Il Cinema Ritrovato

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Re: Il Cinema Ritrovato

#76 Post by perkypat » Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:09 pm

Thanks for the info, really looking forward to it.

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#77 Post by JAP » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:04 pm

And here are the nominees for this year's DVD Awards.

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#78 Post by Perkins Cobb » Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:24 pm

Good list. Couple of English-subbed releases from France and Italy that I hadn't heard about.

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#79 Post by whaleallright » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:18 pm

Anyone know where one might find a copy of:
ANTHOLOGY OF LITHUANIAN DOCUMENTARY CINEMA
(Lituania/1962-1995) di Viktoras Starošas, Robertas Verba, Almantas Grikevičius, Henrikas Šablevičius, Edmundas Zubavičius, Jonas Mekas
NGO Meno Avilys (Dvd)

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#80 Post by david hare » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:21 pm

Perverse selection, as usual.

The Cohen Syncopation disc has to remove itself from serious consideration for the sheer awfulness of the feature film. The extras, notably the Paramount 30s jazz shorts, also presented in 1080p are certainly worth the price of admission and worth everyone's attention for the great black artists who populate them, notwithstanding some settings and costumes (Louis Armstrong in jungle caveman gear and a bone) which are so absurd and apparently demeaning they kind of transcend the hideousness of their white (racist) creators with the sheer excess of quality in all of the musical performances. But the feature just cannot be taken seriously. Literally Dieterle's very worst picture which itself begins with several misconceptions about jazz history and is further mangled by nervous nelly producer to literally hand over the spread and real creation of American jazz to a couple of honky kids - Bonita Granville and Jackie Coogan - who once overheard some black musos back when, and proceeded themselves to recreate and forge the jazz idiom only bringing back in the beloved darkies as a second thought. It's completely absurd. And offensive. Perhaps the two Shirley Clarke films were chosen to balance the Dieterle, but it really has to be contextualized. The print and transfer are top level work, as is Fox's mint ultra high quality 1080p of Stormy Weather on Twilight Time (which might have been considered in tandem with the Dieterle.)

For the rest I have my usual quibbles which is how it seems to be every year. I wish they would give Dave Kehr a seat on the panel, we might actually get some attention paid to classic American cinema on disc. There are still some being produced, just not so many these days. And I don't mean Criterion.

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#81 Post by swo17 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:32 pm

This is the first I've heard of Raro's recent Glauber Rocha set, though it doesn't look like it has English subs.

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#83 Post by david hare » Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:36 pm

Rosenbaum's pick of Charlie Varrick from Koch Germany is a good one from the literally dozens of Classic American titles released in German BD this year. My pick would have unhesitatingly been Canyon Passage. There's been so much coming out of Germany this year under license from Fox and Universal, the German American classic catalogue BD is now a virtual sub category.

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#85 Post by tenia » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:09 pm

I'm surprised they're listing the Lumière set as DVD, because a BD release exists.
If anybody can tell them so it could be corrected, I havent found how to contact them myself.

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#87 Post by JAP » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:35 pm

Dvd Awards 2017 Finalists:

DEKALOG
(Poland, 1985) by Krzysztof Kieślowski
Arrow Films (blu-ray + dvd)

BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA
(USA, 1974) by Sam Peckinpah
Arrow Films (blu-ray)

NAPOLEON
(France, 1927) by Abel Gance
BFI (blu-ray)

DISSENT & DISRUPTION. ALAN CLARKE AT THE BBC
(UK, 1969-1989)
BFI (blu-ray + dvd)

COFFRET L’ÂGE D’OR DU CINÉMA JAPONAIS
(France-Japan, 1939-1964)
Carlotta Films (dvd)

AMARCORD
(Italy, 1973) by Federico Fellini
CG Entertainment (blu-ray + dvd)

LA VIE EST À NOUS, LE TEMPS DES CERISES ET AUTRES FILMS DU FRONT POPULAIRE
(France, 1936-1937) by Jean Renoir, Jean-Paul Le Chanois
Ciné-Archives (dvd)

PRIVATE PROPERTY
(USA, 1960) by Leslie Stevens
Cinelicious Pics (blu-ray)

MARGOT DIAS: FILMES ETNOGRÁFICOS (1958-1961)
(Portugal, 1958-1961)
Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema / Direção-Geral do Património Cultural, Museu Nacional de Etnologia (dvd)

DÉJÀ S’ENVOLE LA FLEUR MAIGRE
(Belgium, 1960) by Paul Meyer
CINEMATEK (dvd)

JACQUELINE VEUVE – RÉTROSPECTIVE
(Swiss, 1966-2010)
Cinémathèque suisse/Cin&Lettres/Radio Télévision Suisse (dvd)

CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT
(Spain, 1966) by Orson Welles
Criterion (blu-ray)

THE KENNEDY FILMS OF ROBERT DREW & ASSOCIATES
(USA, 1960-1964) by Robert Drew
Criterion (blu-ray)

WAJDA
(Poland, 1954-2013)
Cyfrowe Repozytorium Filmowe (Digital Film Repository) (dvd)

MARTIN SCORSESE PRESENTS: MASTERPIECES OF POLISH CINEMA
(Poland, 1958-1988)
di Factory (blu-ray)

RUSHES DE BRUNO MUEL/AVEC LE SANG DES AUTRES
(France, 1974) by Bruno Muel
Editions Commune (dvd)

THE SALVATION HUNTERS
(USA, 1925) by Josef von Sternberg
Edition Filmmuseum (dvd)

K.u.K. KINOBOX. DIE DONAUMONARCHIE IN ORIGINALEN FILMDOKUMENTEN

(varie, 1896-1918)
Filmarchiv Austria/Ernst Kieninger,Nikolaus Wostry (dvd)

WOMAN ON THE RUN
(USA, 1950) by Norman Foster
Flicker Alley, LLC./The Film Noir Foundation (blu-ray + dvd)

OPFERGANG
(Germany, 1944) by Veit Harlan
Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung/Concorde Home Entertainment (blu-ray)

IMMENSEE
(Germany, 1943) by Veit Harlan
Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung/Concorde Home Entertainment (blu-ray)ì

UN CARNET DE BAL
(France, 1937) by Julien Duvivier
Gaumont Vidéo (dvd/blu-ray)

RENDEZ-VOUS DE JUILLET
(France, 1949) by Jaques Becker
Gaumont Vidéo (dvd/blu-ray)

VINICIUS DE MORAES, UM RAPAZ DE FAMÍLIA
(Brazil, 1983) by Susana Moraes
Instituto Moreira Salles (dvd)

PIONEERS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CINEMA
(USA, 1915-1944)
Kino Lorber (blu-ray)

COLOUR BOX: 19 FILMS BY LEN LYE
(USA-New Zeland, 1929-1980)
Len Lye Foundation/Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision (dvd)

TRESORS DU CINEMA YIDDISH
(Poland-USA-Germany, 1936-1949)
Lobster Films (dvd)

THE MAGIC BOX: PROJECT SHIRLEY VOLUME 4: THE FILMS OF SHIRLEY CLARKE
(USA, 1929-1987)
Milestone Film & Video (blu-ray + dvd)

TONKA ŠIBENICE

(Czech, 1930) by Karel Anton
Národní filmový archiv/Filmexport Home Video (dvd)

GOOD AFTERNOON
(Australia, 1971) by Phil Noyce
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (dvd)

LE CARROSSE D’OR
(Italy, 1952) by Jean Renoir
Raro Video (dvd)

LES SAISONS – UNE TÉTRALOGIE DE MARCEL HANOUN

(France, 1968-1972)
Re:Voir Video (dvd)

PEOPLE OF THE MOUNTAINS

(Hungary, 1942) by István Szőts
Second Run (dvd)

ROBERT FRANK: FILM WORKS

(USA, 1959-1975)
Steidl (dvd)

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

(England, 1976) by Nicolas Roeg
Studiocanal (blu-ray + dvd)

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Re: Il Cinema Ritrovato

#88 Post by L.A. » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:24 pm

Does Trésors du cinéma Yiddish have English subs?

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#89 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:01 pm

The Lobster website specifies both French and English "versions," which I can only assume means subtitles. And this article states in the opening paragraph that all the films have subtitles in both languages.

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#90 Post by dwk » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:26 pm

No A Brighter Summer Day? and StudioCanal's awful The Man Who Fell to Earth?

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#91 Post by tenia » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:54 am

Yeah, there are some weird stuff there.
Why the Raro DVD of Le carosse d'or while the movie has been released on BD in France (I guess the DVD has English subs, the French BD doesn't) ? Why the random Becker movie from Gaumont ? No Pathé restoration, especially none of their Duvivier ? And what is special about this Amarcord release than the Criterion doesn't have ?
But hey, let's drop a non-optimum 4K resto from Studio Canal !

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#92 Post by andyli » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:22 am

Amarcord is from a brand-new 4K restoration which easily beats Criterion's old master, though I agree it is unworthy given the absence of any extras and an English subtitle.

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#93 Post by MichaelB » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:42 am

I assume Arrow's Dekalog was favoured over Criterion's because of the five rare TV movies that mostly aren't available anywhere else.

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#94 Post by otis » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:11 am

andyli wrote:Amarcord is from a brand-new 4K restoration which easily beats Criterion's old master, though I agree it is unworthy given the absence of any extras and an English subtitle.
Why exactly would the absence of English subtitles make this release unworthy of nomination for an award at an Italian film festival?

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#95 Post by andyli » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:51 am

Maybe... the missed chance to attract a wider audience? Again this is just my opinion and does not necessarily conform to Ritrovato's standard. (After all, they did nominate it.)

I have never regarded this award as a Italian or domestic award. It is rather a global survey of worthy releases and is selected by a group of international experts like Jonathan Rosenbaum who consider titles published from all over the world. From past experience, the inclusion of English subtitles has been mentioned from time to time as the (added) value of a winner, such as the Portabella set, Epstein set, and Arté's Out 1 set.

Back to Amarcord, if a label, say Arrow Academy, had put out the 4K master with supplements and English subtitles, I don't see how the Italian release could have competed even though it is the 'native' release.

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#96 Post by otis » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:03 pm

andyli wrote:I have never regarded this award as a Italian or domestic award. It is rather a global survey of worthy releases and is selected by a group of international experts like Jonathan Rosenbaum who consider titles published from all over the world.
Fair enough, but if the aim is to attract a global audience, why not Mandarin or Spanish subtitles? Not that I'm against English subtitles, but the suggestion that a foreign release is unworthy of international attention without them seems a bit extreme. (And I'm pretty sure that most of the British and American titles nominated don't include subtitles that would make them accessible to the many people in the world who don't understand English.)

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#97 Post by Costa » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:10 pm

tenia wrote: And what is special about this Amarcord release than the Criterion doesn't have ?
It has the special "Ritrovata color"! :wink:
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#98 Post by antnield » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:45 am

L.A. wrote:Does Trésors du cinéma Yiddish have English subs?
Each disc opens with a menu asking the viewer to select FRENCH or ENGLISH. Choose the second and you get English menus and English subs on all bonuses as well as the main features. The accompanying booklet (32 pages) is only in French.

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#99 Post by antnield » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:53 am

Winners:

Best Rediscovery

DISSENT & DISRUPTION. ALAN CLARKE AT THE BBC
(UK, 1969-1989)
BFI (blu-ray + dvd)

LES SAISONS – UNE TÉTRALOGIE DE MARCEL HANOUN
(France, 1968-1972)
Re:Voir Video (dvd)

Best Special Features

BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA
(USA, 1974) by Sam Peckinpah
Arrow Films (blu-ray)

Best Box Set

DEKALOG
(Poland, 1985) by Krzysztof Kieślowski
Arrow Films (blu-ray + dvd)

PIONEERS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CINEMA
(USA, 1915-1944)
Kino Lorber (blu-ray)

Best Single Release

COLOUR BOX: 19 FILMS BY LEN LYE
(USA-New Zeland, 1929-1980)
Len Lye Foundation/Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision (dvd)

Peter von Bagh Award

THE SALVATION HUNTERS
(USA, 1925) by Josef von Sternberg
Edition Filmmuseum (dvd)

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#100 Post by david hare » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:39 pm

I had an intresting conversation with Tony Rayns about the Sternberg in particular (although he had no part in choosing the selection for 2017.) While glad to see Salvation Hunters and Lena Smith fragment get a gong no one there seem even remotely aware and even less interested that Universal Vault released a legit DVDR earlier this year of Sternbegr's American Tragedy. IMO a film fully equal to the 1925 work. The panel is always skewed to favor Euro arthouse and inhouse chums, and sorry guys but it needs people like serious disc and film collectors on it who actually know what's out there. I find the elitism and disdain for classic American material from the panel tiresome, year in and out. Rosenbaum always finds interesting things but he's a lone voice on it frankly.

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