Blu-ray Release: Fatherland (1986)

Blu-ray Release Date: Nov. 10, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The 1986 drama Fatherland (also known by the better title Singing the Blues in Red) is singular director Ken Loach’s (Carla’s Song) excursion into the world of European cinema.

Gerulf Pannach in Fatherland

Gerulf Pannach in Fatherland

An ambitious film written by Trevor Griffiths (Reds), Fatherland concerns an East German singer-songwriter (Gerulf Pannach) who exchanges the political repression of his home country for the new pressures of capitalism in the West. The search for his lost father and a skittish relationship with a journalist (Fabienne Baba) only add to the young artist’s turmoil, beautifully captured by the camera of the brilliant Chris Menges (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close).

Twilight Time’s Blu-ray is presented with an isolated music and effects track.

As Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to keep an eye on the Twilight Time site or that of their distributor Screen Archives’s for the Oct. 28 prebook date you can get ready to reserve a copy!

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