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furbicide
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#201 Post by furbicide » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:25 am

It'd be amazing if The Touch got a decent home video release. Make it so, please!

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#202 Post by jsteffe » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:50 pm

furbicide wrote:It'd be amazing if The Touch got a decent home video release. Make it so, please!
Agreed! It may be a flawed film, but it deserves reconsideration and better pictorial quality. Since Janus Films now has the rights, some kind of home video release seems likely, even if it's "just" part of a larger Bergman set. I've been wanting something like this for a long time.

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#203 Post by domino harvey » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:27 pm

BFI already announced they were releasing it in April, if you can't wait

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#204 Post by furbicide » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:32 pm

Oh wow, how did I miss that? Thanks Domino!


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#206 Post by Buttery Jeb » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:18 am

Not sure what it means in the greater scheme of future releasing, but Tokyo Olympiad and the two Olympia films are now listed on the Janus website.

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#207 Post by Drucker » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:24 pm

Five Films by Nico Papatakis restored, playing at Lincoln Center.

The films are: Les Abysses, The Shepherds of Disorder, Gloria Mundi, The Photograph, Walking A Tightrope.

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#208 Post by Cinephrenic » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:19 pm

Sounds like a Eclipse.

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#209 Post by Drucker » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:37 pm

For freshly restored films? I'd be shocked.

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#210 Post by tenia » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:12 pm

Drucker wrote:For freshly restored films? I'd be shocked.
Wouldn't be a first, at all. At least 1 of the Autant Lara is freshly restored (and will be released on BD in France in April), and I believe most of the Guitry are from recent HD restorations from Gaumont.

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#211 Post by Drucker » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:35 pm

Woof didn't realize. What a shame.

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#212 Post by black&huge » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:49 pm

Les Abysses! wonderful!

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#213 Post by ozufils » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:42 pm

The Gaumont box set has all his films in what seemed to me to be extremely good quality. I would guess they were restored for that release anyway.

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#214 Post by knives » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:34 am

I believe region free as well meaning anything less than a replication would be an utter and stupid waste.

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#215 Post by tenia » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:55 am

The Gaumont set is Region Free and English friendly at least on the movies and the book.

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#216 Post by Werewolf by Night » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:14 pm

Are any of the Bergman films in this retrospective scheduled to play anywhere but Film Forum? It's billed as a "traveling retrospective," but I don't see any announcements for venues in any other cities (though I've already resigned myself to the fact that it won't be playing anywhere within 400 miles of me).

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#217 Post by Ribs » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:48 pm

I expect it will loosely mirror where the Wenders retrospective went two years ago. The AFI Silver in the DC area will host the Bergman series in the late Summer, as they did Wenders.

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#218 Post by HelenLawson » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:56 pm

The Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley is hosting the retrospective throughout the year.

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#219 Post by Lars Von Truffaut » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:21 pm

I can’t remember where I saw it as it’s not on their main site, but I’m pretty sure it will be showing at the Gene Siskel Film Center later this year.

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#220 Post by dws1982 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:36 pm

The Belcourt in Nashville is showing sixteen of the Bergman films starting in March. For whatever reason, it's not the full retrospective (similar to how they handled the Martin Scorsese/Polish Cinema retrospective a few years back), but it's better than nothing.

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#221 Post by Andrew_VB » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:36 pm

Werewolf by Night wrote:Are any of the Bergman films in this retrospective scheduled to play anywhere but Film Forum? It's billed as a "traveling retrospective," but I don't see any announcements for venues in any other cities (though I've already resigned myself to the fact that it won't be playing anywhere within 400 miles of me).
this link lists locations that it will be playing this year: https://www.criterion.com/current/posts ... bergman100" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Following the run in New York, the retrospective will travel to the Seattle Art Museum, the Detroit Film Theatre, the Minneapolis Film Society, the Amherst Cinema, the Northwest Film Center in Portland, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, AFI Silver in Maryland, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Fine Arts and Rice Cinema in Houston, the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, and, in Los Angeles, the American Cinematheque, UCLA, Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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#222 Post by Werewolf by Night » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:44 pm

Thank you. What an obscure place to hide that information instead of putting it, say, on the Janus website.

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#223 Post by lzx » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:43 am

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced their line-up of the Bergman retrospective, which includes five films during the month of May. Unfortunately they are all on Tuesday afternoons... because Bergman lovers do not have work I guess.

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#224 Post by movielocke » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:39 am

lzx wrote:The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced their line-up of the Bergman retrospective, which includes five films during the month of May. Unfortunately they are all on Tuesday afternoons... because Bergman lovers do not have work I guess.
no, it’s because michael govan doesn’t think commercial films should be shown at a museum. Which is why he gutted lacmas previously exceptional programming.

Unfortunately when the academy partnered with lacma, he also killed all of their even more unique programming.

But when he destroys one of the most iconic buildings by one of LAs most famous and prolific native architects and replaces it with his proposed Mayan fortress of solitude I’m sure govan will be properly celebrated then. :-/

I had hoped that UCLA would get this retrospective because they respect the medium at least.

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#225 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:57 pm

FWIW, Liv Ullman will be appearing tonight (at Shame) and tomorrow afternoon (The Passion of Anna) at Film Forum in NYC. They're probably sold out but there's always stand-by tickets if you're willing to wait a while and get there early.

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