Wim Wenders Collection Volume 2
Ernst Wilhelm Wenders was born in 1945, and the director reshaped the world of cinema with over forty-six productions as of this writing. He professionally renamed himself Wim Wenders, and won international acclaim with the 1987 watershed event Wings of Desire. Wenders also produced Paris, Texas and Buena Vista Social Club. The love for his artistic visions extend around the globe, and he's achieved the status of living icon while still alive. Despite the kudos, most common moviegoers would be hard-pressed to name one of his films let alone admit to sitting through one. Wenders is appreciated mostly by art house fans and cinema buffs. The Wim Wenders Collection, Volume 2 assembles eight productions that have not often been screened in America for the ardent, the faithful, and the fanatic.
In these 8 acclaimed feature films and documentaries Wenders explores potent themes of mortality and identity, fashion and cinema, ideology and redemption with a passion and vision all his own.

8 x DVD | NTSC | 708 mins | 35.2 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Original
Subtitles: Foreign language films have optional English subtitles
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Documentary

The Scarlet Letter (1972)
The puritanical village of Salem, Massachusetts is shaken to its very core when a young woman by the name of Hester Prynne gives birth to a fatherless child. Chastised by the community, Hester is branded an adulteress and forced to wear a scarlet letter "A" as an eternal reminder of her infidelity.

Wrong Move (1975)
Wilhelm is a detached and vacant soul, wandering though life without direction or meaning. Discovering his own desire to become a writer, Wilhelm embarks on a journey in search of substance and adventure. Along the way, he picks up a colorful cast of characters, including an Olympic athlete, a mute acrobat, an inspired actress, and a rotund young man with an ear for poetry.

Lightning Over Water (1980)
In 1979, award-winning German filmmaker Win Wenders traveled to New York City to make a movie with legendary American auteur Nicholas Ray as he lay dying pf terminal cancer. Surrounded by family and friends, the director of such Hollywood classic as Rebel Without A Cause, Johnny Guitar and They Live By Night reflects on a career of triumphs and compromises as he faces his final days with hope, humor and the fierce independent spirit that defined his greatest works. Together, Ray and Wenders create a film that is more than a documentary, telling an extraordinarily moving story about collaboration that goes beyond friendship, and ultimately, a life in cinema that transcends death itself.

Room 666 (1982)
The year is 1982. Filmmakers from across the globe converge on the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival, the industry's most prestigious annual event. One by one, they are lead into the cramped confines of a hotel room and forced to answer a difficult and engaging question: What is the future of cinema?

Tokyo - GA (1985)
Oscar-nominated director Wim Wenders turns his camera toward the Far East in this captivating love letter to the world's most bustling metropolis. Using the films of director Yasujiro Ozu as a window into the Tokyo landscape, Wenders examines the sociology of Tokyo in both the past and present in an effort to understand the evolution of Japan's national identity.

A Trick Of Light (1996)
Skladanowsky Brothers, the German-born duo responsible for inventing the "bioskop," an early version of the film projector. The brothers experimented with silent film and slapstick comedy, simultaneously watching as the Lumiere brothers found fame and fortune through an invention very similar to their own.

The American Friend (1978)
Tom Ripley (Dennis Hopper) is an American sociopath who sells forged paintings in Germany. Jonathan Zimmermann (Bruno Ganz) is an idealistic art restorer dying from a rare blood disease.

Notebook On Cities And Clothes (1989)
In 1989, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris asked director Wim Wenders to create a film about the world of fashion. Initially resistant to the idea, Wenders soon became fascinated by the craft and philosophy of Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto as he prepared his new season's collections.

• Commentary by director Wim Wenders on all films
• Deleted scenes from The American Friend and Notebook on Cities & Clothes with commentary by Wenders
• "Nicholas Ray: Especially for Pierre" featurette on Lightning Over Water
• "Twelve Years Later" featurette on Notebook on Cities & Clothes

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