The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#1176 Post by headacheboy » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:33 pm

Arthur House wrote:
headacheboy wrote:
Lowry_Sam wrote:Fucking Amal DVD is out of print (in the US) & it was on Strand Releasing, so the quality was probably poor. Together is MGM & more readily available, but through 3rd party sellers only looks like & it doesn't look like Lilya 4-ever was ever released on dvd in US. Those are the most likely candidates.
Lilya-4-ever was released on DVD via Netflix. Back in their early days they would issue movies on DVD under their own imprint. I can't recall the name of that imprint but it had Red in the title. You can still get the film from Netflix. I saw it for the first time in 2005. Netflix is often the only way I'd ever be able to see something like that.
Red Envelope Entertainment. It was a subsidiary of Netflix that partnered with and/or picked up films from small distributors, including New Yorker in their waning days, and packaged them for rental distribution, and even in some cases commercial releases including theatrical exhibitions.
Yes, Red Envelope Entertainment! Thanks for knowing that.

Lukas Moodysson's Container has never been released in the US on DVD (imdb says it was out in the UK and Denmark), perhaps that is another possibility, although I can't imagine that would be the first choice, perhaps down the line. It remains his only film I haven't seen.

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#1177 Post by domino harvey » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:34 pm

It's not very good, though at least it's not as awful as A Hole in the Heart. Thank God he got over that stage in his work

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#1178 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:50 pm

2 interesting names..
F.W. Murnau.....will join the Collection. Probably City Girl or Sunrise
Kent Jones...Maybe the Val Lewton doc.

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#1179 Post by Big Ben » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:57 pm

Nosferatu is in the public domain so it could technically be that too.

Stealth troll answer is Four Devils though.

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#1180 Post by Malickite » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:24 pm

Sunrise would make my day.
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#1181 Post by kcota17 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:25 pm

A new restoration of Sunrise would be perfect.. the quality of the print on the current Blu is awful

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#1182 Post by Graphist » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:44 pm

A box set of Nosferatu, Sunrise, City Girls and some more would be even better.

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#1183 Post by FlickeringWindow » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:20 pm

kcota17 wrote:A new restoration of Sunrise would be perfect.. the quality of the print on the current Blu is awful
The original negative was lost in the 1937 Fox vault fire and pretty much everything else on nitrate was junked by the 70s. The best surviving elements of the American/Movietone version were from 4th generation materials. The export cut survives as an incomplete original print from a Czech archive.

Like Vampyr and Lonesome, outside of a miraculous find like an original print, there's not much that can be done about the quality other than preserving it as organically as possible. I have the MoC Blu and it looks way better than you'd expect with its problems. The Czech print looks quite beautiful, but it's not complete and wouldn't match up with the other cut due to aspect ratio and editing differences.


I'd put my money on it being City Girl since it doesn't have a US release at all outside the Murnau/Borzage box set and even the MoC Blu only has a David Kalat commentary as an extra.

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#1184 Post by dwk » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:22 pm

FrauBlucher wrote: Kent Jones...Maybe the Val Lewton doc.
That is on the Cat People disc.

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#1185 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:27 pm

Bill Morrison
Richard Rush
Laura Poitras

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#1186 Post by Big Ben » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:41 pm

I'd laugh if the Richard Rush was Color of the Night. Maybe Freebie and the Bean? As for Laura Poitras my guess would be Citizenfour about Edward Snowden.

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#1187 Post by domino harvey » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:46 pm

The Stunt Man is OOP, could be that?

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#1188 Post by cdnchris » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:38 pm

I'd agree on Stunt Man

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#1189 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:23 am

Big Ben wrote:I'd laugh if the Richard Rush was Color of the Night. Maybe Freebie and the Bean? As for Laura Poitras my guess would be Citizenfour about Edward Snowden.
The current Blu-ray of Citizenfour is still in print and has a pretty sizable amount of bonus features, plus I'm pretty sure the Weinstein Company has never licensed anything to Criterion before. I think it's more likely to be one or more of Flag Wars, My Country, My Country, and The Oath, which had DVD-only releases from Zeitgeist that are now all OOP.

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#1190 Post by agnamaracs » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:57 pm

What could the Bill Morrison be? I thought all his stuff was divided between Icarus and Kino.

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#1191 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:08 pm

Could be just for Filmstruck, as he has a very long list of shorts that Icarus and Kino haven't put out.

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#1192 Post by Costa » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:25 pm

Big Ben wrote:I'd laugh if the Richard Rush was Color of the Night.
I would love it if it was for Of Love and Desire because I'm a Steve Cochran fan.
I haven't seen the film, and from the rating at imdb I guess it wouldn't be this.

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#1193 Post by Ribs » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:06 pm

Just bringing this one back up:
dwk wrote:Bryan Singer
Do we think if there were a potential release of The Usual Suspects planned for the near future it may be scuppered, considering recent events and likely future ones?

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#1194 Post by Luke M » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:47 pm

It might get put on the back burner but unless I’ve missed something he’s so far avoided accusations.

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#1195 Post by PfR73 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:22 pm

Ribs is likely referring to the fact that Kevin Spacey stars in the film.

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#1196 Post by Ribs » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:26 pm

It’s both things. If the Singer story breaks bad, there’ll almost definitely be a component of it tied to this film in particular because of Spacey.

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#1197 Post by Brianruns10 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:29 pm

Ribs wrote:It’s both things. If the Singer story breaks bad, there’ll almost definitely be a component of it tied to this film in particular because of Spacey.
Yeah I'd wager Singer is the next one on the chopping block. Lot of rumors about him, and it's particularly damaging that an associate of his, Gary Goddard, has now been named as a child molester, by Anthony Edwards no less.

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#1198 Post by dwk » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:55 pm

Pages are up for Night of the Living Dead

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#1199 Post by Morbii » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:56 pm

dwk wrote:Pages are up for Night of the Living Dead
YES. My birthday month, too.

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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#1200 Post by dwk » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:08 am

He's done a number of short films, so most likely Filmstruck:
Adrian Sitaru

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