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21 February 2016

Second Run tries SOMETHING DIFFERENT with A BAGFUL OF FLEAS (review)

Second Run DVD presents two early films by noted Czech New Wave female director Vera Chytilova.  Her first feature SOMETHING DIFFERENT contrasts the trials and frustrations of real life Czech gymnast Eva Bosakova with the fictional storyline of unappreciated housewife Vera who raises a troubled child, is ignored by her husband, and takes a younger lover.  In A BAGFUL OF FLEAS, Chytilova's camera takes the POV of a new girl at a textile factory dormitory who observes and comments on the lives of the girls and their defiance of rules set by their superiors.

REVIEW LINK: Second Run DVD (UK) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

SOMETHING DIFFERENT/A BAGFUL OF FLEAS DVD specs:
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.37:1 fullscreen
  • Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • SOMETHING DIFFERENT transferred from high definition
  • A BAGFUL OF FLEAS restored in 2K by L'immagine Ritrovata of Bologna
  • Liner Notes Booklet by Peter Hames

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