Janus Films

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#226 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:18 pm

hearthesilence wrote:but there's always stand-by tickets if you're willing to wait a while and get there early.
The standby line is held outside the theater. The weather is awful today, downpour and high winds, which will no doubt affect the amount of people willing to wait.

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#227 Post by movielocke » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:20 pm

In Los Angeles, The american Cinematheque is rescuing the Bergman retrospective from LACMA and Govan's inadequate programming.

In may, between the two theatres, they'll be showing 23 of the films, mostly in double features with the Faith Trilogy shown as a triple feature.

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the programming seems moderately strange, but other than the Faith trilogy, every double feature includes at least one film in 35mm, always the first feature, which probably helps attendance given the recent loud fetishizing and romanticizing of that format amongst repertory patrons.

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#228 Post by beamish13 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:20 pm

UCLA is showing Fanny and Scenes From a Marriage in June. I could've sworn they showed
The Touch about 10 years ago with Elliott Gould in person. I'm disappointed that no film Bergman was a screenwriter-only on is showing as part of this. However, about half of them are in 35mm, which is great.

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#229 Post by Minkin » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:44 pm

Mentioned on the previous page, but Cold Water is now touring / has a page on the Janus site, with press book /stills (no poster up yet).

The Salesman touring page (on the frontpage) was already taken down. Guess it was a short tour.

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#230 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:45 am

FilmStream.org is honoring Janus and Criterion. Alexander Payne sits on the board of of Film Stream and will do a q&a with Becker. (hoping for more Payne in the Collection)

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#231 Post by Buttery Jeb » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:30 pm

Not sure if this has been mentioned, but it looks like Janus Films now has Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career. A new DCP of the film debuting at this year's TCM Festival comes courtesy of Janus.

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#232 Post by cana7cl » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:47 am

Buttery Jeb wrote:Not sure if this has been mentioned, but it looks like Janus Films now has Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career. A new DCP of the film debuting at this year's TCM Festival comes courtesy of Janus.
My Brilliant Career is a beautiful film and would be a great addition to the Criterion Collection. I already own the Blue Underground OOP Bluray, but I think it has room for improvement considering today's technologies.

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#233 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:35 am

Janus just tweeted this photo
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#234 Post by johnnysnatchclub7 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:02 am

Irma Vep!


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#235 Post by domino harvey » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:09 am

Wish they'd tweeted out this instead

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#236 Post by 371229 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:49 am

Damn... I was just about to buy the Arrow. Now... should I wait another year or more and wait for the Criterion?

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#237 Post by Boosmahn » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:09 pm

Janus is tweeting about Come and See.

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#238 Post by aox » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:47 pm

Boosmahn wrote:Janus is tweeting about Come and See.
After Tarkvosky's Stalker, that's been my dream release for 15 years.

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#239 Post by Boosmahn » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:56 pm

aox wrote:After Tarkvosky's Stalker, that's been my dream release for 15 years.
Agreed. Ever since I heard about Come and See (although the time has been nowhere close to 15 years), I've been wanting to watch it.

To tide you over until it's released, consider reading The Painted Bird. It has a fairly similar plot (young boy traverses across a desolate WWII landscape and encounters various horrors along the way) and an equally haunting tone.

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#240 Post by Omensetter » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:28 pm

Film's great, and they haven't released one of their initial Criterion-branded FilmStruck titles since Meantime and Stalker.

I don't have a FilmStruck account, but I do know they posted about it on their website (and it screened at Cannes 2015), but hopefully Welcome, or No Trespassing is paired with it.

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#241 Post by movielocke » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:16 pm

I watched come and see last week on FilmStruck actually, it definitely looked like upscale SD.

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#242 Post by Ribs » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:57 pm

The restoration played last year (at Cannes? Maybe Venice?), so I'd not be surprised if Janus releases it theatrically late in the Summer and Criterion gets it out by the end of the year.

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#243 Post by Cinephrenic » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:29 pm

Haunting underrated masterpiece

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#244 Post by bdsweeney » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:39 am

Yes, it is a great film... and a very tough watch.
I recall a few years ago someone joking it’s the type of film Bergman would come out of the cinema saying, “Jesus, that was rough!”

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#246 Post by Ribs » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:50 pm

Janus making these PD rescues a frequent occurence would be a totally welcome development

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#247 Post by Lowry_Sam » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:16 pm

Ribs wrote:Janus making these PD rescues a frequent occurence would be a totally welcome development
Hopefully The Spiral Staircase is next.

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#248 Post by sabbath » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:44 pm

Lowry_Sam wrote:
Ribs wrote:Janus making these PD rescues a frequent occurence would be a totally welcome development
Hopefully The Spiral Staircase is next.
If you mean the 1946 Robert Siodmak movie, Kino Lorber announced the new 4K restoration Blu-ray release already. The release date not confirmed yet. (But is it in the public domain?)

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#249 Post by swo17 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:46 pm

Thank you for reminding me that Kino announced a Blu-ray last year (which prompted me to sell my DVD) that never materialized.

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#250 Post by black&huge » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:48 pm

sabbath wrote:
Lowry_Sam wrote:
Ribs wrote:Janus making these PD rescues a frequent occurence would be a totally welcome development
Hopefully The Spiral Staircase is next.
If you mean the 1946 Robert Siodmak movie, Kino Lorber announced the new 4K restoration Blu-ray release already.
Great for Kino. Too bad for Spiral Staircase.

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