Rent Ninety Degrees in the Shade (1965)

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Rent Ninety Degrees in the Shade (aka 90 Degrees in the Shade) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Vorell (James Booth) is a flighty married man with little concern for anyone other than himself. He has recently ended an affair with co-worker, Alena (Anne Heywood), the manageress of a liquor store in communist Prague, but when a government inspector, Mr. Kurka (Rudolf Hrusinsky), arrives to check their inventory, it soon becomes apparent that Vorell is running a scam to sell liquor on the black market. Scared for his job and reputation Vorell leans on Alena, reigniting their affair under the watchful and lecherous eyes of the emasculated Mr. Kurka, whose wife (Ann Todd) is an alcoholic unwilling to have sex with him.
As the temperature of Prague's summer reaches ninety degrees in the shade, the heat of lust and envy in the liquor store inevitably leads to violence and death...
Actors:
, , , , , , Jorga Kotrbová, , , , , , , , , , Karel Pavlík, , , Eva Svobodová
Directors:
Producers:
Raymond Stross
Writers:
David Mercer, Jirí Mucha, Jirí Weiss
Aka:
90 Degrees in the Shade
Studio:
Odeon Entertainment
Genres:
Classics, Drama, New Releases, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/03/2011
Run Time:
87 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Booklet Notes
  • Best of British Trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/09/2019
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
Czech, English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Two presentations of the film, each using unique footage: 90° in the Shade (91 mins), the English-language version, in a new 2K restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films; and Tricet jedna ve stinu (83 mins), the Czech-language version, in a High Definition remaster
  • Audio commentary with film historian Michael Brooke (2019)
  • Degrees of Separation (2019, 22 mins): a demonstration of the differences between the two versions of the film
  • The Rape of Czechoslovakia (1939, 17 mins): documentary film by director Jiri Weiss on the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia
  • The Other RAF (1942, 7 mins): documentary by Weiss on the Russian Air Force
  • 100,000,000 Women (1942, 8 mins): documentary edited by Weiss on the role of Soviet women in the Second World War
  • Before the Raid (1943, 34 mins): dramatised account of Norwegian fishermen outwitting occupational forces during World War II, directed by Weiss and written by acclaimed author Laurie Lee
  • The IWM Interview with Jiri Weiss (1990, 26 mins): archival audio recording, made by the Imperial War Museum, featuring the director discussing his WWII filmmaking experiences
  • World premiere on Blu-ray

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