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Emir Kusturica’s UNDERGROUND Coming to Blu-ray & DVD from Kino Lorber

February 14, 2018 by  



Emir Kusturica’s Palme d’Or-Winning Masterpiece UNDERGROUND
Coming to Blu-ray & DVD in 3-Disc Set from Kino Classics February 20
Includes both the Feature Film and Six-Part TV Versions
Plus Interviews, Behind-the-Scenes Footage, Booklet Essay and More
“A triumph.” — Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
“An out-of-control masterpiece.” — John Anderson, Newsday
 
“Ferociously intelligent. Not to be missed.” — Dave Kehr, New York Daily News
New York, NY – February 13, 2018 – Kino Classics proudly announces the Blu-ray and DVD release of Emir Kustrica’s UNDERGROUND, winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. This edition from Kino Classics presents both the 170 minute feature film as well as the 327-minute, six-part TV version, Once Upon a Time There Was a Country.

UNDERGROUND is set to street on Blu-ray and DVD February 20, with a SRP of $44.95 for the Blu-ray and $39.95 for the DVD. The Blu-ray edition contains the feature film on Blu-ray (disc 1) while the TV series version is presented on two DVDs (discs 2-3). The DVD edition contains the feature film and TV series on three DVDs (disc 1-3).

Special features include a booklet essay by Giorgio Bertellini, author of the monograph Emir Kustrica; Shooting Days, a 1996 documentary on the making of the film; behind-the-scenes footage; interviews with the cast and crew; and the trailer.
Emir Kusturica’s UNDERGROUND is a carnivalesque classic of wartime profiteering and betrayal. Marko (Miki Manojlović) and Blacky (Lazar Ristovski) are two suspicious characters who make their living on the black market by stealing arms to sell to the Yugoslav Partisans during WWII. They make a killing, but their relationship breaks down in the face of Natalija (Mirjana Joković), an actress who bewitches them both. Their lust turns into a paranoid mania, and Marko makes the delirious decision to lock Blacky in an underground cellar, trying to convince him that the war is still going on outside, and that Blacky is safer to stay hidden, manufacturing arms there in secret (which Marko sells for a tidy profit). This outrageous deception carries on for 20 years, and the repercussions resound through the remainder of Yugoslav history.
UNDERGROUND (1995)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 20, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $44.95
DVD SRP: $39.95
Director: Emir Kusturica
Technical Specs:
Blu-ray Edition:
Feature (Blu-ray Disc 1): 1.85:1 | 1920x1080p | 170 minutes | Serbo-Croat with Optional English subtitles | 5.1 Surround | Color
TV Series (DVD Discs 2-3): 1.85:1, 16×9 | 327 minutes | Serbo-Croat with Optional English subtitles | 2.0 Stereo | Color
DVD Edition:
Feature (DVD Disc 1): 1.85:1, 16×9 | 170 minutes | Serbo-Croat with Optional English subtitles | 5.1 Surround | Color
TV Series (DVD Discs 2-3): 1.85:1, 16×9 | 327 minutes | Serbo-Croat with Optional English subtitles | 2.0 Stereo | Color
Special Features:
Once Upon a Time There Was a Country: Six Part TV Version of
UNDERGROUND (327 minutes)
Booklet Essay by Giorgio Bertellini, author of the monograph Emir Kusturica
Shooting Days — 1996 documentary on the making of UNDERGROUND
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Trailer
Interviews with Cast and Crew





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