171 Contempt

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#101 Post by Napier » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:12 pm

Blu-Ray Contempt=Hard On. :shock:

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#102 Post by Noiretirc » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:45 am

(Edit: WTF was I thinking?)
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#103 Post by greekboy » Tue May 05, 2009 8:40 pm

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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#104 Post by aox » Tue May 05, 2009 10:19 pm

thanks. I was coincidentally going to put my sd copy online for sale tonight.

this is terrible news.

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#105 Post by onedimension » Tue May 05, 2009 10:49 pm

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

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#106 Post by Telstar » Wed May 06, 2009 4:46 am

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

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#107 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed May 06, 2009 9:13 am

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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#108 Post by Cinephrenic » Sun May 10, 2009 5:48 am

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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#109 Post by domino harvey » Mon May 11, 2009 6:27 pm

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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#110 Post by LightBulbFilm » Tue May 12, 2009 1:41 am

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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#112 Post by FerdinandGriffon » Fri May 15, 2009 1:03 pm

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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#113 Post by Napier » Fri May 15, 2009 1:09 pm

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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#114 Post by kaujot » Fri May 15, 2009 1:21 pm

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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#115 Post by aox » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:59 am

Blu Ray.com weighs in on the new Optimum blu release... not great, but not spectacular.

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#116 Post by brendanjc » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:11 pm

Blu-ray coming to the US on 2/16/10 from Lionsgate.
“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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#117 Post by knives » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:16 am

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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#118 Post by Tom Hagen » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:29 am

The theatre rehearsal scene in Contempt would be a nightmare to explain to the deaf.

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#120 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Wed May 29, 2013 2:14 pm

That's probably the budget of his last two features combined.

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#121 Post by accatone » Wed May 29, 2013 4:12 pm

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

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#122 Post by rrenault » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:38 am

http://www.filmforum.org/movies/more/contempt" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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

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#123 Post by repeat » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:10 am

"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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#124 Post by RossyG » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:48 am

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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#125 Post by rrenault » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:55 am

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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