Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > HD Talk
Reload this Page >

Foreign Cinema in BLU

HD Talk The place to discuss Blu-ray, 4K and all other forms and formats of HD and HDTV.

Foreign Cinema in BLU

Old 08-04-07, 05:24 PM
  #26  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Compton (Straight Outta)
Posts: 1,130
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Josh Z
I'm unsure whether foreign-language productions from the United States (such as Apocalypto or Letters from Iwo Jima) would be eligible. If they are, I can't think of any that were actually nominated.
Nope:

A foreign language film is defined as a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States of America with a predominantly non-English dialogue track.
The fact that Letters wasn't up for Best Foreign Language Film is a dead giveaway (if it was up for Best Picture it logically should've been up for the other category as well, unless it simply wasn't eligible).
Dan Average is offline  
Old 08-05-07, 01:17 AM
  #27  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 3,380
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Regarding Rikidozan, I think it is not an animation. I can't tell for sure from the web-pages I've found, but I believe it is this film:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435931/
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_movie_Rikidozan.php

Which is definitely not animated.
Jah-Wren Ryel is offline  
Old 08-06-07, 03:42 AM
  #28  
DVD Talk Reviewer
Thread Starter
 
pro-bassoonist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Blu-ray.com
Posts: 10,380
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
update:

RUN LOLA RUN- Set for January 2008 release.

DAS BOOT- Set for February 2008 release.

Ciao,
Pro-B
pro-bassoonist is offline  
Old 08-06-07, 05:36 AM
  #29  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 430
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist
update:

RUN LOLA RUN- Set for January 2008 release.

DAS BOOT- Set for February 2008 release.

Ciao,
Pro-B
Very Nice! is Das Boot gonna be the original uncut version?
Harry Lime is offline  
Old 08-06-07, 11:32 AM
  #30  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Josh Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Boston
Posts: 11,744
Received 239 Likes on 174 Posts
Originally Posted by Dan Average
The fact that Letters wasn't up for Best Foreign Language Film is a dead giveaway (if it was up for Best Picture it logically should've been up for the other category as well, unless it simply wasn't eligible).
The Best Foreign Language Film category requires nominees to be officially submitted by the country of origin, limiting the nominees to one possibility per country. The Best Picture category does not have any such limits.

So, therefore, even though the Academy may have considered Letters from Iwo Jima one of the best pictures of the year, that doesn't mean that the country of origin (in this case the U.S) necessarily also submitted it for the Foreign Language category.

In any case, it's a moot point in light of the other rule that the Foreign Language submission can't be a U.S. production.
Josh Z is offline  
Old 08-06-07, 12:14 PM
  #31  
DVD Talk Legend
 
matome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: NY
Posts: 12,304
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist
update:

RUN LOLA RUN- Set for January 2008 release.

DAS BOOT- Set for February 2008 release.

Ciao,
Pro-B
Ooh, Das Boot should be an awesome BD to be sure. Where did you see this?
matome is offline  
Old 08-06-07, 01:32 PM
  #32  
DVD Talk Reviewer
Thread Starter
 
pro-bassoonist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Blu-ray.com
Posts: 10,380
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by matome
Where did you see this?
Contacted Paidgeek.

Harry Lime: I assume so.

Pro-B
pro-bassoonist is offline  
Old 08-06-07, 01:36 PM
  #33  
DVD Talk Legend
 
matome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: NY
Posts: 12,304
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Ah, thanks.
matome is offline  
Old 08-06-07, 01:46 PM
  #34  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
The Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 54,916
Received 19 Likes on 14 Posts
pro-b: having never seen Lola Rennt in theatres I've never seen a film print. How would you rate the current US DVD release?

Also, are you listing only Region 1/A titles?
The Bus is offline  
Old 08-06-07, 02:22 PM
  #35  
DVD Talk Reviewer
Thread Starter
 
pro-bassoonist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Blu-ray.com
Posts: 10,380
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hello Bus:

The current disc is not bad at all, I actually watched it a few days ago on my BR, but I do believe there is plenty to be improved (the animation sequences for example don't seem that convincing to me). I think the big advantages with the upcoming BR release will be:

sound- this film has a very strong soundtrack (the German R2 DVD carried a DTS the R1 did not)

color- you want to talk about strong use of color, this film has it all. I think there is a very good reason why Sony is going after it.

Also, I maybe too picky but there is plenty of edge-enhancement on the R1 for my taste.

To your second question, I am listing all releases, regardless of region.

This being said, I am still hoping that Miramax surprise us with the Colors Trilogy sooner rather than later.

Pro-B

Last edited by pro-bassoonist; 08-06-07 at 02:24 PM.
pro-bassoonist is offline  
Old 08-08-07, 10:55 AM
  #36  
DVD Talk Reviewer/ Admin
 
Adam Tyner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Greenville, South Cackalack
Posts: 28,673
Received 1,837 Likes on 1,215 Posts
Amazon.co.uk has The Seventh Seal for pre-order for £11.98 -- around 60% off. Just pre-ordered mine.
Adam Tyner is online now  
Old 08-09-07, 01:06 AM
  #37  
DVD Talk Reviewer
Thread Starter
 
pro-bassoonist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Blu-ray.com
Posts: 10,380
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
per The Times:

Update (08/08/2007) - Tartan have rescheduled their debut Blu-ray Disc titles, with all titles effectively pushed back a month. We've also added full Oldboy disc specs.

Pro-B
pro-bassoonist is offline  
Old 08-09-07, 01:19 AM
  #38  
DVD Talk Legend
 
bunkaroo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicago West Suburbs
Posts: 16,388
Received 200 Likes on 133 Posts
They played Lola Rennt on HDnet in January, and while it was nicer than the DVD, it wasn't night and day or anything like that.

I'm hoping a BD release would be even better, and lossless should kick as with the soundtrack the film has.
bunkaroo is offline  
Old 08-09-07, 08:25 PM
  #39  
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: CALI!
Posts: 6,972
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
Amazon.co.uk has The Seventh Seal for pre-order for £11.98 -- around 60% off. Just pre-ordered mine.
Just ordered mine. Under $30 shipped to California.
Arpeggi is offline  
Old 08-14-07, 03:18 AM
  #40  
DVD Talk Reviewer
Thread Starter
 
pro-bassoonist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Blu-ray.com
Posts: 10,380
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
update:



Pro-B
pro-bassoonist is offline  
Old 08-15-07, 01:33 AM
  #41  
DVD Talk Reviewer
Thread Starter
 
pro-bassoonist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Blu-ray.com
Posts: 10,380
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
update:

TAXI 4 (France) 11/14

Pro-B
pro-bassoonist is offline  
Old 08-15-07, 01:49 AM
  #42  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,468
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist
An HD transfer should be a big improvement over the ugly Weinstein DVD.
Gerry P. is offline  
Old 08-15-07, 03:57 AM
  #43  
Banned by request
 
Supermallet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Termite Terrace
Posts: 54,150
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
Jeez, they're up to Taxi 4 in France now?
Supermallet is offline  
Old 08-30-07, 02:23 AM
  #44  
DVD Talk Reviewer
Thread Starter
 
pro-bassoonist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Blu-ray.com
Posts: 10,380
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
updated:

PrÍte-moi ta main (France-Studio Canal) TBA
Les Bronzes (France-Studio Canal) TBA

Pro-B
pro-bassoonist is offline  
Old 08-30-07, 03:51 AM
  #45  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 430
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
glad to see you're still keeping this thread up-to-date The work you put into this thread is greatly appreciated
Harry Lime is offline  
Old 08-30-07, 09:05 AM
  #46  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 174
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks Pro-B. I may actually have a reason now to open the PS3 that was given to me a few months ago.
splattii2 is offline  
Old 08-30-07, 01:36 PM
  #47  
DVD Talk Reviewer
Thread Starter
 
pro-bassoonist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Blu-ray.com
Posts: 10,380
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Harry Lime and Splattii2:

I am definitely keeping this thread updated (indefinitely). Yet, I only post here when there are updates to be added.

Thanks
Pro-B
pro-bassoonist is offline  
Old 09-04-07, 11:45 PM
  #48  
DVD Talk Reviewer
Thread Starter
 
pro-bassoonist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Blu-ray.com
Posts: 10,380
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
update;

Icelandic director Sturla Gunnarsson's Beowulf & Grendel is set to be released on 11/26 in the UK (pic is a joined Canada/Island/UK production). Spoken languages: Icelandic, English, Latin.

Official site:
http://www.beowulf-movie.com/

Synopsis:

Adapted from the Anglo-Saxon epic poem, Beowulf, Beowulf And Grendal is a medieval adventure that tells the blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel.

Out of allegiance to the King Hrothgar, the much respected Lord of the Danes, Beowulf leads a troop of warriors across the sea to rid a village of the marauding monster. The monster, Grendel, is not a creature of mythic powers, but one of flesh and blood - immense flesh and raging blood, driven by a vengeance from being wronged, while Beowulf, a victorious soldier in his own right, has become increasingly troubled by the hero-myth rising up around his exploits. Beowulf's willingness to kill on behalf of Hrothgar wavers when it becomes clear that the King is more responsible for the troll's rampages than was first apparent. As a soldier, Beowulf is unaccustomed to hesitating. His relationship with the mesmerizing witch, Selma, creates deeper confusion. Swinging his sword at a great, stinking beast is no longer such a simple act. Beowulf is a man caught between sides in this great shift, his simple code transforming and falling apart before his eyes. Building toward an inevitable and terrible battle, this is a tale where vengeance, loyalty and mercy powerfully entwine.


Pro-B
pro-bassoonist is offline  
Old 09-05-07, 07:43 AM
  #49  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,134
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Just a quick question, Pro-B...Blu-ray is region locked so I cannot play any of these other region releases on an American bought PS3 correct? Thanks
BambooLounge is offline  
Old 09-05-07, 08:48 AM
  #50  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
redbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Shirley, MA
Posts: 1,733
Received 24 Likes on 22 Posts
Originally Posted by BambooLounge
Just a quick question, Pro-B...Blu-ray is region locked so I cannot play any of these other region releases on an American bought PS3 correct? Thanks
yes & no. BD does have region coding, but many of the discs that have been released internationally aren't actually locked. If there's one you want, you can probably find a review somewhere that will tell you if its locked or not...
redbill is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.