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 Post subject: Re: Grigori Kozintsev
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 1:09 am 
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Michael Kerpan wrote:
My recollection is that the PAL version of Ruscico's Lear was reputed to look better than its NTSC one.


Yes! I just noted that.


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 Post subject: Re: Grigori Kozintsev
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 1:18 am 
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Is there a good place to pick up the PAL versions other than direct from Ruscico (pricey last time I checked)?


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 Post subject: Re: Grigori Kozintsev
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 2:49 pm 
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swo17 wrote:
Is there a good place to pick up the PAL versions other than direct from Ruscico (pricey last time I checked)?

There used to be an online store (located in Brighton Beach -- NYC) that handled these -- but I haven't ordered from them in MANY years (and am not sure what name they currently go under). If I recall, I'll let people know.

Addendum -- turned out to be easy to find -- www.russiandvd.com -- but not PAL Kozintsev DVDs anymore. Problem is the Krupny Plan DVDs (the better versions of Hamlet and Lear) are apparently not supposed to be distributed outside Russia --as Rsucico has all the foreign rights (or something like that).


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 Post subject: Re: Grigori Kozintsev
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:31 pm 
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bottled spider wrote:
A word of warning: the subtitles on the Facets Hamlet DVD are absolutely appalling. Out of sync or often just missing, and full of typos.

You left out the times that the subtitles flash up and disappear before you can read them.
I watched this last night, and the horrendous subtitles were a real challenge.
At first the subtitles put me on edge trying to understand what meaning was contained in the garbled words, then I got used to the botch job, and finally I paid more attention to the images and didn't worry if I read or understood the subtitles. Hamlet is a terrific film, and the music and set design were impressive. Wish I had a better edition -- I bought the Facets years ago -- but at least the storyline is so familiar that i could get through and appreciate the film despite the subtitle sabotage. You really have to wonder why such a mess was approved and released. Spelling mistakes are pervasive, which is inexcusable.


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 Post subject: Re: Grigori Kozintsev
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:58 pm 
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It's been a while, but yeah, I think I may have just switched off the subtitles at some point. The marriage between image and score in this and Lear is quite unlike anything else I've seen. Shostakovich in his youth made a living improvising at the piano for silent films.


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 Post subject: Re: Grigori Kozintsev
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:37 pm 
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Of course, no release to date of either Kozintsev Shakespeare film has actual subtitles. No translation of Pasternak's much-praised (by Russian experts) adaptation, just the closest corresponding chunks of some version or another of Shakespeare's lines.


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 Post subject: Re: Grigori Kozintsev
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:17 am 

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Lenfilm have uploaded recent 2K restorations of Hamlet and King Lear to YouTube with optional English subtitles


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 Post subject: Re: Grigori Kozintsev
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:07 am 
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Calvin wrote:
Lenfilm have uploaded recent 2K restorations of Hamlet and King Lear to YouTube with optional English subtitles

Thanks -- I'll have to take a look....


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 Post subject: Re: Grigori Kozintsev
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:28 am 
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Lear is playing in 35mm at the National Gallery of Art here in DC on March 11.


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