The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018)

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Re: The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018)

#26 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:29 pm


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Re: The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018)

#27 Post by Persona » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:01 pm


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#28 Post by John Cope » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:50 pm

Well, this was released (apparently) on Blu via Drakes Avenue to very little fanfare. Weird how little acknowledgment there is that this even exists. Does anyone have it? I want to get it but have heard nothing about it yet as far as quality or extras. Wondering if I should just wait for the Cinema Guild release a couple months from now.

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#29 Post by AidanKing » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:52 am

The film was released in the UK last year by New Wave films and received pretty good reviews: Little White Lies magazine said that it was his best film, for example. New Wave is run by Robert Beeson, who used to run Artificial Eye with Pam and Andi Engel. Ceylan appears to have a good relationship with Beeson as the two companies have released all his films in the UK, with Ceylan moving to New Wave when it was set up. New Wave seems to use Drakes Avenue to release its DVDs and BluRays. Unfortunately, the disc release appears to have been delayed for some unspecified reason as Amazon doesn't have any stock or a new release date and it isn't in my local HMV. The New Wave disc releases seem to be of fairly good quality as far as I can tell, but you might want to support your local distributor. Cinema Guild looks similar to New Wave in that they both release more radical films that probably wouldn't be distributed in their respective areas otherwise. For example, New Wave has released the most recent films by Gomes. Grisebach and Martel, as well as Summer 1993 by Carla Simon.

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Re: The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018)

#30 Post by Aunt Peg » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:31 pm

My UK disc of The Wild Pear Tree is being prepared for shipping by Zavvi.

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#31 Post by AidanKing » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:30 am

That's really good news. I was a bit concerned that the release might end up getting cancelled like New Wave's disc release of Arnaud Desplechin's My Golden Days. Hopefully there won't be any problems with the new Jia Zhang-ke film which New Wave is apparently releasing in UK cinemas in April.

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#32 Post by Pepsi » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:41 pm

My UK disc of The Wild Pear Tree is being prepared for shipping by Zavvi.
Has the UK Blu-Ray DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio? Blu-Ray.com lists only Dolby Digital 5.1.

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Re: The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018)

#33 Post by lacritfan » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:51 pm


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#34 Post by John Cope » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:56 am

For those interested and who did not already know, all of Ceylan's behind-the-scenes making of docs for his features are available separately here. This includes the new one for The Wild Pear Tree. Initially I was a little frustrated that it did not feature on any of the disc releases but now, noting that it's over six hours long, I can see why. Still, it's frustraing that it wasn't included on a double disc set or something as here it's broken up into parts and goes for about 30 bucks total. Ceylan's making of docs have always tended toward the long side and that's great but they've gotten progressively longer over time to the point now where I expect the next one to be Lav Diaz length.

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Re: The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018)

#35 Post by Nasir007 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:30 am

John Cope wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:56 am
For those interested and who did not already know, all of Ceylan's behind-the-scenes making of docs for his features are available separately here. This includes the new one for The Wild Pear Tree. Initially I was a little frustrated that it did not feature on any of the disc releases but now, noting that it's over six hours long, I can see why. Still, it's frustraing that it wasn't included on a double disc set or something as here it's broken up into parts and goes for about 30 bucks total. Ceylan's making of docs have always tended toward the long side and that's great but they've gotten progressively longer over time to the point now where I expect the next one to be Lav Diaz length.
Wow! Thanks for sharing. I did not like the film at all but I would still like to check out the making of doc to see a master at work.

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Re: The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018)

#36 Post by dda1996a » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:32 am

Shame they split it into three parts for maximum profit

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#37 Post by Nasir007 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:52 pm

I didn't realize you had to buy individual parts separately. That's shameful. I won't be buying them in that case.

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#38 Post by John Cope » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:15 pm

Fantastic news here. The Cinema Guild edition has been delayed in order to include the complete making-of feature as well.

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#39 Post by lzx » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:04 pm

Six and a half hours is quite something. This has to be among the longest making-of docs, no?

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#40 Post by nitin » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:21 pm

I assume that means at least one more disc?

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Re: The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018)

#41 Post by tenia » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:51 am

lzx wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:04 pm
Six and a half hours is quite something. This has to be among the longest making-of docs, no?
I think so. Rob Zombie's shooting diaries are long but not that long : 4h20 for Halloween and 2h26 for The Devil's Rejects. Blade Runner's Dangerous Days is 3h31.
I'd suppose though that the extremely long extras for Peter Jackson's LOTR might be considered as longer making ofs.

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#42 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:56 am

There was also Jackson's 3h43m The Making of The Frighteners that for a long time was exclusive to laserdisc. The Autobiography of Oldboy runs 3h30m and Night and Fog in Zona—which mostly chronicles the making of Wang Bing's 'Til Madness Do Us Part, with a shorter section on Three Sisters—comes in at 3h55m, or about the same length as the movie it's documenting. But those pale next to How Princess Mononoke Was Born, which clocked in at 6h40m and was originally released as a boxed set of three VHS tapes. (It was later reissued on three DVDs.)

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