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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Precious Doll » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:37 am

Movie detective has just listed three more hard to see Foreign Language nominees:

The Important Man
The Ninth Circle
Los Tarantos
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Postby Precious Doll » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:31 am

Movie Detective have just listed another hard to see Foreign Language Film nominee on their site: The Year Long Road which is better known as The Road a Year Long.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Precious Doll » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:13 am

Movie Detective have just listed My Dearest Señorita on DVD for sale on their site. This is a very difficult title to track down and no doubt it is from the Spanish DVD with the English subtitles added.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Conway » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:25 pm

Going back to Reza's original list, since edited (updated) multiple times, and sticking to my favorites and/or favorite rarities from among those: MovieDetective.net has Harry and the Butler (I just ordered this and don't know if the movie is any good), Blood on the Land (where Mary Chronopoulou is strong in a supporting role), Pharaoh (search at the website = Faraon to avoid an English misspelling), The Boys of Paul Street, and Adalen '31 (search = widerberg 31). Also Live for Life (search = vivre pour vivre), which I almost quit watching, but then the eventual musical theme was good, as was the performance by Annie Girardot once her character became more developed, starting in both cases I think at the footbridge scene. MovieDetective.net also has The Flight of the Eagle, but J4HI.com (Just 4 the Hell of It), for several more dollars, supplies a case with nice cover art to go with the DVD-R. Close to Eden is best watched on the VHS if one can find it, because import DVDs of the movie from Russia and South Korea, even if one can find them, have Russian dubbed over the original Mongolian dialect, which is not at all good. The eleven YouTube installments for Close to Eden only have English subtitles (the CC button near the bottom right of the rectangular video) for the first two installments, but even so are worth a glance because they offer a hint of just how excellent the movie is. Daens so far is only on VHS, and hard to find. The DVD for A Place in the World is increasingly scarce, but if you can find it, be aware that it doesn't have chapters. There's also a VHS. The movie got yanked from the nominations, being credited instead to Argentina and disqualifying the Uruguayan submission. After the Wedding and Elling are both on normal DVD and are very dramatic and funny, respectively. Sandakan No. 8 and The Truce, one could find DVD-Rs for a while back on iOffer.com, but not currently. There's a normally available DVD for Sophie Scholl: The Final Days, but a Google (search = sophie scholl white fortitude 1:55:51) will bring up a free YouTube. The DVD for White Bim Black Ear is a Russian import and hard to find anymore, but fortunately there's a pair of YouTubes, with clickable subtitles (the CC button), found by a Google (search = white bim black ear english subtitles). For The Glass Cell, another Google (search = die glaserne zelle eng subs) will likewise bring up a free YouTube. Divided We Fall is good, and there's a normal DVD for it. Beyond Silence, pretty good, and ditto on the DVD. Under the Sun appears to have gotten both rare and very expensive on normal DVD, but it looks like, on ebay, there's a South Korean import DVD (eBay searchbox search = under the sun lassgard). The issue there being that I haven't ordered it and don't know if the import DVD quality is any good.

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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Precious Doll » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:00 am

Turns out the Criterion release will be the original Swedish full length versions.

The American versions (i.e. shorter & dubbed) will not be included with this release.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Precious Doll » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:22 am

The Original BJ wrote:Well, well, well...

Today the Criterion Collection announced it will be releasing both a DVD and Blu-Ray box set of The Emigrants and The New Land.

Happy Holidays, everyone!


BJ, you just beat me to this. The running times are not stated but I couldn't imagine anything less than the Swedish television versions.

Criterion are also releasing Death by Hanging DVD & Blu Ray. I haven't been buying much from them lately but February will be a best line-up in ages. Can't wait.

Hopefully more Oshima to follow (i.e. Boy, The Ceremony, etc).
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby The Original BJ » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:17 pm

Well, well, well...

Today the Criterion Collection announced it will be releasing both a DVD and Blu-Ray box set of The Emigrants and The New Land.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Precious Doll » Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:47 pm

I have corrected my post. It should read The New Land - that it was I purchased from Movie Detective. However, I suspect that The Emigrants is also the full Swedish TV version.

I have only ever seen the U.S. dubbed cut version of The Emigrants. I really should purchase the version at Movie Detective but I'm hoping for a rumoured Criterion release.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:19 am

The U.S. release was cut by 40 minutes, but the Warner Home Video release was the full movie.

The Emigrants is available on Comcast/Xfinity On Demand for TV viewing, but is not available on-line.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Precious Doll » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:48 am

The New Land from Movie Detective is the Swedish Television version and has been taken from a Swedish DVD. I imagine the The Emigrants is the same. Funny watching The New Land for the first time a couple of months ago (the day after I got back from the Melbourne Film Festival with a shocking head cold) in that I could get some of the scenes which I imagine would have been cut out of the international cinema release.

There has been talk for sometime now of Criterion releasing these so the discs from Movie Detective will suffice until proper releases find there way.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby OscarGuy » Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:55 pm

Actually, I may have watched it on TV now that I think about it.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:28 pm

Neither The Emigrants nor The New Land have ever been on DVD in the U.S. I made my own copies from the Warner Home Video laserdiscs I owned years ago. They're the sub-titled versions. The Movie Detective versions are also sub-titled so they're probably from either the laserdiscs or the 1994 VHS releases. The dubbed versions are taken from a 1976 ABC TV showing.

Oddly Amazon.com has The New Land available for streaming, but not The Emigrants. This may have been the situation with Netflix a few years ago.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby OscarGuy » Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:48 pm

I could swear I watched both The Emigrants and The New Land on DVD from Netflix a few years ago. Is it no longer available? Or did I just watch The New Land? I can't seem to recall now.
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby flipp525 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:39 pm

The Original BJ wrote:I might have to spend the $12.50 to buy The Emigrants -- this is the first place I've been able to find the movie subtitled instead of dubbed -- and it would be nice to cross off the one Best Picture nominee (other than the seemingly lost The Patriot) I'm missing.

And an elusive Best Actress nominee!
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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Postby The Original BJ » Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:19 pm

Thanks for recommending that site, Precious Doll.

I might have to spend the $12.50 to buy The Emigrants -- this is the first place I've been able to find the movie subtitled instead of dubbed -- and it would be nice to cross off the one Best Picture nominee (other than the seemingly lost The Patriot) I'm missing.


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