The Ear (Second Run UK) (Blu-Ray All Region)

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One of the most courageous and innovative films of its time, fearlessly referring to many taboo subjects of the Stalinist era, The Ear was banned by the Czech authorities, and remained unseen for twenty years. This landmark film is an extraordinary mix of one of the most direct indictments of life under an oppressive totalitarian system and a not-so-private examination of a disintegrating marital relationship

 

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Aka Ucho

In Karel Kachyna’s remarkable The Ear, a Communist Party official and his wife find their home under surveillance and riddled with listening devices planted by his own bureau, and a harrowing night of dread and paranoia ensues

One of the most courageous and innovative films of its time, fearlessly referring to many taboo subjects of the Stalinist era, The Ear was banned by the Czech authorities, and remained unseen for twenty years. This landmark film is an extraordinary mix of one of the most direct indictments of life under an oppressive totalitarian system and a not-so-private examination of a disintegrating marital relationship

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

The Ear (Ucho, 1970) presented from a brand new restoration of the film from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive

A filmed introduction to the film by writer and critic Peter Hames

The Projection Booth commentary with Mike White, Ben Buckingham and Martin Kessler

The Uninvited Guest (Nezvaný host, 1969): a short film by Vlastimil Venclík

Booklet featuring writing on the film by Peter Hames, author and producer Steven Jay Schneider and journalist and critic Graham Williamson

New and improved English subtitle translation

Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C)

Original soundtrack in 2.0 Dual Mono 16-bit LPCM audio

World premiere on Blu-ray

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Weight 6 oz