Item Details

Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project: No. 1 a River Called Titas

a film by Ritwik Ghatak. Dry summer / a film by Metin Erksan
Format
Video; DVD; Blu-Ray
Summary
River called Titas: "A saga ... [of] the tumultuous lives of people in fishing villages along the banks of the Titas River in pre-Partition East Bengal"--Container.
Dry summer: "Follows the machinations of an unrepentantly selfish tobacco farmer who builds a dam to prevent water from flowing downhill to his neighbors' crops. ... Alongside this tale ... is one of overheated desire, as a love triangle develops between the farmer, his more decent brother, and the beautiful villager the latter takes as his bride"--Container.
Director
Ritwik Ghatak; Metin Erksan; Ritwikkumar Ghatak
Performers
River called Titas: Kabari Choudhury, Roushan Jamil, Prabir Mitra, Ritwik Ghatak, Rani Sarkar, Sufia Rustam, Rosy Samad, Golam Mostafa, M.A. Khair, Shafiq Islam, Narayan Chakrabarty, Magan Sardar.
Dry summer: Erol Taş, Hülya Koçyiğit, Ulvi Doğan, Hakki Haktan, Alaettin Altiok.
Release Date
1973
Run Time
246 min.
Language
River called Titas: In Bengali with optional English subtitles
Dry summer: In Turkish with optional English subtitles
Notes
  • The single Blu-ray disc and the set of two DVDs each contains the World Cinema Project's 2K digitally-restored versions of the feature films A river called Titas (156 min.) and Dry summer (90 min.) and a collection of special features.
  • Title from container.
  • River called Titas: Based on the novel by Advaita Malla Barman.
  • River called Titas: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1973.
  • Dry summer: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964.
  • Special features on Blu-ray disc and the two DVDs include new introductions to the films by World Cinema Project founder Martin Scorsese, a new interview with filmmaker Kumar Shahani about A river called Titas, and a new interview program about Dry summer featuring director Metin Erksan and filmmaker Fatih Akin; plus: a booklet featuring a foreword by Kent Jones and essays on the films by Adrian Martin and Bilge Ebiri.
Variant Title
River called Titas
Dry summer
River called Titas title from screen: Titāsa ekaṭi nadīra nāma
Related Title
Susuz yaz (Motion picture)
Dry summer.
Edition
Dual-format ed., Dual-format Blu-ray and DVD special ed
Series
The Criterion Collection
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
The Criterion collection ; 687, 688
Criterion collection ; 687
Criterion collection ; 688
Contents
  • Disc 1. A river called Titas (DVD)
  • Disc 2. Dry summer (DVD)
  • Disc 3. A river called Titas and Dry summer (Blu-ray)
ISBN
9781604658156, 1604658150, 9781604658163, 1604658169
Credits
Titāsa ekaṭi nadīra nāma = River called Titas / screenplay by Ritwak Kumar Ghatak ; produced on behalf of Purbapran Kathacitra, N.M. Chowdhury, Habibur Rahman Khan, Fayez Ahmed ; direction and musical composition by Ritwik Kumar Ghatak -- Susuz yaz = Dry summer / a Ulvi Doğan production ; screenplay by Metin Erksan, Kemal Inci, Ismet Soydan ; directed by Metin Erksan.; River called Titas: Producers, Habibur Rahman Khan, N.M. Chowdhury, Fayez Ahmed ; director of photography, Baby Islam ; editors, Basheer Hussain, Abu Taleb, Mahabubur Rahaman ; original music, Ustad Bahadur Hossein Khan.; Dry summer: Producers, Metin Erksan, Ulvi Doğan ; original story, Necati Cumali ; screenplay, Metin Erksan, Kemal Inci, Ismet Soydan ; director of photography, Ali Uğur ; editor, Turgut Inangiray ; music direction, Ahmet Yamaç.
Published
[New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013]
Publisher no.
  • CC2333BDDVD The Criterion Collection (set)
  • CC2333BDDVD-4 The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray disc)
  • CC2333BDDVD-5 The Criterion Collection (River called Titas DVD)
  • CC2333BDDVD-6 The Criterion Collection (Dry summer DVD)
Description
3 videodiscs (246 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Blu-ray, region A; full screen (1.37:1 or 1.33:1) presentations; uncompressed monaural; requires Blu-ray player.
DVD, NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.37:1 or 1.33:1) presentations; monaural.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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