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wilder

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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #375 on: March 26, 2015, 06:26:54 AM »
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I only have a few, for obvious reasons - Sidney Lumet's Equus (1977) takes the cake for me






with John Guillermin's Rapture (1965) and Blake Edwards' Experiment in Terror (1962) right behind it (Rapture DVD Beaver review, full movie on youtube)






Some caps from Experiment in Terror:













...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.

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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #376 on: March 29, 2015, 03:15:59 PM »
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Cameron Crowe’s Singles finally coming to Blu-ray

MARCH 4, 2015 BY SCOTT J. DAVIS

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the long-awaited Blu-ray release of Singles, the 1992 sophomore effort from director Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Say Anything).

In Seattle during the era of grunge music, the lives and relationships of a group of young people, all living in the same apartment building, go through a period of flux. Among them are waitress and aspiring architect Janet (Fonda), who finds herself obsessed with bad boy musician Cliff (Dillon); Linda (Sedgwick), an emotionally fragile environmentalist on the look-out for love; and Steve (Scott), a quintessential nice guy who studies traffic patterns.

Singles stars Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Matt Dillon, Bill Pullman, Tom Skerritt, Jeremy Piven, Eric Stoltz, Peter Horton and Sheila Kelly.

The Blu-ray release of Singles is presented in 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround. Extras include:
–25 Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes:
–The 16-minute “The Ballad of Janet and Dr. Jeff” compiling the entire relationship between Bridget Fonda and Bill Pullman’s characters
–Extended Tracking Shot Opening
–Mime Club Fight
–What Would The King Do?
–No Games
–Eddie Haskell Redux
—Three Complete Live Performances:
Soundgarden – “Birth Ritual”
Alice in Chains – “Would?” and “It Ain’t Like That Anymore”
–Two “Complete Take” Extras with Bill Pullman and Tad
–Gag Reel
–Theatrical Trailer

Singles is released on April 7th in the US. Crowe’s latest film Aloha, starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin and Bill Murray, is released on May 29th in the US, and in September in the UK.

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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #377 on: April 01, 2015, 05:09:31 PM »
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July 28, 2015

Michael Ritchie's Prime Cut (1972) on blu-ray from Kino



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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #378 on: April 03, 2015, 11:37:06 PM »
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...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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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #379 on: April 07, 2015, 12:18:11 PM »
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chill tuesday




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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #380 on: April 09, 2015, 04:20:04 PM »
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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 #381 on: April 11, 2015, 04:40:01 PM »
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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 #382 on: April 20, 2015, 04:00:29 PM »
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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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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #383 on: April 21, 2015, 03:09:27 PM »
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New 2K Restoration of Jacques Rivette's Out 1 Heading to Cinemas and Blu-ray
via blu-ray.com

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 #384 on: April 28, 2015, 04:32:21 PM »
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May 5, 2015

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



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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #385 on: April 29, 2015, 02:14:46 PM »
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« Reply #386 on: April 29, 2015, 02:43:28 PM »
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August 18, 2015

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




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« Reply #388 on: May 01, 2015, 11:12:05 PM »
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June 22, 2015

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



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