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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:22 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Cuadecuc, Vampir
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:36 am 
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Whoever imagined that Christopher Lee would end up on a Second Run DVD!

Mind you, they've just released a disc with Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton extensively featured in the extras.

But happily, they've done it without compromising their principles one iota - anyone who thinks that this is selling out clearly hasn't seen it! (I've owned the big Pere Portabella box for some time.)


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 Post subject: Re: Cuadecuc, Vampir
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Seems a bit unneccesary as the Pere box is English-friendly and very nicely-priced. Maybe if it were a blu ray or if it has some nice (non-box) extras I'd be tempted but hard to see the reasoning behind this release. Maybe one for the ever-expanding Jess Franco market?


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 Post subject: Re: Cuadecuc, Vampir
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:53 am 
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Realistically, few people outside this forum are going to risk £40 or thereabouts on what is most likely a complete blind buy. I did, but only after it got rave reviews and multiple awards.

On the other hand, this offers a much more attractively priced entry point.

Remember that guy a decade or so ago who ranted and raved about how "pointless" Eureka's F For Fake was because it was already out on Criterion? It turned out to be one of their biggest sellers.


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 Post subject: Re: Cuadecuc, Vampir
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:16 am 
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antnield wrote:

I'm actually more interested by more Miklós Jancsó on BD !


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 Post subject: Re: Cuadecuc, Vampir
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:21 am 
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Grasshopper Films has this in the states. But I'll go with Second Run.


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 Post subject: Re: Cuadecuc, Vampir
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:40 am 
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tenia wrote:
antnield wrote:

I'm actually more interested by more Miklós Jancsó on BD !

Likewise.


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 Post subject: Re: Cuadecuc, Vampir
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:46 am 
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Seems a weird choice for release, but whatever gets Portabella more known is all I care about. Hopefully (not that I need this) they also include one or two of his shorter works for the sake of variety.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:43 am 
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Second Run has confirmed that a new interview with Portabella will be included.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:00 am 

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...and more TBC.
Details soon!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:04 am 
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Somewhat surprisingly, Second Run have confirmed that this title will be released on Blu-ray in response to a Twitter post from Damien Chazelle mentioning it as a favorite of his. (In the past they've been indicating this as soon as a title's been announced, so it seemed like this would be DVD only)

And they've given a peek at the spiffy artwork:
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:27 am 
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Press release:

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Made in Spain while General Franco was still in power and shown clandestinely, Pere Portabella's extraordinary Vampir Cuadecuc ostensibly follows the filming of Jess Franco's shocker El conde Dracula (Count Dracula, 1970) starring Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom and the exquisite Soledad Miranda. This experimental 'making of' documentary and investigation into the myth of the vampire, becomes a powerful political metaphor for bloodthirsty fascism epitomised by Franco and tyrants like him, a witty allegory with Dracula as the dictator whose demise is certain.

Dispensing almost entirely with dialogue, Portabella utilises an abstract, fabulously idiosyncratic soundscape created by renowned Catalan artist and musician Carles Santos. The effect is surreal and wondrous to behold.

Our release is presented from a new HD transfer of the film and features a new and exclusive interview with director Pere Portabella, plus two short films and more.

"The film creates a ravishing netherworld that seems to exist in neither the 19th century nor the 20th but in a unique zone oscillating between these eras, just as it seems to occupy a realm of its own that is neither fiction nor non-fiction... But above all is an all-embracing sensual pleasure and humour overriding centuries, generic categories, and conventions" Jonathan Rosenbaum

BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

• Presented from a new HD restoration from original materials
• A new interview with director Pere Portabella
• A new filmed introduction writer and curator by William Fowler
• Pere Portabella’s experimental short films La Tempesta (2003) and No Al No (2006).
• Booklet featuring a new essay on the film by journalist Stanley Schtinter
• Available for the first time ever in the UK


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:42 am 
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I think that amply answers the question of why this was necessary despite the existence of the Portabella box!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:10 am 

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I think that amply answers the question of why this was necessary despite the existence of the Portabella box!


Agreed. I had planned on skipping since i have the boxset, but now I'll definitely be buying this. Hoping for a bluray of Warsaw Bridge down the line.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:27 am 
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MichaelB wrote:
I think that amply answers the question of why this was necessary despite the existence of the Portabella box!


Agreed. I had planned on skipping since i have the boxset, but now I'll definitely be buying this. Hoping for a bluray of Warsaw Bridge down the line.

Ditto all of this.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:28 pm 
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Available for the first time ever in the UK


Mubi UK did show this earlier in 2017, but I didn't get to see it. I'm definitely interested!

They also showed Warsaw Bridge, but I didn't get to see that either,


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:10 am 
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Now available to order from the Arrow store, releasing 25 September


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:38 am 

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Blu-ray just £14.99 pre-order at Amazon UK


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:34 pm 

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Full details now up at our website


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:54 am 

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While we await the first reviews of the feature, Graham Williamson gives his opinion of one of the Pere Portabella shorts included on our VAMPIR CUADECUC disc with this review of No al No


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:44 am 

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DVD Beaver report...
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"Vampir Cuadecuc looks gorgeous on Blu-ray from Second Run... an absolute visual treat exhibiting a luscious, rich image...
- what a surprising, unique pleasure. Strongly recommended to adventurous cinephiles!"


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:26 am 

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Blu-ray pre-order now £13.99 at Amazon UK (and DVD at £9.99)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:05 am 

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Graham Williamson offers a superb appreciation at The Geek Show


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:40 pm 
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Mondo Digital's review


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:35 am 

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VAMPIR CUADECUC is OUT TODAY!
And just £13.99 on Blu-ray / £9.99 on DVD at Amazon UK


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