Blu-ray, DVD Release: Man With A Movie Camera

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 16, 2021
Price: DVD $18.89, Blu-ray $19.89
Studio: Kino Lorber

One of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era, Dziga Vertov’s 1929 Man With A Movie Camera utilizes rapid editing and innumerable other cinematic effects to create a work of amazing modernity and power.

This dawn-to-dusk view of urban Soviet life shows people at work, at play, and at the machines that endlessly whirl to keep the metropolis alive. It was Vertov’s first full-length film, and it employs all the cinematic techniques at the director’s disposal—dissolves, split-screens, slow-motion, and freeze-frames—to produce a work that is as exhilarating as it is intellectually brilliant.

Restored by the British Film Institute, this edition of the silent avant-garde documentary features an orchestral score composed and conducted by Michael Nyman (The Piano).

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.