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Come and See (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

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Since 2001, we've brought you uncompromising, candid takes on the world of film, music, television, video games, theater, and more. There is only one area -- the footage from the house where the young boy is recruited -- where I felt that the brightness levels could have been slightly better, but overall on the Blu-ray the visuals have an entirely new and very attractive organic quality. Overall it’s a stunner of a presentation, just as pleasing as what Stalker offered, and it’s an enormous improvement over what was available previously. This new digital transfer was created in 2K resolution from the 35mm original camera negative at Mosfilm. Reddit and its partners use cookies and similar technologies to provide you with a better experience.

In archival interviews from 2001, Elem Klimov, actor Alexei Kravchenko, and production designer Viktor Petrov discuss the grueling experience of making the film. While playing with his best friend, Flyora discovers an old rifle and then declares before his mother that he has made a decision to join the local partisans. dont think its as disturbing as others Ive watched (martyrs disturbed me more), but its a really good movie. The hazy, almost hallucinatory lighting in some scenes washed out the colors in previous releases, but here the image is incredibly stable, boasting impressive contrast differentiation.But whereas Tarkovsky embellishes his vision of a war-torn fairy-tale forest in the direction of moody expressionism, Klimov goes surreal. These films have spanned multiple decades and genres that try and tell part of a massive story and war that happened not too long ago across the globe. Elem Klimov - in this archival interview, director Elem Klimov discusses the conception of Come and See and some of the specific changes that had to be made while the project evolved. Rather than the adventure and glory he envisioned, what he finds is a waking nightmare of unimaginable carnage and cruelty—rendered with a feverish, otherworldly intensity by Klimov’s subjective camera work and expressionistic sound design. org, one of the premier destinations on the web to discuss DVD releases from The Criterion Collection, Masters of Cinema, and other DVD production companies from around the world.

They are told to stay put at the camp as the other older soldiers leave, but are then ambushed by Nazi explosions, paratroopers, and soldiers decimating everything in their path. WWII 1943 occupied Byelorussia: After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II. You are entitled to a refund if the item you bought is: not of acceptable quality or does not match the description. The only other release of Come and See that I have in my library is this two-disc DVD set from Nouveaux Pictures, which for a long period of time offered the best technical presentation of the film. It's a thunderstorm of horrifying noises that seem to never end and this mono track handles the nuanced sounds nicely, even though there isn't any surround or bass to accompany this track with.sound track, because it would fit the film just fine since it seems determined to put you in the middle of this hell the film presents, but RusCiCo’s surround remixes were pretty spotty at best.

Fine object-detail really dives off of the screen in every shot, from fine hairs and wrinkles found in the numerous close-ups throughout the film, to the trees, vegetation, and debris presented in longer shots. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. For example, there are prolonged close-ups with peripheral movement which leaves the impression that one is looking at a portrait that is slowly coming alive.At any rate, even though they’re primarily interviews the films are not easy to watch, the participants recounting such horrors as being buried alive or gathered into a church with the knowledge of what was going to follow.

Addition: Interestingly, I learned through members of our forum that the film was released with a 3.

Europe's busiest forums, with independent news and expert reviews, for TVs, Home Cinema, Hi-Fi, Movies, Gaming, Tech and more. Updated daily and in real-time, we track all high-def disc news and release dates, and review the latest disc titles. Rarely do they keep us totally locked out of the commander’s map room, the bunker where the top brass exposit backstory, outline goals, or lay out geography for the viewer. He covers some of the same ground that his brother did in the other interview (including how the title Come and See came about, though it differs a bit here) but expands on many details, like the events that led up to the film finally being made, and then production specific things like filming the barn sequence, where they ended up using locals who were probably around when the actual events happened.

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