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Antonioni LA NOTTE Feb.2 (2007)

Old 12-31-06, 02:59 AM
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Antonioni LA NOTTE Feb.2 (2007)

Antonioni's La Notte is set to be released (a new, restored, print) in Australia on February 2.

More details: soon!

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theatrically ? I might have to haul my butt to wherever they're shwowing this here.
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Originally Posted by nitin77
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theatrically ? I might have to haul my butt to wherever they're shwowing this here.
DVD release!

As noted above the DVD arrives on February 2.

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really ?

Out of all the places, I thought oz would be the last to get this. Please post specs when you know them.
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please post specs once you know them, I've been waiting forever for a proper release of this, who knew it would be right here in oz
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Originally Posted by nitin77
Please post specs when you know them.
That would be difficult to do since your local distrib Shock is notorious for not providing any final info but I will keep an eye (I would not expect much though in terms of extras, their output has been very budgety). Here's their official listing:
http://www.shock.com.au/releases/inf...se_ID=12665198

Also, i just looked up a few of the Aussie etailers and they have an early cover on: http://atlanticdvd.com.au/ (type up La Notte)

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ezdvd has it up too, but I dont like the sound of 4:3. Having said that, ezydvd muck up many of their listings.

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/791343
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Originally Posted by nitin77
ezdvd has it up too, but I dont like the sound of 4:3. Having said that, ezydvd muck up many of their listings.
That does not mean anything (as you correctly suggest)! The email I received states anamorphic 1.66:1 transfer!

I rarely get preliminary info from Australia but this email came from a person with whom I exchanged some notes after one of my reviews on the board and he has always been spot on!

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great news.

This is my favorite Antonioni film.
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Old 01-04-07, 08:48 AM
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Already something to look forward to in 2007, then.

As Criterion have L'Eclisse and L'Avventura, I always assumed they would also publish La Notte sooner or later. I guess it's still possible....
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An Aussie member from CF took some caps from the new disc and while the above info I posted stands corerct, 1.66:1, the disc is visibly cropped and the image according to the same person is soft...meaning a pass! How is this a restored print I have no idea...

This film remains a great enigma for English speakers...hopefully Criterion finally get to it this year.

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it's not anamorphic, but it is proper PAL from what I can tell.

The koch disc was non-anaomrphic and PAL-NTSC so this is a marginal improvement, but I am very disappointed.
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Originally Posted by nitin77
it's not anamorphic, but it is proper PAL from what I can tell.

The koch disc was non-anaomrphic and PAL-NTSC so this is a marginal improvement, but I am very disappointed.
Actually, if the caps posted are to be believed then the tiny bars on the sides should imply 16/9. I just can't tell.

Despite of the fact that it is in the proper ratio however, 1.66:1, I also do not like the caps. They do not look solid.

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pro-b,

I tried it out last night, definitely non-anamorphic. But, like I said proper PAL.

It's also a better print than the koch disc, less damage. Sharpness is not criterion level but even after adjusting it via tv zoom to fake anamorphicness on my tv, its still solid. 6/10 material.

If you can find it cheap, not bad.

There's a nice audio commentary too and a 55 min Antonioni doco.
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Thanks for your informative comments Nitin77. If we don't get any official news (or rumors) addressing a possible Criterion release in the next 4-5 months I would most likely pick it up.

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