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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:56 am 
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andyli wrote:
two Feuillade serials

Gah, Fantomas and Vampires again.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:59 am 
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kidc85 wrote:
andyli wrote:
two Feuillade serials

Gah, Fantomas and Vampires again.

I've given up on getting Barrabas and Tih Minh. Too bad.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:02 pm 
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Going by Gaumont's 4k resto of Fantomas (on Kino's blu), I think their Vampires transfer could eadily beat Kino's, not to mention original intertitles.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:24 pm 
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I saw their Joan of Arc restoration in theaters 2 years ago and it seemed to easily beat the MoC one.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:46 pm 
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kidc85 wrote:
andyli wrote:
two Feuillade serials

Gah, Fantomas and Vampires again.

Vampires is more than welcome after Kino's hack job.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:39 am 
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What's wrong with the Kino release of Vampires?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:57 am 
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They replaced original French language intertitles with English ones, but the text in the film is all in French anyway, so that is has to be subtitled. It's a mess.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:16 am 
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Also it is from an older transfer. Just compare Kino's Fantomas with Les vampires to see what 4K resto could do to these silent gems.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:25 am 
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Does Fantomas have the frame-rate stuttering issue I read that Vampires had?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:05 am 
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I noticed it on the credits when I watched it last month. During the film I couldnt really notice it, but it doesn't mean it wasn't there.


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:23 pm 
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My Gaumont Danton blu ray is dead. Anybody experienced problems with Gaumont discs? I see on this old blu-ray.com forum thread that some early French blu discs have problems.

I'm gonna have to purchase it again unfortunately.


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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 2:15 pm 
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Rayon Vert wrote:
My Gaumont Danton blu ray is dead. Anybody experienced problems with Gaumont discs? I see on this old blu-ray.com forum thread that some early French blu discs have problems.

I'm gonna have to purchase it again unfortunately.


I don't know the termination date of mine. It's still playing, but has developed the brown inner ring. So it wont last forever. Is there any indication that Gaumont ever did new better copies?


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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 3:16 pm 
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I previously had a problem with the Gaumont French Cancan, which would get stuck right during the French Cancan finale. I contacted the seller and they said they never had a problem reported and weren't interested in mine. I switched to the BFI for that one. My Danton, which was good as of last year, now freezes right at the beginning - logo, then copyright information, etc. Hopefully Criterion upgrades Danton at some point. I'll be choosy buying Gaumont in the future.


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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 3:50 pm 
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Gaumont is one of the French label which use QOL as a manufacturer. It turns put QOL had an issue with one of their resin batch, which led to a rot issue. I guess Danton, being a relatively older release, was pressed there.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:13 am 
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Coffret Louis Feuillade – les Sérials noirs (Fantomas & Les Vampires)
J'Accuse - coffret collector - édition numérotée
La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (1928)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:02 pm 
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Just when I thought I'd save money this Xmas....
Hopefully the extras have English subtitles too. Wonder if they will have a Blu-ray only (non-limited) for J'Accuse.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:21 pm 
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Hopefully MoC will licence the 1919 J'Accuse for over here.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:35 pm 
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Lowry_Sam wrote:
Hopefully the extras have English subtitles too. Wonder if they will have a Blu-ray only (non-limited) for J'Accuse.

There will be.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:01 pm 

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How I wish this included Tih-Minh; has anyone seen any comment from Gaumont on the status of that film, and whether or not it's in the pipeline for restoration and release?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:29 pm 
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Tih Minh was restored about a decade ago. No idea why it hasn't seen a physical media release, but Judex and Les Vampires keep getting trotted out on new releases year after year.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:40 am 
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Lowry_Sam wrote:
L.A. wrote:

Just when I thought I'd save money this Xmas....
Hopefully the extras have English subtitles too. Wonder if they will have a Blu-ray only (non-limited) for J'Accuse.

Where did you see any English subtitles listed for the main feature?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:27 am 
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According to Blu-ray.com there is. Also one of the extras:

- un ouvrage inédit de Laurent Véray, "Abel Gance et la Grande Guerre - le Visionnaire contrarié" (en français et en anglais)

It would seem kind of pointless that a supplemental feature is EN-friendly but not the main films. But hey, fingers crossed.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:45 am 
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L.A. wrote:
According to Blu-ray.com there is. Also one of the extras:

- un ouvrage inédit de Laurent Véray, "Abel Gance et la Grande Guerre - le Visionnaire contrarié" (en français et en anglais)

It would seem kind of pointless that a supplemental feature is EN-friendly but not the main films. But hey, fingers crossed.

I don't know this as gospel but that COULD mean an interview with someone in english, like Brownlow for example, with french subs but not that the french original is subbed in english


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:49 am 
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In November we shall see. Also, I understand that La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc should look superb.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:49 am 

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Werewolf by Night wrote:
Tih Minh was restored about a decade ago. No idea why it hasn't seen a physical media release, but Judex and Les Vampires keep getting trotted out on new releases year after year.


If any kind member of DVDClassik reading this could ask the Gaumont rep over there, it would be much appreciated!


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