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New Releases

Diamonds of the Night
(Démanty noci)
A film by Jan Němec
Czechoslovakia, 1964

Blu-ray Special Edition

“An extraordinary debut, and an intense experience... Honest, pure, and with a dark beauty all of its own” Cine Outsider

Presented from the new 4K restoration of the film which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Second Run present a new Blu-ray Special Edition of Jan Němec's masterful and harrowing Diamonds of the Night.

This new Blu-ray Special Edition also contains Němec's debut short film A Loaf of Bread (Sousto, 1960) and a new audio commentary by film historian Michael Brooke.

Release Date: January 2019

From Lift to The Road
The Films of Marc Isaacs
UK, 2001 - 2017

2-Disc Blu-ray Limited Edition Set
with 80-page Book


"Marc Isaacs is one of Britain’s most experimental and revered documentary makers” BBC Online

A comprehensive collection of the films of Marc Isaacs, presented in a 2-Disc Blu-ray Limited Edition Box Set together with a newly-published 80-page book ‘The Human Element’.

Recognised as one of the foremost documentary filmmakers of his generation, Marc Isaacs creates intimate portraits fuelled by insight, compassion and humour. His empathetic and deeply moving documentaries explore the extraordinary world of the everyday, presenting a unique vision of modern Britain.

Release Date: October 2018

New Releases

Invention for Destruction
(Vynález zkázy)
A film by Karel Zeman
Czechoslovakia, 1958

"An imaginative delight, and a stunning personal achievement. Once seen, never forgotten." Senses of Cinema

Presented from new 4K restoration, Karel Zeman's beloved Invention for Destruction comes to Blu-ray and DVD from Second Run.

Breaking new ground in its combination of live action, animation and design, Zeman's film is both a heartfelt homage and love letter to Jules Verne's wonderful tales of science and adventure, and a valiant cry against man's propensity for self-destruction.

Release Date: November 2018

Daisies (Sedmikrásky)
A film by Věra Chytilová
Czechoslovakia, 1966

Blu-ray Special Edition

"An amazing explosion of pop-art colours, absurdist humour and proto-feminist politics... It’s a trip, a surreal manifesto, a joy to behold" Sukhdev Sandhu, The Telegraph

Presented from newly remastered materials, Second Run are delighted to present a new Blu-ray Special Edition of one of our most popular titles: the glorious Daisies.

Věra Chytilová’s classic of surrealist cinema is perhaps also one of the most adventurous and anarchic movies of the 1960s. Daisies remains a cinematic enigma. Refreshingly uncompromising, it continues to provoke, stimulate and entertain audiences and its influence is still felt today.

Release Date: October 2018

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