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Re: Filmstruck

#776 Post by D50 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:53 am

Heaven's Gate added (+ 7 supplements).

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#777 Post by MichaelStockCA » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:39 pm

kidc85 wrote:
Minkin wrote:-That other MGM films on Filmstruck don't have Criterion branding (Henry orient, Marat/sade, etc).
Marat/Sade is on Filmstruck? I can't see it.
Marat/Sade was removed on February 10 together with some other Glenda Jackson films.
I'm recommending the Movies Leaving FilmStruck page in the Help Center https://help.filmstruck.com/hc/en-us/ar ... FilmStruck. They update this list every Friday and give you basically a two months warning. Time enough to watch your favorite movie. They also indicate Criterion titles that will leave FilmStruck but stay on the CC Channel. Good to know for people with a CC subscription. Errors occur, but in general it works well.

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Re: Filmstruck

#778 Post by D50 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:06 pm

Commentary added to Drunken Angel and The Earrings of Madame de... (+ 6 supplements).

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Re: Filmstruck

#779 Post by movielocke » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:16 pm

Before they expire tomorrow, you all should watch Decline of Western Civilization, either part 1 or part 2. Part 1 is a gritty gem from the basement of terrible music. part 2 is a glossy jewel from a top tier of great music, and it's amazing to see the oscillation between the two, and sure, a lot of the artists in part II are "performing" their public personas for the cameras, but that is sort of part of the fun, particularly in contrast to Ozzy and the handful of people who are more authentic and open.

Also, Wattstax is outstanding, great Richard Prior comedy bits, great performances/music, fantastic editing, beautiful images of south central los angeles in the 70s.

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#780 Post by unclehulot » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:20 pm

domino harvey wrote:The 60s Something Wild isn't pan and scan, it's open matte
Regardless, it looked horrible, including combing artifacts and other nasties. I don't know the disc, but something went wrong here.


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Re: Filmstruck

#781 Post by movielocke » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:58 pm

here's the announcement for everything joining the collection in april, surprised this isn't on criterion's website:

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APRIL 4

Ártún, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, 2014

APRIL 7

An Eastern Westerner, Hal Roach, 1920

Bumping into Broadway, Hal Roach, 1919

Girl Shy, Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, 1924

High and Dizzy, Hal Roach, 1920

Welcome Danger, Clyde Bruckman, 1929

The Party, Blake Edwards, 1968 (limited engagement, ends October 6)

APRIL 11

God Respects Us When We Work, but Loves Us When We Dance, Les Blank, 1968

APRIL 14

Cartesius, Roberto Rossellini, 1974

The Age of the Medici, Roberto Rossellini, 1973

The Flowers of St. Francis, Roberto Rossellini, 1950

APRIL 19

Antichrist, Lars von Trier, 2009

APRIL 21

Leningrad Cowboys Go America, Aki Kaurismäki, 1989

Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses, Aki Kaurismäki, 1994

L.A. Woman, Aki Kaurismäki, 1987

Rocky VI, Aki Kaurismäki, 1986

These Boots, Aki Kaurismäki, 1993

Those Were the Days, Aki Kaurismäki, 1992

Thru the Wire, Aki Kaurismäki, 1987

Ivan the Terrible, Part I, Sergei Eisenstein, 1944

Ivan the Terrible, Part II, Sergei Eisenstein, 1958

Toni, Jean Renoir, 1935

APRIL 25

J. M. Mondésir, Alice Colomer-Kang, 2012

APRIL 26

The Tree of Wooden Clogs, Ermanno Olmi, 1978

APRIL 28

Wedding Rehearsal, Alexander Korda, 1932

The Private Life of Don Juan, Alexander Korda, 1934

An Ideal Husband, Alexander Korda, 1947

The Rise of Catherine the Great, Paul Czinner, 1934

The Trip to Italy, Michael Winterbottom, 2014 (limited engagement, ends October 27)
looking forward to Tree of Wooden Clogs.

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Re: Filmstruck

#782 Post by D50 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:52 pm

^ Ivan the Terrible, Part I and II are already there. Watched them both at the end of February.

Looking forward to some of those Aki Kaurismäki films.
movielocke wrote:Before they expire tomorrow, you all should watch Decline of Western Civilization, either part 1 or part 2...
Snooze you lose. I started watching part 1 yesterday and loved it - right up until they pulled it when I was around 1/8th to the end. I liked how she started to focus on the audience toward the end, especially Eugene, who had the opening monologue...

That's stupid punk rock, I don't... I just think of it as rock and roll because that's what it is. You know.

What do you like about it.

Well I like that it's like something new and it's just reviving like old rock and roll. And it's like it's raw again and it's for real and it's fun. And, you know. It's like, it's not bullshit, there's no rock stars now you know.

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Re: Filmstruck

#783 Post by D50 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:33 pm

Friday Filmstruck adds:

DOGME 95 (theme / banner page)

Concerned with the direction of modern cinema, a collection of Danish filmmakers devised a manifesto in 1995 that called for minimalist techniques, emphasizing the power of performances and the artistry of the medium without using special effects.

The King is Alive
In Your Hands
Open Hearts
Kira's Reason: A Love Story

How to Rob a Bank (theme / banner page)

The Silent Partner
Max and the Junkmen
Perfect Friday
The Robber

Woody Allen the early, funny ones

Bananas
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask
Love and Death

The Bronte Sisters (theme / banner page)

The Brontë Sisters
Jane Eyre (1944)
Studio One in Hollywood: Wuthering Heights (1950)

Criterion Channel:

5 supplements added to Revanche

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Re: Filmstruck

#784 Post by Noiradelic » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:40 am

D50 wrote:^ Ivan the Terrible, Part I and II are already there. Watched them both at the end of February.
Flowers of St. Francis was on Hulu, so it might've been already on the Criterion Channel too. Possibly the Les Blank also.

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#785 Post by D50 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:25 pm

People on Sunday added to the Criterion Channel.

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#786 Post by D50 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:46 pm

Added to the Criterion Channel (The Chaos of Cool, A tribute to Seijun Suzuki theme page):

Take Aim at the Police Van
Youth of the Beast
Gate of Flesh
Fighting Elgy

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Re: Filmstruck

#787 Post by D50 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:00 am

Tuesday's short added to the Criterion Channel:

Ártún (2013)

Three supplements added to Sweetie.

Commentary added to Seven Samurai and Schizopolis (+ 2 supplements).

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#788 Post by D50 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:25 pm

Colonel Chabert added to Filmstruck.

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#789 Post by Ashirg » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:57 pm

Is there a list of what laserdisc (or OOP DVD) exclusive extras been added to Filmstruck?

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Re: Filmstruck

#790 Post by D50 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:50 am

Added to the Criterion Channel:

The Party - MGM logo start, no Janus or Criterion
An Eastern Westerner
Bumping Into Broadway
Girl Shy
Welcome Danger
High and Dizzy
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Re: Filmstruck

#791 Post by D50 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:01 pm

Filmstruck adds.

Documentaries by Ross McElwee (theme page):

Sherman's March
Bright Leaves
Charleen
Backyard
Photographic Memory
Something to Do with the Wall
Time Indefinite
Six O'Clock News

The Lives of Actors (theme page):

Swingers (1996)
Theater of Blood
Sudden Fear
The Big Knife

Directed by Martin Ritt (theme page):

The Sound and the Fury
Conrack
Hombre

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#792 Post by D50 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:42 pm

I've watched almost all of the Ross McElwee documentaries and am in the middle of Six O'Clock News, and he's doing something with his narration on one channel and the video sound on the other, and it's distracting and impossible to follow. The best part of his documentaries is when he takes over the narration, and during an interview segment, he's talking to the reporter interviewing him and his narration is going on at the same time and you can't make out what he's saying (subtitles show the interview dialogue).

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Re: Filmstruck

#793 Post by D50 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:17 am

Justwatch, which used to be so useful, is on a roll - listing Sword of Doom, The Shooting, and Young Torless as new Filmstruck listings, which of course they are not. Even the 3 listed as new before this - Flowing, Simon of the Desert, and a Les Blank doc is incorrectly showing as new. And the 7 before that are incorrect also. April 8 seems to be the last sane posting.

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#794 Post by Michael Kerpan » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:31 am

Are there any Chromecast 2 users here who are either happy or unhappy with the way this device accesses Filmstruck/Criterion Channel? (Or should this be posted elsewhere?)

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#795 Post by nick » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:30 pm

I use the Chromecast 2 for Filmstruck and I'm mostly happy. There are a few bugs that can cause annoyance: one being that pausing from my android device sometimes causes sync issues--based on some experimenting I believe this is caused by one device not registering the pause correctly and continuing to run the timer for the sound file. Occasionally I've experienced a few videos that would not load on the chromecast, though a few days later I'll try again and everything works fine.

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#796 Post by Michael Kerpan » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:57 pm

If one has to rely on wi-fi (as opposed to a wired connection) is there any better alternative to Chromecast 2?

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#797 Post by ccfixx » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:53 pm

Michael Kerpan wrote:If one has to rely on wi-fi (as opposed to a wired connection) is there any better alternative to Chromecast 2?
I haven't personally tried Filmstruck, yet, with my Amazon Fire Stick in the USA but that could be another option for you, depending on the price between the two devices. You're essentially just installing the Filmstruck app via the Fire Stick, but I don't know how smooth Filmstruck's app interface is on it. I guess with the free trial there's really no excuse for me not to try it now that it's been available for a while.

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Re: Filmstruck

#798 Post by D50 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:24 pm

15 supplements added to La Haine.

Filmstruck adds:

WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE theme page:

Bliss (2007)
Ninah's Dowry
Border Café (2005)
Daughter of Keltoum
Kadosh
Cairo 678
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Re: Filmstruck

#799 Post by D50 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:17 am

Criterion Channel adds:

The Flowers of St. Francis
The Age of the Medici - Episode 1: The Exile of Cosimo
The Age of the Medici - Episode 2: The Power of Cosimo
The Age of the Medici - Episode 3: Leon Battista Alberti: Humanism
Cartesius: Part 1 (a.k.a. Descartes)
Cartesius: Part 2 (a.k.a. Descartes)

Filmstruck add:

Excuse My French
Queen to Play

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Re: Filmstruck

#800 Post by D50 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:18 am

Criterion Channel adds:

Dying at Grace
A Poem is a Naked Person + 6 supplements
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