New Releases

El Mar La Mar
A film by Joshua Bonnetta and J.P. Sniadecki
USA, 2017

Blu-ray Special Edition

“Monumentally important protest art. [...] It strives to unearth what the desert so conveniently wipes away: untold stories of sacrifice and struggle”
Glenn Heath Jr, Little White Lies

A unique portrait of life in the US-Mexico border region, this unique documentary film is an immersive, captivating and terrifying journey through the Sonoran Desert; and reviewed as being unlike anything one's seen, heard or felt before.

Presented from a new HD transfer approved by directors Joshua Bonnetta and J.P. Sniadecki, and featuring a new filmed appreciation by writer, curator and producer
Gareth Evans, El Mar La Mar released for the first time on Blu-ray.

Release Date: January 2023

Love (Szerelem)
A film by Károly Makk
Hungary, 1971

Blu-ray Special Edition

“Makk's haunting, atmospheric and beautifully performed film, brilliantly shot by János Tóth”
Derek Malcolm, 100 Greatest Films

Károly Makk’s Cannes award-winning gem, based on the autobiographical writings of Tibor Déry, is a meditation on time, memory, love and loss.

The film is a subtle yet powerful exploration of how love sustains life, even in times of fear and uncertainty. Perfectly realised, with luminous cinematography and innovative editing.

Presented from a new 4K restoration and for the first time ever on Blu-ray, Makk’s tender masterpiece is a landmark of international cinema.

Release Date: September 2022

New Releases

The War Trilogy:
A Generation / Kanał
Ashes and Diamonds

Three films by Andrzej Wajda
Poland, 1955 / 1657 / 1958

3-disc Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set

“[Wajda's] wartime trilogy of A Generation, Kanał and Ashes and Diamonds remains one of the finest achievements of Eastern European cinema.”
Derek Malcolm, A Century of Film,
The Guardian

Second Run presents Andrzej Wajda’s renowned ‘War Trilogy’ - the three films that first brought Wajda international attention and kickstarted the ‘Polish film school’ movement. These works are powerful and often harrowing accounts of the Polish Resistance movement through World War II and after, a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the struggle for personal and national freedom.

These celebrated films are presented from stunning new 2K restorations, with A Generation being released for the first time ever on Blu-ray.

Release Date: December 2022

Dragon's Return
(Drak sa vracia)
A film by Eduard Grečner
Czechoslovakia, 1967

Blu-ray Special Edition

“A jaw-dropping masterpiece, an exercise in pure cinematic storytelling that captivates, enchants and terrifies in each scene”
Graham Williamson, The Geek Show

A key film from Slovak cinema’s golden era, Eduard Grečner’s film is a radical fusion of ancient folklore and experimental modernism. Shot in luminous monochrome and boasting an extraordinary score by Ilja Zeljenka, Dragon's Return is an elemental vision of a world lost in time.

Presented from a new 2K restoration and makes its world premiere on Blu-ray. Our edition also features a brand new documentary on the film featuring director Eduard Grečner, a new filmed introduction by Rastislav Steranka, an interview with Peter Hames, and a booklet with writing by Jonathan Owen.

Release Date: October 2022

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