DVD REVIEWS: Avant-Garde
|Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and '30s Kino |
Movie •••• Picture/Sound ••½ Extras None
None of the films have been well preserved, but the abrasions, flecks, and jumpiness actually give another dimension to the textures and movement in the images. The music, much of it added recently, is hit-and-miss, ranging from classical to electronic to modern jazz, and sometimes it's necessary to turn the volume way down so that it doesn't interfere with a film's own marvelously hypnotic rhythms. [NR] English, Dolby Digital stereo; full frame (1.33:1); two dual-layer discs..