Italian label Lucky Red will release on Blu-ray acclaimed Serbian director Emir Kusturica's Underground, starring Miki Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski and Mirjana Jokovic. In 1995, Underground won the prestigious Palme d'Or Award for Best Film at the Cannes Film Festival. Street date is September 11th.
In the midst of war, Marko and Blacky - two opportunistic buddies sharing a spirited lust for women, booze and madcap brawling - attain riches and heroic praise dealing arms to the war's resistance fighters. When things get too hot, they move into an intricate cellar packed with refugees whom Marko encourages to manufacture the contraband. With Blacky convinced he should remain hidden in the cellar until the war ends, Marko conspires to leave him there as he grows richer from the toils of the people living underground. Over fifteen years pass before a web of lies unfolds and Blacky emerges from the shelter to seek his revenge.
Note: In the U.S., the old DVD release by New Yorker Video is currently out of print. In the UK, the film is distributed on DVD by Artificial Eye.
Keep in mind that there's the same situation as with Fanny & Alexander. There's a theatrical cut and a six episode miniseries that lasts five hours. The TV version has some great scenes that are missing from the theatrical version, and it was never released on DVD anywhere (it was however available in VHS, at least in France and I taped it when it was broadcast on Arte).