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Old 07-29-10, 05:47 PM
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Wow. How did Criterion manage not to release this on Blu-ray but MoC did? They must have good reason.
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

but the same question could be asked how did criterion release a hausu blu-ray and moc did not ?
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Originally Posted by MoC
Currently both on track for September releases... Not sure about regions yet.
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Wow, Mansfield on Blu! I'm in! I love WSSRH!
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Blu-ray.com review of La Planete Sauvage
Old 08-18-10, 06:25 PM
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

Frank Tashlin, 1957

BLU-RAY ONLY RELEASE

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SPECIAL FEATURES:

• Gorgeous high-definition transfer of the film in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio

• New and exclusive video introduction of the film by director Joe Dante (Gremlins 1 & 2, InnerSpace, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, The Hole 3-D)

• Vintage Movietone short which captures Jayne Mansfield on tour promoting the film

• Alternate music & effects track with a different musical score for the opening of the picture and other ‘temporary’ effects-placement

• Original theatrical trailer

• Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired

• 44-page booklet featuring two new essays by film writer David Cairns, and an exclusive 2003 interview about the film with Tony Randall, conducted by Ethan DeSeife



Make Way for Tomorrow

Leo McCarey, 1937

BLU-RAY ONLY RELEASE

Of Make Way for Tomorrow, Orson Welles told Peter Bogdanovich: “Oh my God that’s the saddest movie ever made.” Long unavailable for home viewing, Leo McCarey’s personal favourite among all his films (which included The Awful Truth and An Affair to Remember) is sad, yes, but it also stands as cathartic affirmation of the dignity of human feeling, and in the testament of such achieves a subtle complexity of characterization on par with Renoir, Ford, and Hawks.

Victor Moore and Beulah Bondi, two of the great Hollywood character actors, appear makeup-aged beyond their actual years to portray the couple whose house the bank has foreclosed upon (the film was set and produced in the midst of the Great Depression), and who are forced subsequently to move into their children’s homes in the city. A near-musical restructuring of gratitude and debt ensues once the offspring deem the couple’s lodging an imposition: the two are separated, then reunited weeks later… as they glide inexorably into an uncertain future.

Unrelentingly unsentimental, yet maintaining a balance of pathos and levity unseen in not only American studio pictures but most of the rest of world cinema, Make Way for Tomorrow exerted a powerful influence on Yasujirô Ozu’s Tokyo Story and several other key entries in the Japanese master’s body of work. It is a film profoundly concerned with questions of filial obligation and the way we treat one another as human beings; it is a film that, to give Welles the last word, “could make a stone cry.” The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Leo McCarey’s truly great Make Way for Tomorrow for the first time on Blu-ray anywhere in the world.


SPECIAL FEATURES:

• Gorgeous high-definition transfer of the film in its original 1.37:1 aspect ratio

• 20-minute video piece with filmmaker and writer Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show; The Cat’s Meow) discussing the film and Leo McCarey’s career

• 21-minute video piece with writer Gary Giddins discussing McCarey’s work and the social and political contexts of the film

• Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired

• Lengthy booklet featuring a new essay on the film by writer and Library of America editor Geoffrey O’Brien, and an excerpt from Josephine Lawrence’s source novel Years Are So Long
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

MoC couldn't get the Dana Polan commentary on Rock Hunter? hm, still sounds good.
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According to peerpee, they weren't fans of it.
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by Joe Camel
Make Way for Tomorrow on blu! I hope its region free....
Probably not, none of the titles shared with Criterion are region free.
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Did Metropolis get delayed or did it not ever have a release date? I guess this isn't coming this year?
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There hasn't been an official release date given yet. Their website still says 'late 2010'. The UK screenings will be in September and October, so I'm thinking late November for Blu-ray.
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by NoirFan
There hasn't been an official release date given yet. Their website still says 'late 2010'. The UK screenings will be in September and October, so I'm thinking late November for Blu-ray.
Ah, thanks for the info.
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Sorry guys. I'm still kinda new at this.

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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Wrong thread - this is for MoC releases. Please post Kino info in the Kino thread here:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/hd-talk/534...is-kino-2.html

Or here:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/hd-talk/531...oes-blu-2.html

Thanks.
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Screw Kino

I'll be importing this from Eureka
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Re: The Official Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by MoC
The studio recording of the orchestra (for Metropolis) has not been fully completed yet (long story). It'd be cutting it very fine for a Nov 16th release date, so we're going to hold out for a few more weeks so we can be sure. I can say that we're definitely looking at a November release date though.

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From here:
Now's your chance to own a piece of limited edition cinema history. On 22nd November our editions of the restored and reconstructed Metropolis will be released on DVD and Blu-ray.

With its dizzying depiction of a futuristic cityscape and alluring female robot, Metropolis is among the most famous of all German films and the mother of sci-fi cinema (an influence on Blade Runner and Star Wars, among countless other films). Directed by the legendary Fritz Lang (M, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse,The Big Heat, etc.), its jaw-dropping production values, iconic imagery, and modernist grandeur – it was described by Luis Bunuel as "a captivating symphony of movement" – remain as powerful as ever.

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• Newly translated optional English subtitles as well as the original German intertitles
• Full-length audio commentary by David Kalat and Jonathan Rosenbaum
• Die Reise nach Metropolis (2010, 53 minutes), a documentary about the film
• 2010 re-release trailer
• 56-page booklet featuring archival interviews with Fritz Lang, a 1927 review by Luis Bunuel, articles by Jonathan Rosenbaum and Karen Naundorf, and restoration notes by Martin Koerber.

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^ so I'd assume the DVD's are region free (?)
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Wouldn't they be PAL?

Also can you specify what tshirt size you want?
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I'm hoping that the DVD's are PAL region 0 - then they will play on US DVD players.
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If the BD is region B locked then I don't see why the DVD's would be region 0
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Originally Posted by Giles
^ so I'd assume the DVD's are region free (?)
The previous MoC disc of Metropolis was Region 2 PAL, so I'm assuming this disc will be the same.
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I couldn't convince myself to pull the trigger. $39 and change is a lot of money.

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