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Old 03-15-11, 08:59 PM
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It is hard to beat free shipping from Eureka directly though.
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It is hard to beat free shipping from Eureka directly though.
Plus I believe you receive pre-orders at least a week before release date.
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hmm, so what exactly is wrong with that master to not go blu? How much better could the upcoming restoration be?
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hmm, so what exactly is wrong with that master to not go blu?
It's probably SD, so that would be a pretty good reason. It's obviously the same master Fantoma used in 2003 and I doubt that was done in HD.
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They've already got Blu planned for later
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They've already got Blu planned for later
Yeah, after the restoration is done. But I'll bet almost anything the current master is SD only, and NTSC only at that.
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Old 05-24-11, 11:00 AM
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Thanks. There are a lot of choices this month. What are the must own titles? I'm considering Diary of a Lost Girl and The Buster Keaton Short Films set.
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Old 05-25-11, 11:13 AM
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I'll second Faust, and add Tabu and A Time to Love and a Time to Die, both of which are masterpieces. Humanity and Paper Balloons is excellent, and Bellissima and Rocco are top-shelf Visconti. I love the Pialats, but he can be an acquired taste, though if you're a Cassavetes fan they are somewhat similar stylistically and to a lesser degree thematically. Toni is a solid early Renoir. Lost Girl isn't as good as Pandora's Box, but still a worthwhile Pabst/Brooks team-up. In short, if you can only afford two more, go with Tabu and Time to Love!
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I second Bellisima and Rocco. Two of Visconti's best and quite a variation between they two style of films too.
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A gorgeous cover, as usual. A pity that the disc is SD only.
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Well, it's the same artwork as the US DVD.
Not too excited about this one, as the US disc already has 2 versions of the film, commentary, other extras, and currently only $6.99 at Amazon. I'd say it's better to go with the Ford At Fox box, or the Ford at Fox Silent Epics box.
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I had no idea about that US cover art, as my copy is part of the (magnificent) Ford at Fox box. The MoC disc will include an exclusive Tag Gallagher video essay though.
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Yeah, no interest in this one cuz I have that box too.
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COLOSSAL YOUTH
A film by Pedro Costa
2006
Portugal
149 minutes
1.33:1 original aspect ratio

Across the course of history, only a relative handful of filmmakers can be said to have developed and refined a language of cinematographic expression which, inimitable, belongs to its creator alone. Pedro Costa, of our time, exists within this select group, and Colossal Youth is one of his sublime achievements.

An intimate epic wherein present and past move as one, Colossal Youth chronicles Ventura, the towering Cape Verdean who has assumed the role of surrogate "father" to an untold number of characters around Lisbon and its now-razed neighbourhood of Fontaínhas. Through Ventura's ghost-like visitations to figures such as Vanda Duarte (the central personage of Costa's previous In Vanda's Room) and repeated recollections of his past life as a newly migrated manual labourer, Costa explores the nature, and necessity, of storytelling in the course of the human adventure.

As with In Vanda's Room, Colossal Youth lays bare the residence of documentary inside of fiction (and vice-versa) using a digital video aesthetic in which every single image resonates with an indescribably poetic and rarefied force. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Colossal Youth in concert with Costa's complementary short works Tarrafal, The Rabbit Hunters, and Our Man – all for the first time in the UK.

SPECIAL 2-DISC DVD EDITION INCLUDING:

• Director-approved transfer of the feature, presented in its original 25fps playback speed
• Newly translated optional English subtitles
• New and exclusive 17-minute video piece filmed at the Tate Modern, London, featuring Pedro Costa discussing Colossal Youth
• Original trailer for the film
• Three shorter works by Pedro Costa which complement Colossal Youth: Tarrafal (2007, 17 minutes); The Rabbit Hunters (2007, 27 minutes); and the first home video release of Costa's most recent work, Our Man (2010, approx. 23 minutes)
• Finding the Criminal (2010, 120 minutes) — a new film by Craig Keller, featuring Pedro Costa in a 2008 conversation with Keller and Andy Rector on the history of cinema, cinema aesthetics, politics, music, and discovery
• A 56-page full-colour booklet containing writing on the film by French philosopher Jacques Rancičre; an essay by the legendary Portuguese critic Joăo Bénard da Costa; a facsimile reproduction of Ventura's letter from the film; and more
SCHLOSS VOGELÖD aka THE HAUNTED CASTLE
A film by F. W. Murnau
1921
Germany
82 minutes
1.37:1 original aspect ratio

One of the earliest (and eeriest) works by the legendary filmmaker F. W. Murnau, Schloss Vogelöd: Die Enthüllung eines Geheimnisses [Castle Vogelöd: The Revelation of a Secret, often referred to as The Haunted Castle] provides a vital glimpse into the development of the uncanny-suffused expressionistic style that became Murnau's hallmark and legacy.

A party of aristocrats assemble at a country manor for an autumn hunt. But a long-lingering question threatens once more to rear its head: who really murdered the Baroness's late husband?

With a riveting nightmare sequence that foreshadows the nocturnal fantasias of both Nosferatu and Phantom, and a masquerade conceit that looks backward to Feuillade and forward to Murnau's own Die Finanzen des Großherzogs, this languorous mood piece represents the latent material that will figure into a master director's later breakthroughs. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present F. W. Murnau's Schloss Vogelöd on DVD in the UK for the first time.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

• Original German-language intertitles with newly translated English-language subtitles

• The Language of the Shadows: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau and His Films, a 31-minute documentary featurette by Luciano Berriatua on the early works of Murnau

• An illustrated booklet containing a newly translated essay on the film, vintage writings on Murnau, and more!
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Extras for Iron Horse:

- Original, US, 150-minute version of the film, accompanied by a 2007 score by Christopher Caliendo
- Shorter, UK, 133-minute version of the film (which includes alternate takes), accompanied by an adaptation of the Caliendo score
- Audio commentary for the UK version of the film by scholar Robert Birchard
- New and exclusive 30-minute video essay by Tag Gallagher, author of John Ford: The Man and His Films
- A lengthy illustrated booklet containing vintage press and publicity material, and more!
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Old 07-19-11, 09:04 PM
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Very disappointed that "Island" will be DVD only. That makes the Criterion Blu-ray the easy choice for purchase,
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Meh, I still haven't converted to BR and probably won't.

But I'm very much in for A Man Vanishes!
Hope it's in NTSC like many of their other Japanese SD titles have been.

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