Il Cinema Ritrovato

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L.A.
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Re: Il Cinema Ritrovato

#126 Post by L.A. » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:07 pm

L.A. wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:40 pm
EL AUTOMÓVIL GRIS (Messico, 1919) di Enrique Rosas – Cineteca Nacional México (blu-ray)
Contacted Cineteca about this. Fingers crossed they’ll reply. [-o<
Well, they never replied (surprise surprise). Fortunately a friend of mine found a copy for me at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival and this is limited to 700 copies.

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Re: Il Cinema Ritrovato

#127 Post by Saimo » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:29 am


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Re: Il Cinema Ritrovato

#128 Post by L.A. » Sat May 08, 2021 5:49 am

Finalists for the DVD Awards 2021.
SELECTIONS OF THE CHINESE FIFTH GENERATION DIRECTOR’S WORKS (China, 1985-1987) by Huang Jianxin,
Tian Zhuangzhuang, Chen Kaige – Beijing Disk Kino Culture & Media Co. Ltd. (blu-ray)
Now what might this be? Was there a box set or something? :-k

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Re: Il Cinema Ritrovato

#129 Post by Calvin » Sat May 08, 2021 6:00 am

I think they're referring to a collection of separate releases from Diskino of Red Sorghum, The Horse Thief, King of the Children, Swordsman in Double Flag Town and The Black Cannon Incident. I have them and they're quite nice. There's a Tony Rayns interview on each one.

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Re: Il Cinema Ritrovato

#130 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Sat May 08, 2021 4:29 pm

That seems to be the case, but it's a bit odd since those were released in 2019, during the eligibility period for the 2020 awards. Diskino subsequently put out some cut-down reissues with simplified packaging but the same on-disc content, so I guess that's how they're justifying the nomination—but in that case, why are they excluding the reissue of Red Sorghum that came out alongside them? Swordsman in Double Flag Town isn't eligible since the awards are only given for pre-1990 films.

Anyway, I wrote about the Horse Thief and Black Cannon Incident discs here; I still haven't watched the King of the Children disc even though it's by far my favorite of the films in the series. I hope these restorations get more accessible releases elsewhere, but so far only Red Sorghum has surfaced outside of China, as part of a Korean set of four Zhang Yimou films (three of which don't have English subtitles).

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Re: Il Cinema Ritrovato

#131 Post by DeprongMori » Sun May 09, 2021 3:52 am

Any idea who in the Anglophone world might pick up Alain Cavalier’s 1986 film Thérèse, which has just been restored and released by Tamasa in France, with no English subtitles? I saw this when it first came out, and I’ve been thinking about it over the years and hoping to see it again.

Here’s the Washington Post review at the time.

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