Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014

Futuro House - Home of the Future

Videos
This section will list videos, in my collection, related to the Futuro.
Anyone know of any other videos? Please let me know.
In addition to these videos listed here (which are commercial releases) there are many amateur videos you can find on the internet via the many seach engines out there.


Video Format Est. Duration Description
DVD - Region 0 116 mins. 40 secs. AIKA & AINE.
Literally Translated Title: Time And Matter
Plot: Discover the challenging world of Finnish scientist, artist and philosopher Erkki Kureniemmi. Witness mysterious scientific experiments, enjoy a symphony for matrix-printers and see a team of robots challenge the reigning world champion football team.
Overview: Come see the utopia of plastic architecture. Discover the challenging world of Finnish scientist, artist and philosopher Erkki Kureniemmi, inventor of DIMI (Digital Musical Instruments) series. Witness mysterious scientific experiments, enjoy a symphony for matrix-printers and see a team of robots challenge the reigning world champion football team. Enter the unique and futuristic world of Finnish filmmaker Mika Taanila.
Cast: Erkki Kureniemmi (Erkki Kureniemi)

Languages: Finnish ( Multi-Language) Swedish ( Multi-Language) English ( Multi-Language)
Subtitles: ENGLISH, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Spanish
Distributor: Reel23 [A Netherlands-Based Distributor]
Rating: UN - "Unrated. This film has not been rated by the review board."
Features: Anamorphic Widescreen Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Stereo "The Future Is Not What It Used To Be" Audio Commentary by Mika Taanila And Erkki Kurenniemi "Optical Sound" Audio Commentary by [The User]

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DVD - Region 2. 29 mins.
Available from Amazon in Japan. [Japanese language website]
Price: 3,200 Yen
Click here to play a sample video from the dvd.
Mort d'un Pourri DVD - Region 2. 95 mins. Mort d'un pourri ( or Death of a Corrupt Man, also known as The Twisted Detective) is a 1977 French crime film directed by Georges Lautner. It is listed here because in the movie you can see the Futuro at CNIT - veryyyy briefly!! See if you can spot it :)

If you know of any other movies showing a FUTURO please let me know.
VHS
29 mins. FUTURO: A New Stance for Tomorrow. the rise and fall of the plastic house. A B/W VHS tape from Kinotar (Finland), 1998.
I also obtained another copy of this from Denmark TV2 - did not have the color cover insert though.
Weltmarktführer - Die Geschichte Des Tan Siekmann (World market leader - The history of Tan Siekmann)
DVD - Region 2.
92 mins. Weltmarktführer - Die Geschichte Des Tan Siekmann (World market leader - The history of Tan Siekmann) is a German documentry (2004) about the rise and fall of German businessman Tan Siekmann. He once owned a Futuro that is shown in the video when he revisits his old home.
Myf Warhurst's Nice
DVD - Region 4.
208 mins. Myf Warhursts Nice is a six part arts and entertainment series that takes viewers on a cultural crusade to explore some of Myfs favourite things from her youth in music, food, fashion, photography, art and design. Its a show that embraces cultural icons (including the Futuro) of the past and takes a closer look at what surrounded us - the stuff you'd find in your own living room rather than in a gallery or museum. It's a celebration of all the things that are just, well... nice. Far from a traditional arts documentary Myf Warhursts Nice combines drama recreations, observational documentary and archive. Myfs journey sees her meet icons of pop culture, challenge the snobs, talk to every day Australians and right some cultural wrongs. Myf Warhursts Nice is an informative, occasionally embarrassing, but thoroughly entertaining celebration of suburban pleasures and everydayness.

The final episode "Nice and Classy" had a bit of vintage footage about a Futuro exhibit at a mall it looks like and probably in Australia somewhere. They also show some footage of the Futuro in Melbourne that is at the race track, litlte bit run down but still a lovely bit of history... even without a "good room".


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