684-690, 873-879 Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project

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Re: 684-690 Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project, No. 1

#101 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:40 pm

And doesn't the Korean DVD of The Housemaid have a commentary track too?

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Re: 684-690 Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project, No. 1

#102 Post by zedz » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:44 pm

colinr0380 wrote:And doesn't the Korean DVD of The Housemaid have a commentary track too?
Yes, it's between Park Chan-wook and a Korean critic and it's not particularly enlightening. More importantly, it includes Kim Ki Young's first feature The Box of Death (for which the soundtrack is lost) and an early short.

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Re: 684-690 Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project, No. 1

#103 Post by Orlac » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:35 pm

What Manic's screencaps show is the ugly contrast boosting Criterion inflicted on Yojimbo and Sanjuro.

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Re: 684-690 Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project, No. 1

#104 Post by manicsounds » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:25 pm

zedz wrote:
colinr0380 wrote:And doesn't the Korean DVD of The Housemaid have a commentary track too?
Yes, it's between Park Chan-wook and a Korean critic and it's not particularly enlightening. More importantly, it includes Kim Ki Young's first feature The Box of Death (for which the soundtrack is lost) and an early short.
To clarify, the DVD has a commentary by Bong Joon-ho.
The Blu-ray has a new commentary by Park Chan-wook.

None of the DVD extras were carried over for the Blu-ray.

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Forthcoming: Taipei Story

#105 Post by kuzine » Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:51 am

FakeBonanza wrote: Thanks for sharing, this is awesome news all around. Taipei Story may be the most exciting news, being a more-than-welcome surprise. Watching the horrid VHS rip floating around has provided me with only the faintest impression of Yang's masterpiece. Did the Cinematik rep comment on whether the Film Foundation was participating in this resto as well?
No explicit mention. As I understood it the WCF's involvement in the restoration of the Hou was in the sound elements (carried out in Bologna, sourced from different elements than the video).

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Re: 684-690 Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project, No. 1

#106 Post by htom » Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:33 am

htom wrote:The World Cinema Foundation is now found at the Film Foundation webpage though not in the same form as previously seen.
Following up on this post, The list of films restored has increased but it is not possible to determine the order of releases chronologically, which is a shame. Even the Facebook page for the projectdoesn't really fill in the gaps, as some films announced were restored under the Film Foundation. Still, some later projects can be dated roughly:

2014

Sayat Nova (The Color of Pomegranates) [Armenia 1969] d: Sergei Parajanov
Raid Into Tibet [UK 1966] d: Adrian Cowell

2015

Alyam, Alyam (Oh the Days! ) [Morocco 1978] d: Ahmed El Mannouni
La noire de... (Black Girl) [Senegal 1966] d: Ousmane Sembene
Insiang [Philippines 1976] d: Lino Brocka
Fēngguì lái de rén (The Boys from Fengkuei) [Taiwan 1983] d: Hou Hsiao-Hsien

And

Pădurea spânzuraților (Forest of the Hanged) [Romania 1964] d: Liviu Ciulei

still doesn't show up any more even though it appears to have been restored and presented in 2010

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Re: Edward Yang

#107 Post by Trees » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:16 pm

Is there any way to see Taipei Story?

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Re: Edward Yang

#108 Post by ando » Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:40 pm

There's a miserable copy of Taipei Story on the Tube but it has English subs. No yang on NF or Hulu+ streaming. :( Why do I bother?

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Re: Edward Yang

#109 Post by Trees » Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:57 pm

ando wrote:There's a miserable copy of Taipei Story on the Tube but it has English subs. No yang on NF or Hulu+ streaming. :( Why do I bother?
THE HORROR, THE HORROR. :cry:

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Re: Edward Yang

#110 Post by ando » Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:58 pm

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Well, there's always Yi Yi. Or... any Ozu. :wink:

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Re: Edward Yang

#111 Post by kuzine » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:24 pm

criterion10 wrote:
Trees wrote:Is there any way to see Taipei Story?
To further this question, with the exception of Yang's three restored titles (A Brighter Summer Day, The Terrorizers, Yi Yi), are there any decent/watchable versions of his remaining five features on home video (or even back channels for that matter)?

I'd like to work my way through his filmography, but if everything is as unwatchable as that YouTube upload of Taipei Story, I might have to hold off for the time being.
Cinematek are restoring Taipei Story (heard this last October).

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Re: Edward Yang

#112 Post by whaleallright » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:38 pm

That is fabulous news. Why has it taken 30 years for these Taiwanese films to circulate in decent copies?

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Re: Edward Yang

#113 Post by Trees » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:49 pm

kuzine wrote: Cinematek are restoring Taipei Story (heard this last October).
This sounds like great news. Any more details? How might the restoration find distribution?

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Re: Edward Yang

#114 Post by Zot! » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:29 pm

Trees wrote:
kuzine wrote: Cinematek are restoring Taipei Story (heard this last October).
This sounds like great news. Any more details? How might the restoration find distribution?
Well Cinematek have their own label, and just released an "early Hou" dvd collection, of their own restorations. I don't think they distribute theatrical releases, but somebody might tour things for them.

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Re: Edward Yang

#115 Post by jwd5275 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:50 pm

Taipei Story is now listed on the Film Foundation website as a WCP restoration, so there is a likelihood that it will eventually get a Criterion release.

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Re: Edward Yang

#116 Post by jindianajonz » Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:42 pm

Assuming Criterion is still doing WCP releases!

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Re: Edward Yang

#117 Post by jwd5275 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:33 pm

A Brighter Summer Day was a WCP restoration. The forthcoming Black Girl is too.

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Re: Edward Yang

#118 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:31 pm

jwd5275 wrote:Taipei Story is now listed on the Film Foundation website as a WCP restoration, so there is a likelihood that it will eventually get a Criterion release.
Speak of the devil, the NYFF just announced that they're screening it as part of their revival program.

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#119 Post by honnorcawkins » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:02 am

Mungo wrote:So's Written On The Wind, Heaven Can Wait, either another Yang or a Hou (or possibly both), the Marseilles Trilogy, Dragon Inn, and a Bresson. We're definitely getting at least one martial arts film, even if it isn't a samurai movie.
What Yang are we expected to get? I'm really excited to hear that, he's my favorite director and I need to see more of his stuff.

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#120 Post by andyli » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:53 am

Taipei Story, which is newly restored by WCP?

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Re: Janus Films

#121 Post by criterionsnob » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:10 pm

Janus Films just tweeted about Edward Yang's Taipei Story (coming to BAM in March).


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Re: 684-690, 873 Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project

#123 Post by swo17 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:43 pm

Volume 2, only in dual format.

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Re: 684-690, 873 Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project

#124 Post by goblinfootballs » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:46 pm

I guess this answers the question as to whether or not we'll get a blu-ray only set of WCP Vol. 1...

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Re: 684-690, 873 Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project

#125 Post by Ribs » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:46 pm

Decision to keep it Dual Format a very good one.

I wonder if the Weerasethakul is here because Criterion will have similar presentation issues to the Second Run, and they wanted to avoid selling it on its own?

So I guess we're getting Manila on its own down the line too?

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