Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#276 Post by jindianajonz » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:51 pm

Black Hat wrote:That's slightly annoying but Rohmer at 180 is better than no Rohmer at all. How long does amazon.fr usually take to ship to the states? I ordered mine almost two weeks ago.
I ordered mine the same day somebody announced the 180EU price, and mine just arrived in the mail here in California. So hopefully you'll get yours soon!

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#277 Post by Michael Kerpan » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:10 pm

I got my copy today. Ordered it on Jan. 8 (and paid for expedited delivery). Price for the set itself was 151.87 euros. Also finally got the next to last Ruiz film in the same shipment.

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#278 Post by Black Hat » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:59 am

swo17 wrote:Is everyone aware of this price tracker?
No I wasn't. Not sure if I should be thanking you or cursing you tho. :wink:

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#279 Post by grovel » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:38 am

So this arrived in my library today, yeah!
Unfortunately, however, the librarian already discarded the booklet that came with the set. She told me that it contained nothing but the information given on the back of the individual titles... Can anybody please confirm this?
I'm not talking about the postcards, posters, etc. that apparently came with the set, but the "livret". I've seen it described as a 100p booklet, so I'm having trouble believing there wasn't some kind of essay in it beyond the short packaging texts...

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#280 Post by TMDaines » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:51 am

Black Hat wrote:
swo17 wrote:Is everyone aware of this price tracker?
No I wasn't. Not sure if I should be thanking you or cursing you tho. :wink:
Pricenoia is awesome. They just need to do a few UI tweaks to make it easier to see prices across all the stores for items on your wishlist at a glance.

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#281 Post by Oedipax » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:20 pm

grovel wrote:So this arrived in my library today, yeah!
Unfortunately, however, the librarian already discarded the booklet that came with the set. She told me that it contained nothing but the information given on the back of the individual titles... Can anybody please confirm this?
I'm not talking about the postcards, posters, etc. that apparently came with the set, but the "livret". I've seen it described as a 100p booklet, so I'm having trouble believing there wasn't some kind of essay in it beyond the short packaging texts...
What's that librarian's problem? Geez. Anyway, yes, the first 31 pages give or take are made up of a Rohmer text, an interview, and a piece on Rohmer. Plus there are production stills sprinkled throughout the booklet.

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#282 Post by Zot! » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:32 pm

Oedipax wrote:
grovel wrote:So this arrived in my library today, yeah!
Unfortunately, however, the librarian already discarded the booklet that came with the set. She told me that it contained nothing but the information given on the back of the individual titles... Can anybody please confirm this?
I'm not talking about the postcards, posters, etc. that apparently came with the set, but the "livret". I've seen it described as a 100p booklet, so I'm having trouble believing there wasn't some kind of essay in it beyond the short packaging texts...
What's that librarian's problem? Geez. Anyway, yes, the first 31 pages give or take are made up of a Rohmer text, an interview, and a piece on Rohmer. Plus there are production stills sprinkled throughout the booklet.
Beyond that, no, the individual film texts in the booklet are completely different than what appears on the back of the individual volumes. However it's all in French, so it does me little good. Worst of all however, without the booklet the slipcase is gonna have too much room and the digipacks might slip out more easily. Perhaps you're shelving the volumes separately at the library, and that's not an issue.

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#283 Post by Michael Kerpan » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:52 am

Watched three films so far. "Signe du lion" and "L'arbre, le maire et la mediatheque" looked quite good. "4 Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle" looked pretty "coarse" -- but was lots of fun to watch in subtitled form. All the same, selfishly speaking, I think I might have preferred everything wioth French subs, rather than some stuff with English subs and other stuff with no subs.

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#284 Post by tenia » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:52 am

I can confirm that the 100p booklet is not a repeat of the back cover text of the individual cases. There are 5p of text by Noel Herpe about Rohmer, then a 1 and a half page article by Rohmer himself,and finally 7p of ITW with Rohmer.
With all the pictures, that takes about 30p of the booklet.

Then, each movie has 2p for itself, one with a picture and one with a small analysis, a bit like in the Zatoichi set. Even the extras have 2 lines of explanations !

All of this is, of course, bathed in pictures, either from the movies or from behind the scenes. But however, all the texts are of course in French...

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#285 Post by grovel » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:25 am

Thanks a lot, Oedipax, Zot! and tenia for confirming my suspicions. It's a real shame, especially as the librarian only ordered it for the library because I suggested it to them. They might have thought of me before throwing everything (even the tea!) away. Oh well, I'll have to do without it.

However, if anybody would snap a picture of the 2p-texts on the Contes des quatres saisons, esp. the Conte d'hiver, and share them with me (PM?) I'd be really grateful. They fall within my research area...

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#286 Post by Michael Kerpan » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:54 pm

Is this a local public library -- or a university one -- in either case, the librarian seems to have acted rather thoughtlessly. ;~{

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#287 Post by grovel » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:31 am

University library, their excuse is now that the booklet was in French... We're 20 km from the French language border and a fifth of the population speaks French natively. I'm not even counting that the library has an extensive French books section. The 'problem' really is that they don't shelve the films in the box, and their system doesn't make it obvious where to shelve the booklet.

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#288 Post by Mathew2468 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:22 am

She obviously kept it for herself...

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#289 Post by david hare » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:33 pm

I bet the cow pinched the fucking teabags too!

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#290 Post by zedz » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:47 pm

david hare wrote:I bet the cow pinched the fucking teabags too!
Maybe she'll finally reveal what the tea tastes like.

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#291 Post by Michael Kerpan » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:06 am

Watched Perceval le Gallois, it looked pretty good.

As to 16mm films, "L'arbre, le maire and la mediatheque" looks much less "grainy" (pontillistic) than Reinette & Mirabelle or Rayon Vert.

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#292 Post by Black Hat » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:44 pm

Finally received my set yesterday. As excited as I am it's been somewhat tempered by the box having both end corners smashed in to the point where the cover sleeve for Rohmer L'Integral is also smashed in. On top of that there's a big scratch running diagonally that's been indented across the front (Rohmer drawing). The plastic wrapping was also already opened so I dunno if I received a return or what. I'm usually not a stickler for these things but considering what this is and how much it cost I'm annoyed. Do I have any recourse here with amazon.fr?

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#293 Post by Zot! » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:54 pm

Black Hat wrote:Finally received my set yesterday. As excited as I am it's been somewhat tempered by the box having both end corners smashed in to the point where the cover sleeve for Rohmer L'Integral is also smashed in. On top of that there's a big scratch running diagonally that's been indented across the front (Rohmer drawing). The plastic wrapping was also already opened so I dunno if I received a return or what. I'm usually not a stickler for these things but considering what this is and how much it cost I'm annoyed. Do I have any recourse here with amazon.fr?
They'll pay for the replacement, but it will probably cost you extra to send it back. Also, their packaging is no better the second time around.

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#294 Post by david hare » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:31 pm

Spoilsport that I am I opened one of the teabags last night.

If you carefully examine the obverse side of the teabag label you will see it's "flavour". This one said "Bergamot". I am frankly not familiar with this substance and its smell but this concoction smelt for all the world like locker room menthol antiseptic.

Needless to say I haven't brewed the thing.

I am now suffering an existential crisis about whether or not to open the second teabag, if only to see if they are both the same..

Won't anyone else take the plunge (to quote Lady Neston?)

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#295 Post by Shrew » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:58 pm

Bergamot's the perfume added to Earl Grey. So it's just Earl Grey?

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#296 Post by david hare » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:12 pm

I drink Earl Gray (and other teas) but they don't smell like locker room menthol. I thought bergamot was a plant or botanical? Isn't it in Gin?

I desperately need someone to open one of their teabags and tell me what it is.

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#297 Post by Jack Phillips » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:03 pm

I will do it for $200 U.S.

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#298 Post by david hare » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:10 pm

Where's my cut for being first?

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#299 Post by Grisbi » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:26 pm

Zot! wrote:
Black Hat wrote:Finally received my set yesterday. As excited as I am it's been somewhat tempered by the box having both end corners smashed in to the point where the cover sleeve for Rohmer L'Integral is also smashed in. On top of that there's a big scratch running diagonally that's been indented across the front (Rohmer drawing). The plastic wrapping was also already opened so I dunno if I received a return or what. I'm usually not a stickler for these things but considering what this is and how much it cost I'm annoyed. Do I have any recourse here with amazon.fr?
They'll pay for the replacement, but it will probably cost you extra to send it back. Also, their packaging is no better the second time around.
I received my set Monday from amazon UK and was shocked at how little damage was done to it, especially considering that the tracking hinted at some delivery hiccup that apparently resulted in a couple days delay (making my total wait right at two weeks). So I was well prepared for the worst, but other than one very mildly dinged corner it is in fine shape. And it wasn't packaged particularly carefully to say the least. I don't know if mine was simply a lucky case or what, but I wouldn't necessarily assume that it'd be futile trying to get an acceptable replacement.

I've watched three of the blu-rays (Sign du lion, Chloe, and Le beau marriage) and they all looked stunning. I am incredibly happy with this awesome box.

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#300 Post by AlexHansen » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:41 pm

I've been planning on taking one for the team when my set arrives, so unless someone beats me to the punch, I'll let you all know.

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