17 Marketa Lazarová

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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

#201 Post by PillowRock » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:39 am

For anyone in the DC region, the AFI Silver theater in Silver Spring, MD will be showing Marketa Lazarova this coming Saturday and Sunday (4/30 and 5/1).

It's part of series of 12 Vlacil films being shown there between now and the end of June. The second and final showing of White Dove is tomorrow (Weds. 4/27) and The Devil's Trap is Thursday (4/28). After that, it is essentially one film each weekend until the end of June.

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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

#202 Post by MichaelB » Mon May 09, 2011 1:07 pm

Great news - the digital restoration of Marketa Lazarová is getting its world premiere at this year's Karlovy Vary festival. Presumably a Blu-ray release is on the cards, even if it's only in the Czech Republic?

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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

#203 Post by Calvin » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:22 pm

Now we know that a Blu-Ray release is planned in the Czech Republic for this autumn is there any plans for Second Run to make the jump and upgrade this title? I'm sure we'd all like to know before we import in droves :P

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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

#204 Post by manicsounds » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:29 am

Actually, for December 2011 in the Czech Rep.

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#205 Post by Nostalghia.cz » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:19 pm

This is inform and review (in Czech lang.) of a new digital transfer of Marketa Lazarová with screenshots in HD
http://www.nostalghia.cz/webs/vlacil/cl ... gimarketa/

Czech BD/DVD in December 2001 (realised by National Film Archive)

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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

#206 Post by jbeall » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:09 am

Well, damn. That solves the contrast issue... :shock:


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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

#209 Post by MichaelB » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:08 pm

Already discussed last week.

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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

#210 Post by SamLowry » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:38 pm

I almost jumped on this, but I must say that for a film of such importance & with such a dramatic history itself, the supplements are disappointing. For starters I would have liked to see Zdenek Liska's complete score...possibly as the soundtrack to a slideshow of stills from the making of and promotion of the film. Since Liska's wife prevented a separate release for the soundtrack, releasing the score with the movie would have been the perfect way to finally make it available. Second, as there is still no English translation of the original book, I would have liked to see an entire feature/short on the book itself & its translation to the screen. And there has to be a making of doc about the extreme to which Vlacil went to film this. No interviews with Vlacil either? I know there's at least one hour long documentary on Zdenek Liska, and the music is so central to the movie that neglecting him in the extras also seems to be short-sighted. Hopefully Criterion will be putting together a 2xdisc blu ray set.

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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

#211 Post by MichaelB » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:41 pm

SamLowry wrote:No interviews with Vlacil either?
It does have a Vláčil interview, recorded in 1989. And as you've already mentioned, the rights situation with Zdeněk Liška's music is something of a minefield - so I'd be wary of using pejorative terms like "short sighted": it may simply have been contractually impossible to do anything with the music outside its original context.

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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

#212 Post by j99 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:21 am

I'm a bit late, but does anyone know if there's a reasonably priced bluray out there. The cheapest I could find was about 34 euros incl. p&p.

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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

#213 Post by MichaelB » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:25 am

j99 wrote:I'm a bit late, but does anyone know if there's a reasonably priced bluray out there. The cheapest I could find was about 34 euros incl. p&p.
The Czech Blu-ray is the only Blu-ray edition that I'm aware of. My copy cost considerably less than 34 euros, but admittedly that's because I ordered lots more Czech DVDs/BDs in the same order to keep the postage per item down.

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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

#214 Post by denti alligator » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:44 am

MichaelB wrote:
j99 wrote:I'm a bit late, but does anyone know if there's a reasonably priced bluray out there. The cheapest I could find was about 34 euros incl. p&p.
The Czech Blu-ray is the only Blu-ray edition that I'm aware of. My copy cost considerably less than 34 euros, but admittedly that's because I ordered lots more Czech DVDs/BDs in the same order to keep the postage per item down.
Does it has English subs?

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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

#215 Post by Calvin » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:52 am

denti alligator wrote:
MichaelB wrote:
j99 wrote:I'm a bit late, but does anyone know if there's a reasonably priced bluray out there. The cheapest I could find was about 34 euros incl. p&p.
The Czech Blu-ray is the only Blu-ray edition that I'm aware of. My copy cost considerably less than 34 euros, but admittedly that's because I ordered lots more Czech DVDs/BDs in the same order to keep the postage per item down.
Does it has English subs?
Yes, both the film and the extras have special features. The booklet is bilingual (Czech + English)

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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

#216 Post by Black Hat » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:56 pm

Finally was able to see this, what a movie! Stunning imagery, perfect editing, music that brought you that much closer to the action as if it were guiding you alone on this journey. Must own this music. I could probably go on for another ten or twenty hyperbolic paragraphs about this film, making comparisons to Andre Rublev, talking about how you can almost feel Kozlik's spit and the like but, to be brief my take away from this film was that our lives in this world have no salvation for the innocent. We have choices to be made in deciding how to get by along this journey but, they all in one way or another call for a sacrifice, a compromise. If you don't give in to the demands of the world we live in, someone will inevitably make a choice, usually the harshest, for you.

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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

#217 Post by Bikey » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:55 am

The Riverside Studios closes its doors in August 2014. To commemorate this great London bastion of independent cinema and the arts, Second Run DVD and Czech Centre London present a very special screening of the great Czech filmmaker František Vláčil’s acknowledged masterpiece - MARKETA LAZAROVÁ. Presented for the first time in the UK from a stunning new 4k restoration of the film, created and supplied by the Czech National Film Archive.

Full details here

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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

#218 Post by perkypat » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:27 pm

Showing Saturday 2 May at 1300 at the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Re: 17 Marketa Lazarová

#219 Post by moreorless » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:29 am

I wonder if I'm alone in actually preferring the Second Run DVD to the Criterion? it does show more damage at points but to me the very strong contrast just suits the film better than Criterion's more subtle shades of grey for me.

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