DVD Edition Filmmuseum

Entuziazm - Simfonija Donbassa

CHF 36.00 / EUR 30.00

Dziga Vertov's Entuziazm is considered a masterpiece of early sound film and of Soviet avant-garde cinema. Dealing with the Five Year Plan of the late 1920s, it was praised by artists like Charlie Chaplin, was subsequently forgotten, and rediscovered by the avant-garde movement of the 1960s.

This edition presents the film, for the first time on DVD, in two versions: the print preserved in the former Soviet Union's Gosfilmofond as well as Peter Kubelka's fascinating restoration which – by re-syncing the image and sound - allows the viewer to experience what Vertov considered the new language of sound cinema. In Restoring Entuziazm, Peter Kubelka – filmmaker and co-founder of the Austrian Film Museum – demonstrates the principles of his restoration work und discusses Vertov's concepts of cinema. The Extras section presents two more rare documents from the Austrian Film Museum's Vertov collection.

Entuziazm (restored version), URSS 1930 (1972) (65')
Entuziazm (unnrestored), URSS 1930 (65')
Peter Kubelka: Restoring Entuziazm, 2005 (65')
Vertov Filmed in Person 1920-30 (1')
Vertov Exhibition 1974 (12')

Edition Filmmuseum 01 – Double DVD
Russian (DVD 1/2) | English (DVD 2) Subtitles deutsch, english
Screen 1:1.37 - 4/3 PAL (DVD 1/2) | 1:1.78 - 16/9 PAL (DVD 2) Audio DD 2.0 (mono) FSK 14 Region code All regions

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