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125 / BD 19 Dawson City: Frozen Time

#1 Post by criterionsnob » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:17 pm


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Re: Forthcoming: Dawson City: Frozen Time

#2 Post by feckless boy » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:48 am

Special edition contents
amazon.co.uk wrote:Dawson City Frozen Time presented from a new 4K master
New and exclusive interview with filmmaker Bill Morrison
Dawson City: Postscript
Short film The Letter
Selections from the Dawson Film Find:
British Canadian Pathé News 1919 (includes 1919 World Series),
International News Vol. 1, Issue 52, 1919
The Montreal Herald Screen Magazine 1919
Pathé's Weekly #17, 1914
The Butler and the Maid, Thomas A. Edison Inc., 1912
Brutality, D.W. Griffith, Biograph Company, 1912
The Exquisite Thief, r.2, director, Tod Browning, 1919
The Girl of the Northern Woods, Thanhouser, 1910
24-page booklet with writing on the film by Kristin Thompson and a new essay by curator Gareth Evans.
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English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Region Free Blu-ray (A/B/C)
DTS-HD 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo 24-bit LPCM audio options.
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Re: Forthcoming: Dawson City: Frozen Time

#3 Post by jdj » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:24 am

I knew nothing about this film before it was announced, but I've got to say after watching some trailers and reading about the film, this looks fascinating. It seems like Second Run has once again put together a great set of extras. Does anybody happen to know if all the films listed under "Selections from the Dawson Film Find" will be included in their entirety or will there only be clips?

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Re: Forthcoming: Dawson City: Frozen Time

#4 Post by exidor » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:39 pm

It specifies reel 2 for the Browning so I'd guess the others are complete.

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Re: Forthcoming: Dawson City: Frozen Time

#5 Post by Bikey » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:38 pm

Full details for this release now up at our website.

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Re: Forthcoming: Dawson City: Frozen Time

#6 Post by jbeall » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:56 pm

That cover art is perfection.

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#7 Post by Bikey » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:20 am

"It manages to blur the line between the spiritual and a dream-like state, creating something truly rare, abstract and wonderfully alien. [...]
This feels like a culmination of a journey Morrison has been on for much of his directorial career. The richness of the footage at his disposal, combined with his innate understanding of the material, and the use of an otherworldly score turn this into an experience every film fan needs to be part of. "

Steven Sheehan at The Digital Fix on DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME

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#8 Post by Bikey » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:51 am


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Re: 125 / BD 19 Dawson City: Frozen Time

#9 Post by jdj » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:45 pm

This just arrived yesterday and I watched it last night. I have to say, it was significantly more moving than I expected. As both a film lover and a history buff, I was captivated from beginning to end. I kept waiting for the "slow middle" portion that some reviewers mentioned and to be honest I now have no clue what they are even talking about.

Can't wait to dive into the extras tonight!

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Re: 125 / BD 19 Dawson City: Frozen Time

#10 Post by Bikey » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:14 am

"Rarely if ever have I seen documentary filmmaking and arthouse experimentation work in such perfect harmony as it does in Bill Morrison's DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME. It's a film that fascinates and educates as it aurally and visually thrills, a detailed history lesson passed through the lens of a visionary artist that manages to be simultaneously challenging and accessible.[...]
this excellent Blu-ray, which for me is one of Second Run's best yet and gets our highest recommendation."

Slarek at CineOutsider

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Re: 125 / BD 19 Dawson City: Frozen Time

#11 Post by jbeall » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:41 pm

Despite my predilection for Eastern and Central European cinema, Dawson City is one of my favorite SR releases. The interweaving of the gold rush, rapacious white-settler greed, environmental destruction, and cinematic history (the latter including both the history of various films but also the physical history of the medium) doesn't create a singular, overarching "meaning," but the philosophical meditation is clearly the point here. (I mean hell, what is "frozen time" if not an invitation to ponder?)

Looking forward to watching the extras this weekend. But this is definitely worth a blind-buy.

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