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O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization

O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization

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O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization

The survivors of a claustrophobic, subterranean world in ruins are pacified by Soft (Jerzy Stuhr, Camera Buff), who engineers a mass collective dream of escape through means of a mythical vessel, The Ark… A dark vision existing somewhere between Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker and John Carpenter’s Escape from New York, Piotr Szulkin’s O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization is one of the great dystopian films. Masquerading as both works of science fiction and horror, Szulkin's satirical, surrealistic apocalypse-themed films are Polish cinema's best-kept secret. 

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 2K restoration supervised by Piotr Szulkin and sound engineer Nikodem Wołk-Łaniewski, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK
  • Uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Samosiuk. The Independent Film Republic - a documentary on War of the Worlds cinematographer Zygmunt Samosiuk and his work, featuring interviews with Szulkin and Andrzej Wajda among others (Adam Lewandowski, 2012, 29 mins)
  • PRL - Polish People's Republic Post-Apocalyptic Parables - a new video essay by Dobrotka Więckiewicz exploring Szulkin's rejection of the science-fiction label (2023)
  • Labyrinth - Jan Lenica’s award-winning short film about a flying man who visits an art nouveau metropolis (1963, 15 mins)

Cert: 15
Format: Blu-ray
Region: ABC
RAD031BD
EAN: 5060974680610
Release date: 23/09/23

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