Rent Lino Brocka: Two Films (1976)

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Rent Lino Brocka: Two Films (aka Manila in the Claws of Light (1975) / Insiang (1976)) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Filipino director Lino Brocka was a force of nature in world cinema, his powerful work illuminating the harsh social realities of life in his home country. His films have been largely unavailable, but now, thanks to Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project, his two finest works have been rescued from obscurity and restored in 4K. A fascinating portrait of life in Manila's corrupt, teeming urban jungle, 'Manila in the Claws of Light' finds Julio, a 21-year-old rural fisherman, arriving in the Filipino capital to look for his girlfriend. Robbed of his cash, he struggles to survive, drifting through the city in search of his beloved.
'Insiang' is the story of a girl who, having been raped by her mother's boyfriend, seeks comfort in the arms of her would-be suitor, Bebot. Finding him little better than her attacker, she is forced to return home where she sets about exacting her revenge.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Mike De Leon, Severino Manotok Jr., Ruby Tiong Tan
Writers:
Edgardo Reyes, Clodualdo Del Mundo Jr, Mario O'Hara, Lamberto E. Antonio
Aka:
Manila in the Claws of Light (1975) / Insiang (1976)
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
Countries:
Philippines, Classics, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/03/2017
Run Time:
220 minutes
Languages:
Tagalog
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Mixed
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • A Filipino Film (Mike de Leon, 1975, 23 mins): fascinating making-of documentary featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
  • Manila Stills and Collections Gallery
  • Visions Cinema: Film in the Philippines (Ron Orders, 1983, 40 mins): Tony Rayns interviews Lino Brocka and other prominent Filipino directors
  • Signed: Lino Brocka (Christian Blackwood, 1987, 84 mins): award-winning feature-length documentary exploring the director's life and work
  • The Guardian Lecture: Lino Brocka in conversation with Tony Rayns (1982, 62 mins, audio only)
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following:
- Manila in the Claws of Light (1975)
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following:
- Insiang (1976)
- Special Features
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/03/2017
Run Time:
220 minutes
Languages:
Tagalog
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Mixed
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • A Filipino Film (Mike de Leon, 1975, 23 mins): fascinating making-of documentary featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
  • Manila Stills and Collections Gallery
  • Visions Cinema: Film in the Philippines (Ron Orders, 1983, 40 mins): Tony Rayns interviews Lino Brocka and other prominent Filipino directors
  • Signed: Lino Brocka (Christian Blackwood, 1987, 84 mins): award-winning feature-length documentary exploring the director's life and work
  • The Guardian Lecture: Lino Brocka in conversation with Tony Rayns (1982, 62 mins, audio only)
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following:
- Manila in the Claws of Light (1975)
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following:
- Insiang (1976)
- Special Features

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