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 Ratio1.37:1
AudioGerman Mono 1.0
BBFC15
Case TypeBoxset Amaray
CastGottfried John,Hanna Schygulla,Luise Ullrich
ColourColour
DirectorRainer Werner Fassbinder
Discs3
FormatIncludes - Booklet
FormatDVD
FormatBlu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
IFCONone
LanguageGerman
RegionB
Region2
Released2017-09-25
Run Time478
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1972

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Tags: 1970s, TV Boxset, Limited Edition