ORIGINAL RATIO 4:3
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
Region Code 2
Main Feature 204 MINS
Special Feature 49 MINS
Cat no: 2NDVD3174
WORLD ON A WIRE
RESTORED 2 DISC EDITION
a film by
RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER
KLAUS LOWITSCH BARBARA VALENTIN
MASCHA RABBEN KARL-HEINZ VOSGERAU
Rainer Werner Fassbinders 2 part TV production is a science-fiction classic that explores the notion of a computer-generated other world, pre-dating The Matrix by 26 years. Since its original broadcast in 1973 it has rarely been seen and following increasing demand the Fassbinder Foundation have restored this remarkable film.
Simulacron 1 is a highly advanced project, designed to take computer technology to a new level by creating another world inhabited by computer-generated people or identity units that will help to predict future events. When the head of the project dies mysteriously after showing signs of mental disturbance, Dr Stiller becomes his successor. However, Stiller also begins to behave bizarrely. He speaks of people disappearing whom no one else knows, believes someone is trying to murder him and has nausea attacks. As he begins to probe deeper into Simulacron, the line between the real and virtual world becomes increasingly blurred and his own existence is questioned.
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- Extensively restored using the 16mm A/B reversal rolls: scanned in 2K resolution, colour corrected and extensively cleaned of dirt, debris and scratches under the supervision of the Director of Photography Michael Ballhaus.