'The Turin Horse' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The acclaimed film from Hungarian directors Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky has been slated for a July Blu-ray release.

In an early announcement to retailers, Cinema Guild says 'The Turin Horse' is planned for Blu-ray on July 17.

The film was the winner of the FIPRESCI Prize and Silver Bear Award at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival.

On January 3, 1889 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, a cab driver is having trouble with a stubborn horse. The horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver hoses his patience and takes his whip to it. Nietzsche puts an end to the brutal scene, throwing his arms around the horse's neck, sobbing. After this, he lies motionless and silent for two days on a divan, until he loses consciousness and his mind. Somewhere in the countryside, the driver of the cab lives with his daughter and the horse. Outside, a windstorm rages.

Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Turin Horse' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under July 17.

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The Turin Horse (Blu-ray)
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