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. . . S O L A R I S . . . at last on DVD ... in R2

Old 05-14-01, 04:50 PM
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...fans of Tarkovsky's 1972 sci-fi epic Solaris can rejoice: this film is supposed to have been released on R2 DVD this week:

http://www.skywalking.com/tarkovsky/...thread&order=0

...my order with http://www.amazon.fr has already been confirmed...

. . . ! ! ! . . .
Old 05-14-01, 07:24 PM
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Coool!

Do you have any details, Hendrick? Particularly regarding English subtitles.

Also, as you're our resident European cinema expert, do you have any news regarding the release of Lindsay Andersons' Mick Travers trilogy:

If...
O Lucky Man
Brittania Hospital (I think Criterion are going to do this one, which is a shame as it's probably the worst of the bunch)

Probably one of the UK's finest directors and he's been completely overlooked so far.

Thanks man
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Whoops! Ignore the first bit, I just checked out your link and it answered all my questions.
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first r2 release that i am willing to buy
Old 05-15-01, 12:46 AM
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"first r2 release that i am willing to buy"

...you won't have to, since RUSCICO have every intention of releasing R1 (=NTSC) versions of their DVDs, too!...

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...unfortunately, as of five minutes ago the - long-promised - English version of the RUSCICO website still comes up a dud...

http://www.ruscico.com/

. . . sigh . . .
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how long before we see this puppy over here, Hendrik
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...for all of youse guys (and gals?) in the USA :

! ! ! E U R E K A ! ! !

...go here... and drool :

http://www.st-p.com/edefault.asp?cat...s&whattype=new

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psht where's goddam solaris
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...here it is:

http://www.ruscico.com/index_en.php

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Solaris - NTSC, All Region

34.99
2 DVD set. English subtitles, English dubbing.
Anamorphic 2.35:1 transfer.
Bonus Materials:
Biography of director Andrei Tarkovsky
Biography of sci-fi writer Stanislav Lem
10 min Documentary on actor Donatas Banionis, The Master Of a Small Town
Interview with actress Natalya Bondarchuk
Interview with Andrei Tarkovsky's sister, Marina
Fragment from another film based on S. Lem's novel, Investigation of Pilot Pirx
Archive Photo Album
Filmographies of principal actors, director, camerman, composer, script writer
Trailers of films by A. Tarkovsky

http://www.st-p.com/esell.asp?ItemId=11111
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...however...

...check this thread on Mobius' Home Video Forum:

http://www.mhvf.net/forum/general/posts/124215433.html

...sigh...

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"However..." what? I don't see the problem. Some anonymous Criterion rep says that some NYC-based retailer doesn't have the rights to distribute the Ruscico disc and...what? That doesn't really mean anything, does it? If it bothers you, then don't buy the disc from that store. There are other online stores that carry it.
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Have right?

Really, St.Petersburg is the only one licensed company to distribute Russico DVDs amoung russian companies in the USA.
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Held up...

My "Solaris" from http://www.rbcmp3.com has been held up... The UPS tracking says it's in my city... but still no sign. I have phoned UPS and they don't really have an answer. I'll see what tomorrow brings...
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Okay Got it !!!1

I received it last night...

For any who are interested, I scanned the cover of the DVD and posted it here:
http://207.136.67.23/film/wavs/solaris%20cover.jpg
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...eeek!!!...

...it says 1.85:1... - a misprint, surely?!... one hopes!?...


http://us.imdb.com/Technical?0069293

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It's 2.35 : 1.00

Have no fear... Al Brown has confirmed that it is 2.35:1

Cheers,
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Whew! (wipes perspiration from forehead)

Still haven't received my R2 disc from amazon.fr...

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SOLARIS DVD Review !

I thrown together a DVD review of the Solaris disc here:

http://207.136.67.23/film/reviews/solaris.htm#solaris

for any who are interested...
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...nice review ... except for the fact that RUSCICO have pulled back (at least) the R2 discs due to manufacturing errors ... so it is no longer available from amazon.fr (who sent me an e-mail to this effect a few days ago)...

. . . sigh . . .

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I just wanted to comment on the French 'recall'. There was some speculation in one DVD Talk thread that these discs (the region 0 ones) had problems playing on DVD-Rom drives and that perhaps this was why the French discs were recalled.

I'm not sure about the French discs, but I did try my discs on my DVD-Rom drive (NEC 5700A drive, WinDVD software), and they played perfectly. I didn't try to navigate all the special features, but I did check both discs. Also, I have viewed the entire film and all supplements on my Pioneer 414, where it played perfectly.

Has anyone personally experienced any problems with the region 0 discs of SOLARIS?

Btw, I was wondering what you guys thought about the remix. I'm generally quite a purist on these matters, but I've been completely won over - I think it's great! And this is no 'sweetened' mono track; this is a very aggressive, highly directional mix. And I'm not just saying 'it sounds great for a mid-70's arthouse film shot in the former USSR'; I'm saying it sounds great... period.

Any thoughts?
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Oh yes... and it's definitely 2.35:1 (or thereabouts) despite what the box says.
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Thanks for the review, Gary. For a more in depth review of the film and the Region 0 disc check out this link:

http://mhvf.net/forum/scifihorror/posts/17754.html

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