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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #300 on: August 18, 2014, 05:48:02 PM »
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November 3, 2013

Georg Wilhelm Pabst's Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) on blu-ray from Eureka



Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) - Amazon UK

A masterwork of the German Silent Cinema whose reputation has only increased over time, Diary of a Lost Girl (Tagebuch einer Verlorenen) traces the journey of a young woman from the pit of despair to the moment of personal awakening. Directed with virtuoso flair by the great G. W. Pabst, Diary of a Lost Girl represents the final pairing of the filmmaker with screen icon Louise Brooks, mere months after their first collaboration in the now-legendary Pandoras Box (Die Büchse der Pandora).

Brooks plays Thymiane Henning, an unprepossessing young woman seduced by an unscrupulous and mercenary character employed at her fathers pharmacy (played with gusto by Fritz Rasp, the degenerate villain of such Fritz Lang classics as Metropolis, Spione, and Frau im mond). After Thymiane gives birth to the child and subsequently rejects her familys expectations for marriage, the baby is stripped from her care, and Thymiane is relegated to a purgatorial reform school that functions less as an educational institution and more like a conduit for fulfilling the headmistress's sadistic libidinal fantasies. When Thymiane at last manages to escape and learn the fate of her child, she despondently enters a brothel where she nonetheless flourishes emotionally and sexually, and life begins anew.




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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #301 on: August 20, 2014, 12:15:51 PM »
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October 20, 2014

Federico Fellini’s The Clowns (1970) from Masters of Cinema



The Clowns (1970) - Amazon UK






October 27, 2014

Seijun Suzuki’s Youth of the Beast (1963) from Masters of Cinema



Youth of the Beast (1963) - Amazon UK



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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #302 on: August 26, 2014, 05:10:29 PM »
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December 9, 2014

Arthur Penn's The Missouri Breaks (1976) from Kino



The Missouri Breaks (1976) - Amazon



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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #303 on: August 27, 2014, 08:38:45 PM »
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October 20, 2014

Bruce Robinson's Withnail & I (1987) and How To Get Ahead in Advertising (1989) (included in Withnail package) on blu-ray from Arrow





Withnail & I (1987) - Amazon UK







October 27, 2014

Jules Dassin's The Naked City (1948) on blu-ray from Arrow



The Naked City (1948) - Amazon UK



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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #304 on: August 30, 2014, 01:10:04 PM »
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November 18, 2014

Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) from Kino



The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) - Amazon


November 25, 2014

Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist (1970) on blu-ray from Raro



The Conformist (1970) - Amazon


December 2, 2014

Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) on blu-ray from Sony



Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) - Amazon

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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #305 on: August 31, 2014, 02:04:14 PM »
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December 9, 2014

Robert Altman's Buffalo Bill and the Indians or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) on blu-ray from Kino



Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976) - Amazon

A cynical Buffalo Bill hires Sitting Bull to exploit him and add his credibility to the distorted view of history presented in his Wild West Show.



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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #306 on: September 05, 2014, 04:33:25 PM »
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4K Blu-ray Confirmed, Coming in Late 2015
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4K Blu-ray is officially on the way. According to Victor Matsuda, Chairman of the Blu-ray Disc Association Global Promotions Committee, the BDA expects the specs for 4K Blu-ray to be finalized in the first half of 2015, paving the way for commercial availability by the end of the year. This means we can expect to see actual 4K Blu-ray movies and players available in stores by Christmas next year.

Apart from the jump to 4K resolution (3,840×2,160) we can also expect 4K Blu-ray to support higher frame rates (up to 60fps), an expanded color gamut along with high dynamic range (HDR), as well as HEVC/H.265 encoding to compress 4K movies more efficiently.

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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #307 on: September 05, 2014, 05:00:37 PM »
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November 5, 2014

Orson Welles' Othello (1952) on blu-ray from Carlotta France, from a new 2K restoration



Othello (1952) - Amazon France


Orson Welles' Macbeth (1948) on blu-ray from Carlotta France, from a new 2K restoration



Macbeth (1948) - Amazon France



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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #308 on: September 10, 2014, 06:07:51 PM »
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January 13, 2015

Adrian Lyne's Foxes (1980) on blu-ray from Kino



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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #309 on: September 12, 2014, 07:06:03 PM »
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being enticed by this old school renoir kicker that's $15 now

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/28066/jean-renoir-collectors-edition/

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Charleston Parade (Sur un Air de Charleston) (silent; 20 min. - 1927): A strange sci-fi short adapted by Lestringuez from a story by Andre Cerf. In 2028, Paris is an apocalyptic wasteland. The Eiffel Tower even has a bend in it.

renoir! does anyone know about this set??

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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #310 on: September 12, 2014, 07:09:51 PM »
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Very nice, I haven't seen any of those films. Makes me want to dust off my Rules of the Game Criterion.

And holy crap, Jean Renoir directed a b-movie horror spoof in the '50s? Everything I know is wrong.
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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #311 on: September 18, 2014, 10:36:12 PM »
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Vinegar Syndrome to Launch New Label in 2015
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Independent U.S. distributors Vinegar Syndrome announced today that in 2015 they will launch a brand new label called Etiquette Pictures. The new label will be "devoted to the preservation and distribution of unique, offbeat, and significant experimental films, documentaries and independent features, as well as some contemporary work."

Here's Vinegar Syndrome's official announcement:

"In early 2015, the creators of Vinegar Syndrome will be launching Etiquette Pictures, a new home video label. Whereas Vinegar Syndrome is focused on preserving and releasing all forms of exploitation and forgotten weird cinema, Etiquette Pictures will be devoted to the preservation and distribution of unique, offbeat, and significant experimental films, documentaries and independent features, as well as some contemporary works. As with Vinegar Syndrome, the sole condition of the selected titles is that they must have been shot on and restored from film elements.

Among the titles Etiquette Pictures has secured for 2015 are James M. Harris' bizarre adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, SOME CALL IT LOVING, David Burton Morris' Minneapolis shot drama, LOOSE ENDS, and a collection of the short films and features of Jon Moritsugu.

However, Etiquette's debut release will be Lawrence Schiller and L. M. Kit Carson's 1971 documentary masterpiece, THE AMERICAN DREAMER, which chronicles the production of Dennis Hopper's THE LAST MOVIE. Presented in partnership with and with proceeds benefiting The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, to help further preserve their cinema archive.

While specifics are still being worked out, Etiquette's inaugural release is scheduled for January 2015. Titles will be released initially as limited special-edition Blu-ray/DVD combo packs, exclusively available through the Etiquette Pictures website and select retailers. After the initial run sells out, titles will be re-pressed in a general release version and sold through all major retailers."

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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #312 on: September 20, 2014, 05:30:41 PM »
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November 17, 2014

Fritz Lang's Spione (1928) from Masters of Cinema



Spione (1928) - Amazon UK



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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #313 on: September 21, 2014, 12:00:04 PM »
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November 18, 2014

Robert Altman's Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) from Olive Films



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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #314 on: September 21, 2014, 01:45:24 PM »
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Yay, more Altman on Blu-Ray! WB needs to get off their asses and release McCabe and Mrs. Miller already.

 

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