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 Post subject: Gaumont French Releases
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:11 am 
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Interesting crop for the rest of the year with Renoir Clouzot Clair Franju and more coming in blu


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:50 pm 
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FRENCH CAN CAN!!!!!

LES YEUX SANS VISAGE!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:29 pm 
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Maurice Tourneur!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:06 pm 
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Il generale della Rovere -- French + Italian audio, French subs
La pelle -- French + Italian audio, French subs
Le silence de la Mer -- French audio, French subs

All have DTS-HD


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:37 pm 
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So things aren't looking good for English subs on the "Condamné à mort s'est échappé" Blu-Ray, huh?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:11 pm 
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Don't know if you're being ironic (boy do we need an' irony' font) but au contraire mon frere...if this is to be believed.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:12 pm 
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I was just about to post the same link, but I would still wait until the disc is released for verification.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:50 pm 

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According to posters on the Blu-ray forum, an email from Gaumont states that this is a dvd release only.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:19 am 
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Gaumont have published the specs of the upcoming FRENCH CANCAN Blu... Note it will have English subs, and apparently will be Region ABC!...

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Public: Tous publics

Format vidéo: PAL 1.33

Zone: ABC

Audio: Français:
DTSHDMA2.0

Sous-titres: Anglais
Français pour sourds et malentendants

Suppléments:
"Le spectacle avant tout ! La joie de vivre par Jean Renoir" : Documentaire de Pierre-Henri Gibert
"Renoir(s), en suivant les fils de l'eau" : Documentaire de Anne-Marie Faux et Jean-Pierre Devillers
"French Cancan restauré" : Retour sur la restauration du film, avec les témoignages de Ronald Boullet (laboratoires Eclair) et André Labbouz (Gaumont)
Bande-annonce


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:28 pm 
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Tonight I picked up a Guamont release of Les Tontons Flingueuers (aka Crooks in Clover aka Monsieur Gangster).
I mention it because it has English subs, and the film doesn't appear to have an R1 release.

Well, after a little quick research, my dvd seems to be based on a new Blu Ray edition released February 14, 2010 and listed as All Region.
http://www.amazon.com/tontons-flingueur ... 397&sr=1-2

An Amazon review states:
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Les tontons flingueurs is one of three Georges Lautner films that were recently released on Blu-ray in France by Gaumont (the other two films are Ne nous fâchons pas and Les Barbouzes).


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:10 pm 

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doc mccoy wrote:
According to posters on the Blu-ray forum, an email from Gaumont states that this is a dvd release only.


Well, they may have changed policy since : http://video.fnac.com/a2797990/Un-conda ... n=-1&Ra=-3

As for Les tontons flingueurs, the DVD has been released first, as Les barbouzes and Ne nous fâchons pas, with a new HD master.
Then, they have been released on BR, buyable one by one or in a boxset (as the DVDs).
I think they all have english subs, but I'm not sure of that.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:14 am 
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Kodak's latest ish of their mag, 'In Camera', has an i/v with Gaumont Technical Director Andre Labbouz...

He reveals the programme of re-releases and restorations over 3 years, starting January 2009, covers 150 classic films from their catalogue, dating from the 1950's to the 1980's, to be outputted as JPEG 2000 digital copies for theatrical projection, with parallel DVD & BluRay releases... 100 films are processed in HD and 50 in 2K...

Ronald Boullet, digital restoration supervisor at the Eclair laboratory tells of the work on FRENCH CANCAN, piecing together a jigsaw to utilise the best components (this is released next week on BR/DVD)...

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FRENCH CANCAN by Jean Renoir is a good example. The film was released at the time in two versions, a long French version and a shorter version released the following year for the American market. The problem is that this shorter version was not made from intermediate components, but by cutting the negative.

To reconstruct the French copy, we had to re-insert the internegatives in the middle of the original negatives whilst also producing a three-colour version (the resultant film becoming a colour version from three black-and-white versions). The long version has now been restored, and the join between the two sources is completely seamless.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:49 am 

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Someone has posted a link to screen captures of the Blu-ray "French CanCan" at Blu-ray dot com. Under each screen capture, there's this information: 1280x720. Does this mean that the image on this Blu-ray release is not full high definition (1080p) ? If that is the case, what a disappointment. On my computer monitor, those screen caps do not look very sharp.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:42 pm 

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blu-ray.com resize all their screen caps to 720p in order to save the bandwidth costs.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:51 pm 

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Thanks! My order has been shipped and I was worried that the image would not be in full high definition.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:45 pm 
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Artfilmfan can you post a link to the link!!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:14 pm 
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http://www.ecranlarge.com/movie_image-l ... -1-dvd.php

Looks to have a bit of a blue/grey cast. But otherwise lovely.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:59 pm 
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broadwayrock wrote:
blu-ray.com resize all their screen caps to 720p in order to save the bandwidth costs.

You have been misinformed.

Pro-B


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:27 pm 

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tenia wrote:
As for Les tontons flingueurs, the DVD has been released first, as Les barbouzes and Ne nous fâchons pas, with a new HD master.
Then, they have been released on BR, buyable one by one or in a boxset (as the DVDs).
I think they all have english subs, but I'm not sure of that.

Just FYI, it's been confirmed elsewhere that while Tontons has English subs, the other two do not.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:47 pm 

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pro-bassoonist wrote:
broadwayrock wrote:
blu-ray.com resize all their screen caps to 720p in order to save the bandwidth costs.

You have been misinformed.

Pro-B


So, Pro-B, what's the bottom line regarding the definition of "French Cancan"? Your statement only refers to blu-ray.com, not the definition of the Gaumont release, correct? I can't imagine why Gaumont would do only a 720p transfer. Maybe ecranlarge reduced the resolution of their screen caps?

(Dave H., the link that Rowan posted is the one that I referred to).


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:27 am 
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=;

The bottom line is:

1080p/MPEG-4 AVC/Region-Free.

As to EcranLarge, all I can tell you is that since A.C. left, they have not been overly impressive. Their captures - as are everyone else's, even those that are actually uncompressed 1920 x1080p - are for illustrative purposes only, not to judge and/or produce a definitive opinion on the quality of the actual transfer.

*On a slightly different note, it appears that in another thread I have been demoted to a studio rep because I greeted David. [-X

Pro-B


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:49 am 
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Huh!!!?????

Which thread Svet? I wouldn't do that!

ON another subject is it possible someone at BluRay.com can scratch up a copy of the Park Circus Pandora and confirm once and for all they've used the same source as Kino? The Park Circus disc contents are 39.701 gigs, as against the Kino 39.407. Sounds like the same deal.

I've now posted uncompressed png caps here


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:18 am 
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david hare wrote:
Huh!!!?????

Which thread Svet? I wouldn't do that.
It was this guy.
I don't think he knows who Pro-B is.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:08 am 

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pro-bassoonist wrote:
=;

The bottom line is:

1080p/MPEG-4 AVC/Region-Free.

Pro-B


Thanks!! Good to know.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:57 pm 
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david hare wrote:
ON another subject is it possible someone at BluRay.com can scratch up a copy of the Park Circus Pandora and confirm once and for all they've used the same source as Kino? The Park Circus disc contents are 39.701 gigs, as against the Kino 39.407. Sounds like the same deal.

No problem, David.

I received the UK disc on Wednesday. Let me take a look at the U.S. disc on Monday night (I don't handle KINO) and I will do it.


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