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Old 07-29-07, 04:12 AM
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Foreign Cinema in BLU

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2008

Foreign Language Cinema

February
Roman de Gare (2/4) (France)
Les Miserables (2/21) (France)
Tintin et le Mysterie de la Toison D'or (2/21) (France)
Tintin et les Oranges Bleues (2/21) (France)
13 Roses (2/26) (Spain)*


March
Caramel (3/10) (France)
Luz De Domingo (3/18) (Spain)*
Piano 17 (3/19) (Italy)*

April
The Orphanage (4/1) (Spain)*


May
Chrysalis (5/1) (France)

June
L'Ennemi Intime (6/9) (France)


*Indicates confirmed English subtitles.
2008

Overseas Releases

March
Charlie and Chocolate Fabric (Germany/Austria)
Mystic River (Germany/Austria)
Cool Hand Luke (Germany)
L.A. Confidential (3/1) (Germany)
Robin Hood: Man in Shorts (Germany)
Head in the Clouds (3/5) (Italy)
Almost Famous (3/6) (Germany)
Beowulf (3/14) (Germany)
Ask The Dust (3/19) (Italy)
Tarantino's Grindhouse (3/23) (Germany)
Rendition (3/26)


April
Paranoid Park (4/24) (France)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (4/2) (Australia)
Beowulf (4/2) (Australia)
DUNE (4/10) (France)
Any Given Sunday (4/1) (Germany)
Insomnia (4/1) (Germany)
Troy: Director's Cut (4/1) (Germany)
December Boys (4/4) (Germany)
The Martian Child (4/4) (Germany)
The Golden Compass (4/4) (Germany)
Sleuth (4/8) (Italy)
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (4/9) (Australia)
The Devil's Advocate (4/26) (Germany)
Alien vs. Predator:Requiem (4/23) (Australia)
Zodiac-Director’s Cut (4/28) (UK)


May
The Chronicles Of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (5/7) (Australia)
Midnight Express (France)
My Best Friend Wedding (France)
Rent (France)
Life Of Brian (France)
The Rundown (France)
Godzilla (France)

June
Sense and Sensibility (France)
Cow Boy Bebop (France)
First Knight (France)
Legends of the Fall (France)
Truman Capote (France)
The Devil's own (France)
V for Vendetta (Germany)
Constantine (Germany)
Batman Begins


July
Groundhog day (France)
Larry Flint (France)
Panic Room (France)
Big Daddy (France)
The Bone Collector (France)
Men In Black (France)

August
The Quick and the Dead (France)
Erin Brokovich (France)
I, Spy (France)
In Cold Blood (France)
Stand By Me (France)
Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children (France)

October
Wolf (France)
On The Waterfront (France)
Ghostbusters (France)
Taxi Driver (France)
XXX (France)

November
Das Boot (France)
Desperado (France)
XXX : The Next Level (France)


2007

Overseas Releases

September
The Interpreter (September 18, Italy)
U-571 (September 24, UK)
Zodiac (September 25, Sweden/Denmark)
Platoon (September 26, France)

October
Transformers-original (October 1, UK)
Underworld 1&2 Boxset (October 3, France)
Gattaca (October 10, UK)
13 Ghosts (October 9, Italy)
The Invisible Man (October 9, Italy)
The Guns of Navarone (October 10 UK)
Starship Troopers (October 10, Spain)
Dirty Dancing 2BRD (October, 22 UK)
Hostel 2 Unseen edition (October 22 UK)
We Were Soldiers (October 22, UK)
Casablanca (October 24, Italy)
The Illusionist (October 24, Italy)
Commando (October 24, France)
Predator (October 24, France)
Sunshine (October 29, UK)
ABBA The Movie (October 29, UK)
Robin Hood Complete Series 1 (October 29, UK)

November
Legends of the Fall (November 5, UK)
Cinderella Man (November 5, UK)
Perfume (November 11, Germany/Austria)
Wolf Creek (November 12, Optimum UK) Region Free
Sunshine (November 14, France)
Godzilla dir. R. Emmerich (November 21, France)
Prime Evil (November 22, Germany)
Children of Men (November 23, Sweden/Denmark)
Revolver (November 23, Sweden/Denmark)
La Vie en Rose (November 26 United Kingdom; November 22 France)*
March of the Penguins (November 28, France) Region Free


December
The Crimson Rivers (December 5, France) Region Free
Ronin (December 10, UK)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (December 27, Sweden/Denmark)
The Legend of Zorro (December 27, Sweden/ Denmark)
Sergio Leone's For a Few Dollars More and My Name is Nobody.
(Italy, December, TBA)


TBA (awaiting exact date)
The Recruit (Sweden/Denmark)
Home of the Brave (Sweden/Denmark)
Walt Disney’s Pinocchio (Sweden/Denmark)
Walt Disney’s Seven Dwarfs (Sweden/Denmark)
Erin Brokovich (Spain)
Ghandi (Spain)
Amelie (TVA FILMS-Quebec) TBA-Canada



ARTHOUSE/Foreign-Language Films

Currently Available:
Volver (Sony-US)*
Curse of the Golden Flower (Sony-US)*
District 13 (Magnolia Home Ent.-US)*
House of Flying Daggers (Sony-US)*
Warriors of Heaven and Earth (Sony-US)*
The Host (Magnolia Home Ent.-US)*
Kung-Fu Hustle (Sony-US)*
The Queen (Miramax)*
OSS 117, Le Caire nid d'espions (Gaumont-France)*
The Chorus (Pathe-France)
Infernal Affairs (Panorama-HK)*


August
The Lives of Others (Sony-US) 8/21*
Pars Vite et reviens tard- (Gaumont-France) 8/22*
The Science of Sleep – (Columbia-France) 8/22
Black Book (Tartan-UK) 8/27*


September
Days of Glory (Metrodome-UK) 9/17-Region Free*
Old Boy (Tartan-UK) 9/24*
The Seventh Seal (Tartan-UK) 9/24*
Black Book (Sony-US) 9/25*
Tekkon Kinkreet (Sony-US/UK) 9/25*
Renaissance (Pathe-France)


October
Room With a View (BBC-US) 10/2*
Hero-Director's Cut (Highlight-Germany)
OldBoy (Tartan-US) 10/23*
Ne le dis a persone (Europa Corporation-France) 10/24
The 400 Blows (MK2-France) 10/24
In My Father's Den a.k.a Als das Meer verschwand (Germany) 11/29


November
Pan’s Labyrinth (Optimum-UK) 11/12*
TAXI 4 (Europa-France) 11/14
Beowulf & Grendel (UK) 11/26*
La Vie en Rose (UK) 11/26*

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



Foreign Animation
Paprika (Gaumont-France)*
Brave Story (Warner-Japan)
Ghost in the Shell: Innocence (Buena Vista-Japan)*
Iblard Jikan (Buena Vista-Japan)
Oneasmith Wing (Bandai-Japan)
Patlabor (Bandai) - Japan
Project Papo (Sony Japan)
Rikidozan (Sony-Japan)
Flag: Directors Edition (Aniplex-Japan)

August
Ghost in the Shell (Bandai-Japan) in August
Patlabor 2 (Bandai-Japan) August
Steamboy (Bandai-Japan) August

September
Wings of Honneamise (Bandai-US)*
Avalon (Bandai-Japan)
Jin-Roh (Bandai-Japan)


*Indicates confirmed English subtitles.

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Old 07-29-07, 05:11 AM
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Tekkon Kinkreet (dir. by michael arias, from studio 4C);
USA and UK both get Blu-rays on September 25th 2007

Infernal Affairs - HK Blu-ray is out there, as is 'Warriors of Heaven and Earth'.
Amazon lists pre-orders on 'The Messengers' (Pang Brothers), 'Final Fantasy : Spirits Within', 'Memoirs of a Geisha', as well as having listings for ''Curse of the Golden Flower', 'Banleiu 13', if any of those count other than the last couple.

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Also, don't forget "Kung Fu Hustle".
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Great idea for a thread.

R1 really needs some more foreign films, the list is quite small.

Logboy, I don't think The Messengers, Final Fantasy or Memoirs of a Geisha are considered foreign films. They have foreign directors, but are US made films in the English language.
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List updated guys!

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ps. Memories of a Geisha and the likes above I believe fit the same criterion as Babel...and I did not include it.
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Room With a View is an English language production.
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Tartan US will be releasing Oldboy on October 23rd.
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Did you mean to omit Japanese releases?

Currently available on BD in Japan: Innocence, Wings of Honneamise, Patlabor 1 (all with English subtitles). Wings of Honneamise will be released by Bandai Visual in the US in September.

Coming soon: Akira, Avalon, Jin-roh, Patlabor 2, Ghost in the Shell
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A few more, not sure on the subtitles situation with these.

Hero: Directors Cut - Germany in Oct.

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (G.C.T.H.V) - France Now
Les Choristes (Pathé) - France in Sept.
Astérix and the Vikings (Warner) - France in Oct.
Renaissance (Pathé) - France in Sept.

Brave Story (Warner) - Japan Now
Ghost in the Shell: Innocence (Buena Vista, Eng Subs) - Japan Now
Iblard Jikan (Buena Vista) - Japan Now
Oneasmith Wing (Bandai) - Japan Now
Patlabor (Bandai) - Japan Now
Project Papo (Sony) - Japan Now
Rikidozan (Sony) - Japan Now
Flag: Directors Edition (Aniplex) - Japan in Aug.
Ghost in the Shell (Bandai) - Japan in Aug.
Patlabor 2 (Bandai) - Japan in Aug.
Steamboy (Bandai) - Japan in Aug.
Avalon (Bandai) - Japan in Sept.
Jin-Roh (Bandai) - Japan in Sept.
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
Room With a View is an English language production.
I think he's counting that because it's not an American production.
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Originally Posted by Drexl
I think he's counting that because it's not an American production.
Then the list should also include other British films such as The Queen.
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
Then the list should also include other British films such as The Queen.
And Planet Earth?
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Originally Posted by PerryD
And Planet Earth?
Well, PE isn't "cinema" since it wasn't shown theatrically (AFAIK), but yeah I guess The Queen should be there too.
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Originally Posted by Drexl
Well, PE isn't "cinema" since it wasn't shown theatrically (AFAIK), but yeah I guess The Queen should be there too.
okay, how about "The Descent"?
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Titles updated!

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Originally Posted by PerryD
okay, how about "The Descent"?
I suppose so.
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Originally Posted by Drexl
I suppose so.
I think my (less than obvious) point was that I agree with Josh Z in that foreign films (in the U.S. point of view) generally means non-English speaking foreign films.

I think the Academy Awards follow this rule also, as I don't think I've ever seen a movie from England or Australia get nominated, and the only Canadian films that get nominated are French-speaking films.

But I do find this list useful, although I'd recommend splitting out imports into a separate list. I assume that the imports are all playable in the U.S.?
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Originally Posted by PerryD
I think my (less than obvious) point was that I agree with Josh Z in that foreign films (in the U.S. point of view) generally means non-English speaking foreign films.
I know. I was just playing along.
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Originally Posted by PerryD
I think the Academy Awards follow this rule also, as I don't think I've ever seen a movie from England or Australia get nominated, and the only Canadian films that get nominated are French-speaking films.
Officially, the Oscar category is called "Best Foreign-Language Film", so English-language productions from foreign countries are not eligible.

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.
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Oneasmith Wing (Bandai) - Japan Now
That's Wings of Honneamise. The Japanese title is Oneamisu no tsubasa, or Wings of Oneamisu.
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That's Wings of Honneamise. The Japanese title is Oneamisu no tsubasa, or Wings of Oneamisu.
Haha, Ralph, you caught this before I did! Oneasmith still doesn't beat my favorite bastardization of the name...Wings of Honeymaise! Sounds like an order of buffalo wings! XD
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Sux that Hero has no English subs.
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Thanks for the work you're putting into this thread Pro-B.

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Anyone have an hd-dvd list?
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I really hope Wings of Honneamise gets the treatment it deserves, especially in the video department.
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