Presented from the new 4K restoration of the film which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Second Run are delighted to present a new Blu-ray Special Edition of Jan N mec’s masterful and harrowing Diamonds of the Night.
N mec s debut feature is considered one of the most thrilling and startlingly original works of cinema. Told almost without dialogue, it chronicles the tense and desperate journey of two teenage boys who escape from a German train bound for a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.
With its virtuoso cinematography, inspired editing and brilliantly utilised soundtrack, the film is a landmark of the Czechoslovak New Wave. Its themes of man s perpetual struggle to preserve human dignity in the face of unimaginable horrors remain fearsomely relevant today.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci, 196) presented from a new 4K restoration from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive
Jan N mec s debut short film A Loaf of Bread (Sousto, 1960)
All-new audio commentary by film historian Michael Brooke.
New filmed interview with Eva Lustigova, daughter of author Arno t Lustig.
A filmed appreciation by Peter Hames
Booklet featuring Michael Brooke’s substantial essay on the film.
New and improved English subtitle translation.
World premiere on Blu-ray.
Region Free Blu-ray (A/B/C)
Original soundtrack in Dual Mono 24-bit LPCM audio.