Gaumont French Releases

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#276 Post by otis » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:59 am

Three limited edition box sets coming from Gaumont this summer:
Coffret Collection 120 Ans, Vol. 1 : Le Muet - 1895-1929
20 DVD contenant :
Alice Guy (période 1897-1907) - 66 courts-métrages (240’)
Louis Feuillade (période 1907-1913) - 25 courts-métrages et moyens-métrages (300’)
Léonce Perret (période 1910-1913) - 15 courts-métrages, moyens-métrages et longs-métrages (420’)
Émile Cohl (période 1908-1921) - 60 courts-métrages (330’)
Jean Durand (période 1911-1915) - 40 courts-métrages et moyens-métrages (320’)
Jacques Feyder (période 1916) - 3 courts-métrages et moyens-métrages (70’)
Marcel L’Herbier (période 1920-1921) - 13 courts-métrages et 2 longs-métrages (L’homme du large, El Dorado)
Raymond Bernard (période 1924-1929) - 3 longs-métrages (Le miracle des loups, Le joueur d’échecs, Tarakanova)
Jean Renoir (période 1929) - 1 long-métrage (Le bled)
Réalisateur divers : Roméo Bosetti, Henri Fescourt, René Le Somptier, Gaston Ravel (période 1909-1915) - 13 courts-métrages et moyens-métrages (150’)
Films non attribués (période 1907-1916 ) - 12 courts-métrages et moyens-métrages (120’)
1 CD-audio de musiques d’accompagnement des films muets (32’30”)
1 livre (268 pages)

Coffret Collection 120 Ans, Vol. 2 : 1930-1944
La fin du monde  d’Abel Gance (1931)
Daïna la métisse  de Jean Grémillon (1931)
Les 28 jours de Clairette  d’André Hugon (1933)
Zéro de conduite  de Jean Vigo (1933)
Madame Bovary  de Jean Renoir (1934)
L’Atalante  de Jean Vigo (1934)
Toni  de Jean Renoir (1935)
Jenny  de Marcel Carné (1936)
Le roman d’un tricheur  de Sacha Guitry (1936)
Courrier sud  de Pierre Billon (1937)
L’homme du jour  de Julien Duvivier (1937)
Un carnet de bal  de Julien Duvivier (1937)
 Quadrille  de Sacha Guitry (1938)
Les nuits blanches de Saint-Petersbourg  de Jean Dréville (1938)
La maison du Maltais  de Pierre Chenal (1938)
J’étais une aventurière  de Raymond Bernard (1938)
Pièges  de Robert Siodmak (1939)
De Mayerling à Sarajevo  de Max Ophuls (1940)
Premier rendez-vous  de Henri Decoin (1941)
Le dernier des six  de Georges Lacombe (1941)
Le journal tombe à 5 heures  de Georges Lacombe (1942)
Le mariage de Chiffon  de Claude Autant-Lara (1942)
 L’assassin habite… au 21  de Henri-Georges Clouzot (1942)
Picpus  de Richard Pottier (1943)
La main du diable  de Maurice Tourneur (1943)
Marie-Martine  de Albert Valentin (1943)
1 CD-audio des plus grandes musiques des films Gaumont

Coffret Collection 120 Ans, Vol. 3 : 1945-1954
La cage aux rossignols  de Jean Dréville (1945)
Untel père et fils  de Julien Duvivier (1945)
Trente et quarante  de Gilles Grangier (1945)
Les maudits  de René Clément (1947)
Antoine et Antoinette  de Jacques Becker (1947)
9 garçons… un coeur !  de Georges Freedland (1948)
Parade du temps perdu (les casse-pieds)  de Jean Dréville (1948)
Le silence de la mer  de Jean-Pierre Melville (1949)
Rendez-vous de juillet  de Jacques Becker (1949)
La beauté du Diable  de René Clair (1950)
Lady Paname  de Henri Jeanson (1950)
Justice est faite  de André Cayatte (1950)
Ma pomme  de Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon (1950)
 Caroline chérie  de Richard Pottier (1951)
 La poison  de Sacha Guitry (1951)
La vérité sur Bébé Donge  de Henri Decoin (1952)
Le plaisir  de Max Ophuls (1952)
La minute de vérité  de Jean Delannoy (1952)
Les belles de nuit  de René Clair (1952)
Madame de…  de Max Ophuls (1953)
Le blé en herbe  de Claude Autant-Lara (1954)
Le défroqué  de Léo Joannon (1954)
 Le grand jeu  de Robert Siodmak (1954)
L’affaire Maurizius  de Julien Duvivier (1954)
Le rouge et le noir  de Claude Autant-Lara (1954 - film en 2 époques - 2 DVD)
1 CD-audio des plus grandes musiques des films Gaumont
Any ideas as to which of these are otherwise unavailable?

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#277 Post by tenia » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:50 am

The 1st set is purely packing already-available stuff together, no exclusivity whatsoever. I'm not sure for the other 2, but I think it's the same (the 2nd set surely looks like it has no exclusitivy too).

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#278 Post by EddieLarkin » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:07 am

tenia, do you know if everything that makes up the first set had English subs?

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#279 Post by sinemadelisikiz » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:16 am

EddieLarkin wrote:tenia, do you know if everything that makes up the first set had English subs?
I'm pretty sure the L'Herbier twofer did not have English subs, but the Bernard set did so probably a mixed bag.

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#280 Post by tenia » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:22 am

EddieLarkin wrote:tenia, do you know if everything that makes up the first set had English subs?
I haven't seen any specs yet regarding the subs, but as sinemadelisikiz wrote, it could be a mixed bag (such are currently the BD releases of Gaumont, where some have Eng subs and others don't). I just asked Jerome Soulet on DVD Classik where he is quite active, I'll post here the answer if/when I get one.

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#281 Post by Jonathan S » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:40 am

The original two Gaumont sets titled Le Cinema Premier (6 discs each) have no subs. Most of the listed shorts, and a few features, derive from these. As far as I'm aware, only the Bernard features have subs - the original issue of Renoir's Le bled has none.

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#282 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:00 pm

DVDClassiK wrote:Début décembre 2015 (sus réserve car peuvent basculer en janvier 2016): 2 titres GC
Les amants (1958, L. Malle) DVD/BD
Atlantic city (1958, L. Malle) DVD/BD
I'm going to assume this is a typo and the Atlantic City is from 1980, which I would be really excited about. Hopefully, a possible blu ray release in the states.

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#283 Post by tenia » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:31 pm

OK, so for the 120th anniversary boxsets, Gaumont will be using the existing DVDs so if there weren't Eng subs to being with, there still won't be any.
In the 2nd and 3rd sets, there are a couple of exclusivities but they won't last (usually they will last only a couple of weeks).

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#284 Post by otis » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:18 pm

Thanks for the clarification, tenia.

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#285 Post by pointless » Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:42 am

June and July titles


JUNE 10th

Lacombe, Lucien (Louis Malle, 1974)

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Héroïnes (Gérard Krawczyk, 1997)

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Vatel (Roland Joffé, 2000)

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Eugenio (Luigi Comencini, 1980)

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Zazie dans le metro (Louis Malle, 1974)

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Les Patates (Claude Autant-Lara, 1969)

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JULY 8th

The Aristocrats (Denys de La Patellière, 1955)

Marie-Antoinette (Jean Delannoy, 1956)

Young Torless (Volker Schlöndorff, 1966)

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#286 Post by EddieLarkin » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:10 am

Any suggestion that Zazie will be a new transfer? The Criterion is old and lacking, and I'm fairly sure in the wrong ratio (though I think more due to being cropped at the sides as opposed to being open matte).

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#287 Post by Telstar » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:18 am

I understand that English subs are provided (although not for the extras), but can anyone speak to the picture quality? (Reviews of this title appear to be in very short supply.)

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#288 Post by tenia » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:36 am

Here is my review : http://retro-hd.com/tests/blu-ray/1908- ... ounov.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It is very good IMO, and there are indeed optional English subs.

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#289 Post by CR2 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:36 am

Is Heroïnes interesting at all? I can find little if anything about it, but the premise interests me enough.

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#290 Post by nolanoe » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:52 am

Virginie Ledoyen is in it - that should suffice. ;)

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#291 Post by andyli » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:55 pm

Zazie reviewed at Blu-ray.com. Despite a clearly more recent scan, The reviewer gave it only 3.5 out of 5 for PQ. He even went on to call the old Criterion transfer "unquestionably superior". :-k

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#292 Post by pro-bassoonist » Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:48 pm

As strange as it may sound, the Criterion transfer has a lot more detail. In darker sequences there is a massive amount of detail that is wiped out on the Gaumont transfer, which isn't surprising at this point as many of their catalog transfers are filtered across the board. The filtering has also affected the dynamic range as well as various color tonalities. You can see how drastic the discrepancy can be here:

1. Gaumont (New transfer)
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screensho ... osition=13" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

2. Criterion (Old transfer)
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screensho ... osition=12" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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#293 Post by Perkins Cobb » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:48 pm

So The Aristocrats and Marie-Antoinette have English subs, according to Blu-ray.com and Amazon. Sadly not Les Patates or Eugenio, which looked interesting.

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#294 Post by perkizitore » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:38 pm

Are there any reviews for their Papatakis blu-ray set?

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#295 Post by tenia » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:16 am

perkizitore wrote:Are there any reviews for their Papatakis blu-ray set?
Sadly, I won't be reviewing the set for Retro HD because we didn't received any check discs for it (unfortunately, Gaumont hasn't sent us anything since October). Maybe Svet will get some and review the set for Blu-ray.com.

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#296 Post by Raymond Marble » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:53 pm

Is there a good option for an American to import DVDs from France apart from Amazon (which I don't like, but often resort to for import DVDs) or eBay (which I've gotten a few too many bootlegs as a result of)? I ask this as I'm looking into importing a set or two of Gaumont's Michel Deville releases.

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#297 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:30 pm

Daaveedee is a good stateside distro. You'll pay a premium, of course, but often once international shipping is (or rather, isn't) factored in, it's not as big a sticker shock as it seems.

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#298 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:49 pm

Also to take into consideration is that La Poste has just hiked its international tarif up by 12%. A single DVD costs 7 Euros to the US for example

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#300 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun May 15, 2016 12:14 am

If anyone picks up Atlantic City, please post thoughts on the presentation. Or if anyone sees a review, a post of it would be kindly appreciated. :)

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