I Am Cuba Ultimate Edition DVD USED *see note*

Type: Used Movies


A fever dream, a plunging rollercoaster ride, a cinematographer's hallucination, a love song to the power of cinema. Welcome to I Am Cuba, the film rediscovery that has changed filmmaking forever - in a new deluxe edition! Director Mikhail Kalatozov and cinematographer Sergei Urusevsky's hybrid offspring of Soviet orthodoxy and Cuban tropicalismo is a film of dazzling contrasts. In 4 intertwining stories of the revolution, Urusevsky's acrobatic camera takes the viewer on a dizzying ride through smoky nightclubs and rooftop pool parties, rickety shantytowns and rustling sugarcane fields, student protest rallies and remote guerilla outposts.

  • Disc 1:

  • I Am Cuba - a new high-definition master from the original Russian 35mm fine-grain interpositive

  • Video interview with Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese (26 min.)

  • Language tracks in both English and Russian with new English subtitles

  • Cuban version of opening credits

  • Original Milestone trailer

  • Stills gallery

  • Disc 2:

  • The Siberian Mammouth, Vincente Ferraz's award-winning documentary on the making of I Am Cuba (2005, 91 min., Color/B&W, Portugese, Spanish & Russian with English subtitles)

  • CUNY City Cinematheque interview with screenwriter Yevgeny Yevtushenko (2004, 10 min., Color, English)

  • Disc 3:

  • A Film About Mikhail Kalatozov - a comprehensive documentary on this giant of Russian Cinema (2006, 120 min., Color/B&W, English & Russian with English subtitles)

  • I Am Cuba - a booklet on the making of the film and its history since then