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Reply #375 on: April 03, 2015, 11:37:06 PM
...TT releases are hard to recommend unless a title has no alternative availability. Like you, I'm a fan of Wild at Heart and The Driver, but they're both available in cheaper editions internationally, now. Same with The Big Heat. Remains of the Day is a great movie but it's also the case. Save RotD I bought the TT editions of these movies and now I feel like an asshole.

TT's release of Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia has the best transfer and most extras of any of the editions available. A few of TT's Blu-Rays, like Wild at Heart and Titus use older HD masters that aren't very good, but that's what they were given.

I'm hoping Woody Allen's Orion releases will be released in some other country. It's hard to justify paying TT's prices for movies with no extras. I know their business model is based on recouping the costs of a limited number of copies, but it doesn't mean I like paying $30 a movie.


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Reply #376 on: April 07, 2015, 12:18:11 PM
chill tuesday






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Reply #377 on: April 09, 2015, 04:20:04 PM
July 13, 2015

The Roy Andersson Collection on blu-ray from Artificial Eye



Contains:

-A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting Upon Existence (2014)
-Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
-A Swedish Love Story (1970)
-You, the Living (2007)

The Roy Andersson Collection - Amazon UK




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Reply #378 on: April 11, 2015, 04:40:01 PM
August 11, 2015

Woody Allen's A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982) on blu-ray from Twilight Time




Sam Fuller's House of Bamboo (1955) on blu-ray from Twilight Time






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Reply #379 on: April 20, 2015, 04:00:29 PM
July 21, 2014

Alain Resnais' Life is a Bed of Roses (1983) and Love Unto Death (1984) on blu-ray in a 2-disc set form Cohen Media Group






Alain Resnais pays tribute to three influential French filmmakers Georges Melies, Marcel L Herbier and Eric Rohmer with this lighthearted film about happiness and the power of the imagination. Life Is a Bed of Roses is divided into three parallel narratives. The first section is set around the first decade of the twentieth century in the Ardennes, where Count Forbeck (Ruggero Raimondi) unveils his architect's designs for a utopian city. In a modern day mirroring of this story, a group of professors now inhabiting Forbeck's castle seek a new form of education through the use of the imagination, under the guidance of a guru named Guarini (Vittorio Gassman Big Deal on Madonna Street). The third segment depicts a Wagnerian fantasy landscape of kings and dragons, which arises from the imagination of the children of some of the professors at the school. With ingenuity and great craftsmanship, Resnais weaves together these three threads to make Life Is a Bed of Roses a compelling and entertaining mixture of drama, satire, comedy, fantasy and music.




In Uzès, a mysterious, austere town, four characters who live in seclusion have a simple yet superb life. It is the story of two couples. The first, Judith and Jérôme, have been living for ten years in deep, exalted mutual understanding. Both clerics, they have their own ideas on faith. Elisabeth and Simon are the other couple. Their love which is a few months old is shot through with a terrible, inescapable threat: that of their separation. Life and death, red and black, happiness and pain, passion and solitude come together in exaltation. She is illuminated by their mutual love. He is dark and tortured by a disturbing memory. This film goes beyond analysis, calling for an emotional approach. Like the passion which shines through it, it radiates violence, suffering, but above all, an immense hope, that of triumphant love.


Love Unto Death / Life is a Bed of Roses - Amazon


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Reply #380 on: April 21, 2015, 03:09:27 PM
New 2K Restoration of Jacques Rivette's Out 1 Heading to Cinemas and Blu-ray
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French label Carlotta Films and Carlotta Films U.S. will screen a new 2K restoration of Jacques Rivette's Out 1 (1971), starring Michèle Moretti, Hermine Karagheuz, Karen Puig, Jean-Pierre Léaud, and Michael Lonsdale. The new 2K restoration will also be released on Blu-ray in France and the U.S. in Q4.

Paris, April 1970. Two theatre groups each rehearse avant-garde adaptations of plays by Aeschylus. A young deaf-mute begs for change in cafés while playing the harmonica. A young woman seduces men in order to rob them. As a conspiracy begins to be uncovered, the protagonists' stories start to intertwine… Crowned with success after L'Amour Fou, Jacques Rivette throws himself into a film project "without any time limitation" and films a group of actors in an almost constant state of improvisation as they interact with and move through the cafés, the streets, and the apartments of Paris. Equally inspired by Honoré de Balzac's History of the Thirteen and Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, as he was by the serials of Louis Feuillade, OUT 1 is a unique snapshot of post-May 1968 society, when the utopian dreams of a new era give way to a general malaise.

AN INVISIBLE FILM FOR OVER 40 YEARS

When Jacques Rivette and his producer, Stéphane Tchalgadjieff, began the OUT 1 project, they did not set a time limit on the work. The final cut, divided into eight episodes, is 12 hours 30 minutes long and the ORTF (the national agency charged with providing public radio and television in France) refused to buy it, afraid of the extraordinary and unclassifiable nature of the film. OUT 1 was shown in its full working version in a projection, which is now considered a legendary event, at the Havre in September 1971, but was shown neither in theaters nor television. Jacques Rivette spent the entirety of 1972 on editing another version of the film, reducing the running time to just over 4 hours. This cut of the film, called OUT 1 : Spectre, which proposes a different vision from the original film, was released in French cinemas in 1974.

The public had to wait until 1989 for the long version to finally be shown in its integrality at the Festival of Rotterdam, followed by various other European festivals, and finally on French and German television in the early 1990's. From that point on, the original film is called OUT 1 : Noli Me Tangere, and has a slightly different cut from the version shown in 1971. After this, Jacques Rivette's monumental oeuvre virtually disappeared from the silver screen.

OUT 1 has remained particularly rare and almost invisible in its integral version since its creation. Restored in 2015, OUT 1 : Noli Me Tangere and OUT 1 : Spectre are finally available in 2K!


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Reply #381 on: April 28, 2015, 04:32:21 PM
May 5, 2015

GoodFellas (1990) 25th Anniversary Edition, from a new 4K master



GoodFellas (1990) - Amazon


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Reply #382 on: April 29, 2015, 02:14:46 PM


Jun 29, 2015
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Reply #383 on: April 29, 2015, 02:43:28 PM
August 18, 2015

Gerald Kargl's Angst aka Schizophrenia (1983) on blu-ray from Cult Epics (US)




Angst (1983) - Amazon






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Reply #384 on: April 29, 2015, 04:47:52 PM


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Reply #385 on: May 01, 2015, 11:12:05 PM
June 22, 2015

Sam Fuller's Forty Guns (1957) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema



Forty Guns (1957) - Amazon UK





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Reply #387 on: May 07, 2015, 01:11:11 AM
Awwwwwwwwwyyyyeeeah

August 18, 2015

Hackers (1995) on blu-ray from Shout Factory



Hackers (1995) - Amazon




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Reply #388 on: May 07, 2015, 01:45:50 AM
i promised myself i'd never cry in front of you but, here i am crying

there's a longtime friend of mine with whom i'm now going to have to find some other way to begin our conversations than "have you written your letter to the studio president requesting hackers on bluray?" and i shall miss the corollaries of "twice this morning" and "licking the envelope on my third this hour" etc.


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Reply #389 on: May 09, 2015, 02:56:23 PM
has anyone seen this movie



it has this adorable synopsis: During WW2, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female.

a 7.4 on imdb and five stars on amazon with all these glowing reviews

director ralph nelson, a bit of an unknown to me except for requiem for a heavyweight (because of rod serling)