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Recommend Just One Obscure, but Essential Release

We all have a list of favorite films and TV shows that others are likely to have seen or at least heard of, but if you were asked to recommend just one film or TV show available on DVD or BR that someone was unlikely to see but for your recommendation what would it be?

As for me, I'd recommend Artur Aristakisyan's Palms. I saw it 18 months ago, and still think of it frequently.

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Re: Recommend Just One Obscure, but Essential Release

Springboarding off your Second Run recommendation, I'd say František Vláčil's The Valley of the Bees (Údolí včel).

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Second Run has a František Vláčil box set coming out, I may have to pick it up. I regret to say I haven't seen any of his films yet.
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Re: Recommend Just One Obscure, but Essential Release

'Die Nibelungen' by Fritz Lang. 'Siegfreid' and 'Kriemhild's Revenge'.

Probably the greatest achievement of the silent movie era.

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Re: Recommend Just One Obscure, but Essential Release

Thomas, I recently had the chance to check Second Run's František Vláčil Collection. I much enjoyed The Valley of the Bees but was knocked out by Marketa Lazarová. Have you had a chance to see that one too?

Dr Mabuse, I've yet to see Die Nibelungen, but hope to do so on Blu-ray next year.
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Re: Recommend Just One Obscure, but Essential Release

Originally Posted by Yakuza Bengoshi View Post
Thomas, I recently had the chance to check Second Run's František Vláčil Collection. I much enjoyed The Valley of the Bees but was knocked out by Marketa Lazarová. Have you had a chance to see that one too?
I had the chance to see Marketa Lazarová a few years ago, and I felt similarly to the way you did afterward. His eye for imagery is astounding.
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Re: Recommend Just One Obscure, but Essential Release

Thomas, Vláčil's Adelheid is available in the screener pool as a red title. You should check it out and see if you like any better than I did.
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Re: Recommend Just One Obscure, but Essential Release

Just one? Impossible.

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