New Releases

Dawson City: Frozen Time
A film by Bill Morrison
USA, 2016

"Both awe-inspiring and humbling... an instantaneously recognizable masterpiece" Glenn Kenny, New York Times

Named as one of the best films of 2017 by more than 100 critics worldwide, Dawson City: Frozen Time tells the bizarre true story of a long-lost collection of over 500 nitrate film prints dating from the early 1900s found buried in the permafrost at a remote Yukon mining town.

Our region-free Blu-ray and DVD editions includes a brand-new filmed interview with director Bill Morrison, his exceptional short film The Letter (2018), a filmed postscript
to the story, 24-page booklet... and more!

Release Date: February 2019

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

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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