rarefied cinematic experience like no other. A hired guidethe Stalkerleads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumoured to fulfil one's most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Tarkovsky created an immersive world with a wealth of material detail and a sense of organic atmosphere. A religious allegory, a reflection of contemporaneous political anxieties, a meditation on film itself Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings. Special Features: New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New interview with Geoff Dyer, author of Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room Interview from 2002 with cinematographer Alexander Knyazhinsky Interview from 2002 with set designer Rashit Safiullin Interview from 2002 with composer Eduard Artemyev New English subtitle translation PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Le Fanu Click Images to Enlarge

  • Stalker [Blu-ray]Stalker | Blu Ray | (22/08/2016) from £10.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (81.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Deep within the Zone, a bleak and devastated forbidden landscape, lies a mysterious room with the power to grant the deepest wishes of those strong enough to make the hazardous journey there. Desperate to reach it, a scientist and a writer approach the Stalker, one of the few able to navigate the Zone's menacing terrain, and begin a dangerous trek into the unknown. Adapted from Arkady & Boris Sturgatsky's novel ˜Roadside Picnic', Andrei Tarkovsky's second foray into science fiction after Solaris is a surreal and disturbing vision of the future. Hauntingly exploring man's dreams and desires as well as the consequences of realising them, Stalker has been described as one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time

  • Solaris [Blu-ray]Solaris | Blu Ray | (08/08/2016) from £10.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (81.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Released in 1972, Solaris is Andrei Tarkovsky's third feature and his most far-reaching examination of human perceptions and failings. It's often compared to Kubrick's 2001, but although both bring a metaphysical dimension to bear on space exploration, Solaris has a claustrophobic intensity which grips the attention over spans of typically Tarkovskian stasis. Donatas Banionis is sympathetic as the cosmonaut sent to investigate disappearances on the space station orbiting the planet Solaris, only to be confronted by his past in the guise of his dead wife, magnetically portrayed by Natalya Bondarchuk. The ending is either a revelation or a conceit, depending on your viewpoint. On the DVD: Solaris reproduces impressively on DVD in widescreen--which is really essential here--and Eduard Artemiev's ambient score comes over with pristine clarity. There are over-dubs in English and French, plus subtitles in 12 languages. An extensive stills gallery, detailed filmographies for cast and crew, and comprehensive biographies of Tarkovsky and author Stanislaw Lem are valuable extras, as are the interviews with Bondarchuk and Tarkovsky's sister and an amusing 1970s promo-film for Banionis. It would have been better had the film been presented complete on one disc, instead of stretched over two. Even so, the overall package does justice to a powerful and disturbing masterpiece. --Richard Whitehouse

  • Sculpting Time - The Andrei Tarkovsky Collection [Blu-ray]Sculpting Time - The Andrei Tarkovsky Collection | Blu Ray | (11/12/2017) from £54.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Disc 1 Ivan's Childhood 1962 Russian and German with English subtitles Running time: 94 mins Black and white 1.33:1 LPCM 2.0 Disc 2 Andrei Rublev 1966 Russian, Italian and Tatar with English subtitles Running time: 178 mins Black and white 2.35:1 LPCM 2.0 > Disc 3 Solaris 1972 Russian with English subtitles Running time: 166 mins Black and white/ colour 2.35:1 LPCM 2.0 Disc 4 Mirror 1973 Russian with English subtitles Running time: 105 mins Black and white/ colour 1.37:1 LPCM 2.0 Disc 5 Stalker 1979 Russian with English subtitles Running time: 162 mins Black and white/colour 1.33:1 LPCM Dual mono Disc 6 Nostalgia 1983 Russian and Italian with English subtitles Running time: 125 mins Black and white/ colour 1.66:1 LPCM 2.0 Disc 7 The Sacrifice 1986 English, Swedish and French with English subtitles Running time: 148 mins Audio commentary Colour 1.66:1 LPCM mono

  • Sculpting Time - The Andrei Tarkovsky Collection [DVD]Sculpting Time - The Andrei Tarkovsky Collection | DVD | (11/12/2017) from £43.50   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Disc 1 Ivan's Childhood 1962 Russian and German with English subtitles Running time: 94 mins Black and white 1.33:1 LPCM 2.0 Disc 2 Andrei Rublev 1966 Russian, Italian and Tatar with English subtitles Running time: 178 mins Black and white 2.35:1 LPCM 2.0 > Disc 3 Solaris 1972 Russian with English subtitles Running time: 166 mins Black and white/ colour 2.35:1 LPCM 2.0 Disc 4 Mirror 1973 Russian with English subtitles Running time: 105 mins Black and white/ colour 1.37:1 LPCM 2.0 Disc 5 Stalker 1979 Russian with English subtitles Running time: 162 mins Black and white/colour 1.33:1 LPCM Dual mono Disc 6 Nostalgia 1983 Russian and Italian with English subtitles Running time: 125 mins Black and white/ colour 1.66:1 LPCM 2.0 Disc 7 The Sacrifice 1986 English, Swedish and French with English subtitles Running time: 148 mins Audio commentary Colour 1.66:1 LPCM mono

  • Andrei Rublev [1966]Andrei Rublev | DVD | (21/01/2002) from £32.38   |  Saving you £-8.39 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £23.99

    Widely regarded as Tarkovsky's finest film Andrei Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history a period marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and Tatar invasions. Made on an epic scale it does not flinch from portraying the savagery of the time from which almost inexplicably the serenity of Rublev's art arose. The great set-pieces - the sack of Vladimir the casting of the bell the pagan ceremonies of St.

  • Andrei Rublev [DVD]Andrei Rublev | DVD | (11/07/2016) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Widely regarded as Andrei Tarkovsky's finest film, Andrei Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th-century Russian history which was marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and Tatar invasions. Made on an epic scale, it does not flinch from portraying the savagery of the time, from which, almost inexplicably, the serenity of Rublev's art arose. The great set pieces the sack of Vladimir, the casting of the bell, the pagan ceremonies of St. John's Night and the Russian crucifixion - are tours-de-force of visceral filmmaking.

  • Solaris [1972]Solaris | DVD | (21/01/2002) from £22.93   |  Saving you £1.06 (4.40%)   |  RRP £23.99

    Released in 1972, Solaris is Andrei Tarkovsky's third feature and his most far-reaching examination of human perceptions and failings. It's often compared to Kubrick's 2001, but although both bring a metaphysical dimension to bear on space exploration, Solaris has a claustrophobic intensity which grips the attention over spans of typically Tarkovskian stasis. Donatas Banionis is sympathetic as the cosmonaut sent to investigate disappearances on the space station orbiting the planet Solaris, only to be confronted by his past in the guise of his dead wife, magnetically portrayed by Natalya Bondarchuk. The ending is either a revelation or a conceit, depending on your viewpoint. On the DVD: Solaris reproduces impressively on DVD in widescreen--which is really essential here--and Eduard Artemiev's ambient score comes over with pristine clarity. There are over-dubs in English and French, plus subtitles in 12 languages. An extensive stills gallery, detailed filmographies for cast and crew, and comprehensive biographies of Tarkovsky and author Stanislaw Lem are valuable extras, as are the interviews with Bondarchuk and Tarkovsky's sister and an amusing 1970s promo-film for Banionis. It would have been better had the film been presented complete on one disc, instead of stretched over two. Even so, the overall package does justice to a powerful and disturbing masterpiece. --Richard Whitehouse

  • Stalker [1979]Stalker | DVD | (22/04/2002) from £33.75   |  Saving you £-9.76 (N/A%)   |  RRP £23.99

    Andrey Tarkovsky entered school in Moscow in 1945 and nine years later enrolled at the State Institute of Cinematography. He displayed a remarkable talent with his first feature Ivan's Childhood in 1962 and he continued to astound for over twenty years. He announced his self-imposed exile from the USSR in 1984 just two years before his death. His memory has since been venerated in his home country and his reputation and stature continue to grow throughout the world. The 'Stal

  • Stalker [DVD]Stalker | DVD | (08/08/2012) from £25.90   |  Saving you £-9.91 (-62.00%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Deep within the Zone, a bleak and devastated forbidden landscape, lies a mysterious room with the power to grant the deepest wishes of those strong enough to make the hazardous journey there. Desperate to reach it, a scientist and a writer approaches the Stalker, one of the few able to navigate the Zone’s menacing terrain and they begin a dangerous trek into the unknown. Tarkovsky’s second foray into science fiction after ‘Solaris’ is a surreal and disturbing vision of the future. Hauntingly exploring man’s dreams and desires, and the consequences of realising them, ‘Stalker’, adapted from Arkady & Boris Sturgatsky’s novel ‘Roadside Picnic’, has been described as one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.

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