QUESTION MARK!rs98762001 wrote: And the Quay Brothers' cheerleading was fun to watch.
I love the Quay's but have never seen this film. Do you have a screen cap of this?
Bikey, anything to report from your research into the picture's lack of sharpness?
Sorry if I'm a bit blunt, but it's not a case of softness that just some people can remark. Everyone can see it's a simple true fact if they just take a look at this comparison posted earlier.Bikey wrote:Sorry for not getting back to you about this sooner but we had a long hard look at this with our production people and to be honest we can't find any reason for the softness that some people have remarked on.
It passed all their and our checks (and I still think it looks pretty good for a film that's as old as I am) but I'd like to offer my apologies if anyone doesn't feel it is up to our usual standards.
Sadly, LiÅ¡ka's music is almost impossible to get hold of outside the original films.T99 wrote:Does anyone know where I could get hold of the music from this film? Zdenek Liska's soundtrack is just so magical that I just need to have.
is a gross overstatement. I know at least another one that has been running in France for a few years, from Nicolas Saada (ex-Cahiers du Cinéma) on Radio Nova every sunday night (MK2 realeased a very good CD of Saada's selected soundtracks).Original Soundtrack: the only soundtrack show anywhere in the world! The finest film music, rare library and very special guests"
Oh, I thought the version with the Liska score was the one in general circulation. It's the only one I've seen, at any rate, and it might be my favourite movie score of all time. Certainly one of the contributing factors to the pilgrimage I made to Sedlec in 1998!MichaelB wrote: (Fingers are very tightly crossed that the Jan Å vankmajer box set that I'm currently producing will feature both versions of The Ossuary, but... well, put it like this: if the end result doesn't feature the version with the LiÅ¡ka score, it won't be for want of trying!)
Since this thread has been revived, I might as well take this opportunity to confirm that the new BFI Å vankmajer set will definitely offer both soundtracks to The Ossuary - both fully subtitled. (The LiÅ¡ka version wasn't subtitled in previous UK releases).MichaelB wrote:But the tour guide soundtrack now appears to be the official version - the recent Kino/KimStim DVD The Ossuary and Other Tales only features that soundtrack, and this was also the version that KrátkÃ½ Film sent me on DigiBeta after I licensed it for UK release. But we're making enquiries about the other version, as I entirely agree with you about the gorgeousness of LiÅ¡ka's contribution - quite aside from the fact that most people will only be familiar with that version (which was the one released theatrically and on VHS by the BFI in the late 1980s/early 1990s).
No - the only thing that's absolutely certain is that it's her own decision, not that of an agent or other representative acting in her supposed interests.T99 wrote:What a pity! Does anyone know what is the reason for her not wanting to sell the rights to anyone?