497-500 Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy

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Re: 497-500 Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy

#101 Post by cjmerrittjr » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:43 pm

Have not seen these yet but am intrigued an looking forward to picking up in a couple of weeks during the B&N sale! Is there any particular order anyone would recommend viewing these or does it not matter?

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Re: 497-500 Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy

#102 Post by Shrew » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:18 pm

No. It's a thematic, not narrative, trilogy so the order doesn't really matter. But it's probably best to go through them chronologically, unless you've got a specific interest in one region or film.

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Re: 497-500 Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy

#103 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:47 am


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Re: 497-500 Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy

#104 Post by Michael Kerpan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:24 am

I'm glad I was able to see these on Filmstruck -- because not the sort of set I would _buy_. ;-)

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Re: 497-500 Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy

#105 Post by Orlac » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:33 am

This is a VERY pedantic question, but...has Criterion put new copyright notices on the films themselves?

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Re: 497-500 Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy

#106 Post by Wittsdream » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:05 pm

swo17 wrote:So basically

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This is the way I am perceiving the overall comparison as well (nice job on the graph, btw). The published internet reviews on the variant gamma/contrast levels between the two editions can be ameliorated/tweaked on my projector's own custom gamma, noise reduction, and contrast settings, so this particular aspect of ANY video release is not really an issue with me (although it is well nigh impossible to reinstate grain level on a transfer that exhibits too much DNR at the mastering stage).

Anyway, I am deciding on pulling the trigger for the BFI RR boxset, since I already own Criterion's RR War Trilogy set on DVD, therefore I will have the majority, if not all, of the extras contained in that boxset. Moreover, the main draw in acquiring the BFI set is L'Amore's inclusion, and the fact that it would cost me less than $30 USD (w/VAT exclusion), compared to $50 during the next B & N sale for the Criterion. That said, I'm also aware that L'Amore is a likely stand-alone release by Criterion at some point, with the disc setting me back $20 at half price, and I would more than likely double dip anyway with the inclusion of bonus extras. Therefore, I'm right back at the $50 level in owning the best available editions of the War Trilogy & L'Amore on video. ](*,)

Does obtaining the BFI box seem like the rational move at the moment, given the reviews and personal context I've laid out?

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Re: 497-500 Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy

#107 Post by dda1996a » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:08 pm

I'm not sure Criterion will put out L'Amore as a standalone release, but I'm extremely happy with my BFI

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Re: 497-500 Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy

#108 Post by TMDaines » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:04 am

I'm happy with the BFI too and sold my Criterion DVD set.

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Re: 497-500 Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy

#109 Post by Wittsdream » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:56 am

I was leaning heavily towards obtaining the BFI set, and this pretty much cements it. Appreciate the valuable input on this forum.

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