Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project No. 2 (Criterion Collection) Blu-ray
Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project No. 2 (Criterion Collection)Blu-ray
Brazilian poet Mário Peixoto’s sole film effort, the thought-lost, classical music-scored experimental silent “Limite” (1931), unveils through flashbacks the pasts of a man and two women lost asea in a skiff.
An impoverished farmer (Yilmaz Güney, who co-scripted) may come to regret his choice to fall in with a gang of sheep smugglers in Turkish director Lütfi Akad’s “Law of the Border” (1966).
Filipino helmer Lino Brocka’s “Inisang” (1976) offers the tale of a young woman’s quest for vengeance after being abandoned by her boyfriend and assaulted by her mother’s lover.
Taiwanese director Edward Yang's "Taipei Story" (1985) follows the fissuring of the long-term relationship between an unhappy ex-baseball player (Hou Hsiao-hsien, who co-scripted), and a frustrated businesswoman (Tsai Chin).
A young Korean man pursues the destiny his father sired him for--to hunt down and slay his sister’s killer--in “Revenge” (1989), from Kazakh filmmaker Yermek Shinarbayev and Soviet-Korean scripter Anatoli Kim.
Thai documentarian Apichatpong Weerasethakul traveled his native country, asking strangers he met along the way to contribute improvised segments to an ongoing story, and the compelling results are shown in "Mysterious Objects at Noon" (2000).
10 hrs. total on nine discs. Soundtrack: Turkish PCM mono, Filipino PCM mono, Mandarin PCM mono, Russian PCM mono, Thai PCM mono; Subtitles: English; interviews; more.