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Matt
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Re: Guy Maddin

#26 Post by Matt » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:32 pm

kidc85 wrote:Not heard anything about KEYHOLE. Has anyone here seen it?
Interesting, but minor. As swo17 said, it's more conventional stylistically, and shot on a Canon 5D (which seems antithetical to Maddin's aesthetic, but I guess everybody needs to stretch once in a while). Story-wise, it's still characteristically insane, but I can't imagine ever wanting to revisit it.

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Re: Guy Maddin

#27 Post by AlexHansen » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:05 pm

Does anybody have/seen the Keyhole Blu and can speak to its quality?

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The Forbidden Room

#28 Post by furbicide » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:10 pm

Guy Maddin's The Forbidden Room is coming to DVD in both the US and the UK. This is clearly the most exciting news of the year. But, as an Australian with a multi-region player, which one should I get?

Kino Lorber R1 release (8th March) (separate DVD/Blu-ray editions)
http://www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Room-Ro ... idden+room" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Soda R2 release (4th April) (dual format DVD/Blu-ray)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Forbidden-Room- ... B01936PZR4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Kino Lorber has a bit of a mixed reputation from what I understand, but still a relatively safe bet. Does anyone know anything about Soda?

Neither edition has any special features listed, from what I could see on the Amazon pages.

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Re: Guy Maddin

#29 Post by knives » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:18 pm

Soda's good too and have stepped up their game lately. We have a thread on them here.

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Re: Guy Maddin

#30 Post by ola t » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:49 am

A clue to what's likely to be on Kino's disc is their iTunes Extras: a directors' commentary, the short film Once a Chicken: Hommage à Làszlò Moholy-Nagy, some silent footage from the seances that preceded each day's shooting, and "animated posters".

Soda have said their extras "include directors' commentary and behind-the-scenes footage, as well as a booklet featuring an essay by Jonathan Romney".

Once a Chicken can be seen on Vimeo.

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Re: Guy Maddin

#31 Post by ccfixx » Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:17 pm

Kino's "Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson's The Forbidden Room Blu-ray Detailed."

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson
Booklet with essays by Guy Maddin and Hillary Weston
Endless Ectoloops
Living Posters
Once a Chicken, a séance with Lázsló Moholy-Nagy
Trailer

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Re: Guy Maddin

#32 Post by furbicide » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:42 pm

Thanks guys. The Kino one looks great. Just wonder if I should wait for both to actually get a release so I can compare image quality, etc. (though I'm guessing this is usually less of an issue with new DCP films?)

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Re: Guy Maddin

#33 Post by MichaelB » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:16 am

Unless it's riddled with digital artefacts, I'm not sure that conventional notions of "image quality" apply to this film! I know the guy who QCed Soda's version, and he said it was something of a challenge.

But, as you say, both discs would certainly have originated from the same digital master - unusually for Maddin, this used extensive amounts of digital postproduction (so much so that the man responsible for the AfterEffects work ended up being promoted to co-director).

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Re: Guy Maddin

#34 Post by JamesF » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:35 pm

As said person who QC'ed the Soda disc, yes, The Forbidden Room is the kind of film where ten minutes in, you're tempted to forget everything you've ever learned about QCing, shrug and say, "Well, I guess that's okay...?" (Kidding aside, I can promise we've given the film a rock-solid, peak-bitrate encode on a BD-50, and any "defects" present are native to the film!)

And just to clarify, the supplements on our disc are as follows:
- Commentary by Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson (same as on the Kino disc)
- Behind-The-Scenes Featurette (6 mins)
- Seances-Capsules (9 mins) - behind-the-scenes footage of the filming at PHI Centre in Montreal
- A Living Poster (same as on the Kino disc)
- Theatrical trailer (plus trailers for other Soda Film + Art and Guy Maddin releases)
- A booklet with Jonathan Romney's essay "The Infernal, Ecstatic Desire Machine of Guy Maddin"

We weren't offered Endless Ectoloops or Just A Chicken, but our disc has content not on the Kino disc, so it's a trade-off either way.

I'm surprised to read on the Blu-Ray.com review that their disc presents the film in 1.66:1 - the master we were given is definitely 1:78:1 (and presented as such on our edition), as was the DCP. Comparing the first screengrab (of Louis Negin at the beginning) with our master, I can't see any difference at all in terms of framing, so it may be an error by the reviewer.

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Re: Guy Maddin

#35 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:36 pm

Disappointed that neither edition has Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton, since I'm not sure where else that would be released except as an extra on whatever feature Maddin does next (or on a "Short Films of Guy Maddin" release, which would be more than welcome!). It's not on the Canadian Blu of Hyena Road, which isn't exactly a surprise.

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Re: Guy Maddin

#36 Post by furbicide » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:23 am

JamesF wrote:As said person who QC'ed the Soda disc, yes, The Forbidden Room is the kind of film where ten minutes in, you're tempted to forget everything you've ever learned about QCing, shrug and say, "Well, I guess that's okay...?" (Kidding aside, I can promise we've given the film a rock-solid, peak-bitrate encode on a BD-50, and any "defects" present are native to the film!)

And just to clarify, the supplements on our disc are as follows:
- Commentary by Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson (same as on the Kino disc)
- Behind-The-Scenes Featurette (6 mins)
- Seances-Capsules (9 mins) - behind-the-scenes footage of the filming at PHI Centre in Montreal
- A Living Poster (same as on the Kino disc)
- Theatrical trailer (plus trailers for other Soda Film + Art and Guy Maddin releases)
- A booklet with Jonathan Romney's essay "The Infernal, Ecstatic Desire Machine of Guy Maddin"

We weren't offered Endless Ectoloops or Just A Chicken, but our disc has content not on the Kino disc, so it's a trade-off either way.

I'm surprised to read on the Blu-Ray.com review that their disc presents the film in 1.66:1 - the master we were given is definitely 1:78:1 (and presented as such on our edition), as was the DCP. Comparing the first screengrab (of Louis Negin at the beginning) with our master, I can't see any difference at all in terms of framing, so it may be an error by the reviewer.
Thanks James! All great info. I'm thinking I'll hold out for the extra month and get this edition.

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Re: Guy Maddin

#37 Post by ola t » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:15 pm

The companion project to The Forbidden Room, the Seances website which generates a new Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson film every time it is visited and then loses it forever, is now live.

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Re: Guy Maddin

#38 Post by dadaistnun » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:49 am

Maddin has made The Green Fog available for free on his Vimeo page.

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Re: Guy Maddin

#39 Post by knives » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:08 pm

That was fun and much appreciated. At times I was curious if he was going to go further with the concept like having Novak play Stewart, but given that the Brooks' clip was the only less than great part of the movie it is perhaps better he avoided that layer of the onion.

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Re: Guy Maddin

#40 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:52 pm

I like this piece where Madden talks about his reconstruction including the ways he was able to sober audiences to the male gaze using different tactics for the same result of the Hitchcock, but the Chuck Norris/Bresson recontextualization is really interesting and reminds me of Llinas’ Ingrid Bergman/Stromboli comments in how using pop culture and real-life historical context can be equally important tools as isolated technique to manipulate an image to create new meaning

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Re: Guy Maddin

#41 Post by furbicide » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:30 pm

dadaistnun wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:49 am
Maddin has made The Green Fog available for free on his Vimeo page.
Amazing, thanks for this! I wanted to see this in Melbourne when it screened there but couldn't make it, so will be nice to finally watch it.

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