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DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on March 14, 2017, 07:35:00 PM »
Summer 2017 TBD

Michael Anderson’s Conduct Unbecoming (1975) on blu-ray from Scorpion Releasing, from a new HD master

Honor. Duty. Respect. The timeless moral and ethical code of our military - and the backbone of civilized Western society.

All are at risk for this British regiment stationed in colonial India at the end of the nineteenth century. The conduct unbecoming: a beautiful widow (Susannah York) is brutally attacked by one of the new officers. In a desperate bid to prevent a public scandal, the superior officers Richard Attenborough, Trevor Howard, Stacy Keach, and Christopher Plummer undertake a Court Martial. Can an idealistic young officer (Michael York) defend the accused attacker (James Faulkner), even if it means shattering the military's - and his own - code of honor? Based on a play by Barry England, the British Conduct Unbecoming revolves around a sexual violation--which may or may not have occurred.

June 12, 2017

Alexander Mackendrick’s Mandy (1952) on blu-ray from StudioCanal (UK)

The film chronicles the life of a deaf girl, from the moment her parents realize that she has no hearing, through her struggle to express herself and learn how to lip-read. Her mother and father argue over the best way to deal with her condition, leading to a scandalous marriage breakdown.

Mandy (1952) - Amazon UK

May 30, 2017

Billy Wilder’s One, Two, Three (1961) from Kino

C.R. MacNamara (Cagney), a top-ranking executive stationed in West Berlin, is charged with the care of his boss' visiting daughter. But when he learns that she's gone and married a fierce young communist - and that his boss will be arriving in town in 24 hours - Mac must transform the unwilling beatnik into a suitable son-in-law or risk losing his chance for advancement! Before you can say "one, two, three," his plans have spun out of control and into an international incident that could infuriate the Russians, the Germans and, worst of all, his own suspicious wife!
DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on March 13, 2017, 08:05:47 PM »
Available Now

Josef von Sternberg's Blonde Venus (1932) on blu-ray from Elephant Films (France)

A nightclub singer (Marlene Dietrich) becomes a playboy's (Cary Grant) mistress to support her son and ailing husband (Herbert Marshall).

Blonde Venus (1932) - Amazon France

News and Theory / Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Last post by Hibborandum on March 12, 2017, 07:15:48 AM »
I just saw GET OUT, actually a really good thriller, much better than expected! What did you guys think?
DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on March 11, 2017, 06:56:25 PM »
March 20, 2017

Ildikó Enyedi's My 20th Century (1989) on blu-ray from Second Run (UK)

My 20th Century (1989) - Amazon UK

This magical film spins a tale of twin girls, Dóra and Lili, who are born in 1880 Budapest on the same moment Thomas Edison presents his electric lightbulb to the world. The sisters are soon orphaned and separated in childhood, and follow different paths: one grows up to a naďvely idealistic, bomb-toting anarchist, the other a pampered, hedonistic courtesan who paths cross once again on the Orient Express on New Year s Eve 1899...

Moving at a dizzy pace between Budapest, Hamburg, New York, Burma, Austria, Paris and Siberia, this is a film of dazzling beauty and acumen. It is a modernist fable, a fantasmagoria of scientific, political and sexual revolution and radicalism, the birth of cinema, and the joy of life.

This Year In Film / Re: Song to song to snog to snog
« Last post by Just Withnail on March 11, 2017, 06:05:16 PM »
For sure, the best cinematic experiences are always the ones where I'm emotionally overwhelmed and have no idea how to put words onto the experience, but these last ones don't do that to me. Tree of Life, on the other hand, does, so it's not about Malick's cinema in general. Anyways, I think my Malick negativity ends here. Maybe I'll revisit his earlier films and write something about them instead.
This Year In Film / Re: Song to song to snog to snog
« Last post by jenkins on March 11, 2017, 05:31:28 PM »
when your feelings overtake your thoughts is when you'll see him a different way, believe it.
This Year In Film / Re: Song to song to snog to snog
« Last post by Just Withnail on March 11, 2017, 04:17:40 PM »
I'd love that, but even more I'd love to see a Soderbergh cut.
This Year In Film / Re: Song to song to snog to snog
« Last post by Ghostboy on March 11, 2017, 01:43:55 PM »
This, To The Wonder and Knight Of Cups should ultimately be bound together in a lovely Criterion blu-ray set. They're sometimes unwatchable but en totale have a lovely complimentary quality.
Filmmakers' Workshop / Re: Fake brands
« Last post by Reelist on March 11, 2017, 01:41:42 PM »
Great, thanks! That was the first stumbling block I ran into. It's kind of a pet peeve of mine to see fake beer or cigarettes in a movie, almost like hearing a phone number beginning in "555"- just takes you out of that world for a second. The best example is the Beer that's just a white can with "Beer" in blue letters and another white can called "Food" in 'Repo Man', they managed to pull it off by turning it into a joke. Then I just thought of countless examples of seeing real cigarette packs in movies, but assumed they had the budget in those to get that cleared. I noticed when I watched Pulp Fiction on bluray that Vincent Vega is the only character who doesn't smoke 'Red Apples', in the restaurant scene you can clearly see on the table a pouch of 'Drum' tobacco. They must have been thrilled by that, that scene made smoking rolled cigarettes all the rage!

The Small Screen / Re: Better Call Saul
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on March 11, 2017, 01:24:03 PM »
Some spoilages

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