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Win Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s World on a Wire on Blu-ray

World On A Wire

Preview by Jack Foley

RAINER Werner Fassbinder’s dystopian sci-fi epic World on a Wire was way ahead of its time, with fascinating themes that would later be explored in films such as The Matrix, Blade Runner and TV series like Westworld.

Now, this hugely influential classic arrives as a stunningly restored Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set from Second Sight on February 18, 2019, with a host of outstanding new special features and a 50-page booklet.

Originally created for TV by the radical and often controversial filmmaker, it centres around Simulacron 1, a highly advanced project designed to elevate conventional computer technology to a new level by creating a virtual reality, inhabited by computer generated people or ‘identity units’.

When the head of the project dies mysteriously, Dr Stiller (Klaus Löwitsch, Firefox, Cross of Iron) becomes his successor. As the new doctor begins to probe deeper, the line between the real and virtual worlds become increasingly blurred and his own existence comes into question.

Also starring Barbara Valentin (Body in the Web, Our Man in Jamaica) and Mascha Rabben (Salome, The Sensuous Three), Fassbinder’s science fiction masterpiece has a rare and well-deserved 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Slant Magazine says it’s ‘a fascinating and dynamic film, packed with intriguing ideas and soaked in a moody ambience,’ exploring themes as relevant as ever to our swiftly technologically advancing world.

This new restoration, supervised by The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation and cinematographer Michael Ballhaus (Goodfellas, The Departed), comes 45 years after its initial release and still pushes audiences to question the world around them.

Win Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s World on a Wire on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s World on a Wire on Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set from February 18, 2019, we are giving readers the chance to win 1 of 2 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who plays Dr Stiller in World on a Wire?

Simply send the answer to World on a Wire competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email