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 Post subject: Re: 84 Good Morning
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:06 pm 

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Michael Kerpan wrote:
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It's interesting that this film is the launching pad for two of the greatest and most invaluable Ozu resources in the world: peerpee's website and MEK's walking encyclopedia.

peerpee was one of my mentors. ;-)

I can see some similarities between the mentor and the mentee, especially in the usage of humor, although the mentor's approach sometimes is more elliptical than the mentee's. :) But, as we know, Ozu loved elliptical narrative. So, ...


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 Post subject: Re: 84 Good Morning
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:39 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 84 Good Morning
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:39 am 
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The 14-minute runtime for Tokkan Kozo implies it's the older version which has already been released on DVD rather than the recently re-discovered, almost complete, version. The Japanese wikipedia article implies this version should be run at 18fps rather than 24 so should end up closer to 18 mins rather than 14. Although there's not a runtime given for the more recently found version, newspaper articles imply it's close to the original runtime of 38mins.

edit: Kyoto International Film Festival, which screened the newly-discovered print, give the new runtime as 19 mins at an unspecified frame rate, so perhaps not that complete after all. It seems to include title cards which the older print didn't.
edit 2: YouTube sample of the newer print showing the original title screen c/w the blu-ray.com screenshot showing the older copy's 'created' title screen.


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 Post subject: Re: 84 Good Morning
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:11 am 
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That menu screen looks fantastic - makes me look forward to seeing the design of the leaflet!


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 Post subject: Re: 84 Good Morning
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:03 pm 
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What was recently discovered was not the complete Tokkan kozo -- but rather the complete home movie version of this film (which was only about half the length of the full film -- and only 12.5 mm format or something of the sort).


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 Post subject: Re: 84 Good Morning
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:29 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 84 Good Morning
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 4:21 pm 
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Any word yet of how the quality is for I Was Born, But? I haven't seen it addressed anywhere how the quality is, if it's a new restoration etc.


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 Post subject: Re: 84 Good Morning
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 11:37 am 
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kcota17 wrote:
Any word yet of how the quality is for I Was Born, But? I haven't seen it addressed anywhere how the quality is, if it's a new restoration etc.
I presume it's the same source as the Eclipse/BFI releases since there hasn't been any mention of finding a better print than what's been used. Also, the Criterion specs don't list "I Was Born" as new restoration. My guess is that it'll have slight improvements due to a higher bit rate and larger resolution.


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 Post subject: Re: 84 Good Morning
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 1:26 pm 
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It looks okay. I don't have the Eclipse set so can't compare. Damage is about what I expected (tram lines, dirt, missing frames, burns). It's in 1080p but there's heavy macroblocking and jagged edges on curved objects.


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 Post subject: Re: 84 Good Morning
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 6:52 pm 
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Just saw your Criterion review - a shame about that transfer for I Was Born, But..., but at least it's not worse than the previous DVD (at least I hope).

They may be pushing it with the black levels again, at least to me, and while I'm not crazy about the color (look at that sky), I actually like it more than what's been done on the other DVD and BD releases out there.


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 Post subject: Re: 84 Good Morning
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 3:23 pm 
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A piece by David Bordwell on the new Criterion edition of Good Morning


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