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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Precious Doll » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:06 am

The Truce (1974) Oscar nominee for Foreign Language Film is now available through Movie Detective.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Precious Doll » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:33 am

Reza,

Thanks so much for the links. Paw and Sandakan No. 8. are very highly regarded in their own right, however Double Feature and Course Completed have for some reason almost impossible to track down with English subtitles. One of them was restored and released on Blu Ray in Spain a couple of years ago, but alas without English subtitles.

Interesting but sad fact about a lot of older Japanese cinema, aside from the well known directors (Mizogouchi, Ozu, Kurosawa, etc) is that there is no appetite in Japan to restore cinema and it doesn't sell well outside of Japan either making it economical unfeasible for US/UK companies to largely bother with.

Whilst not related to this thread I read some rather sad news the other day that the company/person who owns most of Paul Verhoeven's Dutch films from the 1970s/early 1980s wants too much money for the rights as a result know one will invest in restoring them. Yesterday I saw Jeffrey McHale's documentary on Showgirls - You Don't Nomi and it includes clips from all of Verhoeven's other films. All his Dutch films are clearly in a terrible state with the exception of Spetters which has been restored and is coming to Blu Ray in the UK in November. I'm loathed to even look at my DVDs of Verhoeven's Dutch films - I've seen them all over the years previously but haven't watched any of them on DVD because, well the quality leaves a lot to be desired. A very sad state of affair for lots of films from the past and us film lovers.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Reza » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:25 am

Precious Doll wrote:
Reza wrote:
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I'm now down to 'only' ten films from the Foreign Language category to see:

1958 - Arms and the Man (Germany)
1959 - Paw (Denmark)
1967 - El Amor Brujo (Bewitched Love) (Spain)
1967 - Portrait of Chieko (Japan)
1970 - Hoa-Binh (France)
1970 - Paix sur les Champs (Peace in the Fields) (Belgium)
1974 - The Truce (Argentina)
1975 - Sandakan No. 8 (Japan)
1984 - Double Feature (Spain)
1987 - Course Completed (Spain)


Precious have you managed to find and watch:

1959 - Paw (Denmark)
1967 - El Amor Brujo (Bewitched Love) (Spain)

A Cage of Nightingales


I'm still missing:

1959 - Paw (Denmark)
1967 - Portrait of Chieko (Japan)
1970 - Hoa-Binh (France)
1974 - The Truce (Argentina)
1975 - Sandakan No. 8 (Japan)
1984 - Double Feature (Spain)
1987 - Course Completed (Spain)

I've gotten the other through Movie Detective.


If you like I can send you links to Paw, Sandakan No. 8., Double Feature and Course Completed.

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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Precious Doll » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:57 am

Reza wrote:
Precious Doll wrote:
I'm now down to 'only' ten films from the Foreign Language category to see:

1958 - Arms and the Man (Germany)
1959 - Paw (Denmark)
1967 - El Amor Brujo (Bewitched Love) (Spain)
1967 - Portrait of Chieko (Japan)
1970 - Hoa-Binh (France)
1970 - Paix sur les Champs (Peace in the Fields) (Belgium)
1974 - The Truce (Argentina)
1975 - Sandakan No. 8 (Japan)
1984 - Double Feature (Spain)
1987 - Course Completed (Spain)


Precious have you managed to find and watch:

1959 - Paw (Denmark)
1967 - El Amor Brujo (Bewitched Love) (Spain)

A Cage of Nightingales


I'm still missing:

1959 - Paw (Denmark)
1967 - Portrait of Chieko (Japan)
1970 - Hoa-Binh (France)
1974 - The Truce (Argentina)
1975 - Sandakan No. 8 (Japan)
1984 - Double Feature (Spain)
1987 - Course Completed (Spain)

I've gotten the other through Movie Detective.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Reza » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:39 am

roddydc5 wrote:Re: Portrait of Chieko. Was it streamed, or were you able to download it? Did it have English subtitles? The only copy I have ever heard of was a very poor print at Pacific Archives in Berkeley. Not even the production company has released it since it's original showing. It's very strange that a film that was nominated for best foreign language has disappeared!


The link was to someone's private collection on his blog. Yes had subtitles.

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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby roddydc5 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:52 pm

Re: Portrait of Chieko. Was it streamed, or were you able to download it? Did it have English subtitles? The only copy I have ever heard of was a very poor print at Pacific Archives in Berkeley. Not even the production company has released it since it's original showing. It's very strange that a film that was nominated for best foreign language has disappeared!

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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Reza » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:41 pm

Precious Doll wrote:
I'm now down to 'only' ten films from the Foreign Language category to see:

1958 - Arms and the Man (Germany)
1959 - Paw (Denmark)
1967 - El Amor Brujo (Bewitched Love) (Spain)
1967 - Portrait of Chieko (Japan)
1970 - Hoa-Binh (France)
1970 - Paix sur les Champs (Peace in the Fields) (Belgium)
1974 - The Truce (Argentina)
1975 - Sandakan No. 8 (Japan)
1984 - Double Feature (Spain)
1987 - Course Completed (Spain)


Precious have you managed to find and watch:

1959 - Paw (Denmark)
1967 - El Amor Brujo (Bewitched Love) (Spain)

A Cage of Nightingales

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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Reza » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:37 pm

roddydc5 wrote:Congrats on finding all these films. The only film on your list that I haven't seen or found is Portrait of Chieko 1967. Where were you able to find it? Thanks


Someone had put up a link to it on Facebook on some movie page. It was eventually removed.

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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby roddydc5 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:17 pm

Congrats on finding all these films. The only film on your list that I haven't seen or found is Portrait of Chieko 1967. Where were you able to find it? Thanks

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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Reza » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:01 am

I lucked out finally as managed to find the following films:

Samurai - The Legend of Musashi (1955 Japan)
Harp of Burma (1956 Japan)
La Venganza (1958 Spain)
Paw (1959 Denmark)
Macario (1960 Spain)
Immortal Love (1961 Japan)
Placido (1961 Spain)
The Red Lanterns (1963 Greece)
Raven's End (1964 Sweden)
Dear John (1965 Sweden)
Loves of a Blonde (1966 Czechoslovakia)
Three (1966 Yugoslavia)
El Amor Brujo (1967 Spain)
I Even Met Happy Gypsies (1967 Yugoslavia)
Portrait of Chieko (1967 Japan)
The Fireman's Ball (1968 Czechoslovakia)
Adalen '31 (1969 Sweden)
The Battle of Neretva (1969 Yugoslavia)
The Brothers Karamazov (1969 Soviet Union)
Dodes'ka-Den (1971 Japan)
The House on Chelouche Street (1973 Israel)
L'Invitation (1973 Switzerland)
Lacombe, Lucien (1974 France)
Letters from Marusia (1975 Mexico)
Jacob, the Liar (1976 East Germany)
The Glass Cell (1978 West Germany)
White Bim Black Ear (1978 Soviet Union)
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980 Soviet Union)
Muddy River (1981 Japan)
Three Brothers (1981 Italy)
Alsino and the Condor (1982 Nicaragua)
The Flight of the Eagle (1982 Sweden)
When Father Was Away on Business (1985 Yugoslavia)
My Sweet Little Village (1986 Czechoslovakia)
Hanussen (1988 Hungary)
Before the Rain (1994 Macedonia)
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994 Taiwan)
All Things Fair (1995 Sweden)
Children of Heaven (1998 Iran)
Divided We Fall (2000 Czech Republic)
Everybody Famous! (2000 Belgium)
The Man Without a Past (2002 Finland)
The Twilight Samurai (2003 Japan)
Zelary (2003 Czech Republic)
As It Is in Heaven (2004 Sweden)
The Chorus (2004 France)
Tsotsi (2005 South Africa)
Paradise Now (2005 Palestine)
Sophie Scholl – The Final Days (2005 Germany)
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2009 Germany)
Waltz with Bashir (2009 Israel)
The Milk of Sorrow (2010 Peru)
Biutiful (2011 Mexico)
Outside the Law (2011 Algeria)
No (2013 Chile)
The Missing Picture (2014 Cambodia)
Tangerines (2014Estonia)
Timbuktu (2014 Mauritania)
Mustang (2015 France)
A Man Called Ove (2016 Sweden)
Tanna (2016 Australia)
Toni Erdmann (2016 Germany)
A Fantastic Woman (2017 Chile)
Capernaum (2018 Lebanon)
Never Look Away (2018 Germany)
Shoplifters (2018 Japan)

Now to find time to watch them.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Precious Doll » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:08 am

Movie Detective have added A Cage of Nightingales (1945) nominated for a screenplay Oscar to their catalogue. And it will have optional English subtitles.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Precious Doll » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:28 am

Movie Detective now have El Amour Brujo (aka Bewitched Love) (1967) which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film available on their website.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Precious Doll » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:11 am

Movie Detective have another nominee available, though its not listed on their site (an email requesting invoice to pay is needed to obtain the film). The film is Arms and the Man (1958) German title 'Helden'.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Reza » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:04 am

Precious Doll wrote:I saw Whatever Happened to Santiago on its initial cinema release. I am not aware of any subsequent home video release for that title.


I just found an online link. Will be watching it soon.

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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Precious Doll » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:15 am

Movie Detective has the very rare Paix sur les Champs (Peace in the Fields) up for sale.
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