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 Post subject: 2010 BFI release summary
PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:25 am 
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Taking inspiration from similar threads elsewhere, here's an all-in-one-place list of everything the BFI released during 2010:

American
Chaplin at Keystone (DVD)
The Exiles (DVD)

Asian
Early Summer (Dual Format)
Late Spring (Dual Format)
Tokyo Story (Dual Format)
The Kurosawa Samurai Collection (DVD)

British Fiction (excluding Flipside)
Bodysong (DVD)
The Edge of the World (Blu-ray)
The Innocents (Blu-ray)
Institute Benjamenta (Dual Format)
Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary + My Wife's Lodger (Dual Format)
Loving Memory (Dual Format)
The Pleasure Garden (DVD)
Silent Scream (DVD)
Small Time (DVD)
A Zed and Two Noughts (Blu-ray)

British Documentary (all DVD)
COI Volume 1: Police and Thieves
COI Volume 2: Design for Today
COI Volume 3: They Stand Ready
COI Volume 4: Stop! Look! Listen!
MisinforMation (not strictly documentary, but COI-sourced)
Secrets of Nature
Shadows of Progress

European
The Leopard (Blu-ray)
Playtime (Dual Format)
Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Dual Format)

Flipside
Bronco Bullfrog (Dual Format)
Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush (Dual Format)
Kim Newman's Guide to the Flipside of British Cinema (DVD)
The Party's Over (Dual Format)
Permissive (DVD/Blu-ray)
The Pleasure Girls (Dual Format)
Privilege (DVD/Blu-ray)
That Kind of Girl (DVD/Blu-ray)

Children's Films (all DVD)
Black Jack
Five Have a Mystery to Solve
Five on a Treasure Island
Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece
Tintin and the Blue Oranges


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:53 pm 
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So there is an officially designated space for rhapsodising over Bfi's exemplary and somewhat pedagogical(Shadows of Progress) and pioneering year( Flipside). Honourable mention should of course go to the relatively obscure Ozu's included as extras alongside the more canonized films!.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:07 pm 
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I'd certainly like to see the BFI, Second Run and the MOC celebrated with voting just as we do with the CC...but then I purchased more from these labels (individually) than from the CC.

The Bfi's blu plicy is probably the most progressive of the niche labels. Hat tipped.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:05 pm 
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An absolutely fantastic year for the BFI. My top five:

1. Institute Benjamenta
2. Shadows of Progress
3. A Zed and Two Noughts (Blu upgrade)
4. Loving Memory
5. Secrets of Nature


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:57 pm 
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Colin have you picked up Misinformation? If so, any thoughts? I ask because I found your musings on The Joy of Sex Education set last year to be very enjoyable and informative...


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:32 am 
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The blu releases of Institute Benjamenta, Edge of the World, and The Innocents are enough for me to declare the BFI my favorite label of the year. And, with the forthcoming release of Alice and my ever-increasing list of to-watch titles, it looks to be staying my favorite for some time.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:26 am 
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Echo the sentiments for BFI as publisher of the year.
Since this has now become a safe zone free from the ire of Criterion tankist fundamentalists on the wrap-up thread. I will reiterate my faves
1.Shadows of Progress
2.Institute Benjamenta
3.Edge of the World
4. Secrets of Nature.
5. Bronco Bullfrog
Special Commendations - The Ozu reissue programme ,Tintins and Tati
And next year looks equally scrumptious with more Ozu Ponting and hopefully more docos of similar quality including more Krish et al


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:29 am 
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My list is going to make for boring reading since it'll be the usual suspects, i.e.

the Ozu releases, The Innocents and Les Vacances de M Hulot Blu's

Looking forward to Alice next year!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:48 am 
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carax09 wrote:
Colin have you picked up Misinformation? If so, any thoughts? I ask because I found your musings on The Joy of Sex Education set last year to be very enjoyable and informative...


Sadly not, but I am planning to pick it up soon. The COI sets aren't on my above list either only because I have not managed to open any of them yet, though all four volumes are on my to watch pile taunting me! I am planning/hoping to at least get around to doing another film by film run through one BFI set at some point during this next year.

Finch wrote:
Looking forward to Alice next year!


I can't wait for Alice either! I've spent the last couple of days having a Svankmajer Christmas, digging out my taped copy of Faust. I also finally got around to ordering and receiving the Zeitgeist disc of Lunacy, and am saving a first viewing for the New Year! Hopefully some distributor may be considering Surviving Life for a release (Hint, Hint!)


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