Derek Jarman Volumes 1-2: 1976-1994

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Big Ben
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Re: Derek Jarman Volume 1: 1976-1986

#51 Post by Big Ben » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:51 am

MichaelB wrote:
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Big Ben wrote:
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I cannot think that Jarman, as wonderful as he is has many people fighting over the rights to his works. There's no more fitting institution to release his materials than the British Film Institute.
You could make exactly the same argument about Walerian Borowczyk, but good luck putting together a box set of his post-1975 features!

It doesn't need multiple people "fighting over the rights to his works" - all it needs is one person (or company) to be sitting on them, often having licensed them out to someone else already. Sometimes concurrent sub-licensing deals can be pulled off, usually with a quid pro quo along the lines of it being a box-set exclusive, but more often than not these things just don't turn out to be contractually feasible, either because the rightsholder is unwilling to relinquish the title at all or because it's simply too expensive.
Thank you for the clarification. It just strikes me as something that someone wouldn't exactly want to sit on seeing as the BFI would have more reach (At least by my estimation.).

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Re: Derek Jarman Volumes 1-2: 1976-1994

#52 Post by MichaelB » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:48 am

A quick update: Glitterbug will now definitely be included in volume 2, and that hopefully won't be the only pleasant surprise between now and the revelation of the full specs - but they obviously can't confirm anything else until everything's been formally signed on the dotted line.

But I'll keep you posted.

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Re: Derek Jarman Volumes 1-2: 1976-1994

#53 Post by RobertB » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:46 pm

Thank you for the Glitterbug news. That's great! Edward II looks acceptable from Film Movement judging from Beaver (and region free). So it's not the end of the world that BFI couldn't include it.

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Re: Derek Jarman Volumes 1-2: 1976-1994

#54 Post by MichaelB » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:02 am

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Thank you for the Glitterbug news. That's great! Edward II looks acceptable from Film Movement judging from Beaver (and region free). So it's not the end of the world if the BFI ultimately can't include it.
I re-edited your post so that it more accurately reflects what I actually said.

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Re: Derek Jarman Volumes 1-2: 1976-1994

#55 Post by zedz » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:57 pm

Great non-news, Michael! I shall keep my fingers crossed.

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Re: Derek Jarman Volumes 1-2: 1976-1994

#56 Post by MichaelB » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:52 am

There’ll be a formal announcement soon, but I’m delighted to be able to confirm (with permission) that Volume 2 will now be a six-disc set, with Edward II on one of the discs.

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Re: Derek Jarman Volumes 1-2: 1976-1994

#57 Post by zedz » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:13 pm

MichaelB wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:52 am
There’ll be a formal announcement soon, but I’m delighted to be able to confirm (with permission) that Volume 2 will now be a six-disc set, with Edward II on one of the discs.
Merry Christmas!

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Re: Derek Jarman Volumes 1-2: 1976-1994

#58 Post by Big Ben » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:14 pm

Wonderful news! I look forward to owning a copy!

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