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17 October 2016

Second Run's ELECTRA, MY LOVE (review)

In Miklos Jancso's avant garde take on the Sophocles myth ELECTRA, MY LOVE, Electra is branded a madwoman for insisting over the course of fifteen years that her father King Agamemnon was murdered by the current king Aegisthus and that her brother Orestes will one day return and avenge their father's death.  Told in meticulously-choreographed long takes, the Ancient Greek myth takes on a timeless sense and political commentary on Hungarian society and government of the period.

REVIEW LINK: Second Run (UK) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

ELECTRA, MY LOVE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • Hungarian LPCM 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • "The Evolution of the Long Take" in conversation with cinematographer Janos Kende
  • Essay Booklet by Peter Hames

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