Hungarian films on DVD

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Re: Hungarian films on DVD

#226 Post by vertovfan » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:01 am

If I remember correctly, Sunday-Monday (szandi-mandit) is the name of a song that a band is requested to play at some point.

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#227 Post by CR2 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:21 pm

swo17 wrote:IMDb link
Sorry, I should have clarified that I meant that the IMDB listing didn't have any actual descriptions or plot details on it. Thank you both you, MichaelB, and vertovfan though, I also found a Letterboxd page with more stuff on it. Guess the only way to find out is to get it.

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Re: Hungarian films on DVD

#228 Post by L.A. » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:09 pm

Anyone else having trouble accessing Lira.hu?

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#229 Post by RossyG » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:22 am

Just tried it and got a "Safari can't open this page as the server can't be found" message.

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#230 Post by L.A. » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:50 am

^ Thanks for trying.

Hopefully it is just temporary. Have ordered from Lira.hu since 2009 and with delight.

There is one other Hungarian online-shop where I ordered some discs couple years ago, called Libri.hu. Was curious at the time whether the shipment costs were less there but if I recall they weren't any cheaper than at Lira.hu (they shipped the package via courier, can't remember which company brought it at my doorstep). Libri.hu was only in Hungarian at the time but now I see that it also offers the option of switching the service into English as well.

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#231 Post by MichaelB » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:46 pm

Lira.hu works for me right now.

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#232 Post by RossyG » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:29 am

And for me now, too.

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#233 Post by L.A. » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:12 pm

Szaffi (1985), another animation directed by Attila Dargay coming from MaNDA - according to Xpress.hu - on September 15th.

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#234 Post by L.A. » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:25 am

Another interesting title upcoming from MaNDA, ​Ének a búzamezőkről / Song of the Cornfields (István Szőts, 1947). Impressive extras as well.

The second film (and only one of the three films made in Hungary in 1947) from Szőts whose previous work Emberek a havason / Men in the Alps (1941) was also released on DVD late last year.

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#235 Post by twicebilled » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:54 am

L.A. wrote:Another interesting title upcoming from MaNDA, ​Ének a búzamezőkről / Song of the Cornfields (István Szőts, 1947). Impressive extras as well.

The second film (and only one of the three films made in Hungary in 1947) from Szőts whose previous work Emberek a havason / Men in the Alps (1941) was also released on DVD late last year.
Having just revisited István Nemeskürty's book on Hungarian Film history this is more than welcomed news. I was starting to become desperate in seeking out Szőts only other film. If people haven't gotten Emberek a havason they are missing out on a beautiful realist film with some stunning cinematography of Transylvania.

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Re: Hungarian films on DVD

#236 Post by L.A. » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:58 am

If I understand this announcement correctly, the next Jancsó film to be released on DVD by MaNDA is The Round-Up.

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#237 Post by MichaelB » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:18 am

A restoration did the festival rounds not that long ago, so I've been expecting this. As with The Red and the White, it should be a substantial improvement on the Second Run disc even if it's only a DVD.

(Second Run's other Jancsós had superior sources to begin with - MaNDA themselves in the case of two of them.)

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#238 Post by L.A. » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:27 am

Was expecting It Happened in Europe (1948) this year. Hopefully in 2016, then.

Also, if I'm not mistaken, The Exile (1914) directed by Michael Curtiz should be coming on DVD at some point. It was restored couple years ago, fortunately some of his Hungarian films survive.

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Re: Hungarian films on DVD

#239 Post by L.A. » Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:07 pm

Bizalom listed as an upcoming DVD. István Szabó directed film in question, I think.

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#240 Post by swo17 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:15 pm

AKA Confidence, also available from Second Run.

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#241 Post by MichaelB » Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:35 pm

...and almost certainly from the same master.

In such cases, I'd favour the Second Run every time - the subtitles will most likely be more idiomatic, and there'll be a lengthy booklet essay.

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Re: Hungarian films on DVD

#242 Post by TMDaines » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:53 pm

Although a number of the Hungarian DVDs have ended up with English-friendly on-disc extras.

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#243 Post by feihong » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:18 am

Ildiko Enyedi––when is she going to get some real DVD releases? I have the disc of My Twentieth Century (I believe it's an Hungarian disc), but I am just a tad bit surprised her 1994, David-Bowie-produced film, Magic Hunter isn't on DVD somewhere. Simon the Magician has a terrible dvd, and is not that great a movie, but these first two films deserve something more than what they've got. A blu-ray of both, quickly, before my heart breaks.

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#244 Post by MichaelB » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:29 am

TMDaines wrote:Although a number of the Hungarian DVDs have ended up with English-friendly on-disc extras.
They're not always English-friendly, though - this needs to be checked upfront!

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Re: Hungarian films on DVD

#245 Post by L.A. » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:54 am

Some kind of list of English-friendly Hungarian discs (where both the feature film and extras are subbed) might be a good idea.

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#246 Post by L.A. » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:01 am

L.A. wrote:Bizalom listed as an upcoming DVD. István Szabó directed film in question, I think.
Cover art and details revealed.

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Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

#247 Post by petoluk » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:07 pm

I think this might be of interest round these parts: Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

(Any volunteers to correct my translations of the deleted scenes titles? :wink:)

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Re: Hungarian films on DVD

#248 Post by petoluk » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:52 am

And I can wholeheartedly recommend the Hungarian Blu-ray of Liza, a rókatündér / Liza the Fox-Fairy - the best comedy I've seen for quite some time, with catchy J-pop tunes to boot! :D

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Re: Hungarian films on DVD

#249 Post by L.A. » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:31 am


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Re: Hungarian films on DVD

#250 Post by vertovfan » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:28 am

I have the Second Run DVD, but I'll be picking up The Round-Up for the screen tests and the Jancsó short film. MaNDA are usually pretty good with subtitling the extras on their higher-profile releases - fingers crossed.

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