Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films will release two movies by the late filmmaker Derek Jarman ( 1942-94 )Blue and The Gardenon Tuesday, Aug. 27.
In a new 4K master of Blue ( $24.95 for the Blu-ray ) overseen by producer James Mackay, Jarman the romantic meets Jarman the iconoclast in a soundscape pulsing against a purely blue screen. Jarman shows his physical and spiritual state in a narration about his life, his struggle with AIDS and his encroaching blindness.
The Garden comes to Blu-ray ( $29.95 ) and DVD ( $19.95 ) in a new 2K restoration overseen by Mackay as well. The Garden ( starring Tilda Swinton ) was born of Jarman's rage over continued anti-gay discrimination and what he saw as the sluggardly response to the AIDS crisishe had been diagnosed HIV-positive in 1988.
See KinoLorber.com .