New Australian DVD and BD Releases

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1551 Post by TMDaines » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:35 am

http://www.devoteddvd.com.au/shop/promotions.php

Devoted DVD currently has a clearance sale and I noticed Fellini's Intervista on there. Am I right in thinking that this release is a good one and as good as any out there? I googled for some reviews but unfortunately couldn't find any.

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1552 Post by Norbie » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:06 am

It's great to see many people talking about releases of Fellini's Intervista, Leisen's Frenchman's Creek, Schepisi's Iceman, Michael Thornhill's 1974 film Between Wars, Greenaway's The Tulse Luper Suitcases and many more.

I have a question about an Umbralla Entertainment release that i purchased at the recent "Buy 2 get 1 Free" JB-HI sale.

The first copy didn't work, so i got a second one - and it still didn't work!!! This is the first time i have come across a problem in regards of a BR not playing in my player.

Oh...buy the way... the title is Dawn of the Dead (George A Romero's version).

Thanks.

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1554 Post by John Edmond » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:24 pm

Madman are releasing 5 of Scorsese's Shorts in July. I'm guessing it'll be a duplicate of the French Wildside release and feature Italianamerican, American Boy, What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This, It's Not Just You Murray, and The Big Shave.

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1555 Post by GaryC » Sun May 01, 2011 4:28 am

Roadshow are releasing a 21st Anniversary Special Edition of The Year My Voice Broke on 5 May.

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#1556 Post by Zot! » Sun May 01, 2011 11:07 pm

GaryC wrote:Roadshow are releasing a 21st Anniversary Special Edition of The Year My Voice Broke on 5 May.
The DVD has been out for several years ago...is there a blu or something that is coming out now?

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1557 Post by Perkins Cobb » Fri May 06, 2011 10:30 am

Umbrella is doing all of the Jean-Jacques Beineix films that Cinema Libre released in R1 a couple years back. Can anyone say for sure whether the US versions are native NTSC? If not the Australian discs will be the ones to buy.

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1558 Post by Finch » Wed May 25, 2011 5:34 pm

Ordered the Dead Man Blu-Ray from JB's online store for AUS$19.99 + AUS$8.29 international shipping which came to just over £18 after conversion (you can tick a box to have it labelled as a gift). And to think that Madman are selling it for AUS$40 on their website! Will post some feedback once I receive the disc (could take up to 2 weeks).

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1559 Post by Finch » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:47 pm

The Dead Man Blu arrived today and it looked good to me. I don't own the French disc to compare but going by the screenshots at the Beev the Madman Blu does seem sharper to me. Like the French Blu, it's single-layered and the grain doesn't come through as strongly as I'd have liked but I did not see any DNR. I'd recommend the Madman, certainly to those who've got a Region B or region-free player. And who knows how long it'll take for Miramax to release a Blu in the US, unless they've licenced to Criterion.

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1560 Post by perkizitore » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:23 pm

Dead Man is coming on blu-ray in the US from Echo Bridge... :cry:

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1561 Post by willoneill » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:43 pm

perkizitore wrote:Dead Man is coming on blu-ray in the US from Echo Bridge... :cry:
Those butchers should jump off their damn echo bridge.

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1562 Post by Finch » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:59 pm

Madman have a Blu of The Leopard lined up for 31 August - unclear yet if it's based on the most recent resto or using the same master as Criterion and the BFI.

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1563 Post by matrixschmatrix » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:36 pm

Someone in the thread for the Criterion release asked Madman about it- they said it wasn't from the new restoration, unfortunately.

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1564 Post by charal » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:52 pm

It looks like Tim Burtall's films are being re-released on Umbrella. These could be identical - except for the covers - to the discs in the Roadshow HEXAGON box set that was out for a matter of months (before going OOP) many years ago.

So far released are: ALVIN PURPLE & ELIZA FRASER with STORK to follow on September 1. If more are to follow then expect: PETERSEN, LAST OF THE KNUCKLEMEN, END PLAY & HIGH ROLLIN'.

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1565 Post by Perkins Cobb » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:06 am

They're certainly saving the best for last then.

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#1566 Post by skander » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:47 am

Actually, Directors Suite has been able to locate a master of the restoration of THE LEOPARD, so our BR release will be using that one.

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1567 Post by bugsy_pal » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:51 pm

skander wrote:Actually, Directors Suite has been able to locate a master of the restoration of THE LEOPARD, so our BR release will be using that one.
So will it be the newer restoration that was on the recent Italian bluray? If so, I'm in for it!

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1568 Post by andyli » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:37 am

Now I'm really confused by the contradictorary information.

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1569 Post by solaris72 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:52 am

Can anyone in the states speak to experience with jbhifionline? I ordered the 10 disc Herzog set from them on June 25, I was charged on July 6. On the website my order still says "AWAITING SHIPMENT". Would it have been shipped when I was charged? And how long should it take after shipping? I live in the US on the east coast.

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1570 Post by Finch » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:43 pm

I've only made one order with JB so far but had a good experience with them: it took them about 2 weeks from the release date of the Dead Man Blu to ship my disc to Scotland. I can't recall if they have faster international shipping for higher charges or not, but I'd check that first and email them as I agree that no dispatch after a month of placing the order isn't acceptable (unless it was out of stock when you ordered). Finger crossed for good news!

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1571 Post by Ashirg » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:47 am

Blu-ray releases:

September 1
Eraserhead (Umbrella)

Titles from MGM / Shock
October 5
The Charge of the Light Brigade
Electra Glide in Blue
The Hills Run Red
The Honey Pot
Hour of the Gun
The King and Four Queens

November
Tales from the Crypt
Futureworld
Eureka

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1572 Post by Perkins Cobb » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:12 pm

More (late/post-) Australian New Wave rarities coming from Umbrella: Donald Crombie's Kitty and the Bagman (1983) and Arch Nicholson's Dark Age (1987), both on October 5.

Umbrella is just about my favorite DVD label these days.

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1573 Post by djvaso » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:13 am

I have to add:
Man of the East (E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico)
Barquero

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1574 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:44 am

The Eraserhead BD has been yanked from Umbrella's website...delayed, maybe?

Edit: Yes

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Re: New R4 Australian Titles

#1575 Post by Solaris » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:54 am

when is david hare coming back?

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