Film Movement

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pointless
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Re: Film Movement

#51 Post by pointless » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:00 pm

Hana-Bi a.k.a. Fireworks (Takeshi Kitano, 1997)

September 19th release

Special Feature and Technical Specs:
  • BRAND NEW REMASTER of the film
    Audio Commentary by David Fear, film writer for Rolling Stone magazine
    Making-of featurette
    Illustrated collector's booklet featuring essay by film writer Jasper Sharp, cast and crew credits, and production stills
    Optional English subtitles for the main feature

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#52 Post by Costa » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:29 am

At last a date for Sissi:
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=22041" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

But something is not right with the description.
It says about The Story of Vickie/Victoria in Dover being an English dubbed version while the original press notes said about
Also included is an English-language dubbed film called Forver My Love which was edited from the previous three Sissi films and released by Paramount Pictures in the U.S. in 1962 with a newly-written title song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
along with Victoria in Dover.

Great that they present both aspect ratios!!
Also, i wonder, by "NEW 2K restorations" do they mean the ones that were done at least 6 years ago?
I am always confused with this use of the word in descriptions.
I think it's always misused.
If it's the same it should read: "NEW to USA"

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Re: Film Movement

#53 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:13 pm

I had seen the Third Window Blu-Ray release of Hana-Bi a little over a year ago. I appreciated it being far beyond the quality of the old New Yorker DVD I saw in the mid-2000s, but it wasn't without its flaws. I don't have the copy to directly compare the two, but the new Film Movement release is absolutely gorgeous. The shots of the artwork are so colorful, clear and detailed that you can make out each stroke of the marker. I doubt that this will be a big seller for them (is it me or is Japanese cinema not so popular at the moment?), but I was beyond excited for this release and hopefully more Takeshi Kitano keeps coming.

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Re: Film Movement

#54 Post by dwk » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:47 pm


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Re: Film Movement

#55 Post by Big Ben » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:50 pm

Great news. My absolute favorite Spaghetti Western. I hope rapta sees this!

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Re: Film Movement

#56 Post by L.A. » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:58 pm

That Arturo Ripstein debut Time to Die (1966) caught my attention.

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Re: Film Movement

#57 Post by L.A. » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:20 am

L.A. wrote:That Arturo Ripstein debut Time to Die (1966) caught my attention.
DVD Compare reviews.


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Re: Film Movement

#59 Post by dda1996a » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:33 pm

Happy for theatrical reissue but for everyone in Europe this will be included in the upcoming BFI release (correct me if I'm wrong Michael)

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Re: Film Movement

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Re: Film Movement

#61 Post by Big Ben » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:26 pm

Interesting that they state that they have two alternative endings. I'm quite certain I've seen one but I wasn't aware there was another. This film is certainly the antithesis of the films John Wayne would make. The only other film I've seen made within the same time frame that even approaches this films ghoulishness is High Plains Drifter. I want to make it clear that that isn't a criticism as much as it is an encapsulation of what kind of world Corbucci has crafted here. Highly recommended!

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Re: Film Movement

#62 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:41 pm

Then you’ve not seen Cut Throats Nine, I take it.

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Re: Film Movement

#63 Post by Big Ben » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:05 pm

Adam Grikepelis wrote:Then you’ve not seen Cut Throats Nine, I take it.
I have not. The descriptions I read make it sound more like an exploitation film though.

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Re: Film Movement

#64 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:29 pm

Well, it's maybe a bit more gorey on occasions than westerns tend to be, but I wouldn't really say it's any more an exploitation film (as I take you to mean it) than any other spaghetti western (though in this case it's from Spain). But personally, I tend to find the majority of Eastwood's post-Leone westerns fairly light weight, so our tastes may vary some.

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Re: Film Movement

#65 Post by Big Ben » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:12 pm

Eastwood's stuff (Both acting and directing) shook up the formula a great deal and at the time of their release they were pretty shocking. In comparison to a lot of other things I'll agree with you wholeheartedly that they're actually rather tame by today's standards. The Great Silence I consider a bit of an anomaly because it lacks a lot of things that make other Westerns more palatable (Although this was was still right at the beginning of the Revisionist Western period.) which is what I should have stressed in the first place.

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Re: Film Movement

#66 Post by oldsheperd » Mon May 07, 2018 5:06 pm

Can anyone recommend The Quiet Earth? The premise has me somewhat intrigued.

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Re: Film Movement

#67 Post by zedz » Mon May 07, 2018 5:25 pm

oldsheperd wrote:Can anyone recommend The Quiet Earth? The premise has me somewhat intrigued.
It's okay, but the first half-hour or so with just Bruno Lawrence wandering around being Bruno Lawrence is much better than when (spoiler!) other characters arrive and the plot kicks in.

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Re: Film Movement

#68 Post by L.A. » Thu May 24, 2018 9:45 am


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