GME Announces Films by Werner Schroeter on DVD Available for Institutional Sales

GME Announces Films by Werner Schroeter on DVD Available for Institutional Sales
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Gartenberg Media Announces


Films by Werner Schroeter

Now Available on DVD for Institutional Sales



Gartenberg Media Enterprises (GME) is proud to announce the release of two publications featuring the films of Werner Schroeter, published by Edition Filmmuseum.  Each 2-disc set presents new, state-of-the-art restorations by the Munich Film Museum, along with bonus materials and trilingual booklets about Schroeter and his films.  Both PAL-DVD editions are available for institutional sales in North America.


Werner Schroeter's unique melodramas about love and death are fascinating amalgamations of avant-garde opera, theater and cinema elements. Art and kitsch, high- and low-brow, Maria Callas and Caterina Valente, myths and genre elements, all find expression in EIKA KATAPPA & DER TOD DER MARIA MALIBRAN, two melodramas about love and death.  The 2-disc DVD set presents the first two feature-length films by Schroeter in beautifully restored versions. In addition, it offers a portrait of Maria Callas shot by Schroeter on 8mm film in 1968, a new reconstruction of Schroeter's legendary two-screen projection short film ARGILA (1969), and excerpts of a talk with Werner Schroeter, led by Dietrich Kuhlbrodt during the Schroeter Tribute at the Viennale 2008.



Werner Schroeter
Eika Katappa (1969) West Germany
Der Tod der Maria Malibran (1972) West Germany


DVD-PAL - Region 0 / 
No Regional Code.


  Institutional Sale Price: $ 300.00 plus shipping & handling.



DER BOMBERPILOT & NEL REGNO DI NAPOLI presents new, restored versions of two rare classics by Werner Schroeter that connect private stories with history: DER BOMBERPILOT tells the story of three eccentric women in Germany during the Nazi period who try to become show stars in America after the war; NEL REGNO DI NAPOLI is a chronicle of post-war Italy told from the perspective of a Neapolitan family. Additional features of the 2-disc DVD set include: a feature length, collage portrait of Werner Schroeter constructed by Gérard Courant,based on an audio interview with Schroeter at the Cannes Film Festival; a video of Werner Schroeter in a talk with the audience at the Austrian Filmmuseum from 1978; and stills from the shooting of NEL REGNO DI NAPOLI by Digne M. Markovicz.



Der Bomberpilot  (1970)  West Germany
Nel Regno di Napoli  (1978)  West Germany
DVD-PAL - Region 0 / 

No Regional Code.

Institutional Sale Price: $ 300.00 plus shipping & handling.





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Many of our DVDs are published in PAL format Region 0.

PAL DVDs require a PAL or Multi-system DVD player for playback.


These DVD and Blu-ray editions are currently being made available to universities, libraries, museums, and other educational organizations in North America (U.S. and Canada), and include public performance rights.  Public performance rights extend to use in classrooms and other non-commercial settings where no admission is charged.


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