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swo17
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Re: Milestone

#726 Post by swo17 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:10 pm

Looks like half of those have already been snapped up.

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knives
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Re: Milestone

#727 Post by knives » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:13 pm

I know I did some snapping (only two film in three interest me so I didn't bother).

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Re: Milestone

#728 Post by swo17 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:16 pm

But they look so nice all lined up together--blue, white, red. Uh, just like the Polish flag 8-[

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Re: Milestone

#729 Post by knives » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:24 pm

I can go without blood as long as Second Run is around.

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Re: Milestone Dog Days of Summer Sale

#730 Post by drdoros » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:57 am

Announcing Milestone’s
“Dog Days of Summer” Sale!

Does August 2017 have you dog tired? Whether it is the heat, the news, or just the end-of-summer blues, why not banish those doldrums with a few timeless cinema masterpieces?

During Milestone’s sale, many of our most popular DVDs are just $10–$15 and select Blu-rays are selling for $20!

Check it out now — the sale starts Monday August 7 and ends Monday August 21.

Browse Our Summer Sale at https://milestonefilms.com/collections/ ... mer-sale-1

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Re: Milestone

#731 Post by swo17 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:15 pm

Oh wow, the Early Russian Cinema set for only $100!

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Re: Milestone

#732 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:54 pm

The Lionel Rogosin and Shirley Clarke blus are half off! Never heard of John Canemaker but those look very interesting.

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Re: Milestone

#733 Post by drdoros » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:38 pm

John Canemaker is not only a dear friend, but the entire animation world's. He is an Oscar-award winning animator as well as film historian and NYU professor. He's done half of Disney classic films' commentary tracks with Leonard Maltin doing the other half. (An exaggeration, but close enough.) His books on Winsor McCay, Felix the Cat and many Disney animators are just spectacular. He has done animation for the songs of John Lennon as well as The World According to Garp. But his own indie animation is even better!

His blog site is http://animatedeye.johncanemaker.com/about/

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#734 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:31 pm

I cannot recommend the Shirley Clarke films enough, having been fortunate enough to catch the 35mm restorations of each one of then when they played in Los Angeles. I'm going to order Ornette: Made in America this week and can't stress enough what an incredible portrait it is of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. I also love Portrait of Jason , a film that's equal parts hilarious, heartbreaking, and uncomfortable and captures a particular kind of queerness that seemed to be undocumented then. It's a film that I think about a lot and captures that beautiful mix of documentary and imposed narrative that wasn't captured again until Abaas Kiarostami's Close-Up.

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Re: Milestone

#735 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:22 pm

Are the Clarke and Rogosin dvd/blu editions digipaks?

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swo17
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Re: Milestone

#736 Post by swo17 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:24 pm

The BD editions are all packaged in standard-width BD cases.

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Re: Milestone

#737 Post by drdoros » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:58 pm

Jean-Luc Garbo wrote:Are the Clarke and Rogosin dvd/blu editions digipaks?

Sorry, no. They are DVD or Blu-ray, but they are not packaged together.

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Drucker
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Re: Milestone

#738 Post by Drucker » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:46 pm

For every DVD or Blu-ray sold on the Milestone website starting now through the end of 2017, Milestone will donate $1 to the
Southern Poverty Law Center
to help support its efforts to “monitor hate groups and other extremists throughout the United States and expose their activities to the public, the media and law enforcement.”

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Re: Milestone

#739 Post by cpetrizzi » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:12 pm

drdoros wrote:You're right -- Charlotte's a rare town for us to play our films. Do you have a favorite art theatre you would recommend?
Dennis, do you ever show your films in the Boston area? There are three that I can think of that would show your caliber of movies: Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, West Newton Cinema in Newton, and Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline.

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Re: Milestone

#740 Post by Glowingwabbit » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:33 pm

cpetrizzi wrote:
drdoros wrote:You're right -- Charlotte's a rare town for us to play our films. Do you have a favorite art theatre you would recommend?
Dennis, do you ever show your films in the Boston area? There are three that I can think of that would show your caliber of movies: Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, West Newton Cinema in Newton, and Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline.
You forgot The Brattle Theater

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#741 Post by drdoros » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:09 pm

We show a lot at the Brattle, the Harvard Film Archive and the Museum of Fine Arts. The Coolidge sometimes plays our films.

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#742 Post by Fred Holywell » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:52 pm

Any update on when Rocco and His Brothers is now due? TCM ran the restored version with a Milestone logo, yesterday morning. A hopeful sign, perhaps.

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Re: Milestone

#743 Post by drdoros » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:18 pm

Yes, I have a date in mind, the bonus features and feature at the lab and the cover almost done. However, it will be early next year!

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Re: Milestone

#744 Post by HitchcockLang » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:08 am

I just watched it on Filmstruck a few nights ago and that has a Milestone logo as well. Was that the restoration? (It looked pretty good).

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A grave headstone Oscar Micheaux's wife and producer...

#745 Post by drdoros » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:40 pm

https://www.gofundme.com/alice-b-russel ... -headstone

Dear Criterionites,

My good friends Terri Francis and Brian Graney of the Indiana University Black Film Archive is trying to raise funds to provide a headstone to the grave of Alice Micheaux, the wife of Oscar. "Alice B. Russell Micheaux was a pioneering film actress and film producer, as well as the widow of Oscar Micheaux, renowned African American filmmaker, active during the silent era through the 1940s. Yet unfortunately, Alice spent her final years as a ward of the state suffering from dementia, and was buried in 1985 in an unmarked pauper’s grave at the Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, New York."

I hope you all can help!

Dennis Doros
Milestone F&V

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Re: Milestone

#746 Post by senseabove » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:09 pm

Is the any chance of Killer of Sheep getting a Blu-ray upgrade? I skipped a screening earlier this year, not knowing anything about it, and have seen it mentioned nearly weekly since doing so, much to my chagrin. I may have to plump for the DVD, but I dislike buying DVDs, especially blind-buys of films that seem important enough to one day get upgraded.


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Re: Milestone

#747 Post by bearcuborg » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:05 am

A recent newsletter made a mention of a recent Academy Award given to him, but did not mention any Blu-ray upgrade despite Milestone selling Killer of Sheep for $16.

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Re: Milestone

#748 Post by L.A. » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:12 pm

Lois Weber’s The Dumb Girl of Portici and Shoes coming to DVD and Blu-ray on February 6th.

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#749 Post by ianthemovie » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:42 pm

Any new info on Killer of Sheep coming to Blu-ray? I can't imagine that this film would not get an upgrade, considering its high profile and the new restoration.

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#750 Post by starmanof51 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:59 pm

ianthemovie wrote:Any new info on Killer of Sheep coming to Blu-ray? I can't imagine that this film would not get an upgrade, considering its high profile and the new restoration.
In the same vein, every time I see Milestone pop to the top of the forum posts, I hope I’m going to see news of a Soy Cuba blu

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