One of the largest Russian distributors of video media, Prior Group, has released an exclusive DVD set, which includes all films by director Alexey Balabanov. The release of the set is timed to coincide with the director’s birthday, would have turned 59 on February 25th.
The new 13-disc DVD set will become a real gift for all admirers of Aleksey Balabanov’s work: it includes not only the director’s feature films, but also virtually all his short films.
The creation of the digital archive of Aleksey Balabanov’s films was completed in 2017 by CTB Film Company with the participation of, among others, the State Film Fund of Russia, the Neva Film Company, the Lenfilm Studio, and with assistance from Balabanov’s friend and companion, cinematographer Sergey Astakhov. This archive will allow viewers to watch all of the director’s films in modern cinemas. Most of the films had gone through image and audio restoration, while some were converted to the widescreen format.
Thus, today many of Balabanov’s films are available in such high quality only in the new DVD set.
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