Two masterworks from the last century have seen the light this month on DVD:
- VALIE EXPORT's (Linz, Austria, 1940) Invisible adversaries (Unsichtbare Gegner, 1976) is #21 in Index's DVD journey through austrian and international experimental cinema. Anna (Susanne Widl), a Viennese photographer, discovers that extra-terrestrial beings are colonizing the minds of her fellow citizens by raising the human aggression quotient. The outer world immediately becomes disjointed, but the inner world does too, as Anna and her love (Peter Weibel) try to hang onto their deteriorating relationship. Gene Youngblood said that Invisible adversaries is "among the most innovative and important experimental narratives ever made". 1 DVD, 104 min., German with english subtitles, PAL, All regions, Colour & B&W, 30€.
- At last, the work of Netherland's Frans Zwartjes (Alkmaar, Netherlands, 1927) in a 2 DVD disc edition. Frans Zwartjes: The great cinema magician features Zwartjes' films Seats Two (1970), Behind Your Walls (1970), Living (1971), Audition (1973), Bedsitters (1974), Pentimento (1972), Sorbet 3 (1968), Birds (1968), Spectator (1970), A Fan (1968), Visual Training (1969), Anamnesis (1969), Spare Bedroom (1970) and Ruud Monster's documentary De grote tovenaar (The great magician). 2 DVDs, 310 min., Dutch with english subtitles, PAL, Colour & B&W, 24.95€.