Hungarian films on DVD

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Re: Hungarian films on DVD

#301 Post by L.A. » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:40 pm

Valahol Európában / It Happened in Europe (1948) finally coming. Appears to be two discs this time, probably the reason for the price being 4741 Forints.

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#302 Post by skuhn8 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:40 pm

Kauno wrote:I'm in Budapest next week and I would like to visit stores that carry Hungarian films on DVD or Blu-ray. Are there still stores like that?

The last time I was there, in 2009, I found some great DVDs with English subtitles. A lot has happened since then and I can't even remember which side of the river I was on.
I'm too late for your trip....but in general try the Alexandria bookstores, particularly the one in Pest diagonally across from the Westend Mall (close to the Nyugati train station).

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#303 Post by L.A. » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:32 pm

feketekino wrote:SZERELEM has also been restored in 4k and will probably be releases as a new DVD this year.
Looks promising.

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#305 Post by L.A. » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:05 pm

Attila Dargay collection including Lúdas Matyi (1977), Vuk (1981), Szaffi (1985) and Az erdő kapitánya (1988). The fourth is a new addition to the set while the other three have been available for awhile.

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#306 Post by L.A. » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:58 pm

Szerelem (Károly Makk, 1970) two-disc edition coming later this month.

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#307 Post by Calvin » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:26 am

Arbelos have restored Marcell Jankovics' Son of the White Mare (Fehérlófia). The restoration will premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival next week, with a US Blu-Ray release to follow next year.

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#308 Post by Perkins Cobb » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:45 am

Anybody have a recent recommendation on Hungarian etailers, in terms of reliability and shipping cost to the US? Bookline? Xpress? Haven't imported anything from Hungary in a while.

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#309 Post by MichaelB » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:48 am

I used lira.hu for my last few orders, but I haven't ordered anything from Hungary in a good couple of years.

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#310 Post by vertovfan » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:12 pm

István Szabó collection coming soon from Hungary's National Film Institute, including Father (1966), Confidence (1979), Mephisto (1981), Colonel Redl (1984), Hanussen (1988), and Taking Sides (2001).

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#311 Post by MichaelB » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:23 pm

As with virtually all Hungarian releases, this appears to be DVD-only, so presumably not much of an advance on existing Hungarian discs, at least of the first three.

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#312 Post by TMDaines » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:32 am

Still need to order the Zoltan Fabri sets.

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#313 Post by L.A. » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:13 am

vertovfan wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:12 pm
István Szabó collection coming soon from Hungary's National Film Institute, including Father (1966), Confidence (1979), Mephisto (1981), Colonel Redl (1984), Hanussen (1988), and Taking Sides (2001).
More information added.

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#314 Post by Calvin » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:03 pm

Confidence, Mephisto and Colonel Redl have all been released on Blu-Ray by Kino in what look like mighty fine transfers

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#316 Post by L.A. » Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:16 pm

Start made on the restoration of György Kovásznai’s iconic animation film Bubble Bath

From the link this caught my attention:
The digitized, gift box DVD edition of Macskafogó (Cat City) directed by Béla Ternovszky will be available in shops this year and next year the gift box set of films by Marcell Jankovics will be published by the Film Archive.

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#317 Post by borisgodunov » Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:13 pm

Interesting, this version of Bubble Bath was uploaded on YouTube in May (incl. English subtitles!), and it already looks like a solid restoration.

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#318 Post by Calvin » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:45 pm

The National Film Institute has launched a new subscription streaming service that seems to be only available in Hungary at the moment, but there are plans to make the films available with English subtitles. Appears to have all 120 films restored as part of the digitisation programme.

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#319 Post by MichaelB » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:28 pm

I can confirm that registrations are locked to Hungarian residents at the moment. Or rather, you can register, but payment of the monthly fee of £2.21/€2.47/$2.93 (according to the current exchange rate; a total bargain for unrestricted access and unlimited viewings) requires you to have a payment card linked to a Hungarian address.

But I'll keep an eye out for updates.

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