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Re: Non-MoC Eureka titles

#276 Post by rapta » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:46 am

Strangely they're not releasing Wolf Creek: The Complete First Series on a Monday - which is generally the standard here in the UK for visual media, unless it's music-related - and are instead releasing it 2 days after the finale finishes on Fox UK. Reviews from Australia are apparently mixed, but I'd like to check it out at some point (might not call myself a 'fan' of the original film but John Jarrett is certainly a worthy talent). Interesting they're starting to do TV series' on Blu-ray, and not just DVD.

Stigmata, on the other hand, looks terrible. It's on Netflix UK at the moment so I might check it out when I'm up for watching something terrible with good actors in it. For a laugh.

Jinnah looks interesting, and I wonder if it'll be MoC or Eureka Classics. I reckon the latter, but you never know. Christopher Lee certainly thought it was his best work, but obviously it has been hard to get to see it until now.

They also announced the recent acquisition of a Spanish film called The Olive Tree, which I assume will be a regular Eureka title too (like the upcoming Aloys), but that won't be out 'til early 2017 apparently.

PS: it's a shame we haven't had any real 'Eureka Classics' titles for a while now. Perhaps they didn't sell as well as they'd hoped, or they just got tied up in contractual stuff with studios and had a significantly worse list to pick from (hence Stigmata).

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#277 Post by tenia » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:21 pm

Stigmata is indeed awful. Not "End of Days" awful but not far away.
I've seen the trailer for The Olive Tree and though reviews seem very good, the trailer makes the movie looking like it has one of the silliest premises. It certainly didn't make me want to go and see it.

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#278 Post by rapta » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:49 pm

tenia wrote:Stigmata is indeed awful. Not "End of Days" awful but not far away.
I've seen the trailer for The Olive Tree and though reviews seem very good, the trailer makes the movie looking like it has one of the silliest premises. It certainly didn't make me want to go and see it.
Well maybe next time I'm tipsy and skimming through Netflix I'll give it a go (probably with some mates). Obviously no need to ever get it if I don't even enjoy it in a novelty way!

I just took a look at the trailer for The Olive Tree, and assuming it's the same one you're talking about (this?) it certainly isn't a very well-made trailer. Or at least, it has that over-emphatic stock trailer music playing over most of it so you can't really get a good feel for it. It looks like a sales trailer though, as it says 'now in post production' at the end of it.

It looks similar in tone to last year's The Rocket in some respects and might be a surprising little drama. I just noticed it has been written by Paul Laverty, who has written almost every Ken Loach film for the last two decades. Even more interesting is that the director (Iciar Bollain) also did the film Even the Rain (starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Tosar) which I actually have a copy of somewhere but never got round to watching. I remember hearing good things about it though, hence why I picked up a copy.

That said, it doesn't look as compelling as Aloys, Creepy or even Sweet Bean. But I guess it's just down to tastes. It's nice to see Eureka are still interested in tapping into international cinema that might otherwise fall by the wayside (or in all honesty, get picked up by Metrodome for a barebones DVD that'll be £3 in a few months).

PS: just looked up Iciar Bollain and now I understand why I was getting deja vu watching the trailer for this film after watching the new BFI trailer for Victor Erice's El Sur - Bollain actually starred in that film as the little girl! Looks like Erice and that film in particular might have had quite the effect on her own filmmaking...

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#281 Post by tenia » Thu May 03, 2018 11:32 am

L.A. wrote:Marty @ Beaver
Does anyone know if indeed / why the UK disc is 4 minutes shorter ?

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#282 Post by Finch » Thu May 03, 2018 2:05 pm

PAL speedup?

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#283 Post by swo17 » Thu May 03, 2018 2:17 pm

Blu-rays aren't in PAL format.

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#284 Post by MichaelB » Fri May 04, 2018 10:31 am

swo17 wrote:Blu-rays aren't in PAL format.
And even Eureka’s DVDs are NTSC, unless the material originated at 25fps.

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#285 Post by PfR73 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:06 pm

According to DVDCompare: "As with the DVD editions and the French Blu-ray, this presentation of Marty is short a four minute scene featuring Clara and her parents reportedly present on the VHS release but only restored to Kino's US Blu-ray and DVD. Presumably this was not an accidental deletion as the ~89 minute running time reflects the length of the film's UK theatrical release."

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#286 Post by tenia » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:22 am

And here you go. Thanks for the link explaining what's what.

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