118 / BD 7 Cuadecuc, Vampir

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Bikey
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Re: 118 / BD 7 Cuadecuc, Vampir

#26 Post by Bikey » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:28 am


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Re: 118 / BD 7 Cuadecuc, Vampir

#27 Post by Bikey » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:21 am

"Pere Portabella’s remarkable VAMPIR CUADECUC is almost impossible to classify... it’s the Bram Stoker novel as we have never seen it before, focused through the intoxicating prism of cinema at its most experimental [...] while the score by Carles Santos is a treat of contemporary music in itself"
Tom Birchenough at The Arts Desk on Portabella's experimental masterpiece.

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Re: 118 / BD 7 Cuadecuc, Vampir

#28 Post by Bikey » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:22 am

"A radical, avant-garde mood piece that is among the most mysterious artefacts in cinema."

4-star review at The Skinny

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Re: 118 / BD 7 Cuadecuc, Vampir

#29 Post by M Sanderson » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:59 pm

Sounds like it’d play well with Franco’s final completed film, Al Pereira vs Alligator Ladies, at once a film and an essay on the making of itself. A quite remarkable piece of work that keeps slipping between film and DVD Special feature, in which you are required to pay attention and constantly reevaluate your relation to the film.

Was surprised this isn’t being sold on the Arrow site, by the way.

Keen to find out if I actually like Vampir, Cuadecuc, as some feel it’s patronising toward Franco’s Dracula adaptation.

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Re: 118 / BD 7 Cuadecuc, Vampir

#30 Post by Ribs » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:58 pm

It was, but the Second Run catalog available there has been diminishing over the past few weeks. I assume they'll have the full catalog available once the site relaunches and it's just a temporary thing though.

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Re: 118 / BD 7 Cuadecuc, Vampir

#31 Post by Bikey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:10 am

"A genuinely unnerving piece of abstract art... As a deconstruction, as a tone poem, as an accompaniment and as a piece of standalone experimental film, Vampir is a fascinating work, and Second Run’s region-free Blu-ray is a stacked release"
Dusty Somers reviews at World Cinema Paradise

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Re: 118 / BD 7 Cuadecuc, Vampir

#32 Post by M Sanderson » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:39 pm

Ribs wrote:It was, but the Second Run catalog available there has been diminishing over the past few weeks. I assume they'll have the full catalog available once the site relaunches and it's just a temporary thing though.
Think it’s due to Arrow moving their warehouse and getting a new website.

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Re: 118 / BD 7 Cuadecuc, Vampir

#33 Post by Bikey » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:43 am

A wonderful new piece on Portabella's hypnotic, elusive VAMPIR CUADECUC by J. Hoberman in The New York Times

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Re: 118 / BD 7 Cuadecuc, Vampir

#34 Post by Bikey » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:01 am

"I hope I can be excused for calling this another exemplary edition of an essential work."
Jonathan Rosenbaum returns to Pere Portabella's VAMPIR CUADECUC for his latest 'Global Discoveries' round-up in CinemaScope

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Re: 118 / BD 7 Cuadecuc, Vampir

#35 Post by Bikey » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:57 am

Word is just coming in to us that we've won the 'Best Single Release' in the Il Cinema Ritrovato Awards in Bologna for our Blu-ray and DVD release of Pere Portabella's sublime VAMPIR CUADECUC!! Whoa!

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Re: 118 / BD 7 Cuadecuc, Vampir

#36 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:43 pm

This is one of the best movies I've seen all year. Please tell me that the accolades, if not the commercial success of the disc (though, if that too, I accept it) are sufficient enough to warrant release of other Portabella films.

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Re: 118 / BD 7 Cuadecuc, Vampir

#37 Post by dda1996a » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:13 am

I'd love to hear why because I found this, as well as a few other Portabella I've seen really frustrating. This had an interesting mood for about ten minutes before becoming repetitive very quickly.

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