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The Small Screen / Re: Better Call Saul
« Last post by Kal on Yesterday at 12:08:03 AM »
The last episode did move things forward quite a bit... SPOILERS

First there was the time jump, which was considerable, and it was a nice montage that showed how Jimmy slowly becomes Saul and how he starts to drift apart from Kim. I find all this stuff interesting to watch and beautifully executed, but we are total geeks here, because otherwise I don't know how important is to watch them build the lab, and whatever fights they have while they are building it, cause ultimately it gets done and we know how it all turns out. Same with the Huell storyline. Or with Hector's recovery. We know what happens...

Doesn't make it less fun to watch, but I wish the stakes were a bit higher. As much as I enjoy the BB cameos and re-appearances, I'm curious about the characters we don't get to see in BB and what will happen to them. And of course what will happen to whomever is alive post-BB.

This Year In Film / Re: Based on a True Story
« Last post by wilder on September 19, 2018, 11:45:18 PM »
Quote from: Criterion Forum user McCrutchy
According to the back cover, the Spanish Blu-ray of Based on a True Story from Entertainment One will have English subtitles. It also looks like a BD-25 with an additional DTS-HD MA 5.1 track in Spanish, but it might be the best English-friendly option to see the film for the foreseeable future, and it seems that the extras might be in English, as well.
News and Theory / Re: Assorted movie news
« Last post by BB on September 19, 2018, 09:21:44 PM »
Had no idea these people were directing/had directed these films. This is exciting but also really strange.
News and Theory / Re: Film Restoration and Preservation
« Last post by wilder on September 19, 2018, 07:53:40 PM »


Cronenberg is currently supervising a restoration of his original cut of Crash
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by jenkins on September 19, 2018, 06:12:30 PM »
they're literally, factually speaking, both dead

On August 17, 2018, Makonnen announced a new Lil Peep single titled "Falling Down", a reworking of "Sunlight on Your Skin" that he recorded with Peep in the fall of 2017 in London. The new version features recently deceased rapper XXXTentacion, who recorded his verses following Peep's death.

The Grapevine / Re: Halloween
« Last post by jenkins on September 19, 2018, 06:10:07 PM »
News and Theory / Re: Assorted movie news
« Last post by jenkins on September 19, 2018, 06:08:21 PM »
“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler has come on board as a producer on Warner Bros.’ “Space Jam” sequel, starring LeBron James and Bugs Bunny.

Terence Nance, creator of the HBO show “Random Acts of Flyness,” is directing the untitled sequel. His credits include “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty,” “Swimming in Your Skin Again,” and “Univitillen.”

ties with Captain Marvel in terms of my unlikelihood of ever watching it
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by jenkins on September 19, 2018, 03:49:32 PM »
lol @ the album's name: Norman Fucking Rockwell

she's a mellow finger on the pulse imo. i think she's mellow. Jack Antonoff is her producer on the new album. i think they sound a bit like what life feels like
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by Drenk on September 19, 2018, 06:53:28 AM »
DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on September 18, 2018, 05:39:55 PM »
Fall 2018 TBD

Robert Atlman’s Brewster McCloud (1970) on blu-ray from Warner Archive

Brewster McCloud (Bud Cort) lives deep within the cavernous underground of the Houston Astrodome, but his dreams rise much higher. He aims to fly. Not in a plane. But with strapped-on wings he's designing – encouraged by a mysterious woman (Sally Kellerman) who may be his guardian angel.

But Brewster McCloud, Robert Altman's wild, anarchic cult fave, isn't about dreams as much as it is about the highs and lows of humanity. It's a serial-killer mystery. A frenetic car-chase flick. A crazy circus-finale comedy. Shelley Duvall debuts as the tour guide whose seduction of Brewster may lead to his undoing. Ah, love. The thing that at once shapes and unravels us. The thing that may or may not give us wings.

November 13, 2018

Howard Avedis’ The Fifth Floor (1978) on blu-ray from Code Red, from a new 4K restoration

A young woman collapses on the disco dance floor of what's revealed to be strychnine poisoning. Assuming that this is an attempt at suicide, her boyfriend and doctor have her committed to the Fifth Floor, an asylum with obviously crazy inmates and a predatory orderly. The problem is, she's still sane!

The Fifth Floor (1978) - Amazon

December 3, 2018

Ingmar Bergman’s The Serpent’s Egg (1977) on blu-ray from Arrow US & Arrow UK

The licensing situation here is unclear. This is also going to be available in Criterion’s Bergman box set, so will the standalone release be exclusive to Arrow? Criterion edition exclusive to the box set? Who knows!

Ingmar Bergman's THE SERPENT'S EGG follows a week in the life of Abel Rosenberg, an out-of-work American circus acrobat living in poverty-stricken Berlin following Germany's defeat in World War I. When his brother commits suicide, Abel seeks refuge in the apartment of an old acquaintance Professor Veregus. Desperate to make ends meet in the war-ravaged city, Abel takes a job in Veregus' clinic, where he discovers the horrific truth behind the work of the strangely beneficent professor and unlocks the chilling mystery that drove his brother to kill himself…

The Serpent’s Egg (1977) - Amazon

The Serpent’s Egg (1977) - Amazon UK

December 10, 2018

Paul Mazursky’s Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) on blu-ray from Arrow UK

Bob and Carl are a sophisticated California couple who, after attending a free-thinking group retreat, decide to push the boundaries of their marriage by experimenting with outside affairs.

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) - Amazon UK

November 19, 2018

Michael Powell’s Age of Consent (1969) on blu-ray from Indicator (UK)

An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an offshore island to try once more. On the island he re-discovers his muse in the form of a young girl.

Age of Consent (1969) - Amazon UK

Q1 2019 TBD

Lawrence Roman’s Naked Alibi (1954) on blu-ray from Kino

Though drunken baker Al Willis (Gene Barry) insists he's innocent of all charges, police chief Joe Conroy (Sterling Hayden) is determined to throw the book at Willis for murdering a fellow cop. Though the evidence is thin, Conroy is so certain of the baker's guilt that he continues to pursue his suspect even after being fired from the police force. Enlisting the aid of Willis' abused girlfriend, Marianna (Gloria Grahame), Conroy trails his man to Mexico in a heated chase.

*Fun facts: In this video introduction to a screening of the film in 2012, Eddie Muller mentions that its star Gloria Grahame (of In A Lonely Place fame) was carrying on an affair with Nicholas Ray’s 13-year-old son while married to Nicholas Ray. She eventually divorced Nic Ray and married his son, instead.

November 20, 2018

Clouzot: Early Works (1931-1933) on blu-ray from Kino

Before directing his first feature, Henri-Georges Clouzot (The Wages of Fear, Diabolique) spent ten years learning the ropes. During this prolific period as a screenwriter he learned cinematic grammar and began to forge his style. To better know and understand Henri-Georges Clouzot, you have to discover these rare films, of which he was one of the principal architects. Kino Classics is proud to present CLOUZOT: THE EARLY WORKS, which collects six varied features he worked on from 1931-1933: frothy comedies, boxing dramas, musicals and melodramas. The set includes his directorial debut – the short film The Terror of Batignolles (1931), which anticipates his canonical thrillers to come.

Clouzot: Early Works (1931-1933) - Amazon


-The Terror Of Batignolles (La Terreur Des Batignolles) (1931) (15 Minutes) (Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot)
-My Cousin From Warsaw (Ma Cousine De Varsovie) (1931) (86 Minutes) (Writer: Henri-Georges Clouzot) -
-Dragnet Night (Un Soir De Rafle) (1931) (103 Minutes) (Writer: Henri-Georges Clouzot)
-The Unknown Singer (Le Chanteur Inconnu) (1931) (81 Minutes) (Writer: Henri-Georges Clouzot)
-I’ll Be Alone After Midnight (Je Serai Seule Après Minuit) (1931) (56 Minutes)(Writer: Henri-Georges Clouzot)
-Tell Me Tonight (La Chanson D'une Nuit) (1932) (84 Minutes) (Writer: Henri-Georges Clouzot)
-Dream Castle (Château De Rêve) (1933) (86 Minutes) (Writer: Henri-Georges Clouzot)

October 16, 2018

Don Siegel’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) on blu-ray from Olive Signature

Mistaken for insane, a man arrives in San Francisco to inform the world that strange aliens have arrived on earth to overtake human life.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) - Amazon

November 20, 2018

”The Outer Limits”- Season Two (1964-1965) on blu-ray from Kino

Misused inventions, interplanetary communication, and warped time peculiarities permeate this 1960s science fiction anthology program.

The Outer Limits - Season Two - Amazon

October 3, 2019

Paul Schrader’s Light Sleeper (1992) on blu-ray from Umbrella Entertainment (Australia). Shot by Ed Lachman.

John LeTour (Willem Dafoe) is a good man in a bad business working for Ann (Susan Sarandon) on the wrong side of the law. When Ann decides to close up shop, LeTour has to go straight and come up with a future. But time is running out on him as he must dodge the cops, confront a killer and find his heart before he can leave his past behind.

Light Sleeper (1992) - DiabolikDVD

October - November 2018

John Carpenter’s Escape from New York (1981, They Live (1988), The Fog (1980), and Prince of Darkness (1987) are being released on 4K blu-ray from StudioCanal UK


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Sefan Uher’s The Miraculous Virgin (1966) on blu-ray from Second Run (UK), from a 2K restoration

The Miraculous Virgin is one of Slovak's cinema's most admired and controversial works. Adapted by The Sun in a Net director Štefan Uher from the renowned 1944 novella by Dominik Tatarka, the film is an exquisite, surreal odyssey through the Slovak art scene of the 1960s. The mysterious Anabella (Knife in the Water's Jolanta Umecka) casts a spell over a group of young artists to become their muse, awakening desires and providing inspiration.

The Miraculous Virgin (1966) - Amazon UK

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