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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:42 pm 
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Not all too thrilled about the line-up, except for La Notte wich`ll look great on BD


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:47 pm 

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I've had a long dry spell with MOC but the Yamanaka set will definitely break it (actually though, I'll get La Poison first), and the Kawashima would also be a must-buy if I hadn't just seen it in a theater recently. Well done.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:58 pm 
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Pages are now live for all the recent MoC announcements (perhaps they have been for a few days) and I thought it worth mentioning that the Yamanaka, Kawashima, and Clouzot all promise "more extras to be announced closer to release date."


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:46 am 
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Rosi's SFIDA now out on a lovely BR from Cristaldi (with Ital subs)... Maybe worthy of a release from MoC (with Eng subs), there is also a ready made extra in these two pieces (part 1 and part 2) showing the film's Neapolitan locations then and now...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:05 am 

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swo17 wrote:
Pages are now live for all the recent MoC announcements (perhaps they have been for a few days) and I thought it worth mentioning that the Yamanaka, Kawashima, and Clouzot all promise "more extras to be announced closer to release date."


This release date has now been pushed back to May 20th it appears.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:34 am 
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Drucker wrote:
swo17 wrote:
Pages are now live for all the recent MoC announcements (perhaps they have been for a few days) and I thought it worth mentioning that the Yamanaka, Kawashima, and Clouzot all promise "more extras to be announced closer to release date."


This release date has now been pushed back to May 20th it appears.

For the Clouzot. The others are unchanged, according to Amazon.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:54 am 

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According to Facebook, the Yamanaka is also delayed.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:11 pm 

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With Eureka releasing Dead Head, could we potentially see some MoC releases that have been licensed from the BBC?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:06 pm 

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So since we're still waiting for an announcement date, and there's been rumblings about some some project shifting by the team, I just wanted to see: what are we still waiting on?

Last we checked, Tabu and Muriel were listed in catalogs as forthcoming in a dual-format edition.

Fritz Lang's Indian Films were mentioned, and there is an HD release available, so that certainly seems like it could be upgraded.

We know they are working on Birth of a Nation.

Anything else that we know/have reason to believe is on the table? People always seem to bring up Sirk, but Criterion and MoC seem to shoot those down as unlikely or not planned.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:21 pm 
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Muriel is no longer on the table, at least not the dinner table. The table it was sitting on got a broken leg and had to be moved to another room until it could be repaired. No one noticed at the time that Muriel was hidden under a blanket. Tabu might be under there as well.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:50 pm 
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I got tweeted in Nov 2011 that there were no Langs or Murnaus lined up for the next two years and that they were fully booked up with 40 titles for that period. They did say, in reference to the unreleased silents, that "[they'd be] "merely DVDs ... when we get round to them" so there's obviously a desire to get them out there. A Blu upgrade of Lang's Indian film(s) was "not ruled out, but not in the oven" either.

I just hope that if we are going to be seeing a lot more Gaumont stuff, that it's stuff where the French Blu-ray doesn't have English subtitles.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:13 pm 
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I am also wondering if they are ever gonna upgrade the other four Mizoguchi films. Since they are now only available in a box set and I already own the first two blu-ray releases, it's semi-redundant for me to order the DVD set.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:48 am 

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I am also wondering if they are ever gonna upgrade the other four Mizoguchi films. Since they are now only available in a box set and I already own the first two blu-ray releases, it's semi-redundant for me to order the DVD set.


Indeed. Blus of La Beaute du Diable, La Main du Diable, Le Ble en Herbe, Eyes Without a Face, Les Maudits, to name but a few. [-o<

Gaumont also have restorations in the pipeline for the 1925 and 1934 Les Miserables and Blus of those would be nice as an MoC as can't see Criterion being interested enough in an upgrade when the 1934 was only put in an Eclipse.

Would also like to see some more Japanese rarities like Bakumatsu Taiyo-den. Some unseen Ichikawa (The Crowded Streetcar, The Hole, Punishment Room), unseen Masumura (The Wife of Seishu Hanaokai, A False Student, The Hot Little Girl, Play it Cool), or any Yoshimura (The Ball at the Anjo House, Sisters of Nishijin, A Tale of Genji). Anything with Ayakao Wakao (Niigata Bamboo Doll, Diary of a Mad Old Man, Women Are Born Twice). I was lucky enough to see Anjo House and Genji with English subs and they're extraordinary.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:51 pm 
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Gaumont also have restorations in the pipeline for the 1925 and 1934 Les Miserables and Blus of those would be nice as an MoC as can't see Criterion being interested enough in an upgrade when the 1934 was only put in an Eclipse.


I think it was an Eclipse release because the condition of the print wasn't very good. I could see Criterion deleting the Eclipse in favor of a Blu-Ray of a restoration of the best version of Les Miserables, particularly now after the musical has made it to film.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:47 pm 

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acf171072 wrote:
Would also like to see some more Japanese rarities like Bakumatsu Taiyo-den.


Our release of BAKUMATSU TAIYŌ-DEN comes out in about six weeks.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:31 pm 

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evillights wrote:
acf171072 wrote:
Would also like to see some more Japanese rarities like Bakumatsu Taiyo-den.
Our release of BAKUMATSU TAIYŌ-DEN comes out in about six weeks.
Sorry, I should have been clearer. #-o I know Bakumatsu is coming, been high-fiving ever since announcement. I meant would like to see some more like Bakamatsu (that is to say, in addition to). Any Kawashima. [-o<


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:01 am 

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If i understand it correctly, the (wonderful) Pialat editions released by MoC have sold pretty poorly, and upgrades of these to blu has been out of the question. But with these new Gaumont restorations coming out i wonder if that still is the case? Would blu's of these fare better than their dvd counterparts? I definitely would make the upgrade. I know that the french editions are english friendly, but still. I love the care MoC put into their editions and i would love to have them put out on blu by them.

Is the rights for Loulou and Van Gogh still with AE (their DVDs are long oop)? Otherwise it would be nice if MoC at least picked up those two, and maybe Le Garcu and La Maison des bois (admittedly a haven't seen those two and i don't know if they are forthcoming on blue as well).

Anyway, Pialat was totally unknown to me prior to seeing the MoC discs and i would like to take the time to thank Nick and the rest of the MoC team for having them put out in the first place. Watching them were a revelation.

Here's a review of the Nous Ne Vielliirons Pas Ensemble blu;

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Nous-ne-v ... 51/#Review


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:59 pm 
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I'd definitely buy the Pialat films on Blu from MoC. If they don't release them, I'll get the Gaumonts, but I'll wait a couple of years to give MoC the time to change their minds.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:38 pm 

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As would I. I own every DVD but would double dip without hesitation.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:05 pm 
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Flanell wrote:
If i understand it correctly, the (wonderful) Pialat editions released by MoC have sold pretty poorly, and upgrades of these to blu has been out of the question. But with these new Gaumont restorations coming out i wonder if that still is the case? Would blu's of these fare better than their dvd counterparts? I definitely would make the upgrade. I know that the french editions are english friendly, but still. I love the care MoC put into their editions and i would love to have them put out on blu by them.

I'd love to see MoC Blus of these films, but that's the kind of wishful thinking ("the reason nobody bought these discs is that there was a mass market holding out for BluRay upgrades that nobody knew would ever happen!") that sends companies into bankruptcy.

Gaumont adding English subs to their Blus is probably a concession that the English language market for these films will not sustain licensed releases, and my hat's off to Gaumont for going the extra mile. Roll on Le Garcu and (especially) La maison des bois. Now, if MoC want a Quixotic Pialat Blu project to get their teeth into, they couldn't do better than the latter.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:30 pm 
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Gaumont adding English subs to their Blus is probably a concession that the English language market for these films will not sustain licensed releases, and my hat's off to Gaumont for going the extra mile. Roll on Le Garcu and (especially) La maison des bois. Now, if MoC want a Quixotic Pialat Blu project to get their teeth into, they couldn't do better than the latter.

Unfortunately I wouldn't hold your breath as Gaumont have said that they are at the end of their Pialat upgrades so Garcu and Maison aren't on the slate, at least as far as the for-seeable future is concerned.
Van Gogh looks cracking so unless AE still have the rights and are willing to upgrade imminently I'd plump for that if you haven't got it already.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:46 pm 
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I will be mopping up all the Gaumont Blus the next time I need to order something from amazon.fr. (Hmmm - those new Mekas titles. . . )

So, it looks like we'll have to start re-lobbying MoC for a semi-suicidal subtitled Maison des bois!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:51 pm 
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Well those Maisons des Bois might well go out in a blaze of glory and possibly immolate MoC at the same time.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:32 pm 

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NABOB OF NOWHERE wrote:
Unfortunately I wouldn't hold your breath as Gaumont have said that they are at the end of their Pialat upgrades so Garcu and Maison aren't on the slate, at least as far as the for-seeable future is concerned.


Jerome Soulet said that they might revisit Passe ton bac d'abord and La gueule ouverte in HD later on (and maybe do a BD boxset at some point), but Le garçu has been deemed too difficult financially and has only been released in the Gaumont à la demande collection.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:38 pm 
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Le garçu has been deemed too difficult financially and has only been released in the Gaumont à la demande collection.

Really, when did that get released ? I try and keep an eye on all Gaumont releases but that must have slipped past.


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