|Wajda's War Trilogy (A Generation/Kanal/Ashes & Diamonds)||R1|
Wajda's War Trilogy has been released as a box Set in Region 1 (USA) and Region 2 (UK). The Region 4 release is identical to the Region 2 release. The Region 1 (USA) release is from Criterion and it contains the following extras:
* Audio commentary by film scholar Annette Insdorf on Ashes and Diamonds
* Ninety minutes of exclusive new interviews with Andrzej Wajda and colleagues, discussing the director’s career and the making of these films
* Vintage newsreel on the making of Ashes and Diamonds
* Ceramics from Ilza (Ceramika Ilzecka), Wajda’s 1951 film school short
* Jan Nowak-Jezioranski: Courier from Warsaw, an interview by Wajda of a Warsaw Uprising insider
* Behind-the-scenes production photos, publicity stills, and posters
* A gallery of Wajda’s original drawings and paintings
* Essays by film scholars and critics Ewa Mazierska, John Simon, and Paul Coates
The Region 2(UK) release is from Arrow Films. It contains a 41-minute interview with director Andrzej Wajda as the sole extra on the box set.
The Region 1 Criterion release of this box set is the version of choice due to the extensive extras.