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whaleallright
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Re: Cinema Guild

#251 Post by whaleallright » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:33 pm

I saw a very nice print in Paris, with French subtitles.

"Disorienting" is the right word -- I think I mention this earlier in this thread, but at that same Paris screening the anamorphosis and mottled images left me feeling genuinely seasick, such that I had to leave the theater to get a few moments of fresh air before plunging in again.

While we're talking Sokurov, are those Ideale Audience DVDs of his various "elegies" and semi-documentaries going to come back in print? Most have quietly gone out of print. I own them all, save for Moscow Elegy, but it would be a shame for things like Oriental Elegy and Spiritual Voices (two of his best "films") to be unavailable.

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#252 Post by cinemaguild » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:27 pm

The US poster for Bela Tarr's THE TURIN HORSE. Opens February 10, 2012.

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#253 Post by Grand Illusion » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:54 pm

I just wanted to say how awesome Cinema Guild is. There was a problem with my delivery of the order that I made over Thanksgiving during the sale. They promptly answered my emails, re-shipped ASAP, and sent an apologetic note with a complementary DVD. You've got me as a loyal customer.

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#254 Post by zedz » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:28 pm

Yes, I was very impressed with the speed of their processing / shipping and the sturdiness of their packaging. They'd even specified on the customs form "DVDs (non-pornographic)." Which has probably completely destroyed my reputation with the folks at the post office.

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#255 Post by John Edmond » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:39 pm

Ditto. Though my favourite customs note was from DVDDiabolik who wrote, "just a bunch of used DVDs for a friend". I doubt that statement would have survived close scrutiny.

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#256 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:19 am

Hello Cinema Guild!
European TV channel ARTE will broadcast a 45-min. documentary on Manoel de Oliveira, directed by Agnès Varda. The series of Varda docus has just started. It may be of interest as an extra should you choose to release another de Oliveira film. Two project overviews.

Oliveira is just finishing up his latest film, Gebo et l´Ombre (Gebo and the Shadow), a French-language film starring Michel Lonsdale, Claudia Cardinale, Jeanne Moreau, Leonor Silveira and Ricardo Trepa. French distributor: Épicentre Films.

He is next slated to direct A Igreja do Diabo (The Devil´s Church), a Portuguese-Brazilian co-production starring Fernanda Montenegro (Central Station), based on three short stories by 19th century author Machado de Assis. One of these stories, A Missa do Galo, has been filmed as: a 24-min. short (1982) by internationally acclaimed director Nelson Pereira dos Santos, and in 1974 starring Fernanda Montenegro.

Oliveira´s French production company for these films: O Som e a Furia.

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#257 Post by Hail_Cesar » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:57 pm

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I want that poster!

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#258 Post by cinemaguild » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:02 pm

Hail_Cesar wrote:I want that poster!
We'll have a limited number of copies for sale. Should be ready by first week of January.

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#259 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:57 am

Update on Agnès Varda´s travel docus on the ARTE channel. Apparently there is no single episode devoted to Manoel de Oliveira. Each episode has multiple subjects.

de Oliveira appears in part 1. Click on "folge" in the upper grey bar to read German-language descriptions of each of the five episodes ("Folge 1" thru 5) including video clips.

For firsthand impressions of the Oliveira segment of episode 1, read the Dec. 20 post by Nabob of Nowhere here

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#260 Post by Jazzkammer » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:19 am

This is a long shot, but is there any chance Cinema Guild will be picking up Sokurov's latest, Faust? I am amazed that it won the Golden Lion at Venice last year but still has not seen any significant distribution anywhere in the world. Did Cinema Guild turn Faust down, or is not even available for distribution yet? I figured that it would make sense for Cinema Guild to pick this one up, since they're working on other Sokurov releases at the moment.

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#261 Post by cinemaguild » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:31 am

Jazzkammer wrote:Did Cinema Guild turn Faust down, or is not even available for distribution yet? I figured that it would make sense for Cinema Guild to pick this one up, since they're working on other Sokurov releases at the moment.
Can't divulge too much detail, but we love the film.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the trailer for THE TURIN HORSE -

Opens Feb 10 in New York, following a complete Tarr retrospective, both at Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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#262 Post by McCrutchy » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:31 am

Jazzkammer wrote:This is a long shot, but is there any chance Cinema Guild will be picking up Sokurov's latest, Faust?
The Italian distributor Cecchi Gori is putting out a Blu-ray edition in February, but it's not likely to be English-friendly.

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#263 Post by Jazzkammer » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:16 pm

Got my copy of Aurora a couple days ago. I'm not sure if it's too late to correct, but "violence" is spelled incorrectly in the critic's quote on the back of the case. Now I just have to wait a couple weeks for my girlfriend to get back from a trip so we can watch it together.

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#264 Post by cinemaguild » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:54 am

Jazzkammer wrote:Got my copy of Aurora a couple days ago. I'm not sure if it's too late to correct, but "violence" is spelled incorrectly in the critic's quote on the back of the case.
Yep, we proof and proof and then we proof some more, but inevitably, every so often, a typo goes unnoticed. This will be corrected on the second printing.

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#265 Post by alfons416 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:27 am

Any news about the Early Sokurov set?

after watching his latest (disapointing) movie yesterday, i would love to (re)watch these early masterpieces.

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#266 Post by matrixschmatrix » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:28 am

Apparently Cinema Guild has sent out screeners of The Turin Horse on blu- one of the reviewers on the AVClub mentioned watching one.

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#267 Post by cinemaguild » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:34 pm

We are pleased to announce ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, winner of the Grand Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD June 26, 2012.

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Blu-ray will feature exclusive content. More details here.

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#268 Post by swo17 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:00 pm

I am pleased to announce that I will be buying that right up.

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#269 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:45 pm

I'm not even sure I like Ceylan, and I'm tempted by this.

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#270 Post by Jazzkammer » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:45 pm

Anatolia is going to be another blind-buy for me - but it should be a safe bet. This never came to theatres where I live, but I highly enjoyed Ceylan's previous three features (Climates being my personal favourite), and I'm willing to bet that this new film is his best yet, if the Grand Prix at Cannes is any indication. Thank goodness Cinema Guild is blessing us with a bluray version - hopefully The Turin Horse will not be long to follow.


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#272 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:48 am

Can't wait, but soft... isn't that price a bit errr ' Twilight Time'.

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#273 Post by Peacock » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:01 am

It's the same price as their Once Upon a Time in Anatolia disk it just hasn't been discounted to $25 or whatever yet.

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Re: Cinema Guild

#274 Post by swo17 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:42 am

Just make sure to budget for potatoes before making your purchase. Afterward, what else will you need money for anyway?

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#275 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:04 pm

swo17 wrote:Just make sure to budget for potatoes before making your purchase. Afterward, what else will you need money for anyway?
Despite my irish heritage I have a huge aversion to potatoes bordering on the phobic, which brings incredulity from fellow diners and lips to lemon, eyes to heaven grimacing from waiters. Consequently Turin Horse had me cross legged and palpitating throughout. Sucking sheeps eyes or slurping tripe would have been far more acceptable.
Put it down as another of the psychic scars inflicted by the UK boarding school system.

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