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8 Hours Don't Make a Day (Blu-ray) 8 Hours Don't Make a Day (Blu-ray)

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All five feature-length episodes from the German drama series written by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. All five feature-length episodes from the German drama series written by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
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Rainer Werner Fassbinder had been making feature films for three years and already amassed a filmography that would satisfy most careers when he decided to take on a bigger challenge. Teaming up with West German television channel WDR, he conceived of Eight Hours Don t Make a Day, a series that would extend to five feature-length episodes to be broadcast at monthly intervals.

Centring on the Krüger family, as well as their lovers, in-laws, friends and co-workers, the series takes a sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic look at domestic relationships and labour relationships, with particular focus on skilled worker Jochen (Gottfried John, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Goldeneye) and his new girlfriend, Marion (Hanna Schygulla, The Marriage of Maria Braun).

Reminiscent of working-class soap operas such as Coronation Street and the family-based sitcoms of Carla Lane, Eight Hours Don t Make a Day has been a one of the more difficult to find entries of Fassbinder s extraordinarily prolific output, but is now presented here in full and newly restored by the Fassbinder Foundation.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new restoration of all five episodes by the Fassbinder Foundation
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original German mono soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Fassbinder, a feature-length 2015 documentary on the director featuring interviews with Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, Volker Schlöndorff and others
  • Brand-new retrospective featurette on Eight Hours Don t Make a Day, featuring interviews with Schygulla, Hermann, Wolfgang Schenck, Hans Hirschmüller and others, and directed by Juliane Lorenz, head of the Fassbinder Foundation
  • 60-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by David Jenkins and a new interview with Juliane Lorenz, plus archival essays by Manuel Alvarado and Christian Braad Thomsen

Rainer Werner Fassbinder had been making feature films for three years and already amassed a filmography that would satisfy most careers when he decided to take on a bigger challenge. Teaming up with West German television channel WDR, he conceived of Eight Hours Don t Make a Day, a series that would extend to five feature-length episodes to be broadcast at monthly intervals.

Centring on the Krüger family, as well as their lovers, in-laws, friends and co-workers, the series takes a sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic look at domestic relationships and labour relationships, with particular focus on skilled worker Jochen (Gottfried John, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Goldeneye) and his new girlfriend, Marion (Hanna Schygulla, The Marriage of Maria Braun).

Reminiscent of working-class soap operas such as Coronation Street and the family-based sitcoms of Carla Lane, Eight Hours Don t Make a Day has been a one of the more difficult to find entries of Fassbinder s extraordinarily prolific output, but is now presented here in full and newly restored by the Fassbinder Foundation.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new restoration of all five episodes by the Fassbinder Foundation
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original German mono soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Fassbinder, a feature-length 2015 documentary on the director featuring interviews with Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, Volker Schlöndorff and others
  • Brand-new retrospective featurette on Eight Hours Don t Make a Day, featuring interviews with Schygulla, Hermann, Wolfgang Schenck, Hans Hirschmüller and others, and directed by Juliane Lorenz, head of the Fassbinder Foundation
  • 60-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by David Jenkins and a new interview with Juliane Lorenz, plus archival essays by Manuel Alvarado and Christian Braad Thomsen

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SKU 5027035017068
Product contents 6 discs
Year 1973
Director Fasbinder, Rainer Werner
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Arrow Academy
Language(s) German
Running time 478 minutes
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15

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