The Brian De Palma Collection

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The Brian De Palma Collection

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Re: Arrow Films

#2 Post by tojoed » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:27 am

Lovely. I thought it was DVD only.

Do Arrow put SDH on their releases? If so, they have a sale. If not, I'm buggered.

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Re: Arrow Films

#3 Post by Jeff » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:01 pm

Arrow's release of DePalma's Obsession has been detailed, and shockingly has been announced as region free! Some great supplements... full Schrader screenplay, two short films, etc.

* Brand new High Definition transfer of the film
* Original LPCM Mono Audio and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
* 4 panel reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork
* Two sided fold out poster
* Exclusive collector's booklet featuring an essay on the film by critic and author Brad Stevens
* Available for the first time! Paul Schrader's original screenplay of the film in a perfect bound booklet. With the original title Déjà vu, Schrader's original script includes unfilmed sequences and sees the tripartite structure deal with the past, present and future of Michael Courtland.
* Obsession Revisited: Interviews with director Brian De Palma, stars Cliff Robertson and Genevieve Bujold and more!
* Early Brian De Palma short films: Woton's Wake (1962) and The Responsive Eye (1966)
* Original Trailer
* English subtitles for deaf and hearing impaired

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Re: Arrow Films

#4 Post by tojoed » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:32 am

Fantastic. I thought this was a Criterion thread for a moment.

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#5 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:20 am

Wow, that's a definite must buy. I was going to get it anyway for a chance to finally see the film in its correct aspect ratio (a must for a De Palma film) but that screenplay and the early shorts are more than I had expected.

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Re: Arrow Films

#6 Post by tojoed » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:52 am

Colin, I have the Anchor Bay DVD, which seems to be in the correct aspect ratio.
Do you know different?

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Re: Arrow Films

#7 Post by domino harvey » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:58 am

I love that some companies still realize how awesome actual books, and not downloadable PDFs, are-- definitely picking this one up!

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Re: Arrow Films

#8 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:27 am

Sorry tojoed, I just meant it would be the first time for me to pick it up in its correct aspect ratio - I've only got the film on a decade-old VHS here so this looks to be my opportunity to upgrade! Sorry for the confusion!

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Re: Arrow Films

#9 Post by tojoed » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:52 am

No problem. It looks very fine on DVD, so it should look wonderful on Blu-Ray.

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Re: Arrow Films

#10 Post by tojoed » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:09 pm

Beaver on Brian de Palma's Obsession.

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Re: Arrow Films

#11 Post by knives » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:29 pm

Thank god it's region free.

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Re: Arrow Films

#12 Post by Jeff » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:48 pm

tojoed wrote:Beaver on Brian de Palma's Obsession.
Ordered! Pleasantly surprised to see that all of the supplemental content including the shorts are in 1080P. Between this, the Criterion Blow Out, and the just announced Blu of Dressed to Kill, it's a good time to be a DePalmaphile.

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Re: Arrow Films

#13 Post by fdm » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:05 am

Not quite sure incredible is the superlative I would apply to Obsession, but it was a pretty decent treat. One of those like watching it for the first time treats. Certainly better than the old US DVD and it's no crumby BOD DVD either.

(Wish Criterion would get ahead of the Arrow curve on "their" titles; seems like more and more wait and sees and no announced forthcomings. Little Oskar is screaming out to me for yet another future double dip.)

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Re: Arrow Films

#14 Post by tojoed » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:07 am

Blow Out

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I'm only interested in "Blow Out" from this month's announcements. Some different extras from the Criterion, with an interview with Zsigmond particularly interesting, so I'll double dip.

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Re: Arrow Films

#15 Post by tenia » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:05 pm

tojoed wrote:I'm only interested in "Blow Out". Some different extras from the Criterion, with an interview with Zsigmond particularly interesting, so I'll double dip.
In fact, it's the Carlotta's extras.

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#16 Post by MichaelB » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:10 am

tenia wrote:
tojoed wrote:I'm only interested in "Blow Out". Some different extras from the Criterion, with an interview with Zsigmond particularly interesting, so I'll double dip.
In fact, it's the Carlotta's extras.
...but the Criterion transfer. (Arrow has just confirmed this on their Facebook page).

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Re: Arrow Films

#18 Post by dwk » Wed May 22, 2013 3:07 am

The Fury

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It looks like Arrow is releasing De Palma's The Fury. Now, I feel like a chump for buying the overpriced Twilight Time release.

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Re: Arrow Films

#19 Post by MichaelB » Wed May 22, 2013 3:16 am

I haven't bought a single Twilight Time release because none of their titles is unique to the label (i.e. they don't create their own masters) and so there's every likelihood that many of them will get cheaper releases outside the US. As this demonstrates - I'm assuming Arrow will be using the same master.

Oh, and here's the Beev on Blow Out, which they reckon looks slightly better than the Criterion - although since both discs shared a common HD master, there's unlikely to be much in it.

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Re: Arrow Films

#20 Post by dwk » Wed May 22, 2013 3:24 am

Here is the Blu-ray.com review of Blow Out
The film looks virtually identical on the two releases. The only very small, and I mean extremely small, discrepancy I spotted is in the brightness settings. As a result, some of the daylight footage looks a tad darker on the Criterion release (compare screencapture #19 with screencapture #4 from our review of the Criterion release), but the difference is indeed academic. Image depth, contrast, and clarity are identical.

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Re: Arrow Films

#21 Post by MichaelB » Wed May 22, 2013 3:28 am

While he's right to point out that the Pino Donaggio interview also appears on the Carlotta release, Carlotta's version doesn't have English subtitles.

But then again, the Carlotta is no competition for the Arrow anyway, offering an inferior transfer of the main feature - so the Arrow is the obvious one to go for if you're Region B-locked.

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Re: Arrow Films

#22 Post by EddieLarkin » Wed May 22, 2013 10:17 am

dwk wrote:It looks like Arrow is releasing De Palma's The Fury. Now, I feel like a chump for buying the overpriced Twilight Time release.
Elsewhere on that forum, it's confirmed there are two other films on that card that are unannounced: The Phantom of Paradise and Sisters. Unfortunately, no Body Double, a future release from Twilight Time. It'd be nice to know things like this in advance of spending £25 on a "Limited Edition"! Not to mention the possibility of Arrow's release being stacked (TTs The Fury is practically bare bones).

I wonder how Arrow's The Fury will be region coded. The TT release was region free, so it would be a big dick move for them to have Fox insist on a Region B lock. Then again, perhaps they don't care; they've already sold nearly three-quarters of their Fury stock.

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Re: Arrow Films

#23 Post by MichaelB » Wed May 22, 2013 10:21 am

EddieLarkin wrote:I wonder how Arrow's The Fury will be region coded. The TT release was region free, so it would be a big dick move for them to have Fox insist on a Region B lock.
Fox usually insists on region-locking when they license titles to UK labels - there are loads of examples. So I'd certainly assume Region B unless otherwise advised.

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Re: Arrow Films

#24 Post by matrixschmatrix » Wed May 22, 2013 11:01 am

dwk wrote:It looks like Arrow is releasing De Palma's The Fury. Now, I feel like a chump for buying the overpriced Twilight Time release.
On the other hand, it's still going for $30 on Amazon, so you can probably recoup your expenses pretty easily.

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Re: Arrow Films

#25 Post by dwk » Wed May 22, 2013 1:27 pm

matrixschmatrix wrote:
dwk wrote:It looks like Arrow is releasing De Palma's The Fury. Now, I feel like a chump for buying the overpriced Twilight Time release.
On the other hand, it's still going for $30 on Amazon, so you can probably recoup your expenses pretty easily.
Unless the Arrow has a significantly improved transfer and spectacular extras, I'll live with the Twilight Time release.

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