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Old 04-19-07, 08:08 AM
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Facet Studio Sale at DDD (Upto 52% off) Expires 05/01/07

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Old 04-19-07, 10:02 AM
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$38 for the Decalogue set. Nice! Any idea if DVDPlanet will be matching the sale?
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Some really great stuff in there.

Does anyone know how the transfers for these facets releases of Kozintsev's Hamlet and King Lear compare to the Ruscico versions?

If you haven't seen anything by Grigori Kozintsev, I encourage you to give either of these films a spin. I consider his Hamlet to be, perhaps, the best cinematic adaptation of the play. He does things with light and shadow that leave you in awe. Awe, I say!

...anyway, looks like I'll be getting:

The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob and Skeleton of Mrs. Morales.

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How is Experiments in Terror and 4 Films by Otar Iosseliani?
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Wow, what a fantastic catalogue Facets has. There are so many films I would love to own...but unfortunately most of their transfers are of poor quality, so even at 52% off, it's not worth it. Read the reviews.
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Great price on The Decalogue... I paid twice that for my copy a few years ago. Should be a mandatory purchase for all fans of cinema at that price point IMHO...
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Originally Posted by Anna Karina
How is Experiments in Terror and 4 Films by Otar Iosseliani?
Experiments In Terror is pretty cool, albeit very specific: you either enjoy this stuff or you don't. There's a review here from a few years ago. I really like the Outer Space, Sleep Machine, and Evil Millennium segments myself.
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Originally Posted by siegfried
Wow, what a fantastic catalogue Facets has. There are so many films I would love to own...but unfortunately most of their transfers are of poor quality, so even at 52% off, it's not worth it. Read the reviews.
Yeah, I want to pick up some of the Bela Tarr titles, but I keep hearing that the R2 Artificial Eye releases are superior. Still, this sale has some great stuff for people who aren't region-free.
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29.02 4 Films by Otar Iosseliani
12.08 70s Dimension
12.08 Afro Promo
14.50 Almanac of Fall
12.08 Angel in Love
14.50 Another Sky
14.50 Another Way
12.08 Anxious Animation
14.50 Apple Tree of Paradise
19.34 Artaud
14.50 Aventurera
14.50 Bab El-Oued City
14.50 Bloody Child
14.50 Capricious Summer
14.50 Cease Fire
12.08 Citizen Vaclav Havel Goes on Vacation
14.50 Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death
14.50 Damnation
14.50 Dark Side of the Heart
12.08 Debt Collector
38.70 Decalogue Box Set
14.50 Dress Rehearsal: The Brave Hurr's Ta'Zieh
14.50 Elegy of the Land
14.50 Eliana, Eliana
14.50 Emperor's Naked Army Marches On
14.50 End of August at the Hotel Ozone
14.50 Enigma Secret
14.50 Eva Peron
14.50 Extreme Private Eros Love Song 197
12.08 Father's Law
14.50 Fifth Horseman Is Fear
19.34 Films of Luc Moullet: The Smugglers/A Girl is a Gun
19.34 Hamlet By Brook / Brook By Brook
14.50 Hamlet
12.08 Heat
72.58 Heimat II: Chronicle of a Generation
48.38 Heimat
14.52 Henry IV
12.08 Hexer
14.50 House of Bernarda Alba
14.50 Hypothesis Of The Stolen Paintings
14.50 Image
14.50 Innocent Sorcerers
14.50 Interview
38.70 Johan van der Keuken - The Complete Collection, Vol. 1
38.70 Johan van der Keuken - The Complete Collection, Vol. 2
14.50 Joke
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14.50 King Lear
19.34 Laughing in the Wind - Vol. 2
19.34 Laughing in the Wind - Vol. 3
14.50 Lemonade Joe
14.50 Leningrad Cowboys - Total Balalaika Show
14.50 Let's go with Pancho Villa
14.50 Long Weekend In Pest & Buda
14.50 Lotna
14.50 Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob
14.50 Maxx
14.52 Medea
12.08 Men on the Mountain
14.50 Night Train
14.50 North Korea - A Day In The Life
14.50 Oedipus Mayor
12.08 One Week From A Man's Life
14.50 Otomo
14.50 Peasants
12.08 Presagio
14.50 Rice People
12.08 Road to Presidency
14.50 Rodrigo D: No Future
14.50 Sara
14.50 School of Senses
14.50 Shapes of the Invisible
12.08 Sins Of The Fleshapoids
12.08 Skeleton of Mrs. Morales
14.50 Somewhere in Europe
14.50 Stop Mom Theresa!
12.08 Storm The Skies
12.08 Subject is Sex
14.50 Theatre of Tadeusz Kantor
14.52 Three Brothers
14.50 Three Crowns Of A Sailor
 9.66 Three Wishes for Cinderella
14.50 Tickets
14.50 Tracker
12.08 Tribulation 99 - Alien Anomalies Under America
 9.66 Uncovered: The War on Iraq
14.50 Vabank
14.50 Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
14.50 Valley of the Bees
12.08 Vera
14.50 Videograms of a Revolution
14.50 Waiting for the Moon
14.50 Werckmeister Harmonies
14.50 Where the Heart Roams
14.50 Who Wants To Kill Jessie?
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Originally Posted by jimbeam
Yeah, I want to pick up some of the Bela Tarr titles, but I keep hearing that the R2 Artificial Eye releases are superior. Still, this sale has some great stuff for people who aren't region-free.
I agree .... for the price I'm tempted to pick some up. Also many of their titles are very obscure and if they go out of print, may never get released again....such as the 2 disc set on Artaud.

As far as "Satantango" ..... can't imagine not seeing it in a movie theater,
but I'll probably pick up the R2 version.
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These sales are killing me lately. I told myself yesterday I would stop and now there's a Facets sale. Unfair.

EDIT: Yeah, nevermind. The Decalogue image quality is poor and most of the rest aren't all that great of a bargain.

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I'm staying away, but Sins of the Fleshapoids is essential, great disc too, with commentaries and two more (short) films by Mike Kuchar.
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For any fans of sci-fi (especially obscure, post-apocalyptic sci-fi), End of August at the Hotel Ozone is worth checking out.
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Originally Posted by siegfried
As far as "Satantango" ..... can't imagine not seeing it in a movie theater, but I'll probably pick up the R2 version.
Can't imagine sitting in a theater for 7+ hours.
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Originally Posted by Mr Pixies
I'm staying away, but Sins of the Fleshapoids is essential, great disc too, with commentaries and two more (short) films by Mike Kuchar.
Yeah that's the only one I'm picking up, although it's possible it'll be cheaper during some future sale. Oh well, I've been wanting to see it for a while.
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Originally Posted by PotVsKtl
These sales are killing me lately. I told myself yesterday I would stop and now there's a Facets sale. Unfair.

EDIT: Yeah, nevermind. The Decalogue image quality is poor and most of the rest aren't all that great of a bargain.
When I watched The Decalogue, it looked fine to me. Is there a better Region 1 dvd version out there?
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Quantity Item # Description Price Status
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1 FAC076926 DVD : END OF AUGUST AT THE HOTEL $ 14.50 In-stock
1 FAC086934 DVD : WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES $ 14.50 In-stock
1 FAC086936 DVD : DAMNATION $ 14.50 Avl 04/30
1 FAC086941 DVD : THREE CROWNS OF THE SAILOR $ 14.50 In-stock
1 WBD067681 DVD : BIG SLEEP, THE $ 6.67 Avl 04/30

Merchandise Total: $ 64.67
Tax: $ 4.69
Shipping & Processing: $ .00

Total for this Order: $ 69.36
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Originally Posted by jewellrunner
When I watched The Decalogue, it looked fine to me. Is there a better Region 1 dvd version out there?
NTSC, no. There's a R0 PAL version from Poland that rates the best over at the Beaver's review. Personally, I've been for a Criterion release... Wishful thinking.

The quality is better than "poor" but it is not "excellent". IIRC, been awhile since I watched it, the burned in English subs bothered more than the quality of the presentation. I would rate it as "good" and take into consideration that it's a 20 year old Polish television show we're talking about here. I'm not sure that Facets had the revenue at the time to pay for a complete digital restortation. Or maybe they did. Dunno. I'm just glad to have a copy.

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