Chantal Akerman on DVD

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Telstar
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#26 Post by Telstar » Sat May 12, 2007 2:31 pm

Looks like the Chantal Akerman set is now being offered by mediadis, an English-friendly site that ships internationally. Not sure about their rates.

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#27 Post by david hare » Sat May 12, 2007 7:28 pm

Thanks for that! They have removed the Euro VAT of 20% for export bringing the charge down to 41 Eu and standard postage to Australia, for instance was 4.50 Eu (Fedex would have been 36.)

If not already obvious their web address is www.mediadis.com

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#28 Post by paa400 » Sun May 13, 2007 7:23 pm

Thanks for all the info from everyone-I just ordered the set from the site.

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#29 Post by Wittsdream » Mon May 14, 2007 2:18 pm

I, too, just ordered a copy of this set from mediadis. The shipping costs to the states is less than 5 Euros, and the VAT is eliminated, thereby reducing the total costs to less than 47 Euros (w/shipping).

Jeanne Dielmann... and Celine and Julie on DVD with English subtitles in less than a year! What amazing times we are living, DVD-wise.

Is it imprudent to take out an equity line of credit against your home to purchase more DVDs? :roll:

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#30 Post by Michael » Tue May 15, 2007 2:30 pm

I've been very curious about Jeanne Dielmann for a long time after learning that it's a favorite of one of my favorite directors. The director is Todd Haynes. He has a very excellent taste in film.

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#31 Post by backstreetsbackalright » Tue May 15, 2007 2:42 pm

Michael wrote:I've been very curious about Jeanne Dielmann for a long time after learning that it's a favorite of one of my favorite directors. The director is Todd Haynes. He has a very excellent taste in film.
In my opinion, Jeanne Dielmann's influence is pretty strong in Safe.

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#32 Post by sevenarts » Wed May 16, 2007 9:52 am

Anybody get the Belgian set yet and can confirm the image quality?

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#33 Post by Don Lope de Aguirre » Thu May 17, 2007 7:39 am

My Belgian set arrived today and I am very happy indeed. It is a port of the Carlotta set but with English and Dutch subtitles - exactly as described. All supplements are subbed. As for the pic quality, it's very strong. Certainly not up to MK2/Criterion standards but having flicked through 'Jeanne Dielman...' (which I saw on cinema about a month) ago I was pretty impressed. Overall, first impression, I'd give the pic 7/10.

Globally, though, this is a must own.

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#34 Post by backstreetsbackalright » Thu May 17, 2007 2:13 pm

Don Lope de Aguirre wrote:My Belgian set arrived today and I am very happy indeed. It is a port of the Carlotta set but with English and Dutch subtitles - exactly as described. All supplements are subbed. As for the pic quality, it's very strong. Certainly not up to MK2/Criterion standards but having flicked through 'Jeanne Dielman...' (which I saw on cinema about a month) ago I was pretty impressed. Overall, first impression, I'd give the pic 7/10.

Globally, though, this is a must own.
Fabulous news! As soon as I'm all moved in at my new place, this is priority number one! This set includes *four* films from the top twenty of my Lists Project 1970s list!

I don't suppose you've seen the Carlotta set? How does the picture quality compare?

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#35 Post by Don Lope de Aguirre » Thu May 17, 2007 3:11 pm

I was about to buy the Carlotta when I heard of this one... but it must be identical to the Carlotta. Their logo (and rather long intro) appears at the beginning of all the DVDs on this set.
This set includes *four* films from the top twenty of my Lists Project 1970s list!
Let's not forget the phenomenal extras:

1. Cinéma, de notre temps (extract) 17 mins
2. Autour de Jeanne Dielman 78 minutes
3. Saute ma Ville 13 mins (film in surprisingly good looking condition too)
4. La Chambre 11 mins
5. Babette Mangolte Interview 32 mins
6. Natalia Akerman interview 27 mins
7. Aurore Clement Interview 18 mins

A truly comprehensive set! We have been very, very spoiled indeed!

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#36 Post by backstreetsbackalright » Thu May 17, 2007 3:27 pm

Wow! Shorts and all! How terrific! Glancing at IMDb I see three 70s items that aren't included here, but I don't know a thing about them. Quite a comprehensive set!

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#37 Post by franco » Thu May 17, 2007 11:02 pm

I must be the biggest idiot in the world for not canceling the Carlotta Jeanne Dielman simply because I want to force myself practice French.

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#39 Post by Gregory » Sun May 27, 2007 5:54 am

Who has the R1 rights to these?

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#40 Post by ptmd » Sun May 27, 2007 12:14 pm

New Yorker has the rights to Jeanne Dielman, but I don't think any of the others have a distributor (they were originally released theatrically and on video by companies that no longer exist). It is extremely unlikely that there will be a DVD version in any other region that looks and sounds better than the Belgian/French releases.

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#41 Post by kekid » Wed May 30, 2007 4:18 pm

Can someone please tell me how to order this item (I reside in USA)? I have not had luck ordering it directly from Mediadis. They keep telling me my credit card is not going through, and I have confirmed with my bank that nothing is wrong with it. If you know of another source, I will appreciate you posing it. Thank you.

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#42 Post by david hare » Wed May 30, 2007 5:40 pm

A friend of mine in NYC also had his credit card refused on this, as did his work colleague who tried to order it for him. I've suggested he (and you perhaps) email Tony at www.xploitedcinema.com to see if he's willing to bring it in. Be mindful the mediadis charge should be around 41 Euros (without VAT) so consider that when calculating Tony's price. And expect to wait at least two weeks for supply (mine only posted on Monday.)

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#43 Post by kekid » Wed May 30, 2007 9:46 pm

Thanks, Davidhare. I had already written to Tony, but he does not seem optimistic that he can obtain it. It is not handled by his usual distributors. He has promised to keep trying.

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#44 Post by david hare » Wed May 30, 2007 10:13 pm

Goodluck - please post here if he does get it in cause you're not the only statesider who cant seem to get it through mediadis

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#45 Post by Ovader » Wed May 30, 2007 10:34 pm

I am in Canada and had no problem using the credit card. Anybody else in Canada receiving this without trouble?

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#46 Post by FilmFanSea » Wed May 30, 2007 11:28 pm

Hmmm ... I had no trouble ordering from the US. Used a MasterCard. Peculiar.

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#47 Post by Ovader » Wed May 30, 2007 11:37 pm

I used MasterCard as well. Maybe it is something to do with other credit cards instead of location.

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#48 Post by paa400 » Thu May 31, 2007 12:38 am

I used a MC as well and had no problem-my order shipped on the 25th.

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#49 Post by ScreachingWeasel » Thu May 31, 2007 2:12 am

kekid wrote:Can someone please tell me how to order this item (I reside in USA)? I have not had luck ordering it directly from Mediadis. They keep telling me my credit card is not going through, and I have confirmed with my bank that nothing is wrong with it. If you know of another source, I will appreciate you posing it. Thank you.
I had the same problem and it was my bank stopping it from going through. They actually froze my account for any other purchases as well, due to it being a place "known for theft". They let it go through after I talked to them. I have a Visa Check card with Wells Fargo if that helps.

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#50 Post by sevenarts » Thu May 31, 2007 7:31 am

I got a call from my credit card company immediately after placing this, I had to confirm the order b/c it was overseas and I guess they suspected fraud or something. After I confirmed it, it went through fine.

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