New Wave Films: Nuri Bilge Ceylan - The Complete Films

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Re: New Wave Films: Nuri Bilge Ceylan - The Complete Films

#27 Post by kojic » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:00 pm

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Re: New Wave Films: Nuri Bilge Ceylan - The Complete Films

#28 Post by Pepsi » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:30 am

Clouds of May is the shorter international cut (1:57:32) and 1080/50. The Artificial Eye DVD runs for 2:09:47.

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Re: New Wave Films: Nuri Bilge Ceylan - The Complete Films

#29 Post by tenia » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:26 am

Not surprised. I guess only the shorter cut has been restored.

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Re: New Wave Films: Nuri Bilge Ceylan - The Complete Films

#30 Post by TwoTecs » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:25 am

Just received this today. I checked out the region free discs and they all look great. The color and the grain have the expected filmic quality. The digitally shot Climates also looks really good.

I have zero familiarity with Ceylan's work beyond the names of his recent films but I am impressed by the bits of the films I saw. Very excited to explore the set when I get the time.

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Re: New Wave Films: Nuri Bilge Ceylan - The Complete Films

#31 Post by Aunt Peg » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:55 am

I received my set the other day and did a comparison of the DVD release with the Blu Ray restorations and its like night and day. This is one of the best releases of the year and I can live with the shorter cut of Clouds of May because the Blu Ray is such an improvement over the DVD I don't think I would ever watch it again.

Packaging was top-notch as well. Big pat on the back to New Wave. \:D/

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Re: New Wave Films: Nuri Bilge Ceylan - The Complete Films

#32 Post by fdm » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:19 pm

A thicker outer box would have been nice, rather than the more skimpy dented up one I got (well, make that had).

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Re: New Wave Films: Nuri Bilge Ceylan - The Complete Films

#33 Post by The Pachyderminator » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:15 pm

I didn't post here when I watched Kasaba, but it was arrestingly beautiful, the fascinating progression of an ordinary day from sunlight to firelight, and certainly it's become my favorite cinematic campfire conversation.

Clouds of May is the apparently Kiarostami-influenced followup, showing a wry and harried filmmaker with very bad posture recruiting family members (Ceylan's parents?) to make a film that looks very much like Kasaba. It takes a step back from the drama of Kasaba with a look at the artificiality and difficulty of "naturalistic" acting, while immersing us in an equally engrossing if less fraught set of relationships. Returning, with frequent closeups, to the faces of the mother and father gains meaning not just from the connection with the previous film, but also the past stories from the world of this film, some only hinted at in the old camcorder footage, which shows the elegiac richness that banalities often have when accidentally preserved from the past. Other parts are less heady and more amusing, such as the turtle the filmmaker and the boy play with (refreshing in comparison with the turtle that gets such a raw deal in Kasaba!) and the outcome of the egg subplot. I still can't help but smile at the
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well-deserved fate of that stupid basket of tomatoes!

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