Carlotta Releases

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andyli
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Re: Carlotta Releases

#226 Post by andyli » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:01 pm

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This has somehow slipped under my radar. It seems like a good way to collect the otherwise scattered Hou blu-ray releases.

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#227 Post by zedz » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:39 pm

andyli wrote:Image

This has somehow slipped under my radar. It seems like a good way to collect the otherwise scattered Hou blu-ray releases.
But. . . no English subs (not unusual for Carlotta).

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#228 Post by Michael Kerpan » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:15 pm

Interesting that Cheerful Wind _hasn't_ been upgraded/released. Wonder why it got skipped over?

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#229 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:57 pm

Cheerful Wind actually got a digital remaster a few years ago (at the same time as Cute Girl) and a DCP has played at a few venues, including the San Diego Asian Film Festival and the Cinémathèque française. The only reason I can conceive for its exclusion from the various releases of Hou's early work (it's not in the Cinematek DVD set either) is a rights issue. Some possible circumstantial evidence for this is that there were reports in 2012 that both Cute Girl and Cheerful Wind would get theatrical reissues in Taiwan as a tribute to the then-recently-deceased Fong Fei-fei, but as far as I can tell only Cute Girl was actually released.

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#230 Post by Michael Kerpan » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:57 pm

Oh well, maybe someday... Which will we wait longer for? This ... or City of Sadness ... or Puppetmaster?

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#231 Post by Calvin » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:52 pm

It's worth remembering that Eureka will be releasing a box set containing Cute Girl, The Green Green Grass of Home, and The Boys from Fengkuei in the Spring.

Why Dust in the Wind, The Time to Live and the Time to Die, and the other CMPC restorations such as Yang's Terrorisers haven't been picked up for a subbed release has continually puzzled me over the past few years. I initially assumed it was a rights issue, but whatever it is hasn't prevented them being picked up for VoD release on Amazon Prime.

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#232 Post by Michael Kerpan » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:43 pm

I wonder whether the Eureka set will be a significant upgrade of the Belgian DVD set?

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#233 Post by Big Ben » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:47 pm

I was told several years ago that some of Hou's films were made with mob money. That's a ludicrous statement I know but is there any veracity to it? The only Hou film I've seen is City of Sadness and that was froma VHS tape I managed to get from a third party seller. There's just a void with Hou that isn't there with contemporaries like Edward Yang or Tsai Ming Liang.

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#234 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:32 pm

The two Era productions (A City of Sadness and The Puppetmaster) are owned by a guy who abandoned the film industry for real estate and supposedly just doesn't care about them anymore. They get occasional theatrical screenings, but these have to be authorized by Hou personally and must be purely not-for-profit.

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#235 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:21 am

Big Ben wrote:I was told several years ago that some of Hou's films were made with mob money. That's a ludicrous statement I know but is there any veracity to it?
I can't speak for Hou's films, but there's a history of the Triad's & Yakuza being involved in film production in Hong Kong & Japan respectively, so it's not unreasonable for the same to be true of Taiwan.

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#237 Post by McCrutchy » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:46 am

Mikio Naruse five film Blu-ray box set to be released on November 21st, 2018

According to DVD.fr, it will contain:

Sound of the Mountain (1954)
Flowing (1956)
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)
Yearning (1964)
Two in the Shadow (1967)

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#238 Post by ellipsis7 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:19 am

Also Welles' LADY FROM SHANGHAI comes to BR on 16 November...

Antonioni's THE PASSENGER aka PROFESSION: REPORTER recently out on Carlotta DVD, BR & Coffret Ultra Collector, the last dual-format with a substantial book put together by Dominique Paini... As would be expected the transfer matches the Indicator release (which I also acquired), in terms of extras the notable additions are Lino Micciche's ANTONIONI VU PAR ANTONIONI and a lovely HD transfer of MA's early 1949 short L'AMOROSA MENZOGNA (aka LIES OF LOVE), about the world of the fotoromanzo (roman-photo), otherwise called 'fumetti' after the speech bubbles superimposed on the characters in the photos which are reminiscent of little puffs of cigarette smoke emanating from their mouths...

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#239 Post by eerik » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:08 am

The three Frank Borzage silents (7th Heaven, Street Angel, Lucky Star) on Blu-ray are all out-of-print and mostly sold out, right? Amazon only has Street Angel available. Oh well, guess I missed them after years of hesitating and passing on deals. Damn shame these aren't available on BD anywhere else.

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Re: Carlotta Releases

#240 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:31 pm

FNAC has Lucky Star

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Re: Carlotta Releases

#241 Post by eerik » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:34 am

NABOB OF NOWHERE wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:31 pm
FNAC has Lucky Star
Thanks for the tip, though FNAC only offers express courier shipping to Estonia, which would be way too expensive for just one item. However, I did some additional searching of my own and Potemkine had all three still available, with much more reasonable shippinng costs (~13 euros).

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