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Old 05-01-10, 05:21 PM
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Not-so-bold prediction: The MoC Metropolis will blow the Kino out of the water.



* 150-minute feature film (including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world)
* Special-edition packaging with lavish wraparound sleeve and embossed printing
* Pristine film transfers presented on Blu-ray (1080p) and DVD (2-disc)
* Newly translated optional English subtitles
* Full-length audio commentary by David Kalat and Jonathan Rosenbaum
* Die Reise nach Metropolis (2010) documentary about the film
* 56-page booklet featuring new essays, archival interviews, vintage production stills, and more
* Further extras to be announced nearer the release date
EDIT: According to IMDB, 'Die Reise nach Metropolis' is 52 minutes.

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OMG, it's beautiful.
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That is an awesome cover!
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by NoirFan
Not-so-bold prediction: The MoC Metropolis will blow the Kino out of the water.
I was under the impression that they were trying to standardize the releases (same release time, same transfer, same extras, etc) - will this not be the case?
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I'd say the cover alone already beats Kino. Kino releases some decent discs but typically they have not been up to par with Eureka or Criterion. I'd love for them to prove me wrong. Their Battleship Potemkin BD release looks to be one of their best efforts although I don't actually own it. I just hope the MoC BD is not region coded though I'm sure it will be.
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

I would guess that since Kino has a high profile release planned for the USA that they will insist upon region coding.
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by Subgeniusguy
I just hope the MoC BD is not region coded though I'm sure it will be.
It will be.
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by doctorthodt
I was under the impression that they were trying to standardize the releases (same release time, same transfer, same extras, etc) - will this not be the case?
I could very well be wrong, as I'm just basing my statement on every single previous Kino/MoC comparison. We can be reasonably sure, however, that the Kino won't have a fat booklet or German-language intertitles, and will just recycle the pre-existing Patalas commentary.
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Sold.

Can't wait to own that.
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

That is one of the best covers I've ever seen.
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by NoirFan
will just recycle the pre-existing Patalas commentary.
Which was a terrible commentary at that. Just mostly him telling us what is happening onscreen. Skip it!
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Originally Posted by manicsounds
Which was a terrible commentary at that. Just mostly him telling us what is happening onscreen. Skip it!
And you know the Rosenbaum/Kalat match-up will be top-notch.
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

There's probably a better thread to ask this, but are there any good region-free Blu-ray players? And are they easy to update since Blu-rays require new software updates?
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by RichardW
There's probably a better thread to ask this, but are there any good region-free Blu-ray players? And are they easy to update since Blu-rays require new software updates?
Here are a few threads on the subject:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/internation...bdp-899-a.html
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/internation...bd-player.html
All-Region DVD and Blu-ray Player Advice (Criterion Forum)
Old 05-06-10, 08:19 AM
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Specs for Profound Desires of the Gods:
* Beautiful high-definition transfer, with exclusive digital image restoration
* New video introduction by film scholar Tony Rayns
* Original theatrical trailer
* Extensive booklet with a new essay by Rayns (to accompany his introduction)
* Rare stills
* Reprinted statements by Imamura
* A lengthy 1994 career interview and a transcript of Imamura's introduction and Q&A session at the 1994 Edinburgh International Film Festival's screening of the film
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by Moc
July, August, and September consists of only Blu-rays (six of them).
Old 05-16-10, 11:29 AM
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by MoC Twitter
DIE NIBELUNGEN is in the BD pipeline, but not SPIONE right now I'm afraid.
Which means another Region B release, with Kino controlling the U.S. rights.
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Noirfan, I highly recommend a region free player. Very excited for MoC's output going forward.
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Oh, I'm definitely getting one. It's just a question of whether I want to buy a cheapish one now, or wait and ask for a pricey model for Christmas.
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DVD Beaver review of Profound Desires of the Gods
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

With this mod: http://www.bluraychip.dk/product.php?id_product=10 to the Oppo BD-83, connected to a Panasonic 1080p projector - I have an older PT-AE 2000 model - you'll have a setup that will accept anything you can throw at it. Blu Ray any region, DVD any region, PAL or NTSC, anything at all. The only annoyance is a need to turn the Oppo off to change Blu Ray regions with the remote.
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by Mammal
With this mod: http://www.bluraychip.dk/product.php?id_product=10 to the Oppo BD-83, connected to a Panasonic 1080p projector - I have an older PT-AE 2000 model - you'll have a setup that will accept anything you can throw at it. Blu Ray any region, DVD any region, PAL or NTSC, anything at all. The only annoyance is a need to turn the Oppo off to change Blu Ray regions with the remote.
While that doesn't match my current set-up at all, I'll keep that in mind if I ever need to change my home theater...
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Blu-ray.com review of Profound Desires of the Gods
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Very nice use of the original French four-sheet poster art for the cover. See more here (scroll down).
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It doesn't look like anyone's posted Eureka's May Sales Newsletter, so here it is!

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