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Roland Klick - DVD Collection

D 1962 - 2013, 540 min

5 DVDs in a slipcase - 3 award-winning cult films HD remastered + 2 first releases + booklet + 238 min extras!

Roland Klick is a legend, quite the only one in the last 40 years of German film history. With Mario Adorf he shot the psychedelic western DEADLOCK, with Eva Mattes the milieu-thriller SUPERMARKT, with Dennis Hopper WHITE STAR, a morbid farewell to Punk. Klick made big, disturbing popular cinema. Despite his outsider position in New German Cinema of the 70s his films were decorated with six German Film Prizes, had also international successes and achieved classic status by now.


DVD 1
DEADLOCK
Roland Klick, GER 1970, 88 min + 24 min extras, Federal film award in gold 1971
A young man, Kid stumbles through the Mexican Sierra, shot and half bled to death, carrying a suitcase containing the loot from a bank robbery. Passing out from heat and blood loss, he is found by Charles Dump, a former gold miner living on the outskirts of ghost town "Deadlock" with his daughter. As Dump realizes what's in the suitcase, he tries to come up with a plan to get rid of its owner. As they are joined by Kid's partner in crime, the sadistic killer Sunshine. Soon it's everyone for himself in a violent endgame under the glistening sun where only one can walk away with the suitcase. – With Mario Adorf, Anthony Dawson, Marquard Bohm, Mascha Elm Rabben
Extras: Interview with Roland Klick (1997) / Audio commentary by Roland Klick and Ulrich von Berg (2005) / Klick Portrait by Peter W. Jansen (1984) / Original cinema trailer – Restored picture of the new HD cinema master, newly digitized sound from the original mixed tapes of the German version – DD 2.0 + 5.1, the original mono character of the film is preserved. (English & German version)
DVD info, credits & content about DEADLOCK


DVD 2 SUPERMARKT
Roland Klick, GER 1973, 84 min + 65 min extras
, Federal film award in gold 1974
Willi lives on the streets of Hamburg, always on the run. Being sheltered by a good-natured journalist who attempts to resocialize him doesn't stop him from getting in trouble. While being involved with small-time crook Theo who makes him work the streets, he falls in love with prostitute Monika. Willi comes up with a dangerous plan that will enable both of them to make their last great escape. – With Charly Wierzejewski, Eva Mattes, Michael Degen, Walter Kohut, Hans-Michael Rehberg
Extras: Interview film with Roland Klick and Jost Vacano (1999, 40 min) / Interview with Roland Klick (1997) / Audio commentary by Roland Klick / Photo gallery / Title song "Celebration" by Marius Müller-Westernhagen / Original cinema trailer – Restored picture of the new HD cinema master, newly digitized sound from the original mixing tapes - DD 2.0 + 5.1, the original mono character of the film is retained. (English subtitles)
DVD info, credits & content about SUPERMARKT


DVD 3 WHITE STAR
Roland Klick, GER 1981-83, 92 min + 15 min extras, Federal film award in silver 1984

Berlin, 1981. Dennis Hopper plays Ken Barlow, a washed up tour manager who hit his peak as a road manager for the Rolling Stones but things have been going downhill for him ever since. He has found salvation in Moody, an up and coming synth-pop artist, who he vies to take straight to the top of the pops. – With Dennis Hopper, Terrance Robay, Ramona Sweeney, David Hess
Extras: Interview with Roland Klick (1997) / Audio comment by Roland Klick (2007) / Photo gallery / Original cinema trailer – Restored picture of the new HD cinema master, newly digitized sound from the original mixed tapes of the German and English versions (original sound is in English) – DD 2.0 + 5.1, the original mono character of the film is preserved. (English & German version)
DVD info, credits & content about WHITE STAR


DVD 4 HICCUP
Roland Klick, GER 1987-1989, 92 min + 35 min extras
Gertie, called Flo by her friends, sees her big chance of a model carreer, when she manages to get the business card of successful model Chantal at a fashion show in her sleepy village. She goes to Berlin and nests in the flat share of Chantal. The story of a very unusual female friendship. – With Irene Findeisen, Cathy Haase, Peter Hugo Daly, Tana Schanzara, Rüdiger Tuchel, Jean Boileau
Extras: Audio comment by Roland Klick on HICCUP (2014) / Booklet / Interview with Roland Klick on his debut film BÜBCHEN (1997) – Original German version, SD-TV-Master – DD 2.0 (no subtitles)
DVD info, credits & content about HICCUP

SHORT FILMS: CHRISTMAS, LUDWIG, TWO, JIMMY ORPHEUS
Roland Klick, GER 1962-1966, 104 min

CHRISTMAS is an etude about the machinery christmas, LUDWIG is the most beautiful of Roland Klick's early short films - in a stunning leading performance: Otto Sander, TWO shows snapshots of people, a city and day-to-day life and JIMMY ORPHEUS is a wildly improvised love story between nouvelle vague, German Beat and total cinematic craziness. – With Otto Sander, Peggy Parnass, Ortrud Beginen, Klaus Schichan. LUDWIG is available for the first time on this DVD in a newly digitized image and sound version. Original German versions – DD 2.0
DVD info, credits & content about CHRISTMAS, LUDWIG, TWO, JIMMY ORPHEUS


DVD 5 ROLAND KLICK  THE HEART IS A HUNGRY HUNTER
Sandra Prechtel, GER 2013, 80 min + 107 min extras, Berlinale 2013

In Sandra Prechtels Film zeigt sich Klick in seiner ganzen umwerfenden Geradlinigkeit. Otto Sander erinnert sich an seinen ersten Leinwandauftritt in LUDWIG. Eva Mattes lässt eine ihrer schönsten Rollen Revue passieren und erzählt vom Dreh von SUPERMARKT. Hark Bohm gedenkt seines Bruders Marquard, der durch DEADLOCK zum Star wurde.  Und Horrorfilm-Ikone David Hess, der in WHITE STAR an Hoppers Seite wütete, deutet Klicks Drama aus amerikanischer Sicht: He was a dreamer inside a Deutscher - it's not an easy thing to be. – With Roland Klick, Eva Mattes, Otto Sander, Hark Bohm, David Hess, Jost Vacano
Extras: Roland Klick's short film LUDWIG / Interview film "The cinema of Roland Klick" (D 1997, 73 min) by Frieder Schlaich / Outtakes / Original cinema trailer - German original version (partly OmU) – DD 2.0 (English subtitles)
DVD info, credits & content about ROLAND KLICK – THE HEART IS A HUNGRY HUNTER

Notes on the restoration: 
The four films DEADLOCK, SUPERMARKT, WHITE STAR and LUDWIG were restored and remarkably enhanced in image and sound, not only for this DVD-collection, they are available now for cinemas as well (DCP). In England and the USA the films of Roland Klick are only just being discovered, DCP's offer a whole new range of possibilites for that. We are very glad that the films could be restored in close collaboration with Roland Klick.  That this DVD-collection is not all complete is due to licensing rights. The three missing films are available, however: BÜBCHEN was available on DVD until 2012 at Filmgalerie 451 and can be found second hand, LIEB VATERLAND MAGST RUHIG SEIN has been published in a Johannes Mario Simmel-DVD-series and DERBY FEVER USA in our former VHS-edition is available in video archives.

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Press reviews

Admired by the likes of Tarantino, Spielberg and Jodorowsky, cult German director Roland Klick’s reputation continues to grow. He was doomed to become a glorified, multi-Bundesfilmpreiswinning failure: the grandmaster of cinema culture that was not supposed to exist. (Olaf Möller, Sight & Sound)

Awards and Festivals

- Federal film award in gold 1971
- Federal film award in gold 1974
- Federal film award in silver 1984

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Credits

DEADLOCK (1970)
Director: Roland Klick – With: Mario Adorf, Anthony Dawson, Marquard Bohm, Mascha Elm Rabben, Sigurd Fitzek, Betty Segal

SUPERMARKT (1973)
Director: Roland Klick – With: Charly Wierzejewski, Eva Mattes, Michael Degen, Walter Kohut, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Eva Schukardt, Rudolf Brand, Witta Pohl, Ferdinand Henning, Thilo Weber, Alfred Edel, Hans IrIe, Paul Burian, Edgar Bessen, Jürgen Bieske, Alexander Klick, Heinz Domez, Rolf Jühlich, Peter Bertram, Karl Walter Diess sowie die Billstedter Lehrlingsgruppe

WHITE STAR (1983)
Director: Roland Klick – With: Dennis Hopper, Terrance Robay, Ramona Sweeney, David Hess, Peter Kybart, Robert Rice, Eric Engbretson, Salina, Shaun Lawton, Jinny Peak, Steven Linetsky, Ute Cremer, Robert Bomilla, Stefan Staudinger, Klaus Voormann,Georg R. Wenkhaus, Alexander Klick, John Pinschmidt; Georg Standt, Mike Koppermann, Berthold Breitenstein, Andreas Pohle, Jim Smith, Alex Kügler, Kai Schirmer, Jenny Schmidt, Peter Wilmeroth, Michael Kleber

SCHLUCKAUF (1989)
Director: Roland Klick – With: Irene Findeisen, Cathy Haase, Peter Hugo Daly, Tana Schanzara, Rüdiger Tuchel, Jean Boileau

JIMMY ORPHEUS (1966)
Director: Roland Klick – With: Klaus Schichan, Ortrud Beginnen

ZWEI (1965)
Director: Roland Klick – With: Til Erwig, Peggy Parnass, Rolf Schimpf

LUDWIG (1964)
Director: Roland Klick – With: Otto Sander, Elke van Schoor

WEIHNACHT (1963)
Director: Roland Klick

ROLAND KLICK – THE HEART IS A HUNGRY HUNTER (2013)
Director: Sandra Prechtel – With: Roland Klick, Eva Mattes, Otto Sander, Hark Bohm, David Hess, Jost Vacano

DVD-Details

Extras
Interviews, Audio comments, Features, Photo galleries, Soundtrack, Outtakes, Booklet, Trailer
Language
German, English
Subtitles
English
Country Code
Code-free
System
PAL / Color + B/W
Length
540 min + 246 min extras
Aspect Ratio
16:9 + 4:3
Sound Format
2.0 + 5.1
Content
5 DVDs (softbox) in a slipcase, Booklet
Release Date
10. Juli 2014
Rating
From 16 Years

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