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#251 Post by Lowry_Sam » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:55 pm

sabbath wrote: If you mean the 1946 Robert Siodmak movie, Kino Lorber announced the new 4K restoration Blu-ray release already. The release date not confirmed yet. (But is it in the public domain?)


It got dropped from Kino's website just as quickly and inauspiciously as it was announced.

I thought I remember problems w/ DVD releases over its public domain status/rights issues.

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#252 Post by sabbath » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:20 am

Lowry_Sam wrote:
sabbath wrote: If you mean the 1946 Robert Siodmak movie, Kino Lorber announced the new 4K restoration Blu-ray release already. The release date not confirmed yet. (But is it in the public domain?)

It got dropped from Kino's website just as quickly and inauspiciously as it was announced.

I thought I remember problems w/ DVD releases over its public domain status/rights issues.
Even so, they still seem to do it, according to the release schedule from Kino Lorber Insider of Blu-ray.com.

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#253 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:50 pm

Has anyone heard or seen any feedback or review of the Detour restoration. It screened Thursday night at the TCM Film Festival. I was waiting for someone to post something on twitter. But nothing.

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#254 Post by domino harvey » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:55 pm

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#256 Post by Big Ben » Wed May 02, 2018 2:41 pm

It's about time they toured that yes? Wondering which version they'll be showing though. No doubt we'll have debates about which is better.

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#257 Post by Roger Ryan » Wed May 02, 2018 3:22 pm

The Facebook image looks like it comes from the actual film footage (as opposed to being a production still). That said, the quality of the image's resolution and contrast would indicate it's from the shorter version recently restored by Mosfilm and not the initial long cut that Criterion released on DVD.

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#259 Post by Clarence » Wed May 02, 2018 7:25 pm

Andrei Rublev page is up on Janus' website.
Appearing here in Tarkovsky’s preferred 183-minute cut, as well as the version that was originally censored by Soviet authorities...

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#260 Post by Big Ben » Wed May 02, 2018 7:53 pm

Pleased to see the news about Andrei Rublev. Looking forward to seeing it for the first time.

As for Wanda I only ever heard about it from Ray Carney people (Minions?) and thinking of his name makes me wants to be atomized as I type this.

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#261 Post by Ashirg » Wed May 02, 2018 8:28 pm

About Barbara Loden, I recommend Karina Longworth's podcast You Must Remember This - Dead Blondes, episode 12

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#262 Post by Emak-Bakia » Thu May 03, 2018 10:19 am

Wanda would be a perfect addition to the collection, regardless of Ray Carney's opinion on the film. For the uninitiated, it's a great movie that's largely unknown in the mainstream, but adored by anyone I know who has seen it. Plus the Parlour Pictures DVD release is OOP and pricey. Assuming a new home video release is forthcoming, I wonder if Criterion might try to make it a complete package of films directed by Barbara Loden by including her two educational shorts, The Frontier Experience and The Boy Who Liked Deer.

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#263 Post by albucat » Thu May 03, 2018 11:37 am

So the Andrei Rublev listing implies that it has the Passion of Andre version, but I would've thought that if there was a restoration of that Janus--and everyone else involved--would've made a big deal about it? So strange.

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#264 Post by Drucker » Thu May 03, 2018 11:48 am

I used to agree with you albucat, but there's enough precedent at this point that this stuff seems to happen relatively quickly. One would think you would have a two year notice, for example, that The Apu Trilogy is being restored, but it just didn't happen that way. Same with Chimes at Midnight, which seemed to be announced and be released very quickly. At the same time, we've seen tons of examples of a label saying they have "no intention" to release something, then it gets announced a few months later!

If they are promoting a Rublev restoration, I would guess restoration work is already underway, and the biggest hurdles regarding elements and their ability to be used is already taken care of. This post IS the big deal they are making about it.

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#265 Post by Roger Ryan » Thu May 03, 2018 2:07 pm

albucat wrote:So the Andrei Rublev listing implies that it has the Passion of Andre version, but I would've thought that if there was a restoration of that Janus--and everyone else involved--would've made a big deal about it? So strange.
The restoration of the 183 min. version was performed by Mosfilm two or three years ago. Last year, a deal was signed to have Criterion release all of Tarkovsky's Soviet/Russian films of which Stalker was the first. I'm thinking the Rublev DCP (and DVD) Janus Films has available for booking is simply the Mosfilm restored version. If Janus is offering the 205 min. Passion of Andrei Rublev version as well, it's probably just a digital transfer of that sole 35mm print that's been traveling around the U.S. for the past couple of decades. Possibly, some digital clean-up work could be done on that early version and the contrast could be improved slightly, but it wouldn't surprise me if no restorative work has been done (given that "Tarkovsky's preferred" version has been restored).

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#266 Post by Roscoe » Thu May 03, 2018 2:15 pm

Maybe a dual release, with both versions a la TOM JONES will be coming. I'm hoping so....

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#267 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat May 05, 2018 8:37 am

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#268 Post by FigrinDan » Sat May 05, 2018 3:34 pm

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Huh?!? Never heard of it!

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#269 Post by soundchaser » Sat May 05, 2018 4:08 pm

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#270 Post by swo17 » Sat May 05, 2018 4:35 pm

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#271 Post by domino harvey » Sat May 05, 2018 4:56 pm

soundchaser wrote:Image
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#272 Post by Yaanu » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:49 pm

Janus Films has dropped a trailer for Wanda (1970), written and directed by Barbara Loden:
In grim, rust-belt Pennsylvania, Wanda is down and out. She works sporadically, has abandoned her husband and children, sleeps on her sister's couch, drinks and smokes too much, and goes home with men just to have a roof over her head. One night she walks into a bar after closing and finds a nervous Mr. Dennis pacing. She takes up with him, and he proves to be a criminal. They go on the road, visit his father, and he plans a robbery. He's rude and demanding; Wanda accepts his abuse docilely. What future does she have? Wanda is the first and only film directed by actress-model Barbara Loden, who was married to legendary producer/director Elia Kazan. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 1970 and won the International Critics Prize, then went on to show at the Cannes Film Festival in 1971 after opening in US theaters that year. Janus Films will re-release Loden's Wanda in cinemas starting July 20th this summer.
A poster can be seen here.

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#273 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:12 am

Janus once again teasing more WKW on twitter, this time posting a picture from 'Happy Together': https://twitter.com/janusfilms/status/1 ... 3646360576

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