Gaumont French Releases

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#326 Post by kidc85 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:56 am

andyli wrote:two Feuillade serials
Gah, Fantomas and Vampires again.

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#327 Post by denti alligator » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:59 am

kidc85 wrote:
andyli wrote:two Feuillade serials
Gah, Fantomas and Vampires again.
I've given up on getting Barrabas and Tih Minh. Too bad.

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#328 Post by andyli » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:02 pm

Going by Gaumont's 4k resto of Fantomas (on Kino's blu), I think their Vampires transfer could eadily beat Kino's, not to mention original intertitles.

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#329 Post by tenia » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:24 pm

I saw their Joan of Arc restoration in theaters 2 years ago and it seemed to easily beat the MoC one.

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#330 Post by TMDaines » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:46 pm

kidc85 wrote:
andyli wrote:two Feuillade serials
Gah, Fantomas and Vampires again.
Vampires is more than welcome after Kino's hack job.

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#331 Post by kidc85 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:39 am

What's wrong with the Kino release of Vampires?

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#332 Post by TMDaines » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:57 am

They replaced original French language intertitles with English ones, but the text in the film is all in French anyway, so that is has to be subtitled. It's a mess.

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#333 Post by andyli » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:16 am

Also it is from an older transfer. Just compare Kino's Fantomas with Les vampires to see what 4K resto could do to these silent gems.

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#334 Post by Drucker » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:25 am

Does Fantomas have the frame-rate stuttering issue I read that Vampires had?

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#335 Post by TMDaines » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:05 am

I noticed it on the credits when I watched it last month. During the film I couldnt really notice it, but it doesn't mean it wasn't there.

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#336 Post by Rayon Vert » Sat May 20, 2017 9:23 pm

My Gaumont Danton blu ray is dead. Anybody experienced problems with Gaumont discs? I see on this old blu-ray.com forum thread that some early French blu discs have problems.

I'm gonna have to purchase it again unfortunately.

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#337 Post by RobertB » Sun May 21, 2017 2:15 pm

Rayon Vert wrote:My Gaumont Danton blu ray is dead. Anybody experienced problems with Gaumont discs? I see on this old blu-ray.com forum thread that some early French blu discs have problems.

I'm gonna have to purchase it again unfortunately.
I don't know the termination date of mine. It's still playing, but has developed the brown inner ring. So it wont last forever. Is there any indication that Gaumont ever did new better copies?

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#338 Post by Rayon Vert » Sun May 21, 2017 3:16 pm

I previously had a problem with the Gaumont French Cancan, which would get stuck right during the French Cancan finale. I contacted the seller and they said they never had a problem reported and weren't interested in mine. I switched to the BFI for that one. My Danton, which was good as of last year, now freezes right at the beginning - logo, then copyright information, etc. Hopefully Criterion upgrades Danton at some point. I'll be choosy buying Gaumont in the future.

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#339 Post by tenia » Sun May 21, 2017 3:50 pm

Gaumont is one of the French label which use QOL as a manufacturer. It turns put QOL had an issue with one of their resin batch, which led to a rot issue. I guess Danton, being a relatively older release, was pressed there.


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#341 Post by Lowry_Sam » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:02 pm

Just when I thought I'd save money this Xmas....
Hopefully the extras have English subtitles too. Wonder if they will have a Blu-ray only (non-limited) for J'Accuse.

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#342 Post by Finch » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:21 pm

Hopefully MoC will licence the 1919 J'Accuse for over here.

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#343 Post by tenia » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:35 pm

Lowry_Sam wrote: Hopefully the extras have English subtitles too. Wonder if they will have a Blu-ray only (non-limited) for J'Accuse.
There will be.

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#344 Post by Calvin » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:01 pm

How I wish this included Tih-Minh; has anyone seen any comment from Gaumont on the status of that film, and whether or not it's in the pipeline for restoration and release?

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#345 Post by Werewolf by Night » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:29 pm

Tih Minh was restored about a decade ago. No idea why it hasn't seen a physical media release, but Judex and Les Vampires keep getting trotted out on new releases year after year.

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#346 Post by perkizitore » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:40 am

Lowry_Sam wrote:
Just when I thought I'd save money this Xmas....
Hopefully the extras have English subtitles too. Wonder if they will have a Blu-ray only (non-limited) for J'Accuse.
Where did you see any English subtitles listed for the main feature?

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#347 Post by L.A. » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:27 am

According to Blu-ray.com there is. Also one of the extras:

- un ouvrage inédit de Laurent Véray, "Abel Gance et la Grande Guerre - le Visionnaire contrarié" (en français et en anglais)

It would seem kind of pointless that a supplemental feature is EN-friendly but not the main films. But hey, fingers crossed.
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#348 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:45 am

L.A. wrote:According to Blu-ray.com there is. Also one of the extras:

- un ouvrage inédit de Laurent Véray, "Abel Gance et la Grande Guerre - le Visionnaire contrarié" (en français et en anglais)

It would seem kind of pointless that a supplemental feature is EN-friendly but not the main films. But hey, fingers crossed.
I don't know this as gospel but that COULD mean an interview with someone in english, like Brownlow for example, with french subs but not that the french original is subbed in english

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#349 Post by L.A. » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:49 am

In November we shall see. Also, I understand that La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc should look superb.

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#350 Post by Calvin » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:49 am

Werewolf by Night wrote:Tih Minh was restored about a decade ago. No idea why it hasn't seen a physical media release, but Judex and Les Vampires keep getting trotted out on new releases year after year.
If any kind member of DVDClassik reading this could ask the Gaumont rep over there, it would be much appreciated!

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