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#476 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:01 pm

I apologize for the quality of the caps; technical or otherwise...very basic stuff. Plus, I have never seen the film. I'll gladly delete if they're an eyesore, and someone can post better caps!

BFI - Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (Demy, 1967)

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#477 Post by bigP » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:51 am

Optimum R2 UK - Nic Roeg's 'Eureka'

I haven't seen these published anywhere, nor heard any discussion of it's release, so here are some screencaps (I hope the quality of the PowerDVD caps will do).

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#478 Post by Michael Kerpan » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:21 am

Screen captures from the Shochiku (R2) DVD of Ozu's Autumn Afternoon:

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#479 Post by martin » Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:03 am

Giorgino (Laurent Boutonnat, 1994). R2, France, Pathé (2-disc).

Aspect ratio c. 2.35:1 (16:9 encoded). English audio (5.1 & DTS) plus a 5.1 French dub. Optional French subtitles. No subs on bonus features. 48 page colour booklet in French (extremely beautiful!).

The filmprint is restored, but the digital transfer has some compression artefacts (probably not visible in the captures). The sound-quality is amazing! The movie is odd but with beautiful set designs. In some scenes it has an artificial look which reminds me of Kwaidan (last capture, for instance).

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Molière (Ariane Mnouchkine, 1978). R2, Bel Air (2-disc).
Aspect ratio 1.66:1 (16:9 encoded, pillarboxed). French audio. Optional subs in English and some other languages. Bonus features are also subtitled (the Commentary track is unsubbed). 16 page booklet in French.

Nice clean filmprint. The transfer is a bit dark I think, but it's not problematic when viewed on a real tv.

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#480 Post by charulata » Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:18 pm

Second Sight : La Ronde --- PAL R2 (Single layer DVD5 4.26 GB)

Comparable to Gary's captures at DVDBeaver but not exact matches.
Looks like it's contrast boosted compared to the Spanish release here.
But the Criterion does not come out of this particularly well.

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#481 Post by MyNameCriterionForum » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:51 am

=; :D :) :(
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#482 Post by bigP » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:03 am

Network R2 UK - Jean-Claude Lauzon's 'Léolo'

An awful release of Lauzon's magnificent 'Léolo' by Network dvd. I can't find anything positive to say about this release other than it allowed me to see the film.

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N.B. Not sure why the last 3 images have chaned in size, they were captured and uploaded at the same time as the others, but, you get the idea.

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#483 Post by menthymenthy » Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:06 am

REEL R4 Australia - Jerzy Skolimowski's "Moonlighting"

The DVD is advertised as being 4:3 1.33:1 both on every website, and on the cover, but it is infact in 16:9, and it looks pretty darn good.

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Nice detail, and very little grain. Only extras are English Subtitles. But for the price it's selling for, I reckon it's a great buy.

I'm not sure about the quality of the Region 1 DVD.

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#484 Post by Knappen » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:27 am

Komedie om Geld (Max Ophüls 1936) Filmmuseum - Nederlandse filmklassiekers

Not a very convincing transfer (the bottom line indicates that this might have a vhs source), but anyway the whole thing came to a risible 13.89 euro shipping included with azur.be. This is obviously not a release from the Dutch Film Institute like I first thought. No subs.

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#485 Post by Knappen » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:28 am

Heidi (Luigi Comencini 1952) AV WORLD France

A knock out transfer but alas, only French version on the disc and no subs.

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#486 Post by MyNameCriterionForum » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:00 am

=; :D :) :(
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#487 Post by Knappen » Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:14 am

Panique (Julien Duvivier 1946) L.C.J Editions

A good but not outstanding transfer of a major Duvivier. No subs. Cheap though.

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Johan (Absolut Medien)

#488 Post by feckless boy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:50 am

Johan (Stiller, 1921)

Single layered, PAL, region:1,2,3,4 etc
Swedish intertitles, ONLY German subs
A new (2000) score by Alexander Popov performed by Ensemble Kontraste

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#489 Post by HerrSchreck » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:52 am

NICE! I love when they transfer the full frame including the full corners of the neg... it's like you're holding the film up to the light and looking at the actual celluloid strip.

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#490 Post by martin » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:01 am

Rikollinen nainen aka A Woman of Crime (Teuvo Tulio, Finland, 1952). From Teuvo Tulio box, Vol. 2, (Region 2).
English subs, also on special features. Restored print, looking pretty good. Often quite soft but still good. Occasional scratches and some dirt, though.

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The last capture ('inverted' or 'negative effect') is not very useful to determine the picture quality but is added to show an example of Tulio 'pulling out all stops'. His films are often deliberately exaggerated visually (and emotionally for that matter).

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#491 Post by Trelkovsky » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:19 am

Husbands (John Cassavetes), Region 2 Spain (sony).

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#492 Post by Trelkovsky » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:17 pm

L'important c'est d'aimer (Andrzej Zulawski), R2 Spain (Universal), includes english subtitles.

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#493 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:13 am

Re: aspect ratio of HOURGLASS SANATORIUM: I´ve seen this film in a 35mm print. It´s definitely a 2.35 movie. Malavida, the company that released the French dvd, tells me in an e-mail a 1.78 master was the only one available.

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#494 Post by eltopo » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:47 pm

HOURGLASS SANATORIUM (Malavida Films-FR)

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#495 Post by bigP » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:03 pm

The Trial (Orson Welles), Optimum Releasing, R2 UK.

My first impressions were very strong (strong rich blacks, acceptable midtones, fairly sharp, seemed accurate in its AR - although it has been Picture-Boxed / Window-Boxed). My second impression made me think my first impression was more surprise that it wasn't as awful as I thought it would be - the strong blacks were a result of slight but not terrible over contrasting, the sharpness could definitely be better but is still acceptable, there are no subtitle options, and of course, the image has been Picture-Boxed / Window-Boxed. Still overall, it is a pretty good representation until something better comes out, i'm happy to hold on to this release.

N.B. The DVD cover does not acknowledge anywhere that there is a 30 minute documentary on Welles interpreting Kafka to film / talking with the crew about making The Trial and a 23 minute interview with Edmond Richmond, DOP on The Trial, as well as a trailer and stills gallery. I'll put up a screen capture of the bonus features menu as i'm not sure if they have been included on any other Welles release, and may be a selling point to some.

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#496 Post by Narshty » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:21 pm

It's pillar-boxed to 1.66:1 within a 16:9 frame. No complaints on that count.

Thanks so much for this, bigP. I can't believe Optimum were fools enough not to point out any of the supplements on this release.

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#497 Post by RobertAltman » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:40 pm

The extra features are terrific, including some deleted shots from the movie, and some great info on Welles´working methods.

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#498 Post by bigP » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:44 pm

Narshty wrote:Thanks so much for this, bigP. I can't believe Optimum were fools enough not to point out any of the supplements on this release.
Unbelievable, I know. It's one thing for small companies like Mr Bongo to print up the cover for Identification of a Woman (for example) with noted special features, only to lose them at the last minute, it's a whole other mistake to not mention the special features that ARE included, especially if they are as worthy as these. Even if they were a last minute addition, surely it would have been worth holding back the release date a month or so and having the covers reprinted, or would this cost them more than I expect? I know little about this subject and it's financial costs.
Narshty wrote:It's pillar-boxed to 1.66:1 within a 16:9 frame. No complaints on that count.
Again, i'm pretty much a layman when it comes to the ins and outs of DVDs and their aspect ratio's. Gary Tooze tends to make light of picture-boxing, so I thought, best mention it myself just in case.

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Pigs and Battleships (R2, Japan 1961)

#499 Post by feckless boy » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:46 am

Pigs and Battleships aka Hogs and Warships

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Partie de Campagne (R2)

#500 Post by feckless boy » Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:49 pm

Partie de Campagne: BFI vs Studio Canal

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Slightly different framing, Studio Canal showing more on the sides and on top, but a shade less on the bottom. Studio Canal also looks sharper, not only brighter, and the highlights are more distinct (see last cap). No subtitles on Studio Canal, burnt-in on BFI.

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