359 The Double Life of Véronique

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#26 Post by backstreetsbackalright » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:37 pm

sevenarts wrote:Ditto. Especially since I'm waiting on L'eclisse so I can watch the trilogy in order.
Seriously? The current La Notte disc is far from great, but don't let that stop you from enjoying the incredible L'eclisse package! There really aren't any compelling reasons I can see for necessarily watching this loose trilogy (or quadrilogy, or whatevs) in chronological order.

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#27 Post by Narshty » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:37 pm

sevenarts wrote:
pro-bassoonist wrote:
sevenarts wrote:...so i'm in no urgent demand for Criterions of these films.
I much rather have La Notte at this point than Veronique. The MK2 set is perfect!
Ditto. Especially since I'm waiting on L'eclisse so I can watch the trilogy in order.
Pish! Go and watch L'eclisse right now. You could die at any moment.

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#28 Post by tavernier » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:41 pm

It sounds like he doesn't even have it yet....go NetFlix La Notte, buy L'Eclisse and live happily ever after!

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#29 Post by justeleblanc » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:51 pm

Wait, don't die before seeing Red Desert.

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#30 Post by tavernier » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:59 pm

justeleblanc wrote:
tavernier wrote:It sounds like he doesn't even have it yet....go NetFlix La Notte, buy L'Eclisse and live happily ever after!
Wait, don't die before seeing Red Desert.
To some, it's a trilogy, not a tetralogy....

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#31 Post by sevenarts » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:44 pm

Eh, whatever, there's enough great movies out there (even just in my unwatched DVD pile) for me to wait. Although I'm glad to hear seeing them in order isn't really necessary, maybe I'll just buy L'eclisse soon, since I loved L'avventura and The Passenger.

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#32 Post by alfons416 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:10 pm

dadaistnum: i saw veronika in the cinema this spring and i think the the more yellow image on the making of, seems more like what i saw.

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#33 Post by Satyajit's Son » Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:31 pm


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#34 Post by rwaits » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:32 am

I never doubted you...I love you.

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#35 Post by Costas » Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:06 pm

Fantastic news. Glad I held off on the MK2 and AE editions.

From what I remember, the sepia tinted one is more like what I saw in the cinema.

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#36 Post by Mental Mike » Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:26 am

I'm a little dissapointed...I feel that Double Life is Kieslowski's worst film, lacking cohesiveness, empty plot, preposterous idea for a film...don't get me wrong I love Kieslowski - I own the Colors, Decalogue and Camera Buff - all masterpieces - Why is Criterion not releasing these? How about the extended versions of A Short Film About Love? or A Short Film About Killing? Both are examples of the heights of filmmaking in the 80's...
...and a release of White would be great as Julie Delpy was one of my earliest screen infatuations...she is definitely a Criterion worthy actress...

...Te fait peur?

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#37 Post by justeleblanc » Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:02 am

By the way, please post Matt Lipson's email address. Thanks!

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#38 Post by Narshty » Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:26 am


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#39 Post by Cinephrenic » Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:34 am

Perhaps they can add some of his shorts on the 2-disc set, in which i'm sure it will be.

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#40 Post by Noir of the Night » Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:04 am

deadlywaiter1119: !
deadlywaiter1119: that's the secret
DwightsNewFace: lol
DwightsNewFace: what
deadlywaiter1119: Matt Lipson and Jon Mulvaney are the same person
deadlywaiter1119: he's leading a double life

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#41 Post by Cinephrenic » Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:41 am

The Double Life of Jon. Coming this fall in a two pack restored edition.

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#42 Post by Ashirg » Sat Jul 22, 2006 7:42 pm

I hope Criterion will use this quote from the pirated DVD. Note, there's a spoiler to the film...

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#43 Post by benm » Sun Jul 23, 2006 2:58 am

just saw the uk release of this and i have to agree with mental mike. without a doubt kieslowski's worst film. it feels like one of those movies that overcompensates with the cinematography to make up for what is otherwise an underdeveloped story. at least amelie didn't take itself too seriously?

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#44 Post by justeleblanc » Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:20 am

im not sure if this is facetious or not, but assuming it isn't...

i'm not a huge KK fan but this one is probably my favorite almost for the lack of taking itself seriously -- in comparison with his other films i've seen.

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#45 Post by Ashirg » Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:05 pm

Must be 2-discs

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#46 Post by zedz » Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:19 pm

A very generous set of extras, with, it seems to me, little overlap with other Kieslowskiana, a heavily mined seam over the last few years.

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#47 Post by Anthony » Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:42 pm

zedz wrote:A very generous set of extras, with, it seems to me, little overlap with other Kieslowskiana, a heavily mined seam over the last few years.

Yeah, I think Criterion is trying to tell us not to expect or wish for anything else from Kieslowski anytime soon.

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#48 Post by Jeff » Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:43 pm

Wow! Criterion trumps the trump. It looks like they've included all of the supplements from the much-lauded mk2 release and have added the Insdorf commentary and interviews with Idziak and Preisner. Idziak's comments should be especially illuminating, considering the odd filter choice.

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#49 Post by Gigi M. » Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:59 pm

Jeff wrote:Wow! Criterion trumps the trump. It looks like they've included all of the supplements from the much-lauded mk2 release and have added the Insdorf commentary and interviews with Idziak and Preisner. Idziak's comments should be especially illuminating, considering the odd filter choice.
Yeah... Criterion always put their's best tricks last. I suspect many will double dip on this one.

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#50 Post by Cinephrenic » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:16 pm

Amazing set of extras. Criterion never yields in surprises. One of the things that makes them the best publishers of fine films in any market. Can't wait to get a hold of this one.

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