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Re: Czech DVDs

#376 Post by John Edmond » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:17 am

I did, and I'm still waiting. Feel kinda guilty for recommending them, but in my (limited) experience they have been the best to order from. Sorry. If they haven't shipped by their new expected ship date (aka next week) I'll harass them with google translate.

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#377 Post by alfons416 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:59 am

Nice to know that i'm not alone. The other fils i bought got to me very fast and easy, but it's annoying that the restock date changes all the time for marketa...

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#378 Post by MichaelB » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:38 am

In my experience, DVDBest is great if the discs are actually in stock, but you have to wait ages otherwise. I tend to order Slovak films in batches of ten or so at a time, and one or two always end up holding things up.

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#379 Post by L.A. » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:32 pm

Pre-order for Limonádový Joe aneb Koňská opera Blu-ray.

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#380 Post by Jeff Bannow » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:34 pm

I'm hoping Marketa Lazarova comes back in stock somewhere soon - I really need to order this. I made the mistake of waiting on the Russian Andrei Rublev Blu-ray, and since it initially went out of stock it has been pretty hard to find.

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#381 Post by htdm » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:24 pm

L.A. wrote:Pre-order for Limonádový Joe aneb Koňská opera Blu-ray.
Region-free & with English subs -- A round of Kolaloca on me!

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#382 Post by htshell » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:36 pm

Can anyone tell me if there is a DVD release of Thirty Maidens and Pythagoras (30 panen a Pythagoras), dir. Pavel Hobl, 1977.

"A musical starring Jiří Menzel (whose part is sung by Achilles Michailidis) as a Maths and Physics teacher employing innovative teaching methods. Instead of concentrating on learning, grammar school students dream about pop stars. However, the newly arriving professor Ludolf refuses to tolerate their ignorance and insists that they understand the subject matter. When the girls start to do various things to spite him, he gets an idea how to turn his lessons into an attractive show – he starts to sing the boring theorems to them…"

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#383 Post by Finch » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:29 am

To anyone who got their Marketa Lazarova Blu-Ray from gorilla.sk, how long did it take to arrive? I ordered mine on 20 February, shipping to Scotland.

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#384 Post by alfons416 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:00 am

My Marketa Laszarova finaly shipped from DVDBest today.

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#385 Post by MichaelB » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:09 am

DVD Best usually takes about six days for me (Slovakia to the UK).

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#386 Post by John Edmond » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:01 pm

Grrr. My Marketa still has yet to ship. I did check with them, and all I got was a "we expect to ship on this date". They then changed the date again.

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#387 Post by Calvin » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:44 am

Not sure if anyone's seen this but the NFA designed a new poster for the rerelease of Marketa Lazarova and it's rather pretty. It would have made a nice BD cover.

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#388 Post by MichaelB » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:47 am

Don't like it much, I'm afraid - too self-consciously arty, and gives less of an idea of the film than the actual cover (though I agree that that isn't exactly a design classic either).

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#389 Post by Calvin » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:52 am

I thought that the poster gave a better idea of the dream-like (almost supernatural) feel of the film. The BD cover seems like it could be along the lines of Joan of Arc or something like that.

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#390 Post by Calvin » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:51 am

I emailed the National Film Archive regarding any future Blu-Ray releases and they informed me that Filmexport Home Video are preparing Lemonade Joe while the NFA themselves are restoring and releasing The Fireman's Ball in a "similar way and quality" as Marketa Lazarova.

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#391 Post by MichaelB » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:55 am

Calvin wrote:while the NFA themselves are restoring and releasing The Fireman's Ball in a "similar way and quality" as Marketa Lazarova.
...less than forty years after it was officially "banned forever"!

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#392 Post by Calvin » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:10 pm

MichaelB wrote:...less than forty years after it was officially "banned forever"!
Funny the way things work, isn't it?

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#393 Post by Lazertron » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:36 am

My Blu-ray copy of Marketa Lazarova arrived today from DVDbest.

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#394 Post by MichaelB » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:38 am

Lazertron wrote:My Blu-ray copy of Marketa Lazarova arrived today from DVDbest.
Aren't you based in Austria? They only needed to chuck it over the border!

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#395 Post by Finch » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:49 am

I'm still waiting for my copy from gorilla.sk (ordered 20 Feb). Getting a bit worried now!

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#396 Post by admira » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:46 pm


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#397 Post by Lazertron » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:04 am

MichaelB wrote:
Lazertron wrote:My Blu-ray copy of Marketa Lazarova arrived today from DVDbest.
Aren't you based in Austria? They only needed to chuck it over the border!
Sometimes it's way more compicated than that :wink:

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#398 Post by Finch » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:05 pm

Got my copy today; would appear that Gorilla took more than 10 week days to ready the item for shipping. [-X

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Re: Czech DVDs

#399 Post by admira » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:57 pm

DVD Skleněná oblaka (1958), Dir. F. Vláčil. No ENG subtitles!
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#400 Post by gordonovitch » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:16 am

I ordered Marketa Lazarova from Gorila.sk and had good luck. They shipped the day after I ordered, and it arrived in Boston, Massachusetts 15 days later. Plus, they sent it registered mail, which meant that only my hot little hands could receive it. It was also extremely well packed for its long journey. The film--a favorite of mine since seeing the Second Run edition--looks and sounds fabulous.

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