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Re: Icarus Films

#51 Post by onedimension » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:46 am

Anyone know when/if the Rouch films will come to home video?

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#52 Post by rockysds » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:55 pm

Perkins Cobb wrote:Wonderful film. Wish we could get Loin du Vietnam instead, though, just 'cause I've never seen it.
Why not both? Far From Vietnam - December 10th.

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#53 Post by knives » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:40 pm

For those who actually know about the film how come all of the press materials including DVD cover for Far From Vietnam omit Varda's name? Is this an edited release?

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#54 Post by otis » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:58 pm

Most of Varda's material was cut from the final film. Details here.

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#55 Post by knives » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:21 pm

Thanks.

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Re: Icarus Films

#56 Post by Perkins Cobb » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:02 pm

Hey, whatever happened to those Jean Rouch films they announced a year and a half ago? That never happened, did it?


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#58 Post by rockysds » Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:11 pm

Level Five and Be Seeing You + Class of Struggle getting dvd releases October 7th.

A set of works by Bill Morrison also coming in a week's time: Collected Works (1996 - 2013)

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#59 Post by zedz » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:50 am

rockysds wrote:A set of works by Bill Morrison also coming in a week's time: Collected Works (1996 - 2013)
Well, that completely trumps the 2-disc SD collection the BFI was promising a while back!

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#60 Post by furbicide » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:22 am

Perkins Cobb wrote:Hey, whatever happened to those Jean Rouch films they announced a year and a half ago? That never happened, did it?
A long time coming, by the sounds of things, but eight of his remastered films will be out on DVD within a couple of months:

http://mailchi.mp/icarusfilms/rcb0tl427 ... 1a5f52a24d" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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#61 Post by onedimension » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:29 pm

I hope by "DVD" they mean "blu ray".

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#62 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:37 pm

Most Rouch is subbed on back channels, but these are important films for one of the most vital directors of the New Wave and deserve an English-subbed physical release of any kind. I kind of doubt they could sustain the production cost of a Blu-ray set, but I'd love to be proven wrong

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#63 Post by swo17 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:37 pm

Yeah, I'll take them either way.

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#64 Post by knives » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:58 pm

Third, just wish these would be out before the end of our upcoming list.

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#65 Post by furbicide » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:34 am

Coming 14th of November. Four-disc set according to their Facebook page (no word on RRP yet, that I can see).

http://www.indiewire.com/2017/09/jean-r ... 9/#respond" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Nice trailer!

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#66 Post by dda1996a » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:42 am

Should I just start with his Chronicle of a Summer? I wish those were Blu rays, but even then Icarus would charge a hefty sum for it they usually do

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#67 Post by knives » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:45 am

It's a good place to start as any especially since for now it is the most widely available film.

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#68 Post by knives » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:36 am

I'm glad to have these films, but I really wish there was some film specific extras because I'm already rather dumbfounded by the set. Without context The Mad Masters is barely coherent and not helped by the fact that the thickly accented narration is not subbed. It still comes across as a great film, but I would know I have one rather than just feel that way with a little more context (especially since it seems to have had quite the interesting history of censorship).

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#69 Post by domino harvey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:44 am

Wait, it should be in French. Is it in English, or are you saying it's in unsubbed French?

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#70 Post by knives » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:58 am

It's in english.

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#71 Post by whaleallright » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:04 am

Rouch prepared some of the films in at least two language versions (sometimes reading the narration himself), so I guess they used the English here?

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#72 Post by domino harvey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:07 am

Jesus. Are the other films only offered in English too? My set will be here tomorrow. I know you see us on your Google Alert, Icarus: Why would you do this? This is unacceptable

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#73 Post by knives » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:11 am

Mammy Water is the only other one I've looked at, but it is in French with subtitles. I assumed this was a Chris Marker type of situation where Rouch preferred the film to be shown in the native tongue of the audience.

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#74 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:46 pm

Anyone know if they're using the same transfers found on the French DVD set released by Editions Montparnasse in 2007? I would guess so for a number of reasons (cost of a new transfer for starters - Icarus is a pretty modest operation, and it would make sense if they're issuing a DVD-only set that doesn't mention anything about a new transfer).

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