ANDREI RUBLEV (Blu-ray)

$49.99
SKU: 715515219310
 
Andrei Tarkovsky
1966
Russian w/ English Subtitles
183m
 

Tracing the life of a renowned icon painter, the second feature by Andrei Tarkovsky vividly conjures the murky world of medieval Russia. This dreamlike and remarkably tactile film follows Andrei Rublev as he passes through a series of poetically linked scenes—snow falls inside an unfinished church, naked pagans stream through a thicket during a torchlit ritual, a boy oversees the clearing away of muddy earth for the forging of a gigantic bell—gradually emerging as a man struggling mightily to preserve his creative and religious integrity. Appearing here in the director’s preferred 183-minute cut as well as the version that was originally suppressed by Soviet authorities, the masterwork Andrei Rublev is one of Tarkovsky’s most revered films, an arresting meditation on art, faith, and endurance.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New high-definition digital restoration of the director’s preferred 183-minute cut, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • The Passion According to Andrei, the original 205-minute version of the film
  • The Steamroller and the Violin, Tarkovsky’s 1961 student thesis film
  • The Three Andreis, a 1966 documentary about the writing of the film’s script
  • On the Set of “Andrei Rublev,” a 1966 documentary about the making of the film
  • Tarkovsky’s “Andrei Rublev”: A Journey, a new documentary by filmmakers Seán Martin and Louise Milne, featuring interviews with actor Nikolai Burlyaev, cinematographer Vadim Yusov, Tarkovsky’s assistant Olga Surkova, and others
  • New interview with film scholar Robert Bird
  • Selected-scene commentary from 1998 featuring film scholar Vlada Petrić
  • New video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic J. Hoberman
 
Price: $49.99