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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:17 pm

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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:46 pm

Updated release schedule of 2020-2021 awards calendar films:

Nomadland on 4/27,
Judas and the Black Messiah on 5/4
The Mauritanian on 5/11.

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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby gunnar » Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:49 pm

It looks like there will be a new Blu-Ray release in France in April. Here's the listing on Amazon.fr

https://www.amazon.fr/Compartiment-tueurs-Blu-Ray-Simone-Signoret/dp/B08R68BSM4/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_fr_FR=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&crid=3DM7HJWG9ACAK&dchild=1&keywords=compartiment+tueurs+blu+ray&qid=1615693374&sprefix=compartiment+tu%2Caps%2C264&sr=8-1

I hadn't noticed the release date. On the U.S. site, it simply says unavailable. Sorry about that.

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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:36 pm

I have the Region O DVD of The Sleeping Car Murder from Movie Detective. Neither the DVD nor the French Blu-ray is available on Amazon.

I find it amusing that they are now calling Cost-Cavras' film The Sleeping Car Murders when there is only one murder that actually takes place on the train.

It was released in the U.S. in a perfectly fine dubbed version in 1966. I wish they would release both versions on one Blu-ray so we have a choice. While I usually prefer foreign films in their native language, there is so much action and dialogue in this one that if you concentrate on reading the subtitles you can lose sight of the action and vice versa.

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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby gunnar » Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:33 pm

Big Magilla wrote:Back when I had the equipment to do so, I copied my old VHS copy of Madame Rosa to a DVD-R. It is really unwatchable. The only film that looks worse than that in a VHS-DVR-D-R transfer is The Shameless Old Lady. Those two films and The Sleeping Car Murder, also starring Signoret, are the three foreign language films I have most wanted to see restored to what they once looked like.

One down, two to go.


I think that The Sleeping Car Murder was restored a few years ago and released on Blu-Ray in France. Somebody appears to be selling a bootleg Region 0 BD/DVD set on eBay with the US dubbed release on dvd and the French restored version with English subtitles on Blu-Ray. The legitimate French version can be found on Amazon (and likely elsewhere), but it is probably the wrong region.

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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:06 pm

Back when I had the equipment to do so, I copied my old VHS copy of Madame Rosa to a DVD-R. It is really unwatchable. The only film that looks worse than that in a VHS-DVR-D-R transfer is The Shameless Old Lady. Those two films and The Sleeping Car Murder, also starring Signoret, are the three foreign language films I have most wanted to see restored to what they once looked like.

One down, two to go.

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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby FilmFan720 » Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:42 pm

Big Magilla wrote:It took the Sophia Loren remake to do it, but the 1977 Simone Signoret original of Madame Rosa has been given a 4K restoration by Kino Lorber and will be released on May 18.

It has never had a DVD release.


Glad to hear it. I almost never do this, but because of its scarcity, I watched the horrible YouTube version of the film before The Life Ahead came out so I could compare them. The film and Signoret still transcended the subpar VHS dub, but I'm excited it is getting its due.
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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:54 pm

Big Magilla wrote:Given that all the Fellini films were given 4K restorations for the box set, I suspect all the previous Fellini Blu-rays will go out of print once existing copies have been sold, after which they may start releasing them as singles again.

Paramount has stepped up its own Blu-ray releases. Rosemary's Baby is scheduled for release on 5/25. Nashville, Harold and Maude, and Don't Look Now are apt to follow shortly.

I'm not surprised to see One Night in Miami and Sound of Metal due to be released. Amazon tends to put its product out, as does Warner Bros. Netflix is the one that tends not to release their product to home video. Hulu and Disney streaming are too new to know what their longtime game is.


Coming Blu-ray releases of 2020 films:

Promising Young Woman 3/16
News of the World 3/23
Nomadland 4/27

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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:28 pm

It took the Sophia Loren remake to do it, but the 1977 Simone Signoret original of Madame Rosa has been given a 4K restoration by Kino Lorber and will be released on May 18.

It has never had a DVD release.

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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:01 am

Correction: 11 of the 14 films in Criterion's Essential Fellini collection have been given brand new 4K restorations. La Dolce Vita is one of the three that did not require restoration. It is the same transfer as the 2014 release, albeit with two additional documentary shorts throw in.

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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:34 am

Given that all the Fellini films were given 4K restorations for the box set, I suspect all the previous Fellini Blu-rays will go out of print once existing copies have been sold, after which they may start releasing them as singles again.

Paramount has stepped up its own Blu-ray releases. Rosemary's Baby is scheduled for release on 5/25. Nashville, Harold and Maude, and Don't Look Now are apt to follow shortly.

I'm not surprised to see One Night in Miami and Sound of Metal due to be released. Amazon tends to put its product out, as does Warner Bros. Netflix is the one that tends not to release their product to home video. Hulu and Disney streaming are too new to know what their longtime game is.

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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby dws1982 » Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:53 am

Some of Criterion's releases unexpectedly went out of print last week: Days of Heaven, Rosemary's Baby, Nashville, Harold and Maude, Don't Look Now, and La Dolce Vita (although it is still available in the Fellini box set).

These are all Paramount-controlled titles and this coincides with the launch of Paramount+ and with a new head of home video at Paramount. It may be a temporary thing, and they may be reissued, or it may not be. Paramount has already announced releases for a few of these. If you haven't got them and want to, find a Barnes & Noble and check, because they aren't available for decent prices online anymore. Other Paramount titles from Criterion, like Election and Seconds don't seem to be affected--at least not yet--and new and upcoming releases like The Parallax View and The Furies (which has just been upgraded to BluRay) don't seem to be either.

It was also announced yesterday that Criterion will be handling physical releases of One Night in Miami, Time and Sound of Metal. For all the talk on message boards about whether these films are "Criterion worthy" (a dumb discussion in my opinion), this is pretty much the only hope these films would have for a physical release in the US, so I welcome it. If the rights change and they leave Prime's streaming service, they could become unavailable altogether. And honestly, with so much streaming content now, movies released onto streaming platforms fade into obscurity pretty fast*: No one seems to remember Beasts of No Nation even though it was an Oscar contender that probably had a legitimate at a Supporting Actor win in 2015 if Elba had gotten that nomination; Mudbound had very solid reviews and four Oscar nominations, but I don't think anyone has talked about it since Oscar night 2018; The Lost City of Z and Wonderstruck were well-reviewed movies from well-regarded directors, but they barely seem to exist today. A high profile label like Criterion will give these films a degree of permanence that they wouldn't otherwise have, so I am fine with those three films being released. (They will also be good sellers I would think, especially Miami and Metal.)

*- This isn't to say that movies that go the traditional route are spared the quick fade into obscurity--something like Nebraska seems like a very odd, almost theoretical 2013 artifact, precisely because it's not always on a streaming service. (Being in black-and-white and about old people is never going to help it be a popular success, I'll grant.) Whereas something like Hell or High Water, which has jumped from one streamer to another since 2017, is a movie that a lot of people in my real life will say, "You know what's a pretty good movie? Hell or High Water" I'd be interested in reading something that investigates why prestige movies from streamers seem to die a pretty quick death while traditionally-released movies often find a second life on streaming services.

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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Big Magilla » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:43 pm

The problem with mine was that they used a single door mechanism for a double door. It was only a matter of time before it failed. Been working fine for the last nine years. No problem with the opener. Good luck!

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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby dws1982 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:28 am

Turns out it may be the Garage Door Opener that needs replacing and not the door. Hopefully not both--I don't need that kind of expense in one month. We're going to try to troubleshoot this weekend and figure out where the actual problem is. Both are on the older side so they will probably need replacing sooner rather than later. Hopefully one will at least last a couple more years until I get my NBCT raise!

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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:09 am

dws1982 wrote:Criterion had their sale yesterday. I bought a few titles, because of course I did, and I'll get a few in the November Barnes & Noble sale, but November is going to be expensive too (I think I'm going to have to buy a new garage door), so I won't go too crazy like I have some years.

Don't put off that garage door.

When I bought my current house in 2011, the then 10-year-old house came with a two-car garage door powered by a mechanism for a one-car door which put a strain on it every time the automatic garage door opener was used. It was something I knew I had to replace, but it wasn't my top priority. Then one day, a neighbor accompanied me to the Home Depot to buy something for another project. He didn't like air conditioning, so we drove with the windows open on a hot day.

The previous owner was a short deaf man in his mid-90s, who because of his height and his inability to hear, had a long string attached to the overhead mechanism in case he had to manually open and close the door in a power outage. I had left it there.

After my neighbor got out of the car and walked outside I closed my car windows before exiting the car. When I did the string got caught in the driver's side window and caused the garage door to close. However, it didn't just close, it slammed shut in a nanosecond. Had my neighbor been passing through the entrance at that moment he would have been killed. Needless to say, I had it replaced immediately.

I was reminded of that incident the other day when I watched new neighbors across the street having their garage door replaced, probably for the same reason. Other neighbors have had the same problem, but no one that I know of has had as dramatic an incident to prompt them to take action. I hope no one does.


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