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The
Eleventh Year

[Odinnadcatyi]
(1928)

 
coverEdition Filmmuseum
2009 DVD edition

Sestaja cast’ mira [A Sixth Part of the World] (1926), black & white, 73 minutes, not rated,
with Odinnadcatyj [The Eleventh Year] (1928), black & white, 53 minutes, not rated.

Edition Filmmuseum, 53, UPC/EAN 4-260100-330537.
Windowboxed 4:3 PAL, two single-sided, dual-layered DVD discs, Region 0, 6.5 Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, optional Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, Russian language intertitles, optional German and English language subtitles, 5 chapter stops, two-disc standard DVD keepcase, €29,90.
Release date: December 2009.
Country of origin: Germany

This PAL edition has been produced by Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna, from a high-definition video transfer from a 35mm preservation positive.

The film is presented with a music score composed by Michael Nyman.

A brief supplemental section, Vertov in Blum: Eine Untersuchung, compares the similarities and differences between The Eleventh Year and Im Schatten der Maschine, which contains common footage and has survived in different states. An intriguing possibility is the postulation that Im Schatten der Maschine contains a version of the original ending of The Eleventh Year.

Among the supplemental material is a 32-page bilingual booklet, with essays by Barbara Wurm, Thomas Tode, Adelheid Heftberger, Aleksandr Derjabin, Michael Loebenstein and Alexander Horwath, and CD-ROM content, with additional information about Vertov’s “Phrases” in Odinnadcatyj, insights into the film’s intertitles, the “Blum Affair,” and the “Digital Formalism” Vertov on DVD project.

This high-quality edition is recommended to Vertov enthusiasts, and is currently the only available DVD home video edition of The Eleventh Year.

North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

 
This Region 0 PAL DVD edition is available directly from EDITION FILMMUSEUM.
Other silent era DZIGA VERTOV films available on home video.

Other RUSSIAN and SOVIET FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

 
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