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Red Sun

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Genres: Crime
Starring: Uschi Obermaier, Marquard Bohm, Sylvia Kekulé
Director: Rudolf Thome
Plot Sypnosis:

THE CLASSIC 1970 GERMAN FILM DIRECTED BY RUDOLF THOME MAKES ITS HD DEBUT

Thomas (Marquard Bohm, Kings of the Road) gets a ride to Munich where he finds his ex-girlfriend Peggy (counter culture activist and model Uschi Obermaier) who takes him in. In her flat he finds Peggy and her roommates have a commune-like lifestyle where they kill the men in their lives after five days, but will Thomas realize in time?

LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • High-definition digital transfer overseen by director Rudolf Thome
  • Select scene commentary with Thome and Rainer Langhans, Obermaier's boyfriend and Kommune 1 member who served as inspiration for the film and was on set for the shoot
  • Rote Sonne between Pop Sensibility and Social Critique - A newly produced visual essay by scholar Johannes von Moltke on Red Sun, which looks at the social and cultural influences on the film and provides context for the era in which it was made (2022, 21 mins)
  • From Oberhausen to the Fall of the Wall: A visual essay by academic and programmer Margaret Deriaz tracing the development of the New German Cinema from the Oberhausen Manifesto to the fall of the Berlin wall (2023, 50 mins approx.)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring designs based on original posters
  • Limited edition 52-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by Samm Deighan, newly translated archival letters by Wim Wenders, critic Enno Patalas and the German Film Evaluation Office on the film's official submission, newly translated archival interview with Rudolf Thome and an overview reviews
  • Limited edition of 2000 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of logos and markings

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1970
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 89
Specs: Blu-ray Disc
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.66:1
Audio Formats: German
Subtitles/Captions: English