I Am Cuba, Mikhail Kalatozov’s dreamy, panoramic view of Batista’s Cuba, gets a re-mastered three-disc DVD release. The 1964 film is truly an original work, but don’t expect much in the way of plot.

The film is mostly without dialogue, cutting between vignette slices of Cuban life. The camera moves in long, sweeping shots capturing surreal black and white images that look just astonishing in the new release.

At 141 minutes, it’s a challenging, but ultimately rewarding, film. God bless the pause button.

Extras: video interview with Martin Scorsese, The Siberian Mammoth award-winning documentary on the making of the film and a feature-length documentary on the luminary director Kalatozov.

Grade: A-

I Am Cuba: The Ultimate Edition is currently available.