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Calvin
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Re: Claude Chabrol

#126 Post by Calvin » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:33 am

Carlotta are releasing a box set this December with new 4K restorations of L'enfer, La Cérémonie, Rien ne va plus, Merci pour le chocolat, and La fleur du mal. English subtitles listed!

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#127 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:39 am

Of course we only need one of those because they picked titles with existent English-friendly blus save one!

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#128 Post by modernmalaise » Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:14 am

Calvin wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:33 am
Carlotta are releasing a box set this December with new 4K restorations of L'enfer, La Cérémonie, Rien ne va plus, Merci pour le chocolat, and La fleur du mal. English subtitles listed!
Is anyone able to confirm if this set has English subs? I don't see any mention of it on Carlotta's site or in tenia's review, and it's not on the Amazon listing anymore.

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#129 Post by tenia » Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:42 am

It doesn't have English subs, indeed.
Never trust Amazon regarding the details of the soundtracks and subtitles included. However, Carlotta almost always get their backcover uploaded a bit early on their Amazon products pages, so you can directly check it for this kind of things. That's the case for the Chabrol set and as you can see, the backcover only mentions French SDH subs.

On a more general note, there might be a couple of Carlotta BDs with English subs, but they clearly are exceptions.

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#130 Post by MichaelB » Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:58 am

French SDH is good enough for me, so I’m definitely tempted.

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#131 Post by mhofmann » Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:28 am

It's a beautiful set -- only the Eclair grading for three of the films is a bit overdone.

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#132 Post by modernmalaise » Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:00 am

Thanks tenia for the tip, that should prevent false hope in the future. While I can work with French SDH, that's not the case for friends and family.

I guess my main concern was the color. Looking at the screencaps for La cérémonie, the excessive yellow was a bit of a shock despite the clear improvement in quality. I did think the older HD masters looked fine enough, but that sentiment is fading. I'm definitely torn although it sounds like a must have--still, thanks everyone!

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#133 Post by Black Hat » Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:08 am

Why is Chabrol woefully represented on home video? My understanding is his films were quite popular in the states.

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#134 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:22 am

He's had a fair amount of good stuff make it out on blu-ray here, just frustratingly not most of his best work

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#135 Post by martin » Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:43 pm

The German blu-ray of Le scandale (Champagner Mörder) from Koch Media has the English version as the main feature and the longer French cut as a bonus. The French version is also 1080p - not upscaled - but of lesser picture quality compared to the English cut (certainly unrestored with some speckles and dust). Ufortunately the French version does not have any subs at all.

Le scandale has also been relesed on blu-ray in France but the French disc only contains the French version - also unsubbed. I assume the PQ of the French cut is roughly the same on the German and the French blu-rays. There's a somewhat favourable review of the French blu-ray here, while some comments on amazon.fr are rather harsh re. picture quality.

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#136 Post by reaky » Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:01 am

Failed to cheer myself up by watching the bleak, brilliant Que la Bête Meure on the Arrow DVD box. The PQ throughout the set is lamentable, but if this collection was upgraded to blu-ray with good transfers and a raft of extras, it’d sweep every award going in its year (and probably sell very well).

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Re: Claude Chabrol

#137 Post by kekid » Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:40 pm

It is incomprehensible why these Chabrols from the sixties have not appeared on Blu Rays. Lots of his lesser films have been restored. Lots of lesser directors have appeared. Either there is some unfortunate rights issue, or the qualities of the source material are not adequate, or the people making these decisions have an unexplained dislike for his art. Who knows?

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