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Re: Carlotta Releases

#151 Post by Red Screamer » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:03 pm

Well Carlotta Films US is distributing the DCP later this year so I assume they'll also put out a box set

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#152 Post by nick » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:17 pm

Sorry, I thought that this was a continuation of the Carlotta Films US conversation mentioned above.

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#153 Post by cinemartin » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:20 pm

I'm a little confused about where this is going to be released theatrically - or more importantly, how?

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#154 Post by tenia » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:48 am

More info from Fabien :
The boxsets will be available in France and in the USA (under Cartlotta US) with English subs. There will also be theatrical showings in both territories.
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#155 Post by martin » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:17 pm

Has anyone seen the DVD of Antonioni's LE MYSTERE D'OBERWALD? What's the PQ and the AR? I once saw this film in a heavily cropped 16:9 version (a Spanish DVD was also 16:9 if I'm not mistaken?).

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#156 Post by tenia » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:51 pm

I don't have the Oberwald DVD myself but have understood it does not have a good PQ at all, which is the reason why I never bought it. Not sure about the AR, though.

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#158 Post by martin » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:57 pm

tenia wrote:I don't have the Oberwald DVD myself but have understood it does not have a good PQ at all, which is the reason why I never bought it. Not sure about the AR, though.
Thanks a lot.

Out 1 looks exciting and is an obvious double-dip for me (I bought the German release not too long ago).

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#159 Post by cinemartin » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:24 pm

And I'm sure they will fix the strange framing issue in the first episode for this release.

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#160 Post by zedz » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:21 pm

French Carlotta is notoriously parsimonious with English subs, so don't count on it. Better keep your fingers crossed for Carlotta US.

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#161 Post by Zot! » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:43 am

zedz wrote:French Carlotta is notoriously parsimonious with English subs, so don't count on it. Better keep your fingers crossed for Carlotta US.
The announcement indicates both territories getting a Release.

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#162 Post by zedz » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:55 am

Zot! wrote:
zedz wrote:French Carlotta is notoriously parsimonious with English subs, so don't count on it. Better keep your fingers crossed for Carlotta US.
The announcement indicates both territories getting a Release.
At this late stage of the release's chequered history, I remain firmly in the 'crossed fingers' camp.

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#163 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:17 am

martin wrote:
tenia wrote:I don't have the Oberwald DVD myself but have understood it does not have a good PQ at all, which is the reason why I never bought it. Not sure about the AR, though.
For info about the Oberwald DVD, go here:
http://www.dvdclassik.com/forum/viewtop ... start=2355" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Scroll down for start of discussion in French. Most of the relevant info is on the following page of the thread.

The main problems with the DVD seems to be
- weaknesses inherent in the materials (shot on video)
- inaccurate colours
- reframing / misframing

The film was restored in 2012.

The image on the US VHS is said to be more accurate.

Print sources:
- Cahiers du cinema, October 2013, p. 60 ("La ruine d´Oberwald")
http://www.cahiersducinema.com/Octobre-2013-no693.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

- Cahiers du cinema, April 2014 (Carlotta and RAI answers questions about the DVD)
http://www.cahiersducinema.com/Avril-2014-no699.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Hope this helps.

Extract in what seems to be a 1.85 ratio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWv-oH8fpu0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Compare extract here at approx. 1 hour 44 minutes in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V7Njbg6hbk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
This is the whole film (w/ Greek subtitles) in a ratio that looks like 1.66 or 1.33 (assuming it was originally shot/intended for TV). Don´t know how to account for the difference in framing.
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#164 Post by ellipsis7 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:54 am

I have the Oberwald/Carlotta DVD & am pretty dissappointed too, I also have the old US VHS & have seen a Czech DVD of OBERWALD also, but, strange to relate, a matted widescreen version on DVD-R which I picked up on Ebay is IMHO probably the best; while still suffering from the basic drawbacks of analogue SD video shot with tube cameras, with ghosting & relatively primitive picture manipulation (by today's standards) it however comes over as a rare, remarkable & emotionally resonant piece of work (& worth comparing with Cocteau's original L'AIGLE A DEUX TETES [1948] & the historical fact on which the play is based)...

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#165 Post by Roger Ryan » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:43 am

Stefan Andersson wrote: ...Extract in what seems to be a 1.85 ratio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWv-oH8fpu0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Compare extract here at approx. 1 hour 44 minutes in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V7Njbg6hbk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
This is the whole film (w/ Greek subtitles) in a ratio that looks like 1.66 or 1.33 (assuming it was originally shot/intended for TV). Don´t know how to account for the difference in framing. Is the excerpt in open matte?
There doesn't appear to be much, if any, information lost on the top and bottom of the frame for the 1.85:1 ratio excerpt whereas the 1.33:1 image is heavily cropped on the sides. This is the opposite of what one would expect for a film intended strictly for television. Despite being shot on video, I suspect the shots were composed for widescreen theatrical screenings and matted to the 1.85:1 ratio (as seen in the excerpt). That master was then cropped again (on the sides) for television showings (as seen in the version with Greek subtitles).

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#166 Post by martin » Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:14 pm

Thanks again re Oberwald, Stefan Andersson, ellipsis7 and Roger Ryan. Much appreciated! It's the only Antonioni film (documetaries included) of the ones that has been officially released I don't own. I'll wait with my purchase although the chances of some definitive release coming up the next couple of years are slim.

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#167 Post by tenia » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:46 pm

Carlotta will release on the 5th of July Mr Arkadin on BD. No info as to which cut(s) it will contain except it will contain the 98min Confidential Report restored 3-4 years ago.

A Touch of Zen and Dragon Inn will have BD releases in 2016.

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#168 Post by SpiderBaby » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:49 pm

tenia wrote: A Touch of Zen and Dragon Inn will have BD releases in 2016.
US releases as well?

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#169 Post by captveg » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:55 pm

A Touch of Zen as an actual quality release will be much appreciated.

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#170 Post by pointless » Tue May 19, 2015 8:07 am

Carlotta Films (France) has announced that it will release on Blu-Ray two classic westerns directed by Delmer Daves on June 24th.

3:10 to Yuma (1957)

Special Features:
  • 4K Scan/2K Restoration from Sony Pictures
    Interview with Michael Daves (son of director Delmer Daves): Part I
    Interview with cinematographer Phedon Papamichael ( James Mangold's remake of 3:10 to Yuma)
    Original Trailer
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Cowboy (1958)

Special Features:
  • NEW 4K Restoration from Sony Pictures
    Interview with Michael Daves (son of director Delmer Daves): Part II
    Cinematographer Richard H. Kline (The Boston Strangler) on director of photography Charles Lawton Jr.
    Interview with Jan-Christopher Horak, Director of UCLA Film & Television Archive
    Original Trailer
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#171 Post by Drucker » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:30 am

Carlotta have confirmed to me on Twitter that their fortchoming blu-ray of Mr. Arkadin will only feature the Confidential Report version.

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#172 Post by pointless » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:43 am

tenia wrote:Carlotta will release on the 5th of July Mr Arkadin on BD. No info as to which cut(s) it will contain except it will contain the 98min Confidential Report restored 3-4 years ago.
French label Carlotta Films has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Orson Welles' Mr. Arkadin a.k.a. Confidential Report (1955). The release will be available for purchase on July 8.

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Special Features:
  • Orson Welles and The Arkadin File - video interview with film historian and author Jean-Pierre Berthomé (Orson Welles at Work). (47 min).
    Men of Mystery: Simon Callow on Confidential Report - Orson Welles biographer Simon Callow talks to Robert Arden, Michael Redgrave and producer Louis Dolivet. (25 min).
    Rushes - archival footage from the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg in which Orson Welles is seen performing and directing several scenes from the film. (18 min).

Also on July 8, Carlotta Films will release on two-disc DVD set Around the World With Orson Welles.

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DISC ONE:
  • "Pays Basque I (The Basque Countries)", first broadcast October 7, 1955. (25 min)
    "Pays Basque II (La Pelote basque)", first broadcast October 21, 1955. (25 min)
    "Revisiting Vienna" (also known as "The Third Man Returns to Vienna"), first broadcast November 4, 1955. (26 min)
    "St.-Germain-des-Prés", first broadcast November 18, 1955 .(26 min)
    "Chelsea Pensioners", first broadcast December 2, 1955. (27 min)
    "Madrid Bullfight", first broadcast December 16, 1955. (26 min)
    Bonus Feature: Introduction by film historian Christophe Cognet
DISC TWO:
  • L'affaire Dominici par Orson Welles (2000) - documentary film produced by Christophe Cognet
    Introduction by Christophe Cognet

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Re: Carlotta Releases

#173 Post by Drucker » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:04 pm

Cowboy review at Bluray.com.

Looks beautiful, but is the film better than Jubal? (I hope!)

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#174 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:29 pm

Cowboy is an exceedingly minor work regardless of how inexplicably lavishly the French are treating it now!

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#175 Post by tenia » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:19 pm

I watched it 2 days ago and it's actually quite entertaining.
I dont remember Jubal being deeper or better, but it's obviously less thilling than 3.10 which was tremendous.

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