104 All My Good Countrymen

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alacal2
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Re: All My Good Countrymen

#26 Post by alacal2 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:54 am

What a revelation! Watched this last night and would echo all the positive comments above. Would urge members to buy this in the hope that it might encourage Second Run to release more of what appears to be an extensive filmography if Peter Hames's sleeve notes are anything to go by.

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Finch
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Re: All My Good Countrymen

#27 Post by Finch » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:09 pm

It was another blind-buy from Second Run and I'm glad I took the plunge. Excellent film. If SR ever consider a Blu-Ray, I'd buy again.

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Re: All My Good Countrymen

#28 Post by Bikey » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:22 am

Little White Lies magazines 'Best Home Entertainment Releases of 2015' names three Second Run titles in their Top 20: DRAGON'S RETURN at #13; PICTURES OF THE OLD WORLD at #9 and ALL MY GOOD COUNTRYMEN at #4!

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Re: All My Good Countrymen

#29 Post by Bikey » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:31 pm

"A tremendous piece of cinema... stands mightily as an astonishing work of art even when isolated from its political context. The reality of modern film viewing is fluid. It's unattached to any such political movements and those viewers unaware or unwilling to fully immerse themselves in the necessary context shouldn't be punished. The truly excellent artistic endeavors always exist outside the boundaries in which they were created, and All My Good Countrymen is no different. The film is a miracle of narrative expression"
Clydefro Jones reviews Jasný's ALL MY GOOD COUNTRYMEN at The Digital Fix

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Re: All My Good Countrymen

#30 Post by Bikey » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:29 am

Mondo Digital on ALL MY GOOD COUNTRYMEN thinks you should be
"astonished by Second Run's UK DVD, which comes from a recent 4K restoration of the film courtesy of the Czech National Film Archive. As you'd expect, it looks immaculate and pushes the limits of SD about as far as they can go."

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Re: All My Good Countrymen

#31 Post by Bikey » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:04 am

"[Jasny] has a gift for creating stunning compositions... a deeply personal, stylized, and mythic cinematic elegy to a traditional way of life... Jasny’s pastoral idyll may be touched by sentimentality but it’s a magical work"
Leonard Quart at Cineaste reports on ALL MY GOOD COUNTRYMEN in the latest issue's 'Staff Recommendations'

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Re: All My Good Countrymen

#32 Post by Mixolydian » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:03 am

thirtyframesasecond wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:45 pm
Oh damn, I've been desperate to see Cassandra Cat for years - have to see if I can make this!
Cassandra Cat (Až přijde kocour) is available with English subtitles on a very nicely produced DVD released by the Czech distributor Filmexport.

One source is Bontonland: https://www.bontonland.cz/az-prijde-kocour/

DO NOT buy the R1 double feature DVD that has Cassandra Cat and Carnival Story. It is TERRIBLE!!!

For some related extra-curricular fun, you can visit Telč, Czech Republic and see many of the locations used in the movie (e.g. parts of the square and the castle).

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Re: All My Good Countrymen

#33 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:01 pm

Mixolydian wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:03 am
thirtyframesasecond wrote:
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:45 pm
Oh damn, I've been desperate to see Cassandra Cat for years - have to see if I can make this!
Cassandra Cat (Až přijde kocour) is available with English subtitles on a very nicely produced DVD released by the Czech distributor Filmexport.

One source is Bontonland: https://www.bontonland.cz/az-prijde-kocour/

DO NOT buy the R1 double feature DVD that has Cassandra Cat and Carnival Story. It is TERRIBLE!!!

For some related extra-curricular fun, you can visit Telč, Czech Republic and see many of the locations used in the movie (e.g. parts of the square and the castle).
Thanks - weirdly, I was in Brno a couple of years ago and bought this DVD from the Bontonland there :)

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