New Releases

The Village Detective: A Song Cycle
A film by Bill Morrison
USA, 2021

Blu-ray Special Edition

“Bill Morrison, the poet laureate of lost films, turns the story of footage found near Iceland into a history of a slice of Soviet cinema.” Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

From Bill Morrison, the director of Dawson City: Frozen
, comes another fascinating cinematic odyssey.

Weaving together decayed footage from a Soviet-era film starring the well-known Russian actor Mikhail Zharov with clips from Zharov’s lengthy filmography, and an entrancing score by David Lang, Morrison creates a unique and mesmerising document, reflecting how life, history, and art intersect and endure forever on film.

Release Date: February 2024

Selected works by Ben Rivers

UK, 2003 - 2022

Blu-ray 2-disc Special Edition

“Ben Rivers’ movies make an immediate impression – they evoke mystery...
[They] have the long-term power to shape the viewer’s worldview and to take them on previously unknown journeys”

Karlovy Vary Film Festival

British artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers is internationally renowned for creating a body of bold experimental works that lie between documentary and fiction.

Second Run are proud to present the first comprehensive Blu-ray collection of Ben Rivers' unique, award-winning and critically acclaimed films. This 2-disc Blu-ray Special Edition contains 24 extraordinary films specifically chosen by the artist, plus a booklet with a new essay by author and scholar Erika Balsom and writing on each of the films by Ben Rivers.

Release Date: November 2023

New Releases

Jerzy Skolimowski:
Walkover / Barrier / Dialogue 20 40 60
+ short films

Poland/Czechoslovakia, 1960-68

Blu-ray 3-disc Limited Edition Box Set

“Skolimowski has produced a body of work located on the margins between the surreal and the absurd... His is a cinema of irony ambiguously played out [...] located between reality and fantasy where the real shades into metaphor” Senses of Cinema

Second Run presents essential early works by Polish director and iconoclast Jerzy Skolimowski, one of international cinema’s most prolific and celebrated artists.

This limited edition 3-disc Blu-ray box set contains a selection of 1960s feature films - Walkover (1965) / Barrier (1966) / Dialogue 20 40 60 (1968) - presented from stunning new 2K restorations, plus early short films, newly remastered in HD, and released for the first time ever on Blu-ray.

Release Date: December 2023

Pearls of the Deep
(Perličky na dně)

A film by Jiří Menzel, Jan Němec,
Evald Schorm, Věra Chytilová, Jaromil Jireš

Czechoslovakia, 1965

Blu-ray Special Edition

“Generally anarchist and scaldingly farcical... all five films are compelling time capsules of defiance and love” Village Voice

Based on stories by Bohumil Hrabal, Pearls of the Deep is one of the delights of the Czechoslovak New Wave and manifesto for a new generation of young filmmakers. A joyous rallying cry for subversion and artistic expression.

The world Blu-ray premiere from a brand new 4K restoration. Also includes Ivan Passer's A Boring Afternoon and Juraj Herz's The Junk Shop, two additional films based on stories by Hrabal that were originally intended to be included in the film, a 1967 short film interview with Hrabal, plus a booklet with new writing on the films by author and Czechoslovak cinema expert Peter Hames.

Release Date: October 2023

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