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16 October 2012

Artificial Eye presents the ALEXANDER SOKUROV COLLECTION (review)

Artificial Eye presents a trio of lesser known works of Alexander Sokurov (RUSSIAN ARK), the heir apparent to Andrei Tarkovsky.  Emma is the original "Material Girl" in SAVE AND PROTECT an eccentric arty adaptation of Gustav Flaubert's MADAME BOVARY, a young man experiences a bureaucratic hell trying to bury his estranged father in THE SECOND CIRCLE, and husband and wife musicians Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich (a cellist who studied under Dmitri Shostakovich) and Galina Vishnevskaya (an opera singer who took the Bolshoi Theatre by storm at an early age) and their fifty-year marriage are the subjects of the documentary ELEGY OF LIFE.

REVIEW LINK: Artificial Eye (UK) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

ALEXANDER SOKUROV COLLECTION DVD specs:
  • SAVE AND PROTECT
    •  4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen (original aspect ratio) transfer of the 2009 director's cut.
    • Russian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
    • Optional English subtitles
  • THE SECOND CIRCLE
    • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen (original aspect ratio) transfer of the 2005 director's cut.
    • Russian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
    • Optional English subtitles
  • ELEGY OF LIVE
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • Russian Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
    • Burnt-in English subtitles
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