125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

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Re: 125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

#226 Post by Zot! » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:51 pm

Brianruns10 wrote:I can clear things up. I extended the title card on the MOC to fill the gap where the missing footage was. The intent was so the shots that buttress the title card would be in sync, to demonstrate they come from the same negative.

In hindsight, I realize this was misleading, and I should've inserted black leader where the missing footage occurs.
Ha! and here I thought I had unveiled a great conspiracy. Sorry for that.

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Re: 125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

#227 Post by CSM126 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:55 am

Finally received my (steelbook) copy last night and immediately dug in. Overwhelming would be a good way to describe this - from the classy, elegant packaging to the jampacked book to the unbelievable clarity and stability of the transfer (I watched the 20fps (totally silent) version right away and was floored by the whole experience). This is one of the most amazing packages I've ever had the pleasure of holding in my hands. Surefire Release of the Year material.

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Re: 125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

#228 Post by michaelgsmith » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:55 am

Dreyer shot JOAN on the newly developed "panchromatic" film stock, which allowed him to capture greater detail than what had ever been achieved before. That detail (wrinkles and tiny hairs on faces) is just staggering on this new Blu-ray. My full review: http://whitecitycinema.com/2012/12/12/b ... n-flowers/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

#229 Post by markhax » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:16 pm

I am assuming the Blu-Ray is region B, a capability I don't have, although I have an all-region DVD player. Is the 20fps version also included on the DVD?

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Re: 125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

#230 Post by swo17 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:35 pm

I don't have my set on hand, but I'm 99% certain that the content on the DVD is the same as on the Blu. The DVD set has two discs, I believe one for each framerate.

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Re: 125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

#231 Post by manicsounds » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:45 pm

The DVDs have the 24fps version, 20fps version, and the Lo Duca version, Region 2 NTSC discs.

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#233 Post by j99 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:50 am

CSM126 wrote:Finally received my (steelbook) copy last night and immediately dug in. Overwhelming would be a good way to describe this - from the classy, elegant packaging to the jampacked book to the unbelievable clarity and stability of the transfer (I watched the 20fps (totally silent) version right away and was floored by the whole experience). This is one of the most amazing packages I've ever had the pleasure of holding in my hands. Surefire Release of the Year material.
The packaging is extraordinary, as is the film. An incredible central lead performance by Maria Falconetti, one of the best I've ever seen. Definitely reissue of the year.

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Re: 125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

#234 Post by JackTwist » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:03 pm

So what is the general opinion regarding Gaumont's restoration? I've read through this board and I'm guessing at this point we don't have definitive knowledge of which print they will use (i.e. with Dreyer-approved intertitles or not).

This package is too amazing to pass up, but curiosity mainly for the inevitable Criterion release (although Criterion is easily overshadowed by MOC with the amazing releases the past few years).

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Re: 125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

#235 Post by MichaelB » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:05 am

We can make a reasonably educated guess that the Gaumont restoration will have better funding (hopefully stretching to 4K and photochemical as opposed to MoC's 2K and all-digital), and I imagine the intertitles will be in French for all sorts of polemical reasons - after all, the Danish intertitles were expunged from the 1980s restoration from the Oslo print, so it's not as though they haven't done it before.

In fact, the existence of the MoC edition provides a good excuse not to bother with Danish intertitles at all (since they're easily available in Region B-friendly form), and Gaumont can also point out that, paradoxically, the MoC edition only provides a French viewing option on the Lo Duca cut, despite the film technically being French!

But this is obviously guesswork: until the restoration actually happens, no-one not directly involved will know.

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Re: 125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

#236 Post by Brianruns10 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:49 pm

I'd imagine the only way they could hope to top MoC's sterling efforts would be to gain access to the original Oslo print, for a 4K scan, and create new preservation elements and a definitive master of the original.

I would also hope that in the decades since their original restoration, it might prevail upon them to honor the intent of the original and preserve the Danish intertitles.

Or could have their cake and eat it to, by having dual sets of intertitles, and employ seamless branching?

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Re: 125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

#237 Post by MichaelB » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:01 am

This won't exactly come as a huge surprise, but The Passion of Joan of Arc has just topped the Beev's 2012 poll - and by a hefty margin, too.

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Re: 125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

#238 Post by Brianruns10 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:13 pm

What? They didn't choose the universally lauded blu-ray of "Children of Paradise???"

I say shenanigans!


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Re: 125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

#239 Post by JPJ » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:07 pm

Glenn Kenny's interview with digital restoration expert James White.

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Re: 125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

#240 Post by MichaelB » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:17 pm

Already posted here.

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Re: 125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

#241 Post by theflirtydozen » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:19 am

Not sure how we missed this news for four days, but according to Eureka's facebook page, this is getting a reissue on 8/21/17.

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Re: 125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

#242 Post by cana7cl » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:22 am

theflirtydozen wrote:Not sure how we missed this news for four days, but according to Eureka's facebook page, this is getting a reissue on 8/21/17.
Yes, with a new cover art too.

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Re: 125 / BD 50 The Passion of Joan of Arc

#243 Post by rapta » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:20 pm

Yes: same exact discs as the steelbook (1xBD + 2xDVD), and a reduced booklet (so it can fit inside the Amaray case), but new artwork on the front and the initial release artwork on a slipcover (limited edition).

Sounds like a nice reissue for those that missed out the first time around, even if the booklet will probably be cut down somewhat compared to the original.

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