Janus Films

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#351 Post by Buttery Jeb » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:58 pm

Film Forum has a page up for the NYC opening. Didn't say anything about Janus Films; I was under the impression Miramax still controlled the rights to it.

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#352 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:29 pm

Jennie Livingston's website confirms that Janus is now the U.S. distributor.

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#354 Post by domino harvey » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:56 pm

Already available on region free Blu-ray with subs from Gaumont, so sure, of course that’s on their docket


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#356 Post by soundchaser » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:16 pm

Perhaps this was not the best day to push that out.

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#357 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed May 08, 2019 2:04 pm

Janus confirming the WKW news

Also, they've been posting a lot of Kurosawa-related images. Possible hint for a Kurosawa retrospective.

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#358 Post by Boosmahn » Wed May 08, 2019 6:12 pm

How does everyone here figure the WKW films are going to be handled? Individually or in a box-set?

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#359 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed May 08, 2019 6:32 pm

Both. Boxset and then In The Mood Foe Love and Chungking Express definitely getting stand alones

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#360 Post by artfilmfan » Wed May 08, 2019 6:47 pm

Days of Being Wild needs a stand-alone release, too.

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#361 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu May 09, 2019 11:39 am

Janus just tweeted this pic....
"The salad days..."
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#362 Post by yoloswegmaster » Thu May 09, 2019 11:44 am

What does that mean?

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#364 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Thu May 09, 2019 11:56 am

Apparently the source for that image is an off-air 1976 recording of Nosferatu on the Chicago PBS affiliate; the entire broadcast is available on Youtube, complete with a short intermission for a news update and a spot for a documentary about George III, featuring Prince Charles (!). Not that I think Janus is going to do anything with Nosferatu again, though it would be nice given the issues with the last Kino release.

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#365 Post by domino harvey » Thu May 09, 2019 11:58 am

As ever, never bet on Criterion to release a silent film

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#366 Post by colinr0380 » Sun May 12, 2019 3:36 pm

This is pure speculation (it is probably just a nice tweet about the early days of Janus more than anything!) but in Michael Almereyda's Nadja there is a scene of a group of vampires having a screening of Nosferatu.

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#367 Post by Roscoe » Sun May 12, 2019 7:06 pm

Maybe a reference to the good old days when the Janus library was in heavy rotation on local PBS stations? Wherever we moved when I was a kid, the local PBS channel had some kind of Classic Movie Showcase, stuff like IVAN THE TERRIBLE, SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT, M....

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#370 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sun May 26, 2019 3:18 pm

MOMA hosting a screening of 'Danton' from a DCP print. Have all of the films from the Wajda boxset gotten new restorations?

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#371 Post by Buttery Jeb » Tue May 28, 2019 7:30 pm

The Janus website is now listing Martin Bell's Streetwise!

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#372 Post by Boosmahn » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:11 pm

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#373 Post by Buttery Jeb » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:17 pm

Buttery Jeb wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 7:30 pm
The Janus website is now listing Martin Bell's Streetwise!
In addition to Streetwise, Janus is now listing Martin Bell's follow-up Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell on their website.

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#374 Post by rrenault » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:40 am

Timec wrote:
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.
Could it be perhaps they're waiting for newer masters of some of these films? An Almodovar retrospective is kicking into gear in Paris right around now in tandem with the theatrical release of Pain and Glory. Contrary to popular belief, even relatively high-profile films made since the nineties often require restorations, especially if they're begging for the Criterion treatment.

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