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Ray, Ophüls, Buñuel, Ozu, Stroheim, Mellville, Pabst, Bresson & Rohmer NON R1 (Help)

Old 01-29-02, 04:57 PM
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Ray, Ophüls, Buñuel, Ozu, Stroheim, Mellville, Pabst, Bresson & Rohmer NON R1 (Help)

I'm just getting into this Multi-region thing, and I plan to buy a region free player soon, I'm mulling over getting one that does the PAL-to-NTSC conversion, as well.

I need to know, however, are any of these titles available at all in non-R1 areas? Because they most certainly aren't available here in the U.S.

Any info on where to look, the most vast online shopping sites (recommendations, that is) are welcome too.

Specific films I'm looking for are:

The Apu Trilogy
L'Atalante
The Earrings of Madame De...
The Exterminating Angel
Floating Weeds
Greed
Le Samourai
Pandora's Box
Pickpocket
A Tale of Winter


Again, any ideas or info is greatly appreciated.
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Hmmm...

you'd've thought someone would've asked those questions before on such a forum........d'oh
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Some of the french titles you mention may well be available from france, but without english subtitles (L'Atalante certainly is).
dvdfr.com is a pretty comprehensive listing of what's available in france, with usually accurate details on subtitles etc.
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...ahh... for instance, in France, there are four DVDs of Eric Rohmer films,
all with French sound, no (English or other) subs...

http://www.dvdfr.com/dvd/search.php3?multiname=rohmer

...again, in France they have just released a by-all-reports splendid two-disc set containing every film Jean Vigo ever made...
French sound only - bummer - and no subtitles - double bummer...

http://www.dvdfr.com/dvd/fiche.php3?id=5124

...and so on...

Q: 'ow's your French ? (...fortunately mine's good enough...)

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Ray's Jalsaghar is available in R2 from French retailers. It has English subtitles.
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...for instance, again in France, several of Luis Buñuel's Spanish-language films were released on DVD - all excellent copies/transfers, all but one featuring optional English subtitles...

http://www.dvdfr.com/dvd/search.php3...=luis+bu%F1uel

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My French is non-existant. Thanks about the tip for the Ray disc...I'm gonna look for it.

Too bad about Vigo and Rohmer...

I wonder about Ophuls and Mellville...I saw Le Samourai on Ebay once it was a VCD... long time ago.

There must, however, be a dvd of it in some region with English subs.

Oh and what of Truffaut's Day For Night?
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...ahh... Marcel Ophüls' The Sorrow And The Pity is available on French DVD ... again: no subs...

http://www.dvdfr.com/dvd/fiche.php3?id=4028

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...while Max Ophüls's 1933 Lachende Erben is available on German DVD, with... yup! you guessed it! no subs!...

http://dvd-station.de/product_body.a...0HAMQ4M8500439

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...three Jean-Pierre Melville movies (but not Le Samouraï) are out on French DVD... still no subs...

http://www.dvdfr.com/dvd/search.php3?multiname=melville

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Chaver

Can you suggest a site where I can find Jalsaghar?

Do you own it, is it nice?
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...the silent Die weisse Hölle von Piz Palü, co-directed by G.W. Pabst and starring Leni Riefenstahl, is available (German only, natch!) on a German DVD...

http://dvd-station.de/product_body.a...0HAMQ4M8500439

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...Satyajit Ray's 1958 The Music Room can be bought from CinéStore (click on the name in the upper right corner of the site below)... although a French release, the disc is actually ALL REGION and NTSC... don't expect too much in the way of picture and sound (both are better than 'nothing', to be sure, and it is unlikely that we'll soon get another, 'better' DVD release of this film!)...

http://www.dvdfr.com/dvd/fiche.php3?id=4280

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I found it! Yes! I don't see that it's NTSC though?
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...it is, take my word for it, it is...

...there are a (very? at least afaik) few 'European DVDs like that - offhand I can think of three others in my 'collection': French R0/NTSC DVDs of Marcel Carné's 1937 Drôle de drame, and the Méliès disc that is mentioned in another thread on this Forum... also a one-off German R0/NTSC DVD of Mario Bava's restored Cani arrabbiati from 1974...

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Thanks for the heads up, I will definately purchase it, but I don't exactly know how to purchase it. I added it to the cart (by the way I'm using the alta vista translation site)...I'm not sure how much it costs though. And when I went to fill in my info, and select my country and add my address, etc... the United States just isn't on that list. Under, America...United States...USA... anything.

Any ideas? Sorry to be a bother..
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...try Etats Unis...

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