Finnish Films on DVD

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L.A.
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Re: Finnish Films on DVD

#101 Post by L.A. » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:55 pm

L.A. wrote:The back cover for the Blu-ray of The White Reindeer (1952) lists English and Swedish subtitles. Release date October 28th.

There are extras as well: footage of the Jussi Awards ceremony from Finlandia Survey No 191, test shoots (in color) and Erik Blomberg's short film With the Reindeer (1947).
Finally out and English and Swedish subs for the film.

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Re: Finnish Films on DVD

#102 Post by whaleallright » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:11 pm

Does anyone have suggestions for purchasing the White Reindeer Blu-Ray for those who find navigating a website in Finnish a little too puzzling?

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#103 Post by vertovfan » Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:55 pm

http://www.booky.fi" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; has an English-language option and ships internationally.

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Re: Finnish Films on DVD

#104 Post by whaleallright » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:57 pm

Thanks!!

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Re: Finnish Films on DVD

#105 Post by JabbaTheSlut » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:39 am

Watched the Finnish Un Certain Regard winner "The Happiest Day in The Life of Olli Mäki". A biopic of a boxer preparing for his big match but getting sidetracked by a love affair. It has certain charm, but felt a bit thin. A 60s movie pastiche in the vein of Karel Reisz, Lindsay Anderson or Milos Forman. Very nice 16 mm reversal stock monochromatic cinematography, but main character is a bore, could have been more interesting with his conflicted, desperate manager as the main character. Cute film tonally, but the lack of substance in the script department empties the film in a single viewing.

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#106 Post by L.A. » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:35 pm


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#107 Post by L.A. » Sat May 27, 2017 7:49 am


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Re: Finnish Films on DVD

#108 Post by L.A. » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:46 pm

Another major restoration work done by the National Audiovisual Institute; The Unknown Soldier (Edvin Laine, 1955) coming to Blu-ray on November 10th. English and Swedish subs most likely.

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Re: Finnish Films on DVD

#109 Post by Slaphappy » Sat May 19, 2018 1:58 pm

JPJ wrote:As far as I know none of Kassila's films are available with english subs,not even the delightful Inspector Palmu series.Palmu films have a huge cult following here in Finland,in fact about ten years ago they still had guided tours in Helsinki to shooting locations.I watch the quartet every year and I have sometimes thought that they would make an excellent Eclipse set!
repeat wrote:Fansubs are available for Inspector Palmu's Error (1960) and The Scarlet Dove (1961), but for the love of God let's move this conversation to the correct thread, you made my heart skip a beat there.
There’s a five movie boxset with English subtitles featuring Blue Week, August, Red Line, Inspector Palmu’s Error and The Glory and Misery of Human Life. It’s released by Illume LTD. I don’t think it’s a commerical release.

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