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Re: Avant-Garde, Experimental & Non-narrative Films on DVD

#251 Post by vertovfan » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:29 am

Len Lye and Robert Breer releases from the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Zealand:

http://www.govettbrewster.com/shop/book ... by-len-lye" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.govettbrewster.com/shop/film ... -z-box-set" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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#252 Post by jwo17 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:47 pm

rockysds wrote:Some more info of what films will be included: Screening of selections from Treasures 6: Next Wave Avant-Garde
Films to be shown:
- A Visit to Indiana (1970) by Curt McDowell, preserved by Pacific Film Archive
- Plumb Line (1978) by Carolee Schneemann, preserved by The Museum of Modern
- Radio Adios (1982) by Henry Hills, preserved by Anthology Film Archives
- 11 thru 12 (1977) by Andrea Callard,preserved by New York University
- Hi-Fi Cadets (1989) by Lewis Klahr, preserved by the Academy Film Archive (preservation premiere!)
- Report (1967) by Bruce Conner, preserved by Anthology Film Archives as part of the NFPF's Avant-Garde Masters Program funded by The Film Foundation.
Does anyone know if the release of this set/these films are still forthcoming?

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#253 Post by JonoQ » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:19 pm

jwo17 wrote:
rockysds wrote: Does anyone know if the release of this set/these films are still forthcoming?
Jeff Lambert of the NFPF just discussed this last week on The Cinephiliacs podcast. It's definitely still coming, although he didn't mention how far along it was or when it would be released.

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#254 Post by jwo17 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:36 pm

Glad to hear that! Thanks, Jono.

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#255 Post by Gregory » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:03 pm

I'd almost given up on it. It was announced for 2014, and I recall reading then that the production work on the set was just about done and it would be released soon. I wonder if they encountered some major late-stage hitch.

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#256 Post by zedz » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:52 pm

vertovfan wrote:Len Lye and Robert Breer releases from the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Zealand:

http://www.govettbrewster.com/shop/book ... by-len-lye" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.govettbrewster.com/shop/film ... -z-box-set" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I just received these. The Breer set is a new Re:Voir edition, which oddly enough is not yet listed on their own site, and comes with a substantial, colour, 164 page book entirely in English. Maybe the delay with Re:Voir's own edition is related to publishing the French-language equivalent. I guess this will be the first Re:Voir edition I've seen where the book(let) is not bilingual, so future purchasers may need to watch out that they're ordering the correct language edition from wherever (the CNC is also credited as a collaborator, so this may be available from Canada too).

The Len Lye set is a very handsome production and promises plenty of new restorations, though I haven't had a chance to look at any of them yet. It seems to be an exclusively New Zealand edition, even to the extent of the obligatory ugly censorship label being printed on the front cover.

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#257 Post by swo17 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:19 pm

Good enough for me. Order placed.

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#258 Post by rockysds » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:49 am

Pere Portabella's Informes generales I y II i.e. the 1976 film also included in the box and its "sequel" from last year.

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#259 Post by swo17 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:46 pm

zedz wrote:
vertovfan wrote:Len Lye and Robert Breer releases from the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Zealand:

http://www.govettbrewster.com/shop/book ... by-len-lye" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.govettbrewster.com/shop/film ... -z-box-set" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The Len Lye set is a very handsome production and promises plenty of new restorations, though I haven't had a chance to look at any of them yet. It seems to be an exclusively New Zealand edition, even to the extent of the obligatory ugly censorship label being printed on the front cover.
All Souls Carnival seems like the major revelation here. A near epic at 12 minutes, it was until recently thought lost (and five minutes are apparently still missing). Imagine The Dante Quartet scored by, say, Igor Stravinsky.

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#260 Post by CVMarchive » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:19 pm

Center for Visual Music is pleased to announce the release of their new DVD: Visual Music 1947-1986 from the CVM Archive: Jordan Belson, Mary Ellen Bute, Charles Dockum, Barry Spinello. Contains thirteen rare films featuring pre-computer abstraction, using a variety of techniques including early oscilloscope experiments, color organs, hand-drawn sound, animation drawn directly on film, painted scrolls, and optical printing. Many restored films, new HD transfers. DVD, NTSC region free. TRT 78:30. February 2017 release.

The Belson films are Mandala, Meditation and Chakra. Full title list, film notes and order info (through paypal) are at centerforvisualmusic.org/visualmusicdvd/

Also available through CVM's regular store (as well as compilation DVDs for Oskar Fischinger, Jordan Belson and the new Len Lye New Zealand compilation), which does not use paypal: http://www.centerforvisualmusic.org/store" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Further inquiries, contact CVM directly.

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#261 Post by zedz » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:19 pm

zedz wrote:
vertovfan wrote:Len Lye and Robert Breer releases from the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Zealand:

http://www.govettbrewster.com/shop/book ... by-len-lye" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.govettbrewster.com/shop/film ... -z-box-set" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I just received these. The Breer set is a new Re:Voir edition, which oddly enough is not yet listed on their own site, and comes with a substantial, colour, 164 page book entirely in English. Maybe the delay with Re:Voir's own edition is related to publishing the French-language equivalent. I guess this will be the first Re:Voir edition I've seen where the book(let) is not bilingual, so future purchasers may need to watch out that they're ordering the correct language edition from wherever (the CNC is also credited as a collaborator, so this may be available from Canada too).

The Len Lye set is a very handsome production and promises plenty of new restorations, though I haven't had a chance to look at any of them yet. It seems to be an exclusively New Zealand edition, even to the extent of the obligatory ugly censorship label being printed on the front cover.
This thread bump reminds me that - weirdly - this Breer set still hasn't appeared from Re:Voir itself.

But they have put out a compilation of Suzan Pitt's trippy, erotic animation. Asparagus has to be seen to be believed.
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There's a trailer available to view on their blog: http://blog.re-voir.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A new Jonas Mekas epic, He Stands in the Desert Counting the Seconds of His Life, also seems to have slipped out last year.

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#262 Post by zedz » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:11 am

It's nice to see Oskar Fischinger get the Google theming treatment today.

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#263 Post by bearcuborg » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:25 am

zedz wrote:It's nice to see Oskar Fischinger get the Google theming treatment today.
Thanks, it's a fun doodle to play with too.

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#264 Post by swo17 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:01 am

I can't get it to play. And other doodles like this one play fine for me so I don't think it's a browser or plug-in issue.

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#265 Post by Red Screamer » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:35 am

The pre-order for the second Oskar Fischinger DVD is up and looks terrific!

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#266 Post by senseabove » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:53 pm

Anybody seen this Blu from Re:Voir of Brakhage's Anticipation of the Night?
https://re-voir.com/shop/en/stan-brakha ... night.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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#267 Post by zedz » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:58 pm

senseabove wrote:Anybody seen this Blu from Re:Voir of Brakhage's Anticipation of the Night?
https://re-voir.com/shop/en/stan-brakha ... night.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Yes, it's very good. Bare bones transfer of a 16mm print, but - as usual with Re:Voir - there's a substantial booklet included.

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#268 Post by swo17 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:19 am

Oh hey, my Oskar Fischinger Vol. 2 DVD showed up today!

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#269 Post by swo17 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:36 am

swo17 wrote:Oh hey, my Oskar Fischinger Vol. 2 DVD showed up today!
It was very nice to see several of these films for the first time (particularly Swiss Trip and the 1920s-30s experiments, some of which I gather made their way into Raumlichtkunst) though I feel the need to warn everyone that there are "CVM" watermarks all over this thing. Generally just toward the end of the films but still...

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#270 Post by CVM » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:20 am

swo17 wrote:
swo17 wrote:Oh hey, my Oskar Fischinger Vol. 2 DVD showed up today!
It was very nice to see several of these films for the first time (particularly Swiss Trip and the 1920s-30s experiments, some of which I gather made their way into Raumlichtkunst) though I feel the need to warn everyone that there are "CVM" watermarks all over this thing. Generally just toward the end of the films but still...

Hmmm....it is unclear why you'd write that, that there are "watermarks all over this thing" as that's not accurate. The watermark is on the LAST SHOT of each film (with one short exception in the bonus features). Yes, a very small one in the corner of the LAST shot. Not "all over" the films which is what you seem to be implying. Using a watermark is a very common practice today.

The 1920s-30s experiments are not in Raumlichtkunst, they have nothing to do with it.

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#271 Post by CVM » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:36 am

Center for Visual Music is pleased to announce the release of Oskar Fischinger: Visual Music (2017), the new Fischinger DVD! The DVD includes Muratti greift ein, Komposition in Blau, Studie nr 8, Studie nr 5, An American March, Squares, Pierrette I, Swiss Trip and more...plus newly restored animation tests and experiments from the 1920s, 30s and 40s (most never released). Some of the 1930s material is Gasparcolor tests. Includes a booklet with a biography and full preservation credits. More info and order links: http://www.centerforvisualmusic.org/Fis ... newdvd.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The DVD can also be found in the BFI Southbank Filmshop (London), and through Meditations, Kyoto. Starting in March, through Walther Koenig, Koln.

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#272 Post by whaleallright » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:53 pm

CVM wrote:Using a watermark is a very common practice today.
On YouTube and other streaming sites, perhaps; not on physical home-video media from the US and Europe. I thank CVM for releasing these films in splendid editions (I purchased them myself), and don't fault them for making this (perhaps necessary) decision, but I thought I should clarify that it's not a standard one.

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