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#326 Post by phoenix474 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:52 pm


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#327 Post by albucat » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:08 pm

Janus is putting out Mark Cousins' The Eyes of Orson Welles on March 15 in New York (weirdly, what theater is unlisted).

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#328 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:00 pm

Just a guess but I would think the IFC theater.

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#329 Post by Buttery Jeb » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:31 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:00 pm
Just a guess but I would think the IFC theater.
You would be correct.

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#330 Post by jbeall » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:02 pm

phoenix474 wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:52 pm
War and Peace trailer
I've never seen the film, but that looks effing amazing.

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#331 Post by jsteffe » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:19 pm

The first time I saw it, I was overwhelmed and many scenes left me with goosebumps. I can't wait to re-experience it through this new restoration!

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#332 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:55 pm

It's still early in the year, but this might be the best news of 2019 IMO: the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is hosting a Jia Zhangke retro this month and Janus is listed as the rightsholder for Xiao Wu, Platform, Unknown Pleasures, and The World.

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#333 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:19 pm

I guess they're making up for the missed newsletter :lol:

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#334 Post by Yaanu » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:39 pm

The Fanciful Norwegian wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:55 pm
It's still early in the year, but this might be the best news of 2019 IMO: the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is hosting a Jia Zhangke retro this month and Janus is listed as the rightsholder for Xiao Wu, Platform, Unknown Pleasures, and The World.
Also of note: 24 City has a blurb credited to The Criterion Collection, despite the film never having received a release from Criterion. I dunno if this means the movie will be getting a release; the film's rights holder isn't listed on SFMoMA, but if Janus/Criterion has worked with Cinema Guild in the past then it could happen.

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#335 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:50 pm

I think the attribution to Criterion for the 24 City synopsis is just a mistake. The same blurb is on the IFC Center page for the film, and that dates back to the original U.S. run in 2009. I also don't read anything into the fact that they only specify Cinema Guild as the print source and not as the rightsholder, since they similarly don't specify Janus as the rightsholder on A Touch of Zen, Kino Lorber on A Touch of Sin, Cohen on Ash Is Purest White, etc.—it looks like they only specify a rightsholder when it's a different entity than the print source.

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#336 Post by Cinephrenic » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:45 pm

Kore-eda's After Life credited to Janus Films at BAMPFA

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#337 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:58 pm


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#338 Post by TwoTecs » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:17 pm

I was at a screening of the new restoration of Detour at the Winnipeg Cinematheque which was followed by a Skype call with Ben Crossley-Marra from Janus Films. He was asked to give a teaser for upcoming Janus projects and he said that Januswas working with Wong Kar-wai to restore all his films in 4K and also a “huge restrospective” of Abba Kiasrostami’s work (I believe he was hinting towards something like the Bergman Centennial restrospective). Both should be coming in 2020.

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#339 Post by yoloswegmaster » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:38 pm

TwoTecs wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:17 pm
I was at a screening of the new restoration of Detour at the Winnipeg Cinematheque which was followed by a Skype call with Ben Crossley-Marra from Janus Films. He was asked to give a teaser for upcoming Janus projects and he said that Januswas working with Wong Kar-wai to restore all his films in 4K and also a “huge restrospective” of Abba Kiasrostami’s work (I believe he was hinting towards something like the Bergman Centennial restrospective). Both should be coming in 2020.
Woah, did he actually say that ALL of WKW's films is going to recieve a new restoration? Also, Janus announced the Kiarostami Retrospective back in January.

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#340 Post by Boosmahn » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:22 pm

I wonder how WKW's films are going to be released? He's still on the scene, so a retrospective wouldn't make much sense.

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#341 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:16 am

Doesn't Miramax have the rights to 'The Grandmaster'?

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#342 Post by dwk » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:23 am

No, The Weinstein Company released it (and My Blueberry Nights).

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#343 Post by TwoTecs » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:12 am

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:38 pm
TwoTecs wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:17 pm
I was at a screening of the new restoration of Detour at the Winnipeg Cinematheque which was followed by a Skype call with Ben Crossley-Marra from Janus Films. He was asked to give a teaser for upcoming Janus projects and he said that Januswas working with Wong Kar-wai to restore all his films in 4K and also a “huge restrospective” of Abba Kiasrostami’s work (I believe he was hinting towards something like the Bergman Centennial restrospective). Both should be coming in 2020.
Woah, did he actually say that ALL of WKW's films is going to recieve a new restoration? Also, Janus announced the Kiarostami Retrospective back in January.
He did say all of his films. Mentioned something about a delay in the project too which I would guess is probably related to getting all the rights together.

I forgot that the Kiarostami retrospective was already announced. I think he was talking about its home video release in that case.

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#344 Post by ftsoh » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:40 pm

Though I would very much like to see all WKW films in the collection, but I am not holding my breath since we were promised almost all of Almodovar (who I also like) a few years back and how much we've seen so far? Only 2!

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#345 Post by Timec » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:54 pm

ftsoh wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:40 pm
Though I would very much like to see all WKW films in the collection, but I am not holding my breath since we were promised almost all of Almodovar (who I also like) a few years back and how much we've seen so far? Only 2!
Yeah—considering the sheer volume of films they apparently have in the pipeline from Harold Lloyd, Almodovar, Wenders, Kiarostami, Ray, Wong, etc., it does seem like they’re releasing them at a trickle.

I know it's unreasonable to expect multiple Bergman-style sets, but hopefully they'll at least take a cue from some of the UK labels and increase the number of (smaller-scale) boxsets they're releasing. Otherwise we’ll be waiting a loooong time to get all those films.



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Re: Janus Films

#348 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:27 pm

The phantom pages on the Janus website are now all gone.

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#349 Post by Buttery Jeb » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:08 pm


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Re: Janus Films

#350 Post by yoloswegmaster » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:25 pm

Janus to tour 'Paris is Burning' later this summer

P.S. I don't know if this has been mentioned yet but all of the Agnes Varda films and most of the films from the Late Ozu eclipse set are now available to be shown in theaters in DCP format on the Janus website. Are upgrades a possibility?

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