March 9, 2012

Recoil Live Concert Film ‘A Strange Hour in Budapest – on Blu-ray only

Plans are almost complete to make available a concert film from Recoil, entitled ‘A Strange Hour in Budapest’. ‘A Strange Hour’ was presented during 2010 & 2011 in 52 cities across the world as part of the Selected Events tour to celebrate 25 years of the Recoil project.

Says Alan: “The idea to take Recoil out on the road evolved during the release of ‘Selected’ in 2010. The events were not so much ‘live’ band but more art installation featuring stripped down, edited sections from many Recoil remixes and alternative versions. For the presentations, I managed to gather together filmmakers from as far as Russia, via the Czech Republic and Hungary, all the way to Argentina.

The second Budapest presentation (and last of 2010) was held in the beautiful newly-renovated Szikra venue. To celebrate this end of year special show we decided to install an extra large fully professional cinema screen and projector. The performance was filmed by Attila Herkó and his team using the latest high-definition technology in order to capture the event in its full glory. I think you will agree the results are stunning and offer a captivating and exhilarating document of ‘A Strange Hour’.”

The proposed package will feature the full concert film, running at approximately 84 minutes in HD resolution and with 5.1 & stereo audio options. Also included will be some extra promo films and live projections. It has been decided to limit the format to Blu-ray only for a couple of reasons – the main being that the film works infinitely better at its highest resolution and we don’t want to compromise this aspect. Secondly, Blu-ray players are cheap and simple to install these days. If you haven’t upgraded yet, now is the time to do so!

The exact release date has yet to be determined but we hope to announce this very soon.

Title: A Strange Hour in Budapest
Produced, directed & edited by: Attila Herkó for Umatik
Stereo & 5.1 soundtrack: Alan Wilder & Paul Kendall
Main film: 1920 x 1080p High Definition, 16:9
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1, Stereo 2.0

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