Studio Canal / Kinowelt / Optimum

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#1676 Post by Calvin » Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:05 pm

I didn't have any problems with the packaging, but it is undoubtedly tight and clearly causing more bother than its worth. Other than that it might be Studio Canal's most impressive release ever - encoded by David Mackenzie / Fidelity in Motion, a booklet that's substantial and worthwhile, a great selection of extras. Hopefully they use that same model for Breathless and Ran. Though they can feel free to drop the 'art cards' - does anyone find any value in them?

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#1678 Post by ellipsis7 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:18 am

Just spooling through the newly arrived SC Fellini blurays - THE WHITE SHEIK & NIGHTS OF CABIRIA - and they are very nice indeed... Crisp picture, great grain & emphatic blacks - in short pretty lovely 4K restorations & transfers... Superior technically & qualitywise, especially THE WHITE SHEIK, to their previous LA STRADA SC bluray restored edition...

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#1679 Post by Yakushima » Tue May 12, 2020 10:30 pm

Watching the new SC bluray of NIGHTS OF CABIRIA - the new restoration looks absolutely magnificent!

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#1680 Post by eerik » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:51 am

November 2020
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#1681 Post by tenia » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:52 am

Le cercle rouge will be released in France in UHD on Nov 18th 2020. New 4k restoration.

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#1682 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:55 am

Any breakdown on new extras for the Godard?

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#1683 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:30 pm

Apparently the above special edition with vinyl soundtrack and 40 page booklet plus art cards will be exclusive to Amazon.co.uk

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#1684 Post by david hare » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:31 pm

Remy what UHD language options on Cercle and A Bout de?

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#1685 Post by tenia » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:39 pm

I have no idea yet since it has just been announced. A good guess would be to check the former UK BDs, since I suppose the new discs (UHD & BD) are likely to replicate the same options. As soon as I'll have more details, I'll post them here.

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#1686 Post by Cash Flagg » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:29 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:30 pm
Apparently the above special edition with vinyl soundtrack and 40 page booklet plus art cards will be exclusive to Amazon.co.uk
I can’t wait to not be able to order it!

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#1687 Post by eerik » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:50 am

tenia wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:52 am
Le cercle rouge will be released in France in UHD on Nov 18th 2020. New 4k restoration.
Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Three Days of the Condor, Serpico, and Ran are also expected for this year.

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#1688 Post by eerik » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:29 am

eerik wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:50 am
tenia wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:52 am
Le cercle rouge will be released in France in UHD on Nov 18th 2020. New 4k restoration.
Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Three Days of the Condor, Serpico, and Ran are also expected for this year.
Amazon France has a bunch of them all listed for 18th November. :-k

Serpico
Three Days of the Condor
Total Recall
La haine
Le cercle rouge

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#1689 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:30 am

I don't see anything about a 4K UHD release of Ran.

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#1690 Post by RitrovataBlue » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:01 pm

Ran is one of my most wanted UHD upgrades, alongside The Red Shoes. I’m glad StudioCanal is taking the initiative to upgrade it. Hopefully, they’ll use this opportunity to fix the color timing from their BD. All of their UHDs to date have ranged between solid and spectacular, so it seems likely that they will. Is there any indication if are all new restorations or will Ran be sourced from the previous 4K?

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#1691 Post by Grisbi » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:17 pm

Amazon UK is running a sale on some random box set titles, and seem to be shipping to the US again at reasonable rates. Just ordered the Studio Canal Bunuel and Melville sets for a total of 75 USD shipped, which struck me as a heck of a good deal.

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#1692 Post by eerik » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:20 am

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:55 am
Any breakdown on new extras for the Godard?
From Amazon:
NEW Still not…Breathless
NEW Trailer
Room 12, Hotel de Suede
Introduction with Jefferson Hack
Film Presentation by Colin MacCabe
Tempo - Godard Episode

also includes: 4K UHD and Blu-Ray 12" Vinyl Original Soundtrack, Written and Composed by Martial Solal, 40 Page Booklet, Poster, 4 Artcards

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#1693 Post by domino harvey » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:03 am

Thanks eerik!

The excellent Yield to the Night is coming to Blu-ray in the UK from SC in October!

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#1694 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:31 am

domino harvey wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:03 am
The excellent Yield to the Night is coming to Blu-ray in the UK from SC in October!
Glad about this but had hoped that Powerhouse would have stepped in for this one and opened the gate for other UK late 40's and early 50's items from J lee-Thompson, Crichton, Leacock and Birt that deal with the impact of post war austerity and squalor on women and children particularly regarding the moral ground.

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#1695 Post by domino harvey » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:31 pm

It does seem like a very Indicator-type movie, but I’m glad to see it coming out— I’ll probably hold onto my DVD for the opened up aspect ratio though. The main thing I’ve carried in memory from this film is how many different ways they worked out filming Dors inside her jail cell, not sure how these compositions will fair closed in to widescreen, though it’s obvious it was filmed to protect both ratios

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#1696 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:19 am

domino harvey wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:31 pm
It does seem like a very Indicator-type movie, but I’m glad to see it coming out— I’ll probably hold onto my DVD for the opened up aspect ratio though. The main thing I’ve carried in memory from this film is how many different ways they worked out filming Dors inside her jail cell, not sure how these compositions will fair closed in to widescreen, though it’s obvious it was filmed to protect both ratios
That concern also has great implications for the pre-title sequence too.

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#1697 Post by eerik » Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:23 pm

November 2020
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A brand new 4K 30th anniversary restoration, approved by Paul Verhoeven

The UHD disc and 2 Blu-ray discs
2 CD Soundtrack
Double-sided poster
6 Artcards
48 Page Booklet with exclusive essay by Kim Newman


Open your mind: Scoring Total Recall
Total Excess: How Carolco changed Hollywood
Dreamers Within the Dream: Developing Total Recall
Audio commentary by Paul Verhoeven and Arnold Schwarzenegger
New Trailer
Making of Documentary
Imagining Total Recall featurette
The Special Effects of Total Recall featurette

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#1698 Post by TMDaines » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:40 am

Annoyingly despite some StudioCanal/Arthaus titles being the exact same discs published in the UK, Germany and France, some aren't. I've just found this out with two Becker films: Le trou and Touchez pas au Grisbi whose German discs don't have English subtitles and vice versa. This goes for both the standalone releases and the German boxset.

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#1699 Post by tenia » Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:25 am

Usually, if they're not released close together in time, they're likely to be tailored solely for their domestic market. For instance, while Canal has Le trou also in France, it will only be released now in a completely different release than the UK one.

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#1700 Post by TMDaines » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:02 pm

Isn't the UK already a great 4k restoration?

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