Rent Eight Hours are Not a Day (1973)

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7h 58min
Rent Eight Hours are Not a Day (aka Acht Stunden sind kein Tag) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Rainer Werner Fassbinder had been making feature films for three years - and already amassed a filmography that would satisfy most careers - when he decided to take on a bigger challenge. Teaming up with West German television channel WDR, he conceived of 'Eight Hours Don't Make a Day', a series that would extend to five feature-length episodes to be broadcast at monthly intervals. Centring on the Kriiger family, as well as their lovers, in-laws, friends and co-workers, the series takes a sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic look at domestic relationships and labour relationships, with particular focus on skilled worker Jochen (Gottfried John) and his new girlfriend, Marion (Hanna Schygulla).
Reminiscent of working-class soap operas such as 'Coronation Street' and the family-based sitcoms of Carla Lane, 'Eight Hours Don't Make a Day' has been one of the more difficult to find entries of Fassbinder's extraordinarily prolific output.
Actors:
, , , , , Wolfgang Zerlett, , Grigorios Karipidis, , , Renate Roland, , , , , , Thorsten Massinger, , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Peter Märthesheimer
Writers:
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Aka:
Acht Stunden sind kein Tag
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
TV Classics, TV Dramas, TV Soaps
Countries:
Germany
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/07/2017
Run Time:
478 minutes
Languages:
German Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Fassbinder, a feature-length 2015 documentary on the director featuring interviews with Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, Volker Schlondorff and others
  • Eight Hours Don't Make a Day: A Family Series Becomes a Family Occasion, a brand-new retrospective featurette featuring interviews with Schygulla, Hermann, Wolfgang Schenck, Hans Hirschmiiller and others, and directed by Juliane Lorenz, head of the Fassbinder Foundation
  • An appreciation by critic Tony Rayns, recorded exclusively for this release
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Jochen and Marion
2. Grandma and Gregor
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
3. Franz and Ernst
4. Harald and Monika
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episode:
5. Irmgard and Rolf
- Special Features
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/09/2017
Run Time:
478 minutes
Languages:
German Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Fassbinder, a feature-length 2015 documentary on the director featuring interviews with Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, Volker Schlondorff and others
  • Eight Hours Don't Make a Day: A Family Series Becomes a Family Occasion, a brand-new retrospective featurette featuring interviews with Schygulla, Hermann, Wolfgang Schenck, Hans Hirschmiiller and others, and directed by Juliane Lorenz, head of the Fassbinder Foundation
  • An appreciation by critic Tony Rayns, recorded exclusively for this release
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Jochen and Marion
2. Grandma and Gregor
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
3. Franz and Ernst
4. Harald and Monika
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episode:
5. Irmgard and Rolf
- Special Features

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