Studio Canal/Kinowelt/Optimum

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L.A.
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Re: Studio Canal/Kinowelt/Optimum

#1576 Post by L.A. » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:17 pm

It seems the French Blu of Clouzot’s Quai des Orfèvres is no longer available(?). Some online stores still have it though like Fnac and Cultura but the shipping is quite high. Is there perhaps a third alternative that ships overseas and has decent shipping?

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Re: Studio Canal/Kinowelt/Optimum

#1577 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:20 pm

Why not just buy the UK Bluray?

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Re: Studio Canal/Kinowelt/Optimum

#1578 Post by L.A. » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:23 pm

That is plan B. I would like the French one though. :wink:

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#1579 Post by Werewolf by Night » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:52 pm

They are literally the same disc. When you put it in your player, you're given the option of French or English menus.

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#1580 Post by Drucker » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:53 pm


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#1582 Post by tenia » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:55 am

I was waiting for some post-2017 restorations to see if Ritrovata indeed fixed their gradings, as heard by a member, but clearly they didn't.
Incidentally, I quickly went through Youssef Chahine's Adieu Bonaparte yesterday, and Eclair's gradings are getting quite easy to spot too.

EDIT : my bad, it's actually Eclair, so there is still a chance Ritrovata worked on their gradings.
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Re: Studio Canal/Kinowelt/Optimum

#1583 Post by Apperson » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:22 am

domino harvey wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:55 pm
StudioCanal's new "restored" Producers Blu-ray gets soaked in piss-- one guess who did the resto
Don't forget the hideous macro-blocking as seen on the gown in the first screencap.

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#1584 Post by tenia » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:37 am

I don't want to defend this specific point, but I'm not too bother with macro-blocking in this kind of places. Unlike in Beauty and the Beast, this is likely to be difficult to spot in motion (more like Pan's Labyrinth).

However, it still tackls the question : how can a 90 minute catalogue movie without a crapload of soundtracks or heavily spatialized tracks can end up with only a 24 Mbps despite using a BD-50 ?

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Re: Studio Canal/Kinowelt/Optimum

#1585 Post by jsteffe » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:47 am

domino harvey wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:55 pm
StudioCanal's new "restored" Producers Blu-ray gets soaked in piss-- one guess who did the resto
Yep, it had to be either Éclair or Ritrovata, and this time it's...

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Re: Studio Canal/Kinowelt/Optimum

#1586 Post by tenia » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:51 am

I was thus wrong in thinking that's Ritrovata, though there isn't much to rejoice about this mistake.

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Re: Studio Canal/Kinowelt/Optimum

#1587 Post by jsteffe » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:17 pm

tenia wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:51 am
I was thus wrong in thinking that's Ritrovata, though there isn't much to rejoice about this mistake.
Sadly, it means that twice as many color restorations will continue getting the super-yellow treatment.

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Re: Studio Canal/Kinowelt/Optimum

#1588 Post by movielocke » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:24 pm

I started fords young Cassidy yesterday on filmstruck and it has a definite yellow look to it.

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Re: Studio Canal/Kinowelt/Optimum

#1589 Post by Finch » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:47 pm

Hopefully they won't have fucked up the new Marienbad.

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Re: Studio Canal/Kinowelt/Optimum

#1590 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:59 pm

Finch wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:47 pm
Hopefully they won't have fucked up the new Marienbad.
Man would that be a massive fuck up - "we decided to present this in black and urine amber, just as Resnais no doubt would have wanted it to look."

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Re: Studio Canal/Kinowelt/Optimum

#1591 Post by Drucker » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:29 pm

I've had CC's Marienbad unwatched on my shelf for years, but considering it comes with a purposefully unrestored audio track, there is no way I would give it up in this day and age.

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#1592 Post by tenia » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:56 am

I briefly looked at the new disc and the PQ at least looks quite good. There is only one French track, a new restoration whose high frequencies seem intact.
Extras are the same than the old SC disc plus a new 30 min doc on Resnaid and Robbe Grillet. The 2 shorts have been newly restored. And the original trailer has been replaced bt the 2018 rerelease one.

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