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    Eroica

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    Andrzej Munk’s ‘heroic symphony’, set during WWII, presents two sardonic tales of courage and valour which aim to demystify the archetypal image of heroism. The first movement focuses on a seemingly feckless and selfish man and his ironic route to finally taking up arms in the national struggle against the Nazis. The second movement is set in a POW camp whose Polish inmates cling to their hopes for an eventual escape, encouraged by the legendary escape of one of their number. Both tales converge to create a blackly comic and perceptive satire; a provocative, powerful, and potent anti-war poem considered amongst the most subversive films of the period.

    The DVD features the film presented from a new HD digital transfer with restored picture and sound supervised by the film’s cinematographer Jerzy Wójcik, plus Andrzej Munk’s prize-winning short film A Walk in the Old Town of Warsaw (Spacerek staromiejski) and a new essay on the film by author and film scholar Dr César Ballester.

    Region Free DVD : Australian compatible

    Andrzej Munk's 'heroic symphony', set during WWII, presents two sardonic tales of courage and valour which aim to demystify the archetypal image of heroism. The first movement focuses on a seemingly feckless and selfish man and his ironic route to finally taking up arms in the national struggle against the Nazis. The second movement is set in a POW camp whose Polish inmates cling to their hopes for an eventual escape, encouraged by the legendary escape of one of their number. Both tales converge to create a blackly comic and perceptive satire; a provocative, powerful, and potent anti-war poem considered amongst the most subversive films of the period.

    The DVD features the film presented from a new HD digital transfer with restored picture and sound supervised by the film's cinematographer Jerzy Wójcik, plus Andrzej Munk's prize-winning short film A Walk in the Old Town of Warsaw (Spacerek staromiejski) and a new essay on the film by author and film scholar Dr César Ballester.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    • Presented from a new high-definition restoration of the film, supervised by the film's cinematographer Jerzy Wójcik.
    • Andrzej Munk's prize-winning short film A Walk in the Old Town of Warsaw (Spacerek staromiejski).
    • New and improved English subtitle translation.
    • 16-page booklet featuring a new essay by author and film scholar Dr César Ballester.
    • Region Free DVD : Australian compatible