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Foreign Cinema in BLU (part 2)

Old 06-01-10, 04:45 PM
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No problem. They usually have a few discount vouchers floating around, so make sure to check before placing an order.
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Old 06-29-10, 05:22 PM
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The upcoming Paranoiac is region-free, and £10.71 shipped from Eureka. They'll ship it 2 weeks before release date as well.

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* Brand new high-definition transfer
* New optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
* Isolated music and effects audio track
* Long unseen trailer
* Extensive gallery of stills and rare material (Blu-ray exclusive)
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Re: Foreign Cinema in BLU (part 2)

the extra footage in Thirst is a director's cut, not cut footage for a US release (US theatrical and korean theatrical were the same).
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Re: Foreign Cinema in BLU (part 2)

Is there a Region Free Doghouse Blu-Ray anywhere?
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Is there a Region Free Doghouse Blu-Ray anywhere?
Apparently Sony's UK Release is Region Free.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Doghouse-Blu...8359798&sr=8-2
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Les Trois Couleurs & Veronique are getting a French release in October.

http://www.amazon.fr/Trois-couleurs-...8248472&sr=1-1
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Couple more, are these UK-BR Region Free
Lesbian Vampire Killers
Infestation
Rogue
Hush
Wolf Creek
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Re: Foreign Cinema in BLU (part 2)

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No problem. They usually have a few discount vouchers floating around, so make sure to check before placing an order.
It took 'em three weeks to receive a new batch, apparently, and a little less than two weeks for shipment, but this finally arrived from Chaos.com for $24.50 total:



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Couple more, are these UK-BR Region Free
Lesbian Vampire Killers
Infestation
Rogue
Hush
Wolf Creek
You can find most Region Codes here. Can change the Region at the top:
http://bluray.liesinc.net/index.php?region=b

Lesbian Vampire Killers: No
Infestation: Yes
Rogue: Yes
Hush: ?
Wolf Creek: No
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Old 07-08-10, 07:40 PM
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DVD Beaver on Paranoiac
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Old 07-08-10, 07:49 PM
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It took 'em three weeks to receive a new batch, apparently, and a little less than two weeks for shipment, but this finally arrived from Chaos.com for $24.50 total:



Criterion just announced this on their Facebook.

J/k I would buy it, but nearly every import I bought has been subsequently announced by Criterion... (The Red Desert, The Seventh Seal)
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Old 07-25-10, 07:06 PM
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8/23 from Eureka:

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Old 08-26-10, 08:59 AM
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Both 11/25 and both presumably Region B:



* Newly remastered to High Definition
* Includes two different cuts of the film
* Interview with filmmaker Richard Lester ('A Hard Days Night', 'Superman II') (DVD only)
* Original trailers for Les Vacances de M. Hulot, Mon Oncle and Playtime
* Extensive illustrated booklet featuring essays and film notes


* Newly remastered to High Definition
* Feature commentary by film historian Philip Kemp
* Short Documentary 'Au-delà de Playtime' (DVD only)
* Continuity supervisor Sylvette Baudrot on Tati and Playtime (DVD only)
* Director biography and short film about Tati (DVD only)
* Audio interview with Jacques Tati
* Original trailers for Les Vacances de M. Hulot, Mon Oncle and Playtime
* Includes extensive booklet with contextualising essays on the film and its director

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Old 08-26-10, 11:22 AM
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Sold. Might even double dip on Play Time depending on how it turns out, since a lot of people consider it to be the weakest Criterion BD.
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Old 08-26-10, 11:37 AM
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Sold. Might even double dip on Play Time depending on how it turns out, since a lot of people consider it to be the weakest Criterion BD.


I definately want the Playtime blu - since it has a commentary track that isn't on the Criterion blu. wonder if they sourced the disc from a 35mm neg or the actual 65mm neg - something that Criterion didn't do either.

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Old 08-26-10, 11:57 AM
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Giles, did you buy the BFI Blu-ray of A Zed and Two Naughts? Here's the DVD Beaver review, it looks superb.
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Old 08-26-10, 12:02 PM
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^ I'm itching to buy it, but I'm thinking of splurging some 80+ bucks on the Australian Greenaway box set, which also includes 'Zed', but obviousily the blu looks great and has ample extras - oh what the heck - ordered!

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Old 08-26-10, 12:10 PM
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That's the spirit! I'm hoping BFI upgrades The Draughtsman's Contract next. They've been putting out some fantastic stuff in HD over the last year or so - I posted their release schedule earlier in this thread.
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Old 08-26-10, 12:48 PM
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I know that I had inquired about more Greenaway dvd/blurays from BFI in the past, and their response was that they don't have the video rights to all his films, which is a shame since those that do haven't said a word if or when UK editions (DVD/bluray) will ever get released (Prospero's Books, Baby of Macon, theTulse Luper Trilogy notably)
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Hey, North American distributors- we want this, too! Make us happy.
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Old 09-14-10, 10:03 PM
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10/11, no word on region-coding:



Special Features:
- Brand new transfer of Spirits of the Dead from a new HD restoration of the original negative
- Alternative English audio for Metzengerstein and William Wilson, multi-lingual English and Italian audio for Toby Dammit as well the French dubbed version
- Brand new English subtitle translation on all versions
- Features rare Vincent Price voice over narration used for the US theatrical version
- 60 page booklet featuring Edgar Allan Poe’s original short stories Metzengerstein, William Wilson and Never Bet the Devil Your Head (Toby Dammit)
- ‘Spirits of the Dead Revisited’ essay by critic and author Tim Lucas
- ‘Literature and Cinema’ essay by scholar and author Peter Bondanella on Toby Dammit
- Re-prints of original lobby cards and posters
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Old 09-15-10, 09:39 AM
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Eureka is releasing a fully-stacked disc of Shogun Assassin in November.
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we got the same thing here for Shogun Assassin. Minus the trailers to LW&C.
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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
10/11, no word on region-coding:

Special Features:
- Brand new transfer of Spirits of the Dead from a new HD restoration of the original negative
- Alternative English audio for Metzengerstein and William Wilson, multi-lingual English and Italian audio for Toby Dammit as well the French dubbed version
- Brand new English subtitle translation on all versions
- Features rare Vincent Price voice over narration used for the US theatrical version
- 60 page booklet featuring Edgar Allan Poe’s original short stories Metzengerstein, William Wilson and Never Bet the Devil Your Head (Toby Dammit)
- ‘Spirits of the Dead Revisited’ essay by critic and author Tim Lucas
- ‘Literature and Cinema’ essay by scholar and author Peter Bondanella on Toby Dammit
- Re-prints of original lobby cards and posters
Terence Stamp in English on Toby Dammit - sold. Does anyone know if the English audio tracks and Vincent Price narration had to be licensed from MGM (holders of the AIP library)? They weren't on the Home Vision DVD. If so, I wonder if this bodes well for including U.S. audio tracks on some other titles that AIP distributed (but didn't own) like La Dolce Vita on other DVD/Blu releases? While the original Italian is preferrable, the English dubbing on this title was the best I have ever heard (and seen) and was the way I first experienced the film (on a rented Republic double VHS).
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