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The Cinema Guild Press Release: The Turin Horse (Blu-ray)

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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 01 2012 - 08:47 AM


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ON BLU-RAY & DVD JULY 17, 2012


“[Four Stars!] A sumptuous masterpiece by one of the greatest moviemakers of all time.”

– V.A. Musetto, NY Post




New York, NY — The Cinema Guild is pleased to announce the release of Bela Tarr’s final film, “THE TURIN HORSE.” The film will be available to own July 17, 2012 on Blu-ray for $34.95 and DVD for $29.95. Prebook is June 19, 2012



On January 3, 1889 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, a cab driver is having trouble with a stubborn horse. The horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver loses his patience and takes his whip to it. Nietzsche puts an end to the brutal scene, throwing his arms around the horse’s neck, sobbing. After this, he lies motionless and silent for two days on a divan, until he loses consciousness and his mind. Somewhere in the countryside, the driver of the cab lives with his daughter and the horse. Outside, a windstorm rages. Immaculately photographed in Tarr’s renowned long takes, “The Turin Horse” is the final statement from a master filmmaker.


Disc Specs

“THE TURIN HORSE” is presented on Blu-ray and DVD with its original aspect ratio of 1.66:1 and Hungarian DTS-MA 5.1 on Blu-ray, Hungarian Dolby Digital 5.1 on DVD. English subtitles are included. 


Bonus features include:

* “Hotel Magnezit” (1978, 10 minutes), a short film by Bela Tarr

* Audio Commentary by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

* Press Conference with Bela Tarr, co-director Ágnes Hranitzky; actors Mihály Kormos, Erika Bók, and János Derzsi; director of photography Fred Kelemen; composer Mihály Vig;  and co-producer Gábor Téni from the 2011 Berlin Film Festival (45 min)

* Theatrical Trailer

* BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE: Regis Dialogue with Bela Tarr at the Walker Arts Center (2007, 81 min)

* Booklet featuring an essay by film critic J. Hoberman




Price: $34.95

Order Due Date: June 19, 2012

Street Date: July 17, 2012

Catalog Number: CGB 000127

UPC: 881164000521 | ISBN: 0-7815-1404-5



Total Run Time: 143 minutes

Rating: NR

Screen Format:  Widescreen 1.66:1




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#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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Posted May 01 2012 - 08:59 AM

If you've liked Tarr's previous works, don't hesitate to blind-buy Turin Horse. It's absolutely stunning and brilliant and unforgettable. Really excited for those extras, too, it's about time Tarr got a feature-packed release. Hotel Magnezit is one of only two Tarr films I've never seen (the other being his short Utolsó hajó). Can't wait to get this one in my hands and on my eyeballs! Already one of my all-time top 100 films.

#3 of 3 OFFLINE   Sandro


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Posted August 25 2012 - 03:55 PM

Currently streaming on Netflix where I just watched it - fantastic film if you have the patience.  This is the first Tarr film I have seen and I was extremely impressed.   Not sure why but the version on Netflix is 154 minutes.
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