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Hirokazu Kore-eda Box Set

#1 Post by MichaelB » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:17 am

From a BFI press release:
HIROKAZU KORE-EDA – May 2019

During May, BFI Southbank will host a focus on the work of HIROKAZU KORE-EDA, coinciding with the BFI UK-wide release of MABOROSI (1995) and a BFI box set release of MABOROSI (1995), AFTER LIFE (1998), NOBODY KNOWS (2004) and STILL WALKING (2008).

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#2 Post by domino harvey » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:09 am

Excellent news!

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#3 Post by kcota17 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:05 am

Who owns the rights to both sets in the US? It’s too sad that Still Walking is the only available blu-ray out of all them here in the States.

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#4 Post by Timec » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:13 am

Milestone recently released Maborosi on Blu-ray—though I hear the transfer was sub-optimal (someone correct me if I'm wrong.) They also own After Life.

Nobody Knows is IFC.

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#5 Post by criterionsnob » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:30 am

I have the Japanese imports, and Maborosi does not have the same interlacing issues as the Milestone version.

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#6 Post by Finch » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:50 pm

Thank heavens for the BFI!

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#7 Post by Michael Kerpan » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:52 pm

Is the Milestone's interlacing visible when simply watching on a (non-immense) HD TV? I certainly didn't notice it...

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#8 Post by dda1996a » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:22 pm

I'm sold for After-Life. What a perfect movie

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#9 Post by DeprongMori » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:36 pm

Will certainly pick this up in a shot for After Life, a potentially better Blu of Maborosi, and an upgrade of Nobody Knows (the DVD of which I haven’t watched yet.)

I do rather wish they had concentrated on his early films rather than skipping forward to Still Walking as I don’t believe there has been any release of 2001’s Distance outside of Japan. Hoping we might get some of his early short films as supplements. In any case, I’ll be picking this one up right away.

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#10 Post by Michael Kerpan » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:47 pm

I considered the Japanese set a must-buy because it contained several films that will likely never get a Western Blu-Ray release. ;-) (Distance has, of course, never gotten any Western release of any sort -- and probably never will).

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#11 Post by DeprongMori » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:01 pm

I totally missed the release of the limited edition Japanese Blu-ray box set, which seems to have included a handwritten message from Hirokazu Kore-eda in each set. Checking at YesAsia, it looks like standalone Blu-rays of the titles from the set are available with English subtitles, including Distance.

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#12 Post by artfilmfan » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:18 pm

Michael Kerpan wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:52 pm
Is the Milestone's interlacing visible when simply watching on a (non-immense) HD TV? I certainly didn't notice it...
Don't know. I'm glad I did not have to find out. :wink:

I got the Japanese Blu-ray of Maborosi when it was released. Placed an order for the Japanese Blu-ray of Still Walking just yesterday. Wish the announcement of this set had come out yesterday.

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#13 Post by rapta » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:24 pm

Slightly unexpected from the BFI but nevertheless great news. I have Still Walking on DVD from New Wave Films, and wanted to get both After Life and Nobody Knows at some point but never got around to it. This is an easy day-one for me!

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#14 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:40 pm

rapta wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:24 pm
Slightly unexpected from the BFI but nevertheless great news. I have Still Walking on DVD from New Wave Films, and wanted to get both After Life and Nobody Knows at some point but never got around to it. This is an easy day-one for me!
I wonder if any other New Wave titles are up for grabs, after this and Arrow releasing 24 City. Some juicy prospects for future boxes.

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#15 Post by rapta » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:50 am

What A Disgrace wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:40 pm
rapta wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:24 pm
Slightly unexpected from the BFI but nevertheless great news. I have Still Walking on DVD from New Wave Films, and wanted to get both After Life and Nobody Knows at some point but never got around to it. This is an easy day-one for me!
I wonder if any other New Wave titles are up for grabs, after this and Arrow releasing 24 City. Some juicy prospects for future boxes.
Would have liked to have seen Blu-rays for some of their titles - e.g. The Pearl Button, Arabian Nights, Güeros, Theeb, Stray Dogs/Journey to the West - but assume those are all too recent. Perhaps we could see those Svankmajer features upgraded into a box set? Or things like The Silence of Lorna, Crimson Gold, Kontroll, Three Monkeys, Mysteries of Lisbon, and sleep furiously?

Biggest news for me would be both Joanna Hogg's Unrelated and Hou Hsiao-hsien's Café Lumière. Either would be no-brainers, in my opinion, if they were up for acquisition.

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