Posted January 29 2010 - 08:02 AM
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Kino is proud to join the Deutsche Kinematek in association with Russia’s Goskinofilm, the British Film Institute, Bundesfilm Archive Berlin, and the Munich Film Museum in presenting this all new 1080P HD Transfered restoration of Battleship Potemkin for the first time ever in high definition Blu-ray. Dozens of missing shots have been replaced, and all 146-title cards restored to Eisenstein’s specifications. Edmund Meisel's definitive 1926 score, magnificently rendered by the 55-piece Deutches Filmorchestra in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, returns Eisenstein’s masterwork to a form as close to its creator’s bold vision as has been seen since the film s triumphant 1925 Moscow premiere.
The restored film has newly-translated English intertitles as well as original Russian intertitles (and optional English subtitles).
- "Tracing Battleship Potemkin," a 42-minute documentary on the making and restoration of the film
- Photo gallery
"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932