Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

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Re: Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

#126 Post by Gregory » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:10 pm

I was pleased to see that too, and surprised—I thought it was close to certain that all three boxes would be made to the same specs but it seems the producers heeded reports of the first set being damaged in transit. I like the design aesthetically but don't find the key for director, decade, and b&w/color particularly handy, and when I have all three boxes, I'll be putting the cubes into storage and lining up the digipaks alphabetically on a shelf to conserve space.

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#127 Post by swo17 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:12 pm

I'm saving my cubes for my next big move.

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#128 Post by TheDoug » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:27 pm

zedz wrote:I'm delighted to report that the flimsy internal design of the first box has been rectified so that now it would take a hell of a blow to dent the cardboard support structures. So it's much easier to appreciate the elegant design this time around.
Yes, much improved from the first Volume I got from my shipment from Propaganda in Poland. Still happy to have both sets sitting on my shelf though. :-)

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#129 Post by perkizitore » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:50 am

They shipped my order in a white sack and the first box's cardboard holders arrived quite crushed ](*,)
Let's hope the empty replacement box they promised will arrive in better condition! [-o<

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#130 Post by djvaso » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:52 am

I have managed to order boxset without VAT on discounted price and paid PLN 440.04.

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#131 Post by vertovfan » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:45 am

3rd box set now available at the Polish site:

http://store.mspresents.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

50 PLN discount with the code CHRISTMASSALE, and they're offering shipping to the United States (for now, at least).

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#132 Post by timwtheov » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:40 pm

Just successfully ordered mine and had it shipped to the U.S.!!

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#133 Post by domino harvey » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:49 pm

What was the total cost in US currency with shipping?

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#134 Post by swo17 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:21 pm

Just over $120

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#135 Post by timwtheov » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:01 pm

Yes, mine was $125.23 with the coupon, which took care of most of the shipping.

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#136 Post by PillowRock » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:09 pm

To be a bit more specific:
With the 50 PLN discount and 65 PLN shipping, it came to 514 PLN.

And the Paypal confirmation email shows that converting to $125.23 US
Although another online currency converter shows $121.92

(Sorry tim, when I started my reply I hadn't seen yours yet.)

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#137 Post by chatterjees » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:24 pm

Milestone is not bringing the 3rd set to USA? Is it cheaper from there?

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#138 Post by PillowRock » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:05 pm

chatterjees wrote:Milestone is not bringing the 3rd set to USA? Is it cheaper from there?
Whether Milestone releases it in the US probably hinges on how possible it is for them to get some sort of low volume, short term sub-license for the three titles that Criterion has out in the US (Knife in the Water as a solo release, A Short Film About Killing in the Dekalog box, and Ashes and Diamonds in the Wajda Three War Movies box).

I won't pretend to know anything about how that might work, or not.

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#139 Post by drdoros » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:42 pm

The deal has been made thanks to very good friends at Criterion and in Poland. We will be bringing them out in early January.

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#140 Post by domino harvey » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:00 am

Good to know, probably worth holding off for the stateside buyers due for packaging concerns alone. Also, how super cool of Criterion to okay these!

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#141 Post by Lowry_Sam » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:15 am

drdoros wrote:The deal has been made thanks to very good friends at Criterion and in Poland. We will be bringing them out in early January.
It's too bad they didn't also include A Short Film About Love instead of Blind Chance, I already have the Criterion Blind Chance & the Arrow Dekalog, don't really want to splurge for the Criterion box for just one film, that's really just an extension of one the TV episodes. Also would have preferred Popioły to Popiół i Diament, as I already have the Arrow Academy blu of that too.

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#142 Post by swo17 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:20 am

Well Scorsese picked this lineup years ago. I wouldn't be surprised if he loves both of the Short Films but limited himself to just one.

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#143 Post by feihong » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:54 am

I wonder if they plan to continue this series beyond the three boxes? I was under the impression that more films had been restored, including Ashes and some others. But the three boxes together look like a completed trilogy, design-wise, which kind of suggests that these might be all the boxes they plan on releasing.

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#144 Post by swo17 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:17 am

Again, Scorsese handpicked these and only these 24 films for his MS Presents series. They toured the U.S. in 2014 and the UK in 2015.

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#145 Post by Lowry_Sam » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:37 pm

Somebody posted the initial clip of the Ashes/Popioly restoration, but it's been 2 years & no sign of it since, so I was hoping it would be included.

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#146 Post by swo17 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:47 pm

The restoration or the film? The film is in the third set, in some form or another.

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#147 Post by jsteffe » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:56 pm

swo17 wrote:The restoration or the film? The film is in the third set, in some form or another.
Lowry_Sam is referring to a later film by Wajda: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060847/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. I'm also really eager to see the restoration.
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#148 Post by Lowry_Sam » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:57 pm

swo17 wrote:The restoration or the film? The film is in the third set, in some form or another.
Popioly [1965] is a different film (and unavailable on disc) from Popiol i diament [1958], which is the one included in the 3rd box (and also an Arrow release).

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Re: Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

#149 Post by swo17 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:03 pm

Ah, sorry for the confusion.

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#150 Post by feihong » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:25 am

I never heard how the boxsets were created, so thank you for illuminating that. All I knew before is that the Kino RP Rekonstruckcja blu ray series ground to a halt when these sets started getting released. All of those discs, except for Man of Marble, I think, are duplicated in these boxsets. But the list of movies remastered by Kino RP is something like 140 films, and includes things like lots more Wajda (Danton, Landscape After Battle, Everything for Sale, Ashes [not Ashes and Diamonds]), Zulawski films like On the Silver Globe, Films by Tadeusz Konwicki, such as The Valley of Issa, and a whole lot more. I'm hoping to be able to see more of these restorations one day.

It looks as if a lot of the other restorations have played on Canal+ in HD, and quite a few are available in HD on demand in Poland. And I see that some of the Andrej Munk films and some of the Wajdas are on blu ray in Japan––of course, those won't have English subtitles, and a few of those discs will end up costing the same as one of the Scorcese box sets. And the Kino RP Rekonstrukcja series has continued with DVDs, not blu rays, which is a shame.

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