MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#3851 Post by tenia » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:30 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:04 pm
Considering Indicator has no intention of releasing any non-English language films, you'd think MoC would at least focus their attention more there
That's what I thought too. It would also probably be considered as some kind of step back to the sources of what MoC were doing at the beginning. With more competition than ever in this segment, that'd make even more sense.

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#3852 Post by rapta » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:55 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:04 pm
Considering Indicator has no intention of releasing any non-English language films, you'd think MoC would at least focus their attention more there
I assume you mean the Sony library, in which case I'm wondering the same thing. Crowd-pleasers like Sollima's The Big Gundown and Honda's Mothra are available, as is Ringo Lam's Full Contact (which they'd be wise to consider if I'm correct in assuming they're planning to release John Woo's A Better Tomorrow as part of their current deal with Fortune Star).

As for MoC fare, Clouzot's La Vérité, Kusturica's Time of the Gypsies and Visconti's Sandra may be up for grabs, though Criterion may be interested in those.

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#3853 Post by dwk » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:18 pm

Criterion has  La Vérité and I have reason to suspect they will be announcing it soon.

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#3854 Post by Dr Amicus » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:13 am

Personally, I'm particularly pleased to see the release of Monkey Shines which I don't think I've seen since its original theatrical release - I remember it as being one of Romero's finest films (despite a last minute cheap shock added by the studio). At the time I was an undergraduate and was doing a course on Horror cinema - the course leader was a huge Romero fan and had chosen him as the subject for the Auteurism part of the class and Monkey Shines fitted very nicely into the Auteurist reading that he had proposed.

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#3855 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:31 pm

I’m hoping with The Golem getting a 4k restoration that MoC will release this. I know Kino will probably release it here in the states but I always prefer the MoC silent film editions more.

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#3856 Post by Apperson » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:35 pm

About speculation in regards to other potential Fortune Star releases, there is this video showcasing their 4K/2K remasters.

Along with that is a list that has been posted around blu-ray.com. Already announced titles are in bold:
4K Remasters
The Big Boss
Fist of Fury
The Way of the Dragon
Game of Death
A Better Tomorrow
Police Story
Police Story II

Police Story III
Once Upon a Time in China
OUATIC II
OUATIC III


2K Remasters
A Chinese Ghost Story
Running Out of Time
Running Out of Time 2
Riki-Oh
The Adventurers
Iron Monkey
Black Mask
Black Mask II
The Cannonball Run
Battle Creek Brawl
Armour of God
City Hunter
Project A
Project A II

Wheels on Meals
Once Upon a Time in China and America (Do we know the source on the Eureka disc?)
Dr. Wai in "The Scriptures with No Words"
Personally gunning (pun intended) for A Better Tomorrow in MoC or Eureka Classics.

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#3857 Post by Finch » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:04 pm

Wheels on Meals is a great Jackie Chan film and hopefully that'll be on their acquisitions list for next year.

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#3858 Post by rapta » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:04 pm

Hoping for A Better Tomorrow and maybe Running Out of Time too. Both should be a good fit for MoC, I reckon (To's Mad Detective obviously being an early MoC Blu-ray title). The former would put a huge grin on my face - there has been no pre-Hollywood Woo available on UK Blu-ray to date.

And obviously Wheels on Meals and Battle Creek Brawl are no-brainers too, if we're talking Jackie Chan.

I was surprised they didn't announce A Chinese Ghost Story for October, but maybe they couldn't prep it in time (or are getting the box sets out of the way first).

Anyway, if we're right about A Better Tomorrow, hopefully it's only a matter of time before we get The Killer, Bullet in the Head and Heroes Shed No Tears too (once they've been restored of course). Some Ringo Lam stuff wouldn't go amiss either.

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#3859 Post by What A Disgrace » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:56 pm

I wonder if a Bruce Lee boxed set is in the works, because that would be a pretty big deal.

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#3860 Post by MichaelB » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:32 pm

What A Disgrace wrote:I wonder if a Bruce Lee boxed set is in the works, because that would be a pretty big deal.
And a pretty unlikely one, since existing British Blu-rays are still in print.

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#3861 Post by zedz » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:34 pm

You can vote for your favourite Masters of Cinema and Eureka releases of the year (and a whole lot more) in the Criterion Forum BAFTAS: here.

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#3862 Post by tenia » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:45 am

Khartoum and Yanks to be released in Dec 2018 as Eureka Classics.

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#3863 Post by rockysds » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:14 am

Some unannounced forthcoming titles in 2019 from this Eureka survey:

MoC
The Fate of Lee Khan
Hand of Death & Last Hurrah for Chivalry - Two Films by John Woo
Irma la Douce

Eureka Classics:
Three Films by Sammo Hung - Eastern Condors, The Magnificent Butcher & The Iron Fisted Monk
Wheels on Meals
Zu Warriors of the Magic Mountain
Sink the Bismarck!

Montage Pictures:
Donbass
The Third Wife
November
We the Animals
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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#3864 Post by tenia » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:25 am

I don't think Zu (Classics), Wheels on Meals (Classics), We The Animals (Montage), The Third Wife (Montage) and November (Montage) wer already known titles.

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#3865 Post by rapta » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:13 pm

November, Donbass and The Third Wife were the only known titles as they announced them in recent months on social media. All the others are new announcements!

Very excited for The Fate of Lee Khan especially, and glad to see they're doing yet more Wilder - this time a comedy in the shape of Irma la Douce.

The John Woo announcement is intriguing - though it doesn't actually say whether that will be MoC or Eureka Classics. Could be the latter, although if they do A Better Tomorrow at some point that may switch to MoC (one of his later, better action films).

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#3866 Post by domino harvey » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:14 pm

Kino Lorber's Irma uses a new (and possibly exclusive) 4K transfer and features two commentaries, MOC will have to bring something huge to the table to compete

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#3867 Post by Finch » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:54 pm

The fact they are doing John Woo films is more exciting than these two films themselves. Super happy about Fate of Lee Khan even if it's likely another colour botch job from the Italians, and Wheels on Meals and the Sammo Hung boxset.

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#3868 Post by Ribs » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:36 am

Shout-out to Eureka for the first time in recent memory their “24 hours to announcement!” Tweet hasn’t served as an APB that the releases are already listed on Amazon

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#3869 Post by tenia » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:16 pm

You spoke a bit too quickly, 2 of them are up now.
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Irma la douce and Wheels on Meals

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#3870 Post by tenia » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:22 pm

Third is up :
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Sink the Bismarck !

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#3871 Post by nitin » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:49 pm

Didn’t we know these were coming already from their earlier Facebook vote post?

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#3872 Post by tenia » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:52 am

We did, but didn't know when exactly. They were just slated for 2019 with no additional precision.

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#3873 Post by rapta » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:45 pm

A deluxe 2-disc limited edition release of Cujo has been announced as an extra April title, which seems to confirm a new Paramount deal.

Hoping this means some juicy stuff for MoC - Johnny Guitar, High Noon, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Pawnbroker, One of Our Aircraft is Missing, China Gate, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Rio Grande, The Spy Who Came In From the Cold......Hard Eight?

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#3874 Post by Calvin » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:08 am

Or it could mean a 2-disc special edition of The Phantom. Who the hell knows nowadays?

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#3875 Post by Tommaso » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:22 pm

I hope very much that they will release the new restoration of Wegener's "Der Golem". Murnau-Stiftung are releasing it at the end of March in Germany, but I'd clearly prefer to have a Dual-Format-edition with extensive booklet and potential other extras from MoC.

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