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Martin Scorsese Presents Now Available on Blu-Ray

The premiere of the first Blu-Ray box set in the series Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema was held December 14 at the National Audiovisual Institute. The series showcases the most outstanding works of Polish cinema, digitally restored and with English and French subtitles. The set is available internationally and can be ordered online.

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema is a series of screenings that took place in the US and Canada, drawing 30 thousand viewers to 600 shows in 37 cities, and later toured Australia, China and the United Kingdom. The American director selected a total of 24 Polish masterpiece films, which are now being released in Poland under the same brand in high quality, meticulously restored editions. The first installment of the series, just released, features eight of the films: Promised Land, Man of Iron, The Constant Factor, Camouflage, Pharaoh, Somersault, The Hour-Glass Sanatorium, and Provincial Actors.

Each of the eight disks comes in a separate, specially designed cover and features an original visual element tied to the story of the film: an industrial landscape dotted with smokestacks on Promised Land, for example, and scattered Greek theater masks on the cover of Provincial Actors. The set also includes a booklet containing notes on the films and their directors, as well as personally commentary by Martin Scorsese, a history of Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, and an introduction to subject of digital restoration.

The next two installments of the series will be released in 2016. The first is now available at the dedicated Martin Scorsese Presents online store.

The NInA is a partner of the project.

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