The third and most eagerly awaited in Second Run's series of Miklós Janscó films, The Round-Up is widely acknowledged as a true masterwork of world cinema. The Round-Up takes place within a detention camp in the remote Hungarian countryside, after the collapse of the 1848 revolution against Austrian domination. A formal variation on the main patterns of the ritual of power, Janscó deliberately side-steps revolutionary heroics and focuses on the persecutions and dehumanizationswhich always accompany conflict. Filmed in Hungary's desolate sun-scorched landscape, Janscó's formidable technique - his austere formalism and stark cinematic vision - has produced a remarkable and terrifying picture of war and it's cost. Nominated for the Golden Palm at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival. Special features include Newly filmed interview with director Miklós Jancsó. Digital transfer with restored image and sound, approved by the Director. Anamorphic 16:9 enhanced for widescreen televisions. New and improved English subtitle translation. Optimal quality dual layer disc. Booklet featuring a comprehensive new Essay by author John Cunningham. ''People need to see Jancsó's really beautiful three or four first movies.