New Releases

Vampir Cuadecuc
A film by Pere Portabella
Spain, 1970

"Portabella’s ravishing 1970 underground masterpiece… offers witty reflections on the powerful monopolies of both dictators and commercial cinema" Jonathan Rosenbaum

Pere Portabella’s extraordinary Vampir Cuadecuc was filmed on the set of Jess Franco’s shocker El Conde Dracula (Count Dracula, 1970) starring Christopher Lee and the exquisite Soledad Miranda. This atmospheric and experimental ‘making of’ documentary transforms the myth of the vampire into a powerful metaphor for bloodthirsty fascism.

Dispensing almost entirely with dialogue, Portabella relies on an abstract, fabulously idiosyncratic soundscape created by renowned Catalan artist and musician Carles Santos for its unearthly effect. Banned after completion, Vampir Cuadecuc remains a provocative, subversive and surreal experience.

Presented from a new director-approved HD transfer and available on both region-free Blu-ray and DVD formats, our release includes a new and and exclusive interview with director Pere Portabella.

Release Date: September 2017

My 20th Century
(Az én XX. századom)
A film by Ildikó Enyedi
Hungary, 1988

"My 20th Century is a number of wondrous things... a bracing combination of wit, invention, common sense and lunacy. It's a gravely comic meditation on civilization at the turn of this century" Vincent Canby, New York Times

Ildikó Enyedi’s acclaimed film tells the tale of identical
twins Dóra and Lili, born in Budapest at the very moment
that Edison’s wondrous electric light-bulb is unveiled
to the world. Celebrating the enthralling technological marvels as well as the political and sexual upheavals of the time, this film reclaims the birth of the twentieth century as a miraculous moment to be alive.

Available on both Blu-ray and DVD formats, this dazzling film is presented from a brand new HD restoration of the film by the Hungarian Digital Archive and Film Institute, supervised by director of photography Tibor Máthé and director Ildikó Enyedi.

Release Date: March 2017

New Releases

The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
(Baron Prášil)
A film by Karel Zeman
Czechoslovakia, 1961

“Karel Zeman and Ray Harryhausen were the two big inspirations for me… what Zeman did was amazing” Tim Burton

Often described as the ‘Czech Méliès’, visionary filmmaker Karel Zeman is treasured by generations of filmmakers worldwide, from Jan Švankmajer to Tim Burton, the Quay Brothers to Terry Gilliam, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Wes Anderson. His ground-breaking innovations in the use of live-action and animation mark him as one of the great masters of 20th Century fantasy cinema, ranking alongside his more celebrated Western counterparts Willis O’Brien and Ray Harryhausen. The Fabulous Baron Munchausen is perhaps Zeman’s most beloved achievement.

Available on both Blu-ray and DVD formats, this magical film is presented from a new 4K restoration, and also includes a wealth of additional special features.

Release Date: July 2017

Taşkafa: Stories of the Street /
Estate, a Reverie
Two films by Andrea Luka Zimmerman
UK, 2013 / 2015

"This project will achieve something very significant for the times we are living in. It will remind us that, both politically and humanly, the past is not behind us, not obsolescent, but beside us and urgent" John Berger

Artangel Open Winner, and the first director to be shortlisted for both the Grierson and Jarman Awards, the work of filmmaker, artist and cultural activist Andrea Luka Zimmerman are tender portraits of community and solidarity.

Her films Taşkafa: Stories of the Street (2013) and Estate, a Reverie (2015) present spirited celebrations of extraordinary everyday humanity.

This two-film DVD set presents the films from new digital transfers of original materials, and features a new filmed interview with Andrea Luka Zimmerman plus a 24-page booklet with text by John Berger and writings on the films by Colin Dayan and Rosemary Bechler.

Release Date: May 2017

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