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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:29 am 
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Manfred Noa's 2-part silent "Helena" (1924) is now available.

Looks like a truly comprehensive, scholarly edition.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:12 pm 
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That sounds really interesting Tommaso. I've never heard of the film or the director before: is it supposed to be particularly good?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:38 pm 
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It's a rather fine two-part epic which I find well worth seeing as long as you don't expect another "Nibelungen". As it was made in 1924, it's some sort of a latecomer in the tradition of big 'historical' films like Lubitsch's "Das Weib des Pharao", and definitely quite entertaining. Much better than Noa's "Nathan der Weise", which the same label released some years ago.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:30 pm 

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Kristl's DER BRIEF, etc is also now available.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:05 am 
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Tommaso wrote:
"Nathan der Weise", which the same label released some years ago.

Insufferable film.

Now if someone would get on some serious amphetamines and work on Algol, that'd be another story . . . . tantalizing glimpses thru analog noise and decay.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:36 pm 
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Another new release here. Spine 100.

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Die Widerständigen. Zeugen der Weißen Rose & Nein! Zeugen des Widerstandes in München 1933-1945

The 2-disc DVD set features all films by Katrin Seybold about the White Rose and the resistance against National Socialism in Munich: Unique documents about strong personalities.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:19 am 
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Sounds interesting. I might pick this up.

There's a couple of feature films that have the story of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, which I've never got around to watching. Lena Stolze famously played her not once but twice. First in Die Weiße Rose and then she reprised the role a few months later in Fünf letzte Tage. The first has been available on DVD in Germany for a while, but the latter was only just released by zweitausendeins recently.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:54 am 
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There's a new title, for the moment only available on the Austrian Film Museum shop and (predictably) not listed on Filmmuseum's infamous Forthcoming releases: Apichatpong Weerasethakul's debut feature Mysterious Object at Noon is number 98 on the series and also includes 3 shorts and a monograph (DVD-ROM) on the director as extras.
Restoration was a cooperation between the Austrian Film Museum and The Film Foundation.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:18 am 
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JAP wrote:
There's a new title, for the moment only available on the Austrian Film Museum shop and (predictably) not listed on Filmmuseum's infamous Forthcoming releases: Apichatpong Weerasethakul's debut feature Mysterious Object at Noon is number 98 on the series and also includes 3 shorts and a monograph (DVD-ROM) on the director as extras.
Restoration was a cooperation between the Austrian Film Museum and The Film Foundation.


I wonder how that will compare with the forthcoming Second Run release.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:53 am 
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Two of the short films have previously appeared on UK DVDs. Thirdworld was among the extras on Second Run's Tropical Malady, and Worldly Desires accompanied Syndromes and a Century on the BFI disc.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:40 am 
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The wait has an end: Edition Filmmuseum is finally releasing the 1913 Der Student von Prag. Looks like an incredibly complete package. The main film in two different projection speeds with different musics (the original 1913 piano score and a new orchestral score by Bernd Thewes), plus a later, heavily altered English language re-release cut, and a 1913 bonus short called "Die ideale Gattin".

Why they still insist to ascribe the film to Hanns Heinz Ewers (who wrote the script and had a lot of influence on the production, of course) and not to Stellan Rye (who by all accounts I read was the actual director) is somewhat confusing, but perhaps the booklet will tell us more.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:11 am 
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It also has a "film narrator" option. Despite the lack of HD and an HDTV recording online, I will buy this.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:26 am 
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I've just looked up the bonus short "Die ideale Gattin" at imdb. It features Ernst Lubitsch! Must be one of his very first surviving films as an actor.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:39 am 
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And things are getting even better; under forthcoming releases they now list:

97 Der Gang in die Nacht Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1920
99 Lola Montez & Liebelei Max Ophüls, 1933/1955

The Ophuls even already has a cover. Means nothing, as the same goes for "Algol" and the Barnet disc, for which we've been waiting for endless years now. In any case, I'm terribly excited about the Murnau, and all those who haven't seen "Liebelei" yet should be as excited about the Ophuls.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:55 am 

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Looked at the site.

No sign of Der Gang in die Nacht. Maybe I should look closer. Perhaps site is malfunctioning.
https://www.edition-filmmuseum.com/prod ... eases.html

Might this be the 2002 resto of the German-dubbed Lola? With the snatches of English and French dialogue that Ophuls wanted in the film?

I think, according to Martina Müller´s book, there were two German dubs. The second one replaced Walbrook and Ustinow with other voice actors.

Perhaps Liebelei will include the French version:
https://www.reddit.com/r/TrueFilm/comme ... t_popular/

Anyway, a wonderful announcement.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:06 am 
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I was also thinking it might be the German version of "Lola".

The announcement can be found on the German language version of the "Forthcoming Releases" page.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:06 pm 
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Seems to be a positive flurry of releases: three Jürgen Böttcher sets now available. I want.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:10 pm 
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Another announcement... Hansjürgen Pohland's 'Katz und Maus'.

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This adaptation of Günter Grass's novel "Cat and Mouse" was one of the first films of the "Young German Cinema" and subject of a controversial political debate. The DVD puts Katz und Maus in the historical context with rare documents in the booklet and in the ROM section. Also included are two short films by Hansjürgen Pohland and Michael Klier, a selection of photos from the set and the original recordings of Attila Zoller's famous score.


It's hopefully just a temporary issue, but one of the recently announced Jürgen Böttcher sets (EF102 - ‘Jahrgang 45’ and ‘Drei von vielen’) now appears to have disappeared from the site...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:58 pm 
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It's hopefully just a temporary issue, but one of the recently announced Jürgen Böttcher sets (EF102 - ‘Jahrgang 45’ and ‘Drei von vielen’) now appears to have disappeared from the site...

Might be a rights issue, as Jahrgang '45 was recently rereleased in that 'Verboten' box set of the East German New Wave.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:23 pm 
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Josef von Sternberg: The Salvation Hunters / The Case of Lena Smith (Fragment)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:54 pm 
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Yeah, great. This new resto of "The Salvation Hunters" was already aired on arte TV last year, and it looked truly fine. That four-minute fragment of "Lena Smith" (apparently found on a Chinese flea market!) has similarly made its way into the backchannels already, but still this release probably represents a major addition to the Sternberg canon. Somehow seeing the extremly stylish four minutes from "Lena Smith" made me think that this might be one of the greatest lost American silents.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:49 am 
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Pity it's not on Blu-ray, when we already have an HD version floating about...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:15 pm 
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Kafka Goes to the Movies coming in March 2017.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:33 pm 
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Literally a collection of movies that Kafka watched!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:55 pm 
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And I couldn't be more excited since I just asked about this very topic recently.


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