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Aunt Peg
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Re: Grasshopper Film

#76 Post by Aunt Peg » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:20 am

Have Nocturama on pre-order, replacing my French DVD of the film. Really wish Grasshopper would get around to releasing Lav Diaz's From What Is Before on Blu Ray.

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#77 Post by Oedipax » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:58 pm

Got my copy of Nocturama in the mail today - a nice surprise since the order page stated it would ship on the release date.

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#78 Post by Boosmahn » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:14 pm

Any information on Last Men in Aleppo? A Blu-ray was scheduled to be released but it seems the film is DVD-only now...

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#79 Post by GrasshopperFilm » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:47 pm

Yes, we had originally planned on a blu-ray for LAST MEN IN ALEPPO. But based on early demand, decided to only release the film on DVD.
Boosmahn wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:14 pm
Any information on Last Men in Aleppo? A Blu-ray was scheduled to be released but it seems the film is DVD-only now...

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#80 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:20 am

Thanks for the reply.

In other news, Grasshopper has acquired Asako I and II (one film, not two) for a 2019 release. Its reception seems lukewarm but the plot is interesting... hopefully a Blu-ray/DVD release makes it somewhere down the pipeline.

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#81 Post by domino harvey » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:46 pm

Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach coming to Blu-ray November 20th

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Re: Grasshopper Film

#82 Post by Oedipax » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:05 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:46 pm
Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach coming to Blu-ray November 20th
Bravo!

That's good news about Asako I & II, although I have to say I found it to be a pretty substantial step down from the utterly sublime Happy Hour. Speaking of which, I'd love to see Grasshopper release that one on blu-ray although maybe KimStim controls those rights (and have opted for DVD-only).

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#83 Post by Aunt Peg » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:29 pm

Boosmahn wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:20 am
Thanks for the reply.

In other news, Grasshopper has acquired Asako I and II (one film, not two) for a 2019 release. Its reception seems lukewarm but the plot is interesting... hopefully a Blu-ray/DVD release makes it somewhere down the pipeline.
Regretfully it deserved it reception at Cannes. The film started out so promisingly but in the last act the film pretty much drops the ball.

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#84 Post by feckless boy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:51 am

domino harvey wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:46 pm
Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach coming to Blu-ray November 20th
Pushed back to January 29th.
Grasshopper wrote:Straub-Huillet / 1968 / 94 minutes / Spine #17
Using letters Anna Magdalena Bach wrote to her husband, seminal composer Johann Sebastian, filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet created one of the most precise, rewarding biopics ever put to screen. Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach‘s intense emotional pull can be understood by its status as a musical film in the most thorough sense: its performances – staged as extended sequences set within the very spaces once occupied by Bach himself, with trained performers both donning and playing items accurate to the period – are immense, bringing us closer to the sound than was ever thought possible. Immaculately restored on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach invites viewers to experience a bygone age.

DVD AVAILABLE 1/29/19 | SPECIAL FEATURES

• New digital restoration
• Jean-Marie Straub introduces Chronicle at the Swiss Film Archive (2013, 34 minutes)
• Interview with actress Christiane Lang Drewanz (2012, 30 minutes)
• “The Cinema of Straub & Huillet,” an introduction by author Alicia Malone for FilmStruck (5 minutes)
• The Bridegroom, The Actress, and The Pimp (1968, 23 minutes), a short film by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet featuring Rainer Werner Fassbinder
• The Mother (2011, 20 minutes), a short film by Jean-Marie Straub
• Theatrical Trailer

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Re: Grasshopper Film

#85 Post by GrasshopperFilm » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:44 pm

Our Holiday Sale is on now -- ends Monday! 50% off all Blu-rays and DVDs and 20% off MUSIC FOM THE FILMS OF BERTRAND BONELLO, a limited edition album pressed on translucent orange vinyl, featuring music composed by Bonello for the films NOCTURAMA, SAINT LAURENT and HOUSE OF TOLERANCE.

Browse here: http://grasshopperfilm.com/athome/

Thanks!

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#86 Post by Drawingoflamporstick » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:27 pm

And two Claire Denis films I've never heard of(including special features)! Towards Mathilde (2005) and The Breidjing Camp (2015)

Jean-Marie Straub's top 10 films of the last 10 years is pretty funny.
http://grasshopperfilm.com/transmissions-straub/

Maybe it's just me, but Amazon Pay didn't work on the site so I just used a credit card.

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#87 Post by GrasshopperFilm » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:01 am

Thanks for your order!! TOWARDS MATHILDE in particular is an amazing Denis film -- one that echoes throughout her other, narrative works.

Let us know if anyone else is having issues with Amazon Pay. Thanks.
Drawingoflamporstick wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:27 pm
And two Claire Denis films I've never heard of(including special features)! Towards Mathilde (2005) and The Breidjing Camp (2015)

Jean-Marie Straub's top 10 films of the last 10 years is pretty funny.
http://grasshopperfilm.com/transmissions-straub/

Maybe it's just me, but Amazon Pay didn't work on the site so I just used a credit card.

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#88 Post by zedz » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:59 am

New release Araby is a brilliant film, highly recommended. Vers Mathilde is an interesting dance documentary, but it’s a footnote for Denis (but I’m delighted it’s been released!)

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Re: Grasshopper Film

#89 Post by Matt » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:01 pm

GrasshopperFilm wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:01 am
Thanks for your order!! TOWARDS MATHILDE in particular is an amazing Denis film -- one that echoes throughout her other, narrative works.
I also want to give my strongest recommendation to Mathilde. It’s as good as her best narrative films. Anyone dismissing it unseen as a minor or supplemental work because it’s ostensibly a documentary does a disservice to Denis and to themselves.

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#90 Post by zedz » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:48 pm

Matt wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:01 pm
GrasshopperFilm wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:01 am
Thanks for your order!! TOWARDS MATHILDE in particular is an amazing Denis film -- one that echoes throughout her other, narrative works.
I also want to give my strongest recommendation to Mathilde. It’s as good as her best narrative films. Anyone dismissing it unseen as a minor or supplemental work because it’s ostensibly a documentary does a disservice to Denis and to themselves.
Or has seen it and has a different opinion from you.

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Re: Grasshopper Film

#91 Post by swo17 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:28 pm

I don't think anyone dismissing it unseen would have seen it

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#92 Post by zedz » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:35 pm

swo17 wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:28 pm
I don't think anyone dismissing it unseen would have seen it
. . . and yet that was the insinuation.

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Re: Grasshopper Film

#93 Post by swo17 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:53 pm

I read it as: don't tell yourself "it's just a documentary, I won't bother." I don't think he was directly responding to your dismissal.

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#94 Post by Glowingwabbit » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:10 pm

swo17 wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:53 pm
I read it as: don't tell yourself "it's just a documentary, I won't bother." I don't think he was directly responding to your dismissal.
Yeah that's how I read it too.

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#95 Post by bearcuborg » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:08 pm

Same. I don’t get the response.

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#96 Post by zedz » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:01 pm

Okay, fair enough. I just saw it was the next post after mine but didn't notice that it was posted a lot later. I thought he was implying that I was criticizing the film (and the criticism couldn't have been much milder) without having seen it. Sorry Matt!

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#97 Post by Matt » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:02 pm

Sorry, zedz! I was responding on Tapatalk, which has different pagination from the browser version of the forum, so I didn't even see your post right above mine until just now. swo17's interpretation (don't tell yourself "it's just a documentary, I won't bother") is what I meant.

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