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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:38 am 

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Unlike Howard's End, the Rivette films aren't Cohen restorations so I'd be surprised if they released them in the UK.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:54 pm 
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Cohen will be releasing Howards End themselves in the UK. Totally within their power but I've felt their partnerships with the UK labels have been very fruitful at producing the best versions of their titles and hope this doesn't mean that they'll be doing the same for the Rivette titles or even other Merchant Ivory restorations.


Reckon they might just do Merchant Ivory, since they still have at least one active deal with a UK label (Eureka have The Old Dark House and King of Hearts coming up in the New Year). I imagine Arrow will have one or two more Cohen-sourced titles too. I'd be surprised if Cohen just tried to release whatever they could over here, Criterion UK-style.

Seems the BFI failed to secure Howards End; I could've sworn they had confirmed a Dual Format release in a press release somewhere. Maybe they requested to port over all the Cohen extras, and Cohen responded by deciding to just port over the entire release? Either that or Sony weighed in and weren't willing to work with the BFI. Who knows...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:23 pm 
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Just got The Old Dark House. The restoration looks fantastic, but there's one strange thing with the audio - at 57:20, some loud hiss kicks in on the soundtrack. Eventually it goes away, but it's strange - I'm not sure if it was noise introduced into the soundtrack or if it's inherent in the soundtrack and they actually just processed everything else with heavy noise reduction. (The latter is very possible because it does sound like it was cleaned up quite a bit.)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:00 pm 

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A 4K resto of La Belle Noiseuse is coming.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:42 pm 

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A 4K resto of La Belle Noiseuse is coming.


fantastic! I had bought the Japanese Blu-Ray 3 years ago or perhaps more than that it was just upscaling...

I hope that this will be added quickly to the Cohen Blu-Ray coming soon...

By the way, but this is a trailer : the ratio doesn't look to be 1:33...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:07 am 

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the ratio doesn't look to be 1:33


OAR is 1:1:37 (1:1.33 is a TV ratio). The image is made to fit multiplex theaters widescreen projectors (35 mm / they didn't have academic ratio objects), so that it can be projected in widescreen (1:1.66) without loosing too much information in the picture, but the intended ratio is 1:1.37.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:38 pm 
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Pepsi wrote:
OAR is 1:1:37 (1:1.33 is a TV ratio). The image is made to fit multiplex theaters widescreen projectors (35 mm / they didn't have academic ratio objects), so that it can be projected in widescreen (1:1.66) without loosing too much information in the picture, but the intended ratio is 1:1.37.


It was definitely 1.37:1 when I saw it in a large London cinema on its original release. By then, Academy was such an unusual ratio to encounter with brand new releases in West End first-run cinemas that I tend to remember such things - and since the distributor owned the cinema in question, I suspect they got the ratio right.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:34 pm 

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my mistake : I was thinking 1:37 whereas the ratio of the trailer looks wider (like 1:66 or something like that)- but it's just a trailer by Cohen.
The Japanese blu-ray (X4 restoration) is 1:37 ratio...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:20 am 

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La Belle Noiseuse
If a UK company (Artificial Eye has it on DVD) will release this on Blu-Ray, please announce it before (and not afterwards) the Cohen release date. Then you get my money instead of Cohen.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:35 am 
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La Belle Noiseuse
If a UK company (Artificial Eye has it on DVD) will release this on Blu-Ray, please announce it before (and not afterwards) the Cohen release date. Then you get my money instead of Cohen.


UK Distributor “Well shit, we gotta get that Pepsi money!” *runs to PR department, tie flying behind him, hastily-drafted press release in hand.*


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:52 am 
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If Cohen puts out a worthy release (and one lives in the US) why would one shun it?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:57 am 
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Cohen is a good label, but I think there's an expectation that if they're not just porting their release over and it's being licensed by Arrow or the BFI or MoC (all of which have varying degrees of stakes in the Rivette game) they'd maybe do a marginally better encoding job and make new features.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:59 pm 
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The Two of Us 4K remaster coming to theaters later this month with a blu-ray coming next year


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:20 pm 

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This thread hasn't seen any action in a month. Any idea yet on a date for La Belle Noiseuse?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:10 pm 

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Sorry if this has already been addressed, but I didn't find anything about it here. Does anyone know if Cohen's 75th Anniversary release of Hitchcock's Jamaica Inn is out of print? I was an idiot and didn't get around to buying it when It was released and now every merchant says it's out of stock and it's going to ridiculous prices on eBay ($100+) A different forum I found online said they are just being slow to reprint it and that it's NOT out of print, but that was from last summer. I sent them an email a week ago and contacted them on Facebook and haven't gotten any response back yet. Just curious if any of you are in the know about this.

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:52 pm 
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Can't help you with the Cohen release, but can confirm the Arrow version still exists if you're Region-B capable.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:11 am 
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Peter McM wrote:
This thread hasn't seen any action in a month. Any idea yet on a date for La Belle Noiseuse?


Up for pre-order at Best Buy with release date of 8 May 2018


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:49 pm 

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What is the status of "King of Hearts"?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:53 pm 
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What is the status of "King of Hearts"?

It's currently playing at the Quad in NYC so a Blu-ray will surely follow later this year.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:53 pm 
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Caligula wrote:
Peter McM wrote:
This thread hasn't seen any action in a month. Any idea yet on a date for La Belle Noiseuse?


Up for pre-order at Best Buy with release date of 8 May 2018


I hope somebody nixes the atrocious poster before it becomes the cover art, and hopefully, also tells Cohen that the film is not known by its English-translated title, either. The only thing worse than this would be if Cohen swapped French for English and put the true title in parentheses:

Image


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:11 pm 
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"provactive"


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:47 pm 
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To be fair I assume selling the promise of boobs is a more successful strategy than any other way to market this in literally every imaginable sense.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:27 am 
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In what world is a naked Emmanuelle Beart considered "atrocious"?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:01 am 

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Caligula wrote:
Peter McM wrote:
This thread hasn't seen any action in a month. Any idea yet on a date for La Belle Noiseuse?


Up for pre-order at Best Buy with release date of 8 May 2018


Amazon has it up for $30.99. Hopefully it will come down by release date; if not, I'll check Barnes & Noble with membership and whatever coupon they happen to send me at the time.

knives wrote:
To be fair I assume selling the promise of boobs is a more successful strategy than any other way to market this in literally every imaginable sense.


Not necessarily to this film's target market. This is supposedly a landmark film in the careers of both Beart and Rivette, and rarely seen until now. (Although, to be fair, it doesn't hurt.)

tavernier wrote:
In what world is a naked Emmanuelle Beart considered "atrocious"?


:-k


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:39 am 
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"provactive"


I think this is one of those pharmaceuticals they advertise during the evening news....

I also enjoy the formatting of the Ebert quote:

Quote:
THE BEST FILM I HAVE EVER SEEN
in this rather arcane category


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