Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

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Bressonaire
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2451 Post by Bressonaire » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:08 pm

Memories of Murder
Flowers of Shanghai
Upgrade of Le Cercle Rouge
Upgrade of Pickup on South Street
A Jean Arthur movie: Although I think the window is almost closed for a release to come out of last May’s retrospective, the Kim Morgan essay from back then mentions enough intriguing titles for one more guess. There’s The More the Merrier, of course, but also The Whole Town’s Talking, Talk of the Town, and History Is Made at Night. FWIW, the last two are still playing on the Channel.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2452 Post by bottlesofsmoke » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:16 pm

They haven't announced a classic Hollywood title since The Gunfighter, so...
Winchester 73
Of Mice and Men
Loves of a Blonde upgrade
4 Little Girls
Memories of Murder

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Pavel
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2453 Post by Pavel » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:18 pm

Ikarie XB 1
Memories of Murder
Flowers of Shanghai
American Factory
Written on the Wind
Brand Upon the Brain!

Someone said that a filmmaker he knows has until February to finish a supplement for Mirror, which makes me think it should be announced then (not that Criterion haven't recorded extras after announcing a film, but still)

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2454 Post by Clarence » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:22 pm

Mirror
Flowers of Shanghai
The Wind Will Carry Us
Chocolat
Talk to Her

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2455 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:24 pm

Flowers of Shanghai
Atlantics
Boogie Nights
The Bank Dick
Le deuxième souffle
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2456 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:03 pm

Can we also use this thread to guess which title of Bressonaire's is the red herring? I'll go with Le Cercle Rouge

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2457 Post by CSM126 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:34 pm

Streetwise/Tiny
The Mirror
Atlantics
Race, Sex and Cinema: The World of Marlon Riggs

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2458 Post by Bressonaire » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:04 pm

Can we also use this thread to guess which title of Bressonaire's is the red herring? I'll go with Le Cercle Rouge
Ha! I'm floundering like everyone who'd have liked a New Year's drawing. I think my course will be to extrapolate and free-associate more from Channel stuff. The Channel's two favorite commenters, Imogen Sara Smith and Farran Smith Nehme, may have some input on choices, so I'm trying to catch up with their postings, along with the roundup of 2020 essays from the Channel newsletter that had all those links back in December. And there have been retrospectives of Joan Crawford (who still only has one title in the collection!), Mae West, and others worth mulling. Also, the last couple months have expanded possibilities to upgrades from Eclipse and titles from The World Cinema Project, so there's that. But it still comes down to what appeals on any given day....

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2459 Post by beamish14 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:11 pm

Face to Face (Swedish TV version and theatrical)

Kamouraska (director's cut)

The Other Side of the Wind with Hopper/Welles

Choose Me

Shy People

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2460 Post by soundchaser » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:42 pm

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Streetwise
Atlantics
Trouble in Paradise (Upgrade)
Written on the Wind (Upgrade)

And what the hell - I'll take any Coburn I can get my hands on at this point, so: The More the Merrier

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2461 Post by cowboydan » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:48 pm

Ikarie XB-1
Flowers of Shanghai
Masculin Feminin (upgrade)
The Human Condition (upgrade)
Salo in 3D (upgrade)
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2462 Post by Roscoe » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:53 pm

MIRROR to make up for the ongoing disappointment of no PANDORA'S BOX

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2463 Post by tolbs1010 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:12 pm

Losey/Pinter box set (The Servant, Accident, The Go-Between)
One False Move
Los Olvidados
Danton (upgrade)
The Horse's Mouth (upgrade)

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2464 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:14 pm

Accident is already out from KL Studio Classics

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2465 Post by tolbs1010 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:17 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:14 pm
Accident is already out from KL Studio Classics
Yes. But Losey/Pinter and that film deserve better. The commentary on that KL release is one of the most annoying and least informative of any I have ever heard. The transfer is OK.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2466 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:28 pm

Perhaps, but it was released within the last year and both companies aren't going to share the rights to it... Criterion and KL literally bid against each other for stuff like this

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#2467 Post by tolbs1010 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:36 pm

A bit of wishful thinking on my part then. :) Would love to have those three Losey/Pinter gems in one release with proper extras.

To cowboydan: I laughed at Salo 3D. A friend of mine made fun of me for upgrading to the Salo blu. "Do you really need to see THAT in hi-def?" Lol.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2468 Post by JakeStewart » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:18 pm

Flowers of Shanghai
Los Olvidados
Atlantics
Bringing Up Baby

I Know Where I’m Going!
The Tales of Hoffmann

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2469 Post by Omensetter » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:04 am

Flowers of Shanghai
American Factory
The Lusty Men
The Terrorizers

Trouble in Paradise

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2470 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:29 am

Salo in 3D would look great... especially Renata Moar in 3D...

I would love Sandra - Visconti or above all Zurlini "La jeune fille à la valise" (aka La ragazza con la valigia) - A Spanish blu-ray (not totally legit) is around. Apparently it's sourced from the Mk2 DVD restoration (but not upscaled; although there are some E.E and video artefacts it's clearly a digital HD upgrade not upscaled).
But Mk2 master is old and would need to restored.

we need Criterion to release in blu-ray "Seduced And Abandoned" which has been released in Italian on blu-ray and restored but the encoding has just killed the restoration with some video filtering.

I have seen some screenshots/vidcaps of the "Mirror" Tarkovsky. Apparently it has just been released on blu-ray already in Russia ? it looks like a new 2020 restoration, not at all the Artificial Eye which looks like a DVD remastered to HD. So, is the "Mirror" new restoration already released on blu-ray ?

I was stunned by the transfer of "Stalker". It still looks not totally argentic and organic; but in comparison to the first Blu-Ray by Artificial Eye this is a significant improvement.
Apparently Tarkovsky's cinematography seems to escape from being "captured" (I'm okay with the sepia in comparison to the Potemkine Blu-Ray. That's just even "Solaris" has some blueish tint for the black & white scene (on DVD) so even if this is not a redux Wong Kar Wai, it's still difficult to know how it should look (fortunately there is the fantastic web site nostalghia)

and more Truffaut : "Les deux anglaises et le continent" is still planned by Criterion ?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2471 Post by Mr. Deltoid » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:51 am

The Music Lovers
Les Bonnes Femmes
I Know Where I'm Going!
Four Little Girls
Bad Timing (Upgrade)

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2472 Post by black&huge » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:57 am

after hours
mississippi masala
the mirror
winchester 73

harlan county usa upgrade
peeping tom upgrade/reissue
Rupert Pupkin wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:29 am

we need Criterion to release in blu-ray "Seduced And Abandoned" which has been released in Italian on blu-ray and restored but the encoding has just killed the restoration with some video filtering.
This is one of my most wanted upgrades

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2473 Post by Toby Dammit » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:46 am

Rupert Pupkin wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:29 am

I would love Sandra - Visconti or above all Zurlini "La jeune fille à la valise" (aka La ragazza con la valigia) - A Spanish blu-ray (not totally legit) is around. Apparently it's sourced from the Mk2 DVD restoration (but not upscaled; although there are some E.E and video artefacts it's clearly a digital HD upgrade not upscaled).
But Mk2 master is old and would need to restored.
I've waited for Sandra for years. It was restored in 2013 by Cineteca di Bologna, and exhibited in the section of Classics in the Venice Festival. No BluRay edition was realised in USA or UK to date.
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2474 Post by mteller » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:51 am

Time of the Gypsies
something by Tsai Ming-liang
Ray's Calcutta Trilogy
Cocorico Monsieur Poulet
The Third Man (reissue)

First four are purely wishful thinking. Third Man because I've got my copy on eBay right now and it would be just my luck for a new announcement to knock down the final selling price.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2475 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:17 am

Rupert Pupkin wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:29 am
and more Truffaut : "Les deux anglaises et le continent" is still planned by Criterion ?
They've had the rights forever and it used to be up on the Janus Hulu channel half a decade ago at least. It's been a while since they released more Truffaut (not that I'm complaining about that) but some have speculated that he could be next for a box set treatment, since Criterion owns the rights to more than a few unreleased films

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