Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

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NABOB OF NOWHERE
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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2051 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:58 am

MichaelB wrote:If I'm not very much mistaken, the Kaurismäki box is damn near complete aside from I Hired a Contract Killer - presumably problematic rightswise as a UK co-production.

But we're not missing much: I enjoyed what Kaurismäki did to my native north London, but it's easily one of his weakest films.
I can't see Guimarães the part of the portuguese portfolio film Centro Historico shared with Pedro Costa Victor Erice and Manoel De Oliveira

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2052 Post by kekid » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:30 pm

kekid wrote:
thirtyframesasecond wrote:
charal wrote:The Malle set has been pushed to July 17
Ah, I assumed something was happening as Malle's stuff is all on Curzon Home Cinema for streaming.
And now pushed to September 11.
And now to 16 October.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2053 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:45 pm

NABOB OF NOWHERE wrote:I can't see Guimarães the part of the portuguese portfolio film Centro Historico shared with Pedro Costa Victor Erice and Manoel De Oliveira
Late reply here, but: It may just be that the rightsholder won't license it out separately. The Costa segment (Sweet Exorcist) doesn't seem to have been released separately, even though it would've been a natural fit on the Blu/DVD releases of Horse Money. (Costa made the short while shooting the feature, and it's mainly a variation of the climactic elevator scene.) In the U.S., at least, the whole omnibus is available digitally through iTunes and Amazon Video.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2054 Post by charal » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:22 am

I've gone through the MALLE FEATURES box and can report a mixed bag of transfers. Overall quality is good but I cannot help but feel that the black and white films should have a tad more detail. The two early 70s films look great but I still feel more detail could be possible. (I haven't seen the Criterions.) Perhaps I'm wrong but I don't trust AE as to consistent quality control. (I refer you all to the recent Tarkovskys.) MAY FOOLS looks the best of the colour films as does the 16mm DINNER WITH ANDRE which, unlike the 1.66:1 Criterion, is framed fully at 1.33:1

The booklet is very good, it consists mostly of Malle's retrospective comments with few articles by other critics thrown in.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2055 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:59 pm

Anyone got the documentaries set? I'll probably grab both though tbh.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2056 Post by GaryC » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:21 am

NABOB OF NOWHERE wrote:I can't see Guimarães the part of the portuguese portfolio film Centro Historico shared with Pedro Costa Victor Erice and Manoel De Oliveira
If you're in the UK, Mubi have Centro Histórico available to stream in HD, until 6 December.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2057 Post by criterionsnob » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:31 pm

April 23: 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days

Certainly encouraging that maybe the long gestating Criterion release will be announced soon.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2058 Post by AidanKing » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:13 am

Artificial Eye has released Kornél Mundruczó's Jupiter's Moon on DVD. It got mixed reviews at Cannes last year but MichaelB seemed to like it in his review for Sight and Sound.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2059 Post by bdsweeney » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:37 pm

Gary states that the image of Artificial Eye's blu release of The Return 'has a strong teal-leaning' ... and how.

I've only seen the film once, in the cinema on its release. But I have strong memories of the spell it put me under and have been hoping for a blu release for a long time.

While I remember a muted colour pallet I don't recall it looking anything so blue as the caps DVD Beaver shows. Does anyone recall if this blu release resembles the original look of the film?

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2060 Post by MichaelB » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:42 pm

I've just had a quick spin through my now ancient Artificial Eye DVD, and if anything it's more blue than the BD! So I wouldn't worry.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2061 Post by domino harvey » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:44 pm

Not an exact match, but here's a screencap from the older DVD that you can match to the boy's clothing in the DVDBeaver caps:

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2062 Post by bdsweeney » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:59 pm

Thanks Michael and Domino, I appreciate the efforts. Maybe the 'blue of the blu' isn't as bad as I first feared.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2063 Post by ellipsis7 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:33 am

Drawn by the good reviews, as LET THE SUNSHINE IN opened in cinemas yesterday, interestingly last evening, prompted by an ad in The Guardian, we opted not to go in to town to see it but watched it at home streamed in HD from Curzon Home Cinema for £10 (48 hour rental)... There was really little not to like about the experience, although obviously nothing can match a full theatrical presentation...

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2064 Post by neilist » Wed May 02, 2018 3:08 pm

Amazon listings suggest upcoming Blu-ray releases are Godard's 'Week-end' in July and Bresson's 'Un Condamné À Mort S'Est Échappé Ou Le Vent Souffle Où Il Veut' in August, plus Ozon's new film 'L'Amant Double'.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2065 Post by david hare » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:11 pm

My review of the AE Blu of Un Beau Soleil Interieur (I cannot bring myself to use the hideous English mistranslated title.)

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 9909642657

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