Battleship Potemkin & Drifters

Find yourself under the (Soviet) influence with this latest release from the BFI...

The second of the BFI's 'The Soviet Influence' releases is notable for marking the UK HD debut of that best-known of all Soviet films – Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin. While still riddled with damage, the stability and clarity of the 1.33:1 image (encoded at the authentic 18fps) is pretty special. Joining …it is Drifters (shown below), a UK film about a fishing fleet that draws visual inspiration from Eisenstein's classic, plus three extra short films (all also restored in 1080p). A booklet of essays is also included that helps put the films in context.

BFI, Region B BD/R2 DVD, £23 Approx, On sale now