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#1 Post by cinemaguild » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:53 am

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Christian Petzold's YELLA will be released in the US on February 24, 2009. The DVD will have the following bonus features:

· “Nothing Ventured” (50 mins) Documentary by Harun Farocki, an inspiration for “Yella”
· Theatrical Trailer
· Optional English Subtitles
· 12-page Booklet Featuring Essay by Film Scholar Marco Abel

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Re: Christian Petzold on DVD

#2 Post by cinemaguild » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:47 pm

Petzold's new film, JERICHOW, will be released in the U.S. by Cinema Guild (distributor of YELLA) this summer. For more info.

A link to JERICHOW's official site will be up there soon.

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#3 Post by Matt » Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:29 pm

Here's your Friday afternoon on-my-way-out-the-door cut-and-paste from Blu-ray.com:
Cinema Guild Prepares for Blu-ray Releases
Posted March 6, 2009 02:36 PM by Josh Dreuth

The Cinema Guild has announced that they recently started a Home Video division and will soon begin to release Blu-ray movies, some from the New Yorker Home Video line. A leading distributor of documentary, foreign and independent film, The Cinema Guild was founded by over 40 years ago by award-winning producers Philip and Mary-Ann Hobel.

Some upcoming DVD releases (which will hopefully see Blu-ray release as well) include:

* Christian Petzold's “Yella”
* Alexander Sokurov's “Alexandra”
* Ellen Kuras's “The Betrayal” – 2009 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature
* Jia Zhang'ke's “24 City”
* Christian Petzold's “Jerichow”
* Agnes Varda's “The Beaches of Agnes”
* “The Order of Myths” – Independent Spirit Award winner
* “The Unforeseen” – Independent Spirit Award winner
* “Primo Levi's Journey”
I believe the article is somewhat in error as New Yorker is the former distributor of some of Cinema Guild's titles; Cinema Guild does not appear to have purchased or licensed any New Yorker titles proper. Still, that's a hell of a line-up.

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Re: Cinema Guild

#4 Post by zedz » Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:05 pm

Matt wrote:Still, that's a hell of a line-up.
Ditto, and don't overlook among the big name auteur films The Order of Myths, a really terrific documentary, one of the best I saw last year.

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#5 Post by cinemaguild » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:14 pm

Just wanted to let everyone know some new street dates - YELLA will now go out on March 31 and ALEXANDRA on April 28.

The bonus features on the DVD of ALEXANDRA are:

- Press Conference with director Alexander Sokurov, actress Galina Vishnevskaya and composer/producer Andrei Sigle (60 minutes)
- "Patience Labour" (10 minutes) short film by Alexander Sokurov
- Theatrical Trailer
- Essay by film critic David Shengold, "Grandmother Courage: Indomitable Opera Diva takes on Sokurov's 'Alexandra'"
- 5.1 Soundtrack
- Optional English Subtitles

The official US poster for JERICHOW is now online. You can see it here.

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#6 Post by Nothing » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:05 pm

I was wondering, have you also looked into digital distribution methods, eg. VOD or through i-Tunes or Amazon? This might be a way of getting this great material out to a wider audience.

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#7 Post by cinemaguild » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:08 am

Nothing wrote:I was wondering, have you also looked into digital distribution methods, eg. VOD or through i-Tunes or Amazon? This might be a way of getting this great material out to a wider audience.
We have. In fact, many of our titles are available on Cable VOD through Eurocinema and in the coming months, titles like THE UNFORESEEN, will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Hulu, etc.

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Re: Cinema Guild

#8 Post by foggy eyes » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:45 am

Cinema Guild picks up 35 Shots of Rum.

Great work! I guess this means an Eng-subbed DVD release is now guaranteed.

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Re: Cinema Guild

#9 Post by Awesome Welles » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:17 am

foggy eyes wrote:Cinema Guild picks up 35 Shots of Rum.

Great work! I guess this means an Eng-subbed DVD release is now guaranteed.
It's being released theatrically by New Wave Films in the UK on July 10th and will presumably be released on their label by Verve Pictures.

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Re: Cinema Guild

#10 Post by foggy eyes » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:41 am

Cripes, I hadn't noticed.

Looking at dates, Soi Cowboy & Shirin are being released in the next 3 months too. Great!

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#11 Post by cinemaguild » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:58 pm

foggy eyes wrote:Cinema Guild picks up 35 Shots of Rum.

Great work! I guess this means an Eng-subbed DVD release is now guaranteed.
Yes, definitely! And the DVD will be as fully loaded with bonus material as possible.

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#12 Post by Nothing » Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:12 am

Oh, is Soi Cowboy coming out in the US or the UK? Caught this again at the BangkokIFF and it really repays repeat viewing - surely the best film at Cannes '08 (with the caveat that I've yet to see Liverpool).

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#13 Post by foggy eyes » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:05 am

Nothing wrote:Oh, is Soi Cowboy coming out in the US or the UK?
Sorry - UK, 12/06, from Network. The BFI (thanks, Geoff Andrew!) are releasing Shirin on 26/06.

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Re: Christian Petzold on DVD

#14 Post by railroaded » Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:06 am

cinemaguild wrote:Christian Petzold's YELLA will be released in the US on February 24, 2009.
Saw the AE yesterday. Saw Beaver's comparison too and the CG disc is not good, not by a long shot compared to the AE.

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#15 Post by cinemaguild » Sat May 22, 2010 9:07 am

DVD Beaver reviews of recent Cinema Guild DVD releases:

35 SHOTS OF RUM - Claire Denis

"This HD sourced transfer looks great all around... comes with an abundance of extra content."

THE BEACHES OF AGNES - Agnes Varda

"Great job Cinema Guild - I can't wait to see more!"

24 CITY - Jia Zhang-ke

"This has one of our strongest recommendations. Fans of the director shouldn't hesitate a moment."

DVD Talk reviews of recent Cinema Guild releases

35 SHOTS OF RUM - Claire Denis

THE BEACHES OF AGNES - Agnes Varda

24 CITY - Jia Zhang-ke

Check out our new home video site

Upcoming DVD releases include:
Lucien Castaing-Talyor and Ilisa Barbash's SWEETGRASS
Abbas Kiarostami's SHIRIN
Agnes Varda's CINEVARDAPHOTO
Manoel de Oliveira's ECCENTRICITIES OF A BLONDE-HAIRED GIRL
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#16 Post by John Cope » Sat May 22, 2010 3:13 pm

Given all your other stellar releases I'm very excited to see what you come up with for additional material on Eccentricities, especially as there will be a lot of space on that disc to fill. :wink:

Also, are these titles you've just listed positioned for a fall video release?

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#17 Post by cinemaguild » Mon May 24, 2010 10:49 am

John Cope wrote:Given all your other stellar releases I'm very excited to see what you come up with for additional material on Eccentricities, especially as there will be a lot of space on that disc to fill.

Also, are these titles you've just listed positioned for a fall video release?
Thanks. We're still working on the bonus features, but the DVD will have an essay by James Quandt. Here's the final DVD cover:

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All of them will be coming out in late summer and early fall: SWEETGRASS on August 3, SHIRIN on August 24, CINEVARDAPHOTO on August 31, ECCENTRICITIES on September 21.

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#18 Post by cinemaguild » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:41 am

Cinema Guild acquires Manoel de Oliveira's THE STRANGE CASE OF ANGELICA.

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#19 Post by John Cope » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:56 pm

Excellent news! Thanks so much for picking this one up.

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#20 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:24 am

Thank you for distributing the two Oliveira films!

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#21 Post by cinemaguild » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:56 pm

DVD cover for Agnes Varda's CINEVARDAPHOTO:

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DVD comes out August 31. You can pre-order at 30% off or get more info here.

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#22 Post by cinemaguild » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:13 pm

Final DVD cover art for Abbas Kiarostami's SHIRIN:

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Bonus Features include:
· Mastered from original HD source material
· "Taste of Shirin" (2008, 27 minutes), a documentary on the making of Shirin by Hamideh Razavi
· "Roads of Kiarostami" (2005, 30 minutes), a short film by Abbas Kiarostami
· "Rug" (2006, 6 minutes), a short film by Abbas Kiarostami
· Essay by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

DVD comes out on August 24, 2010.

More info available here.

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#23 Post by jsteffe » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:37 pm

That's a great lineup of films for this year. I'm also really pleased at the care Cinema Guild has been putting into their transfers and encoding. Can't wait to see SHIRIN!

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#24 Post by cinemaguild » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:19 pm

jsteffe wrote:That's a great lineup of films for this year. I'm also really pleased at the care Cinema Guild has been putting into their transfers and encoding. Can't wait to see SHIRIN!
Thanks! We've got some fun surprises for early 2011 as well.

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#25 Post by whaleallright » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:39 pm

I was very glad you included the lengthy interview with Claire Denis on the 35 SHOTS OF RUM DVD (although it's too bad the clips weren't included, presumably for rights reasons).

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