The edition of DVDs is a very recent activity of the Cinemateca Portuguesa. We believe that archival-DVD editions should have a very distinctive mark (both in terms of high technical standards and historical contextualisation). It might seem odd to still invest in DVD editions when cable TV, VoD and online distribution platforms are so disseminated. However, we believe that DVDs have the advantage of accompanying the presentation of classic and archive films with the specific historical context that they need. This is why our editions have always illustrated, bi-lingual booklets with original essays and documents that help the viewer understand the original context of production and reception of these films. Finally, DVD editions are a fundamental instrument in the outreach policies of Cinemateca, touching both the domestic and international audience of cinephiles and film scholars.
Titles published by Cinemateca Portuguesa: