Man With A Movie Camera and Other Works by Dziga Vertov. (U.)
Directed by Dziga Vertov.
In black and White. 69 mins. Released on a limited 4-disc Dual-Format (Blu-ray and DVD) edition by Eureka as part of their Masters of Cinema series.
As well as making their most recent top ten best films ever poll, according to another Sight and Sound poll, Man With A Movie Camera is the greatest documentary ever made. I'd beg to differ (read my review here) but if you are an enthusiast it is certainly presented to its advantage by this release. The film itself comes with plenty of extras and then a second disc gives you four other Films by Vertov spanning the year 1924 to 1934.
The other films are Kino-eye, Kino-Pravda # 21, Enthusiasm; Symphony of Donbass and Three Songs about Lenin – nearly four hours of material. The Movie Camera extras include a a short visual essay by David Cairns, an audio commentary by Adrian Martin, Ian Christie outling Vertov's biography in a 45 minute interview and a 100 page booklet featuring Vertov's various manifesto on film making.