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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:12 pm 
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Blu-Ray Contempt=Hard On. :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:45 am 
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(Edit: WTF was I thinking?)


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:40 pm 

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Not sure if this has been mentioned anywhere but in an email from Mulvaney, Criterion has lost the rights to the Blu ray version of this film. I just had to buy it again after being without it since they first announced a Blu Ray version.


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:19 pm 
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thanks. I was coincidentally going to put my sd copy online for sale tonight.

this is terrible news.


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:49 pm 

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Second Criterion blu-ray strikeout. This is a sad day for home cinema enthusiasts.


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:46 am 

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Lovely. I sold my copy the day I heard the blu-ray announced.


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 9:13 am 
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On the upside, Canal have announced a Dutch BD release for September 3rd, so it's coming out somewhere. No specs yet, though.


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 5:48 am 
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I wouldn't be surprised if Criterion will have page on Amazon asking which DVDs to strikeout from being released on Blu-ray. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 6:27 pm 
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You guys are going to have to do a lot of voting to negate all my votes for Fishing With John in the first poll


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 1:41 am 
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domino harvey wrote:
You guys are going to have to do a lot of voting to negate all my votes for Fishing With John in the first poll

I am also one who thinks Criterion needs to give the show a second look and update the DVD.


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 11:17 am 
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Out of Print according to the CC website.


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 1:03 pm 
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psufootball07 wrote:

This is such a pain. I force myself to put off buying the DVD because I know the Blu-ray's coming, then as soon as they announce that they've lost the rights to the Blu the DVD goes OOP too. There've been some very important and I assume lucrative properties Criterion has been losing their grip on recently (Contempt, Ran). I wonder why they've been dropping the ball.


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 1:09 pm 
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FerdinandGriffon wrote:
I wonder why they've been dropping the ball.

They are not dropping the ball, shit happens and rights to put films on DVD get revoked. This is also old news.


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 1:21 pm 
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If I remember right, it's a Studio Canal license, so hopefully they can get the rights back relatively quickly, a la the Clouzots.


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:59 am 
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Blu Ray.com weighs in on the new Optimum blu release... not great, but not spectacular.


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:11 pm 
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Blu-ray coming to the US on 2/16/10 from Lionsgate.

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“Contempt” bonus materials include an introduction by British film producer and Godard expert Colin MacCabe, a “making-of” documentary “One Upon a Time There Was…Contempt,” a documentary on Godard’s legacy in film “Contempt…Tenderly,” a discussion between Godard and director Fritz Lang “The Dinosaur and the Baby,” the theatrical trailer, BD-Live and a 20-page collectible booklet.


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:16 am 
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Rewatching this and I have to admit that when Lang first comes on screen it turned me into a grinning idiot. The film is somehow even better than I remember even if the DVD is shit when it comes to subs. At first I couldn't tell Palance was talking because they hate the deaf. Probably more a sign I need to watch this one more often though.


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:29 am 
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The theatre rehearsal scene in Contempt would be a nightmare to explain to the deaf.


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 1:55 pm 

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Rather trivial, but still...


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 2:14 pm 
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That's probably the budget of his last two features combined.


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 4:12 pm 

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And its just the script, on the screen its pictures...


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:38 am 

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http://www.filmforum.org/movies/more/contempt

^^An improvement on the initial SC Collection disaster to come, even if not from Criterion?


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:10 am 
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"Disaster", really? I haven't opened mine yet, but the Blu-ray.com review only reported "minor inconsistencies" (and even those resulting from the condition of the unrestored elements).


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:48 am 
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To my untutored eye the Studio Canal BD looked fine. A handful of scenes are of slightly lesser quality, but that's explained in the set: they came from an inferior source.

So there's room for improvement, but I don't consider it a disaster at all. In fact, I'd give the whole disc a solid 4 out of 5.


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 Post subject: Re: 171 Contempt
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:55 am 

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By inferior source, you mean shots like these?

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Also, what's the deal with these two stills I always see, which make no appearance in the actual film:

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