Cohen Film Collection

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Re: Cohen Film Collection

#451 Post by justeleblanc » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:53 am

The Fanciful Norwegian wrote:It definitely exists. Mary M. Wiles' book on Rivette says it had a seven-week run at a single theater in Paris starting in April 2002. That's supported by the CNC's database of visas and classifications, which has an entry for a Va savoir plus dated to the same month, with a listed length of 226 minutes/6,124 meters.
I was being facetious.

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Re: Cohen Film Collection

#452 Post by pointless » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:28 pm

Hitchcock/Truffaut (Kent Jones, 2015)

Release date: December 20, now available for pre-order

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#454 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:03 pm

Hhhmm, Cohen changed their cases to the standard blue.

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#455 Post by domino harvey » Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:25 am

They switched earlier this year and nearly doubled their MSRP. From the when it rains it pours school of boutique labels

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#456 Post by Jonathan S » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:47 am

domino harvey wrote:They switched earlier this year and nearly doubled their MSRP.
Remember, many of Cohen's assets derive from the library of Raymond Rohauer who famously used a stopwatch to calculate fees for showing clips from films on which he claimed copyright. :)

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#457 Post by pointless » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:23 am

The Day the Earth Caught Fire (Val Guest, 1961)

New 2K restoration, apparently the same as used on the BFI release on which Cohen collaborated.

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#458 Post by tenia » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:14 pm

The BFI BD was from a 4K transfer. I don't recall if there was a downscale at 2K in the restoration workflow though.

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#459 Post by solaris72 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:30 pm

According to pro-b in the comments, the scan was 4k but the restoration work was done at 2k.

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#461 Post by Ribs » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:02 pm

Apparently Cohen is putting out The Official Story, which is odd as just as soon as two months ago it was prominently featured as a premier Criterion title on Filmstruck

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#462 Post by Black Hat » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:31 pm

Where's Cohen streaming these days? They're no longer on Hulu and I'm pretty sure they're not a part of Filmstruck.

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#463 Post by justeleblanc » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:07 pm

Any news on the forthcoming Rivette releases?

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#464 Post by domino harvey » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:42 pm

Just got the Chabrol set in and it has unadvertised bonuses: commentaries on L'Enfer and Rien ne va plus from Wade Major and Andy Klein (who did the great Lavardin coms) and a 40-minute Kent Jones interview with Francois Cluzet

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#465 Post by jsteffe » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:10 pm

justeleblanc wrote:Any news on the forthcoming Rivette releases?
Since they said they were planning theatrical releases, it could be a while before any of the titles show up on home video.

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#466 Post by Costa » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:35 pm

Apart from the aspect ratio, is everyone happy with Howards End?
Because I don't see a high quality encoding judging from the screenshots.

I hope Maurice isn't that way.

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#467 Post by justeleblanc » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:01 pm

jsteffe wrote:
justeleblanc wrote:Any news on the forthcoming Rivette releases?
Since they said they were planning theatrical releases, it could be a while before any of the titles show up on home video.
Good point. I just didn't know if all of those titles would be getting theatrical re-releases. I would think only the more popular films would, but I didn't know if there had been any news on that front.

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#468 Post by Ribs » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:04 pm

Costa wrote:Apart from the aspect ratio, is everyone happy with Howards End?
Because I don't see a high quality encoding judging from the screenshots.

I hope Maurice isn't that way.
I think it's a fair bet that after a few have built up these Merchant Ivory titles will be licensed to one of the UK labels (Cohen bought the library outright worldwide), probably in Box Set form, who usually have a better history of encoding. I'd expect similar from the Rivettes once they begin coming out.

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#469 Post by Drucker » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:12 pm

Costa wrote:Apart from the aspect ratio, is everyone happy with Howards End?
Because I don't see a high quality encoding judging from the screenshots.

I hope Maurice isn't that way.
What don't you like about it? Dreadful noise from Criterion appears gone, and assuming the elements are in great shape, a 4k scan is not going to have pervasive and significant grain. Looks great to me.

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#470 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:42 pm

Cohen was suppose to release The Salesman. It has gone up for preorder by Sony. Could this have to do with an Oscar win?

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#471 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:42 pm

Amazon Studios actually bought the U.S. rights for The Salesman and teamed up with Cohen for the theatrical release. I don't think Cohen was ever supposed to release it on video—this article from last year specifies that Cohen "is the US theatrical partner." Amazon titles have come out on physical media through a few different outfits, but Sony handles most of them. A similar thing happened with The Handmaiden, which Amazon handed off to Magnolia for theatrical distribution and to Sony for DVD/Blu. At least this time Sony announced a BD up front.

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#472 Post by Ashirg » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:06 pm

All recent Cohen releases are showing up as being released Sony. Looks like they just distribute them.

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#473 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:13 pm

Amazon.com lists a few Cohen titles as Sony releases, but I'm pretty sure that's not what's going on here. Sony put out their own press release for The Salesman that makes no mention of Cohen and includes cover art that is clearly not for a Cohen release.
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#474 Post by MichaelB » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:18 pm

I edited one of the extras for Cohen.

Not that that means that Sony couldn't have taken the project over in more recent weeks (I signed off on my contribution in January and have had no involvement since), but Cohen were 100% definitely involved with the Blu-ray at some stage.

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#475 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:22 pm

Might be a case like Hitchcock/Truffaut, where Cohen is mentioned on the back of the packaging and on the disc itself, but which was released through Universal with Universal-style packaging (e.g. the "HD PICTURE AND THEATER QUALITY SOUND" banner on the back). Cohen could've put the disc together themselves and handed it off to Universal, and maybe they're doing the same with Sony and The Salesman.

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