8 Hours Don't Make A Day - Limited Edition Blu-Ray DVD

8 Hours Don't Make A Day - Limited Edition Blu-Ray DVD
8 Hours Don't Make A Day - Limited Edition Blu-Ray DVD 8 Hours Don't Make A Day - Limited Edition Blu-Ray DVD
Rainer Werner Fassbinder had been making feature films for three years and already amassed a filmography that would satisfy most careers - when he decided to take on a bigger challenge. Teaming up with West German television channel WDR, he conceived of Eight Hours Don't Make a Day, a series that would extend to five feature-length episodes to be broadcast at monthly intervals. Centring on the Kruger family, as well as their lovers, in-laws, friends and co-workers, the series takes a sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic look at domestic relationships and labour relationships, with particular focus on skilled worker Jochen (Gottfried John, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Goldeneye) and his new girlfriend, Marion (Hanna Schygulla, The Marriage of Maria Braun). Reminiscent of working-class soap operas such as Coronation Street and the family-based sitcoms of Carla Lane, Eight Hours Don't Make a Day has been one of the more difficult to find entries of Fassbinder's extraordinarily prolific output, but is now presented here in full and newly restored by the Fassbinder Foundation.

Special Features
Brand New Restoration Of All 5 Episodes By The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, High Definition Blu-Ray (1080p) And Standard Definition DVD Presentations, Original German Mono Soundtracks, Optional English Subtitles, Fassbinder, A Feature-Length 2015 Documentary On The Director Featuring Interviews With Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, Volker Schlondorff And Others, Eight Hours Don't Make A Day: A Family Series Becomes A Family Occasion, A Brand-New Retrospective Featurette Featuring Interviews With Schygulla, Hermann, Wolfgang Schenck, Hans Hirschmuller And Others, And Directed By Juliane Lorenz, Head Of The Fassbinder Foundation, An Appreciaition By Critic Tony Rayns, Recorded Exclusively For This Release, 60-Page Book Featuring New Writing On The Film By David Jenkins And A New Interview With Juliane Lorenz, Plus Archival Essays By Manuel Alvarado And Christian Braad Thomsen
Specifications
Aspect Ratio 1.37:1
Audio German Mono 1.0
BBFC 15
Case Type Boxset Amaray
Cast Gottfried John,Hanna Schygulla,Luise Ullrich
Colour Colour
Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Discs 3
Format Includes - Booklet
Format DVD
Format Blu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing) No
IFCO None
Language German
Region Blu-Ray B
Region DVD 2
Released 2017-09-25
Run Time 478
Special Features
Subtitle English
Year 1972

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Tags: 1970s, TV Boxset, Limited Edition