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Re: Shelf Help

#26 Post by Ribs » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:16 pm

New page, so moving this up here:

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Shelf 1
Juzo Itami Films
? (dark)
Bringing Up Baby
Bringing Up Baby
? (black)
The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club
? (white)
? (blue)
? (6-film box)
? (black)
? (blue)
Polyester
Shampoo
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
This is Spinal Tap

Shelf 2
The Awful Truth
? (red)
? (white; UK blu)
? (red)
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Passion of Joan of Arc
Screen Goddess Collection: Marlene Dietrich
? (white)
? (white)
? (blue)
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Re: Shelf Help

#27 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:16 pm

There are two WB Blus on the bottom shelf. Have they upgraded any other existing Blus besides Being There and Barry Lyndon?

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Re: Shelf Help

#28 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:18 pm

Also, I think the white case two down from the three disc UK Dietrich set is the US Dietrich set

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Re: Shelf Help

#29 Post by Ribs » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:19 pm

I *think* both the bottom shelf WB Blus are Being There.

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Re: Shelf Help

#30 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:22 pm

There's a non-Itami film between those and Bringing Up Baby (completely different spine style and wrap around Image)

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Re: Shelf Help

#31 Post by Ribs » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:24 pm

So the Itamis have to be at least partially covered by Eclipse, right, whatever that means nowadays?

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Re: Shelf Help

#32 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:32 pm

Passion of Joan of Arc, not Bresson's Trial

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Re: Shelf Help

#33 Post by Rayon Vert » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:36 pm

Bottom shelf, 5 from the left - isn't that an Artificial Eye dvd?

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#34 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:37 pm

Rayon Vert wrote:Bottom shelf, 5 from the left - isn't that an Artificial Eye dvd?
Yes, it and the one before it are the US and the UK releases of L'Argent

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#35 Post by Rayon Vert » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:41 pm

Ribs wrote:Is the bottom shelf possibly the titles they're finished with? Napoleon's the exception, but there's the Pagnol disc, Lone Wolf & Cub, and I think the Warners Being There. (This could be an indicator that Napoleon's release has been shelved)
I think the red one a couple ways to the right of Pagnol is the BFI Rossellini War Trilogy.

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#36 Post by Rayon Vert » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:51 pm

On Shelf 1, the blue to the left of Polyester seems like a French (or Italian?) title, "La (something)"
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#37 Post by Ribs » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:56 pm

Rayon Vert wrote:
Ribs wrote:Is the bottom shelf possibly the titles they're finished with? Napoleon's the exception, but there's the Pagnol disc, Lone Wolf & Cub, and I think the Warners Being There. (This could be an indicator that Napoleon's release has been shelved)
I think the red one a couple ways to the right of Pagnol is the BFI Rossellini War Trilogy.
Yeah, looks like you're right (I just assumed that Napoleon would be the only BFI set in a digipak setup that's red with golden text, but apparently that was too much!) So the bottom shelf should all be "things they don't need anymore" then.

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#38 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:59 pm

What's the red spine Blu-ray in the bottom shelf then, and the sea blue spine between it and the Cub set?

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#39 Post by Ribs » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:24 am

domino harvey wrote:What's the red spine Blu-ray in the bottom shelf then, and the sea blue spine between it and the Cub set?
German release of Tampopo?

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#40 Post by zedz » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:42 am

Why are we so sure all those Japanese DVDs are Juzo Itami films? He only directed ten features, and there are sixteen or seventeen different discs there. Plenty of other Japanese DVDs share that same spine format with the picture at the top. I think I've got a bunch of Masahiro Shinoda films that look like this.

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#41 Post by joshua » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:53 am

zedz wrote:Why are we so sure all those Japanese DVDs are Juzo Itami films? He only directed ten features, and there are sixteen or seventeen different discs there. Plenty of other Japanese DVDs share that same spine format with the picture at the top. I think I've got a bunch of Masahiro Shinoda films that look like this.
Based on the ones I can read (4th,5th,9th,11th from left being Taxing Woman 1&2, Minbo no Onna, Daibyonin) I think they might all be Itami related films. Also, I might be wrong but I think that both of the old Japanese boxsets were eight discs apiece.

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Re: Shelf Help

#42 Post by Minkin » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:19 am

Looking into the "Itami range" on there

01 - The Funeral
02 - Tampopo
03 - ??
04 - A Taxing Woman
05 - A Taxing Woman's Return
06 - ??
07 - Tales of a Golden Geisha
08 - ??
09 - Minbo
10 - ??
11 - The Last Dance
12 - ??
13 - A Quiet Life
14 - Supermarket Woman
15 - ??
16 - Woman In Witness Protection

Did any of the extras / the feature length making-ofs get their own discs? They all look rather uniform / not sure why Criterion would put them in that order otherwise. The ten I listed make up Itami's entire filmography, so not sure what else would be there.

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Re: Shelf Help

#43 Post by Minkin » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:56 am

This all reminds me of something... does anyone remember this?

It helps to zoom in even further on the image.

-Is the black case next to Bringing Up Baby - Citizen Kane? It appears to have a WB logo at the bottom. The font length + high placement on the digipack looks identical to the old DVD.

- The sky blue one looks like Waking Life - but it appears to be a Blu-ray, so perhaps not.

-The 2nd shelf next to Awful Truth is almost readable - it either reads top to bottom or traditional left to right - but it looks like it should say OZU or reading vertically: ONE --UK.. Perhaps someone can decipher it - its right on the verge of my reading it.

-Next to the above looks like the Withnail and I font.

-Is the dark spine between the 6disc set & the blue "La .." set a UK disc?

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Re: Shelf Help

#44 Post by Malickite » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:09 am

I think the 6-disc DVD set on the first shelf could be the François Truffaut set put out by Cinema Club, but I'm not sure.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Francois-Truff ... B000HXE18M

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#45 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:48 am

Rayon Vert wrote:On Shelf 1, the blue to the left of Polyester seems like a French (or Italian?) title, "La (something)"
That is definitelyPagnol La Trilogie 3dvd pack

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#46 Post by Rayon Vert » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:54 am

Malickite wrote:I think the 6-disc DVD set on the first shelf could be the François Truffaut set put out by Cinema Club, but I'm not sure.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Francois-Truff ... B000HXE18M
I don't think so just because the titles of the films don't match the length of the titles on the DVD set in the picture.

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Re: Shelf Help

#47 Post by AfterTheRain » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:39 pm

This is just a wild guess, but I'll say that the title next to The Awful Truth is Applause; I believe that's the title because I think I can make out the Kino Video logo on the top and the DVD logo in the white oval at the bottom of the spine.

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#48 Post by tenia » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:33 pm

The big black "Baby" set on the bottom shelf, at the right, is the French Baby Cart set. On the same bottom shelf, just left of the Pagnol white set, it's the UK Lodger BD release.
The Almodovar set in the higher shelf is the French 2016 one.

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Re: Shelf Help

#49 Post by bdsweeney » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:29 am

How the fuck can you see all this??
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Re: Shelf Help

#50 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:37 am

One time I posted a picture and the board was able to identify a paperback book that only had like two inches of one corner showing

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