I usually don’t do this sort of thing, but this deal is too good to pass by without mention. Rbcmp3.com, a US e-tailer of Russian media, is apparently offering a buy-one, get-one free deal for two of my favorite films, Andrei Tarkovsky‘s Stalker (1979) and Mirror (1975).
“The first 10 orders for the film Stalker (DVD-NTSC), a
2 DVD Set,
placed today after 12 noon (midday New York time) will receive a
free disc, Tarkovsky’s Mirror (DVD-NTSC).”
Both discs feature excellent transfers (although Stalker has some very subtle “shifting” problems) and, most importantly, the original mono soundtracks in addition to the nasty 5.1 remixes. (For an account of this disc’s sordid history, visit Nostalghia.com‘s informative news thread, here.) When you order Mirror, make sure you specify the mono version as well.
Coming up in the next few days, my AFIFEST notes, and summaries of three L.A. events with filmmakers Agnes Varda, Errol Morris, and Lawrence Kasdan…