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Re: Grasshopper Film

#101 Post by knives » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:51 pm

zedz wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:51 pm
GrasshopperFilm wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:08 pm
We also just released Affonso Uchôa and João Dumans' ARABY on DVD (which includes a second feature, their first collaboration, THE HIDDEN TIGER).
I just received this and was delighted to find the bonus feature (and a short too).

Araby is one of the best films of the last ten years, folks: grab it!
This was indeed a great film. The framing story reminded me a lot of a Veiroj film though the central storytelling device and how it manipulates our sense of the image was quite like Extraordinary Stories. Basically it's great though the subs have a could of mistakes in them (like it saying n't instead of wouldn't). Now to the extras.

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#102 Post by charal » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:02 pm

The BACH blu is visually improved upon the New Yorker DVD. The subtitles are fixed on both the feature and the extras. The feature has Magdalena’s narration in English with dramatic dialogue in German. (This was authorised in 1967 by Straub.) The DVD is unique since it contains the full German soundtrack and the archival featurette made in 1967. (For some inexplicable reason these are absent on the blu). The disc is region free.

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#103 Post by GrasshopperFilm » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:50 am

For anyone lucky enough to see Blake Williams' extraordinary 3D feature PROTOTYPE in theaters last year, or for anyone interested in seeing it, there's currently an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for a release of the film on a limited edition 3D Blu-ray.

Check out the campaign at https://igg.me/at/prototype-3d-blu/x/18811032

There's some great perks there at various tiers, including some of our own releases. The campaign runs until April 28.

Thanks.

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#104 Post by What A Disgrace » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:19 pm

Patrick Wang's A Bread Factory double feature in August, Dvd and Blu ray releases.

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#106 Post by Glowingwabbit » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:13 pm

Grasshopper's 50% off holiday sale starts on Thursday. Usually this includes pre-orders as well.

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#107 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:58 pm

Very exciting, now they just need to announce the inevitable La flor blu-ray before the holidays so I can buy a copy for every family member and get on Santa's nice list.

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#108 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:40 pm

Grasshopper tweeted about a number of new Straub-Huillet restorations coming in 2020. Hopefully this means some more of the previous restorations make their way to bluray as well:

https://twitter.com/GhopperFilm/status/ ... 93187?s=19

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#109 Post by knives » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:37 pm

Any word on a Caniba release?

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#110 Post by GrasshopperFilm » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:47 pm

Yes, we’ll be announcing a date for a bluray and dvd for CANIBA soon.

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#111 Post by knives » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:57 pm

Thank you.

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#112 Post by swo17 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:35 pm

Surprised by this news, as Caniba is a very hard sell and the lovely, Kiarostami-esque Academy of Muses didn't even rate a physical release

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#113 Post by goblinfootballs » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:14 pm

I'd just be happy with a way to see La Flor.

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#114 Post by GrasshopperFilm » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:58 pm

goblinfootballs wrote:
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I'd just be happy with a way to see La Flor.
LA FLOR is coming soon! We'll be releasing it on iTunes and other platforms in early 2020.

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#115 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:11 pm

GrasshopperFilm wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:58 pm
LA FLOR is coming soon! We'll be releasing it on iTunes and other platforms in early 2020.
Great news! Any chance of a physical blu-ray release?

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#116 Post by What A Disgrace » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:19 pm

It would be rather pointless to have a physical home video line if you didn't release La Flor as part of it.

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#117 Post by domino harvey » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:24 pm

GrasshopperFilm wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:58 pm
goblinfootballs wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:14 pm
I'd just be happy with a way to see La Flor.
LA FLOR is coming soon! We'll be releasing it on iTunes and other platforms in early 2020.
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#118 Post by swo17 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:04 am

GrasshopperFilm: It's great for people to at least be able to see these films in some way, but I'd love an opportunity to support your label by purchasing physical copies of La flor, Academy of Muses, and other films of this ilk. (Just to put my money where my mouth is, I might note that I've bought six of your physical releases to date, all directly from your site.)

Caniba is sure to lure in fans of Leviathan, but it's 90 minutes of gazing at the contours of a man's face as he talks about practicing cannibalism, interspersed with shots of hardcore pornography (IMDb rating: 5.4). Granted, La flor is a hard sell as well because of its length, but if Caniba is somehow marketable enough to merit a Blu-ray, I guess I have a hard time imagining a film that wouldn't be

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#119 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:11 am

If it’s an incentive you need, I will purchase at least ten copies of La flor in 2020 alone if it merits a physical release (think of it as a reverse make-a-wish foundation). It’ll be birthday and holiday presents for everyone I have to give gifts to, and I’ll keep two for myself so I can transfer my body between my bedroom and living room without disrupting the flow of the film.

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#120 Post by Aunt Peg » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:51 am

I really hope this gets a physical media release. I was going to blind buy this one.

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#121 Post by senseabove » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:23 am

I was as well. As I said in the dedicated La Flor thread, the only time it played near me, the way the theater programmed it plus transit cost, it would’ve been an $86 movie ticket over four days, so I skipped, assuming it would get a physical release that, even at full retail, would cost half that.

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#122 Post by Oedipax » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:15 pm

Add me in for a blind LA FLOR purchase as well, assuming it's a blu-ray set.

And for goodness' sake, physical releases of all the Straub-Huillet titles.

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#123 Post by goblinfootballs » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:09 pm

I'm also on board for a blu-ray release; I'd just also like the opportunity to catch a screening.

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#124 Post by zedz » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:46 pm

And if La Flor doesn't get a physical release, how will Grasshopper Films gauge the interest in a physical release of Extraordinary Stories?

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#125 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:05 pm

zedz wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:46 pm
And if La Flor doesn't get a physical release, how will Grasshopper Films gauge the interest in a physical release of Extraordinary Stories?
And I'll buy ten copies of that one in 2021. Do we have ourselves a deal?

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