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Old 04-23-09, 04:44 PM
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Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

Pre-order available from Amazon, in both standard and limited editions. I'm sure this will be as lovingly crafted a package as their La Femme Publique was. I went ahead and pre-ordered the limited edition.
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

I wasn't impressed with La Femme Publique as a movie, although the disc itself was very well done. Since I'm not in the habit of writing off a director after seeing only one effort, I'll have to add this one to the Netflix queue instead of buying blind.
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

I, on the other hand, was utterly amazed by La Femme Publique, so this is a must have.
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

I couldn't find the first one on Netflix.
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
I'm sure this will be as lovingly crafted a package as their La Femme Publique was.
Yes sir! In fact, things should be even better on this one -- sky-high enthusiasm with less of the hurdles of the first release.

As far as I can see the transfer is just as well done as La Femme Publique. Packaging-wise, the SE matches the digipak setup from the La Femme SE. The LE is a very deluxe velvet case with some neat goodies.

Front previews: SE and LE
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

Specs, from DVD Active:
Mondo Vision has released details for their upcoming limited edition and special edition releases of L’Important C’Est D’Aimer for 16th June. Directed by Andrzej Zulawski and based on a story written by Christopher Frank, this film follows a love affair in the French film business. This film is presented in an uncut 113 minutes long 1.66:1 Anamorphic transfer with either French mono (as approved by the director), an English dub or German Dub, and optional English subtitles in either yellow or white.

The special edition is presented on a dual layer disc, held within a Digipak case and hardcover slipcase. It will feature: a digitally restored transfer mastered in high definition progressive scan that has been approved by the director, a feature-length commentary by the director and writer Daniel Bird, an interview with the director, a trailer, a piece comparing the original film to the remastered version, an image gallery and a 24-page booklet featuring a newly-written essay by Daniel Bird.

Alternatively there is the limited edition presented in a specially designed white leatherette case, which is limited to just 2000 numbered copies. This release contains a second disc that features a rare remastered version of the score. In addition there will be a 48-page commemorative booklet including the essay as mentioned above, plus an essay by Max Tessier, an interview with the director and critical press reviews. Other items include a certificate of authenticity and five (5x7) colour poster reproductions.
Looks fantastic, as expected:

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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

Never seen it, but it was spoken highly of in the Z Channel doc and sounds really interesting as a touchstone for 70s European arthouse film. I think I might blind buy the LE if my Ipcress File sells on eBay for enough to cover it.
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

Cool. Hear about this on the Z Channel doc, and I'll definitely give it a rental, at the very least.
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

After my front door was recently kicked in, I had to replace various items in my home theater (-ish) setup. The bastard thieves left my 10+ year old VCR (and some good stuff including an Oppo 981 and an Onkyo 806.)

I had to replace a Harmony remote and add some new components to the setup.

Anyway, since I was screwing around with cables and reprogramming the remote, I decided to go ahead and make sure that the VCR was hooked up and available in case I wanted to revisit some old tapes. I cannot remember the last time it was hooked up to anything.

After it was hooked up, I pressed play and this movie was sitting in the player. I've never actually seen it, have no recollection of taping it, and it kinda freaked me out.

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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

Originally Posted by bunnydojo View Post
Yes sir! In fact, things should be even better on this one -- sky-high enthusiasm with less of the hurdles of the first release.
It'd been a while since I visited your site, bunny, so I didn't realize you had been the designer on these Zulawski releases. Excellent work (and congratulations)!
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Originally Posted by Cosmic Bus View Post
It'd been a while since I visited your site, bunny, so I didn't realize you had been the designer on these Zulawski releases. Excellent work (and congratulations)!
Thanks, that's very much appreciated.

The kind of cool thing about these Zulawski releases is that they are the company owner's favorite films, so you can imagine how the design process goes.
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

DVDTimes has the first review of the disc I can find. I think I might drop the big bucks on this one, it looks awesome!

L'important c'est d'aimer @ DVDTimes
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

Originally Posted by hanshotfirst113 View Post
Cool. Hear about this on the Z Channel doc, and I'll definitely give it a rental, at the very least.
Perhaps not. Netflix don't seem to have it :P!
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

Originally Posted by hanshotfirst113 View Post
Perhaps not. Netflix don't seem to have it :P!
The only rental place I've seen it listed on is GreenCine.com. I've never tried them personally, though.
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

Grrr. I've preordered mine from Amazon (LE) but no shipping yet!
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

this was discounted a couple bucks in my quick picks on amazon. Anyone interested might want to check there.
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

just received the standard edition yesterday thru Amazon and started watching it last night. this film is blowing me away so far. i've only seen "Possession", as far as Andrezj Zulawski goes, and that film left me in awe. can't wait till Mondovision puts Possession out!

and great work, bunny! the packaging even on the standard edition is probably one of the finest in my collection! makes me wish i would've shelled out the extra cash for the limited one. :*(
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

The limited edition is probably the nicest edition in my collection. That is no small feat. I have collections with far more bells and whistles, but nothing as well made as this. I'm almost scared to take it out! Excellent work bunnydojo, must be nice working with someone who wants something to be as nice as you want to make it.
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

Thanks for the kind words, TheySentYou and zombeaner. And I'm really happy to hear you like the release -- there haven't been a lot of reviews for this one the way there were for La Femme Publique, so it's great to know people are pretty happy with how things came out.
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

Mondo Vision is continuing their series of Zulawski films with "L'amour braque" to be released on October 15.

* Digitally Restored High Definition Transfer Mastered For Progressive Scan (Approved by Director Andrzej Zulawski)
* Feature Length Audio Commentary With Director Andrzej Zulawski And Writer Daniel Bird
* Exclusive New Video Interview With Sophie Marceau: "Becoming Marie" [24:00]
* Video Interview With Director Of Photography J.F. Robin [24:00]
* Rare Archival Interviews & Behind The Scenes Footage From 1985 [16:00]
* Andrzej Zulawski Interview
* Francis Huster Interview
* Sophie Marceau Interview
* Behind The Scenes Footage
* Theatrical Trailer
* Image Gallery
* 28-page Booklet Featuring a Newly-Written Essay by Daniel Bird

(in Limited Edition)
* Exclusive 64pg Commemorative Booklet including a newly written essay by Daniel Bird + Rare and Insightful Essays & Interviews (retranslated and published for the first time ever in English)

* “One Man And His Mad Dog” By Michel Chion (Originally Appeared In Cahier Du Cinéma, March 1985 [N°369])
* "Andrzej Zulawski PORTRAIT": Rare Extensive Interview With ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI (Originally Appeared In The French Film Magazine STARFIX, March 1985 [N°24])
* Extracts From The Original 1985 Press Kit:
- Andrzej Zulawski Interview
- Francis Huster Interview
- Tcheky Karyo Interview
- “Andrzej Zulawski: A Deep Breath” Short Piece By Étienne Roda-Gil
- “Sophie Marceau: A Girl Of The Street” Short Piece By Étienne Roda-Gil
- “Étienne Roda-Gil: The Vibration Of A Tuning Fork” Short Piece By Michele Halberstadt
[5x7] Color Reproduction of the Original French Poster
Certificate of Authenticity With Unique Serial # [Only 2000 Individually Numbered Sets Produced]

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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

ultimate want!! bravo again, bunny!

butttt... i gotta pick up La Femme Publique first.

the Most Important Thing is to Love release was fascinating!
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

just curious, do the limited editions of these sets just keep changing for yous guys from $41 to $45 or so on amazon? ive been kinda hoping that id see a lower price one of these days
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Re: Zulawski's The Important Thing is To Love from Mondo Vision: 6/16/09

I bought La Femme Publique from an amazon marketplace seller that had a high rating that had it for a more reasonable price.

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