StudioCanal: Buñuel: the Essential Collection

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StudioCanal: Buñuel: the Essential Collection

#1 Post by rapta » Fri May 26, 2017 10:53 am

rockysds wrote:Blu-rays of Lola (Fassbinder), Loot, Diary of a Chambermaid (Buñuel), Tristana and Entertaining Mr. Sloane have been announced as forthcoming.
Plus the newly restored Belle de jour, to go with the other two Buñuels.

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StudioCanal: Bunuel: the Essential Collection

#2 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:00 am

kompromiss wrote:Some great releases are up for pre-order on amazon.co.uk:
Bunuel Boxset
That Bunuel set looks great, especially since I never upgraded any of my Criterions after they went OOP. And perfect timing for our list project too!

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#3 Post by Finch » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:50 am

It's most annoying that the specs don't say whether Belle de Jour in the set is the new 4k resto or the old release.

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#4 Post by MichaelB » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:53 am

Surely it has to be the restoration, given that it's theirs and they're bringing out the box specifically to mark the film's half-century?

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#5 Post by Finch » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:59 am

You'd think so but it'd be good to have it confirmed. Plus all available audio tracks for Tristiana etc.

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#6 Post by MichaelB » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:05 am

I'm assuming it won't have Spanish, as the previous StudioCanal release didn't either. Which is a shame, as that's my preferred language for Tristana.

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#7 Post by swo17 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:56 am

There are a lot of essential Buñuel films missing from that Essential Buñuel set. They should have put "late" in the title.

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#8 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:42 pm

Let's be real: other than Un chien Andalou, these are the Bunuel films most casual film viewers know, and seems like a great deal for some great movies, several of which are making their Blu-ray debuts in the set

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#9 Post by swo17 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:15 pm

Fine, but I'd personally be more excited for even just a DVD set of his Mexican films.

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#10 Post by knives » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:27 pm

It would be nice to see Fever Mounts at El Pao.

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#11 Post by ozufils » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:29 pm

'Late Bunuel' does sound about right. Counts as a blind buy for me nonetheless.

Besides Belle De Jour, did any of the other films have restorations that havent been released on home video ?

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#12 Post by joshua » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:09 pm

knives wrote:It would be nice to see Fever Mounts at El Pao.
Pathe put out a blu-ray of this with English subs in France. Who has the UK rights for it? Studio Canal?
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#13 Post by knives » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:12 pm

Sweet, RB? I've only 14 Bunuel's to do and would like to get them done for the list.

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#14 Post by senseabove » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:08 pm

I've asked twice over at The Other Forums whether Kino has any plans to release Los Olvidados, since they were listed as the rights-holder the last time it screened locally, but he ignored/overlooked my post—it would appear intentionally, as, both times, MisterLime answered the questions surrounding my post but not mine, and he's generally a good sport about answering everything, no matter how mundane... I've only seen Los Olvidados and loved it, so I'm keen on seeing the rest in good quality.

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#15 Post by M Sanderson » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:04 am

El, Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz and Los Olividados are amazing films that I hope can be restored for Blu ray.

Argento borrowed the music from Cruz's music box for the weird Tenebrae dream/flashback sequences.

I had a good time with Eureka's recent release of Death in the Garden, by the way, another '50s Bunuel.

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#16 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:32 am

knives wrote:Sweet, RB? I've only 14 Bunuel's to do and would like to get them done for the list.
On the back of the box there is that little triangle thingy with A B and C in it so I guess you're ready to roll. It's a dual format combo too.

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#17 Post by MichaelB » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:43 am

Pretty much any British boutique label would love to get their hands on restorations of the Mexican Buñuels, but the stumbling block is that these don't yet exist, and I imagine they'd be a bit of a challenge.

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#18 Post by John Shade » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:13 am

This set will probably be my breaking point to finally become region free. It's the same release of Obscure Object of Desire that they for some reason put out already?

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#19 Post by MichaelB » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:16 am

No reason to assume otherwise: I imagine Belle de Jour is the only one they've revamped.

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#20 Post by domino harvey » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:35 pm

Rundown of the extras:
7 Disc Set
That Obscure Object of Desire

New Jean-Claude Carriere interview
New Aesthetics of the Irrational: ICA Q&A with Jean-Claude Carriere and Diego Bunuel hosted by Tim Robey
Interview with Carlos Saura
The arbitrariness of desire by Jean-Claude Carriere
Lady Doubles - interview with Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina
Portrait of an impatient filmmaker, Luis Bunuel - Interview with Pierre Lady and Edmond Richard

Belle De Jour - New 50th Anniversary Restoration

New Jean-Claude Carriere interview
New Masterclass with Diego Bunuel and Jean-Claude Carriere (1 hour+)
New Trailer
Commentary by professor Peter W. Evans
The Last Script (1:34:33)
A Story of Perversion or Emancipation? - Interview with Dr Sylvain Mimoun (29:39 in PAL)

Diary of a Chambermaid

Extras:
An Angel in the Marshes doc (26 minutes)

Phantom of Liberty

New Jean-Claude Carriere interview
New Critical Analysis by professor Peter W. Evans
New Bunuel, la transgression des reves -A new documentary by Pierre-Henri Gibert
Photo Gallery

The Milky Way

New Jean-Claude Carriere interview
New Critical Analysis by professor Peter W. Evans
Bunuel, athiest thanks to God doc (32 minutes)
Trailer

Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

New Jean-Claude Carriere interview
A Walk Amongst the Shadows doc (28 minutes)
Critical analysis by professor Peter W.Evans
Trailer

Tristana

New Interview with Franco Nero
Rituals documentary doc (20 minutes)
Trailer

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#21 Post by knives » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:13 am

NABOB OF NOWHERE wrote:
knives wrote:Sweet, RB? I've only 14 Bunuel's to do and would like to get them done for the list.
On the back of the box there is that little triangle thingy with A B and C in it so I guess you're ready to roll. It's a dual format combo too.
Nice.

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#22 Post by artfilmfan » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:29 pm

The restored Belle de Jour on the new Studio Canal Blu-ray looks great.

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#23 Post by Michael Kerpan » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:48 pm

artfilmfan wrote:The restored Belle de Jour on the new Studio Canal Blu-ray looks great.
I wonder if this is different from the restored version released in Canada a couple of years ago (which looked pretty good compared to any previous version I had seen)?

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#24 Post by david hare » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:05 pm

MIchael this 4K was only done last year.

I don't like the trailers at all. It may just be the shit compression on Viumoe etc PC vid but skin tones have turned pink and the whole thing seems to have a pinkish tinge. They played the 4K DCP at Bologna but I didn't go - too much else to see. This is not a title I felt needed any more work and I have the awful feeling they may have tampered with the color timing in subtle but noticeable ways. THe older BDs from both Canal and Crit are very good representations of how it looked in 1967 - classic high quality bight slightly glossy 60s European Eastmancolor stock. There was nothing wrong with them apart from getting blacks deeper with newer 4K masterting tools like HDR. We will see.

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#25 Post by artfilmfan » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:28 pm

The Canadian Blu-ray might have come from the same source as the previous Studio Canal release. The color of the new restored version falls between the reddish Criterion and the previous greenish Studio Canal. So, David's assessment that it looks pinkish is somewhat accurate :) I watched it with the subs turned off so that I could concentrate on the beautifully restored image.

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