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Reply #285 on: July 15, 2014, 05:28:33 PM
That UK Tati set is a conundrum. I haven't seen the two you mentioned. Criterion will be releasing their own Tati blu-ray titles down the line, but they lost the rights to Trafic, and given that the other Studiocanal titles Criterion has lost the rights to haven't been re-licensed (La Grand Illusion, The Third Man) and Playtime is already a standalone...blah. Do I trust Studiocanal to issue Trafic as its own disc release in the US? I don't know. Don't know which way is up.

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Reply #286 on: July 23, 2014, 01:02:09 PM
From preservationist Robert Harris in a thread on Home Theater Forum:

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I have been reading seemingly constant complaints on line regarding Warner Bros. and presumed non-activity or lack of interest in bringing important catalog titles to the home video market.
 
Wrong.
 
Several weeks ago, I had a meal with friends from WB, and while I cannot report titles, I can report that things are alive and well at both Warner Home Video, as well as the Warner Archive Collection.
 
2015 portends to be their biggest year since the start of the format.
 
A quick overview.
 
Three-strip Technicolor.  Minnelli.  Bogart.  Flynn.  Davis.  Astaire.  Garbo.  Sinatra.
 
Hammer Horror is a high priority.
 
The immense amount of work (and expense) that must go into each film to make it right for Blu-ray can sometimes hold things up, but what's coming represents some of the finest productions from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
 
I would start saving up now.  For those who love classic cinema, it's going to be an expensive year.
 
RAH


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Reply #287 on: July 31, 2014, 05:10:34 PM
so wilder maybe you can help me here.
i saw on amazon a new release of oliver stones first film 'SEIZURE', for sept 9.
the reviews all say its not legit, but they're from like 2007, so i'm guessing a new proper release is on the way?


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Reply #288 on: July 31, 2014, 05:15:30 PM
Yeah the September 9, 2014 blu-ray release is legit, coming from Scorpion Releasing.

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Independent U.S. distributors Scorpion Releasing have confirmed that they will release on Blu-ray Oliver Stone's directorial debut Seizure (1974), starring Jonathan Frid, Martine Beswick, Joseph Sirola, Troy Donahue, Mary Woronov, and Richard Cox. The release is scheduled to arrive on the U.S. market on September 9th.

The release, which will be distributed by Kino Lorber, will feature a brand new HD transfer from the original U.S elements, as well as brand new interviews with stars Mary Woronov and Richard Cox.


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Reply #289 on: July 31, 2014, 05:32:11 PM
Yeah the September 9, 2014 blu-ray release is legit, coming from Scorpion Releasing.

via blu-ray.com:

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Independent U.S. distributors Scorpion Releasing have confirmed that they will release on Blu-ray Oliver Stone's directorial debut Seizure (1974), starring Jonathan Frid, Martine Beswick, Joseph Sirola, Troy Donahue, Mary Woronov, and Richard Cox. The release is scheduled to arrive on the U.S. market on September 9th.

The release, which will be distributed by Kino Lorber, will feature a brand new HD transfer from the original U.S elements, as well as brand new interviews with stars Mary Woronov and Richard Cox.

YESSS. have any of you guys seen it before? its pretty crazy and interesting. seeing a good print will be awesome.


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Reply #290 on: August 01, 2014, 06:13:59 PM
03, you are crazy. That movie is pure shit. 


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Reply #291 on: August 01, 2014, 06:20:32 PM
hahaha. it has so much character though, man! i'm not saying it's a quality film by any means,, technical or otherwise. but it's very enjoyable. it's weird, visually bizarre, unintentionally funny, and you can see the emerging bits of his style. i like it, and i don't really like stone that much, maybe a fistful of his movies. and plus, seeing this on bluray? dude, it's gonna be a different movie totally.


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Reply #292 on: August 05, 2014, 05:22:28 PM
November 18, 2014

Hal Ashby's Coming Home (1978) from Kino



Coming Home (1978) - Amazon


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Reply #293 on: August 06, 2014, 11:22:18 AM
i love you, wilder. you always remind and inspire me to rewatch loved movies from my past that i nearly forgot about. i picked up the bluray of 'straight time' and 'coming home' thanks to you, man. incredibly underrated films that everyone should watch. 'straight time' feels like the subtlest 1970s scorsese film, with an insanely awesome cast including eddie bunker from reservoir dogs, and a thin and surprisingly sexy kathy bates. and coming home is hal ashby, so that should speak for itself, it's a minor film of his, but i think it is golden. keep up the updates with movies like this and sorcerer and the like, man! you kick ass.


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Reply #294 on: August 08, 2014, 03:08:40 PM
Cool cool. I think you mean a DVD of Straight Time, though. The day that movie comes out on blu-ray I'm going to do a backflip.


November 25, 2014

Robert Altman's Thieves Like Us (1974) on blu-ray from Kino



Thieves Like Us (1974) - Amazon






November 18, 2014

For jenk, Leos Carax's Mauvais Sang (1986) and Boy Meets Girl (1984) on blu-ray from Carlotta US





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Reply #295 on: August 09, 2014, 02:25:49 PM
yeah you're right, no blu ray yet, i misspoke. but amazing film nonetheless.
i've been watching a lot of ulu grosbards films lately, he's a pretty amazing overlooked director.
i liken him to a very subtle scorsese.


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Reply #296 on: August 18, 2014, 04:42:24 PM
December 2, 2014

Sidney Lumet's The Offence (1972) on blu-ray from Kino



The Offence (1972) - Amazon




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Reply #297 on: August 18, 2014, 05:48:02 PM
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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Reply #298 on: August 20, 2014, 12:15:51 PM
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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Reply #299 on: August 26, 2014, 05:10:29 PM
December 9, 2014

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



The Missouri Breaks (1976) - Amazon