Polish Cinema on DVD

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#726 Post by htdm » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:23 am

No trouble here either.

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#727 Post by L.A. » Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:38 pm

No problems here whatsoever. Contacted the Filmoteka about the Blu-ray, hopefully this can be shipped to Finland. [-o<

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#728 Post by TMDaines » Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:12 am

djvaso wrote:The publisher is AlterDystrybucja and the discs will have English subtitles.
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Decided to just buy blind and not wait for a review. Shipped from DVDMax today, so hopefully crosses the border before Brexit!

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#729 Post by djvaso » Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:00 am

Nothing to write home about. Screenshots by member MarianPay at Filmozercy forum:
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#730 Post by TMDaines » Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:22 am

If it has the correct AR and is the best way to watch the film, that is all I am expecting.

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#731 Post by Aunt Peg » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:45 am

L.A. wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:41 am
The Last Stage (Wanda Jakubowska, 1948) has been restored and will be shown at Berlinale. Fingers crossed it comes to Blu, I understand the previous DVDs are best avoided.
The Last Stage is high on my Blu Ray wish list. I haven't seen it since the 1990s.

For anybody living in Sydney or Melbourne it will be showing at the upcoming Jewish Film Festival: https://www.jiff.com.au/resources/JIFF2 ... rogram.pdf

A must see.
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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#733 Post by deathbird » Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:21 pm

Can anyone speak to the quality of the Polish Blu of Year of the Quiet Sun? I believe it's the only Blu available?

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#734 Post by MichaelB » Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:58 am

A very pleasant surprise when I logged into DVDmax.pl just now:

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It's pretty obvious what the gist is just from the visuals, but it basically says that they're shipping to the UK again (I assume, like many EU-based companies, they simply stopped post-Brexit because it was too much bureaucratic hassle), and there's a flat fee of £9.99 for courier delivery. Which is a bit steep for small orders, but I typically make massive ones so I couldn't be happier. I daresay there's a lot of traffic between Poland and the UK thanks to Britain's huge Polish population, so not shipping at all was only ever going to be a temporary measure.

(DVDMax has been my regular online supplier for some time now - they seem to have the widest catalogue - and their packaging is comfortably up to the standards of Empik and Merlin.)

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#735 Post by TMDaines » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:08 am

I ordered from them a couple of times just before Xmas. One tip is to check their Allegro.pl (Polish Amazon Marketplace/eBay) storefronts as well as they often have some items cheaper on there (and vice versa). Worked out comfortably better for me to split the two orders.

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#736 Post by L.A. » Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:24 am

L.A. wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:16 am
L.A. wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:12 pm
Halka (1929) forthcoming apparently.
Now available.
L.A. wrote:
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Szaleńcy / Daredevils (Leonard Buczkowski, 1928) Blu-ray.
Finally got these, yay. :D

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#737 Post by Aunt Peg » Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:14 am

DaaVeeDee have number of Polish films that they have just put up on their site.

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#738 Post by beamish14 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:19 pm

Are Jerzy Skolimowski's pre-Deep End works and other Polish films like Ferdydurke/30 Door Key and Hands Up! available anywhere at the moment? I saw the Polish Film Institute's restorations of Walkover and Identification Marks: None and they looked stunning. There was a box set that now goes for absurd prices.

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#739 Post by MichaelB » Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:54 pm

I have all of them on Polish DVDs, but I suspect they’re long OOP and are most definitely not restored.

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#740 Post by knives » Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:22 pm

Walkover definitely has a blu.

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#741 Post by MichaelB » Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:22 am

It does, and I have it, but I don’t think it’s ever been released outside an eight-film box.

The Skolimowski Holy Grail for me is a Blu-ray of Barrier with completely rewritten and Skolimowski-supervised subtitles - apparently the current ones are woeful, and very much not director-approved (not speculation; he told me this himself).

More than one of my Polish friends have claimed that this is one of the most verbally dazzling scripts in their national cinema’s entire history, and there’s no reason to disbelieve them (not least because the rest of the film is pretty dazzling too), but English-speaking viewers have been short-changed on this for more than half a century. (Skolimowski had no involvement with the original translation as he didn’t speak English back then.)

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#742 Post by L.A. » Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:12 am

MichaelB wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:22 am
The Skolimowski Holy Grail for me is a Blu-ray of Barrier with completely rewritten and Skolimowski-supervised subtitles - apparently the current ones are woeful, and very much not director-approved (not speculation; he told me this himself).
There is a Blu-ray for Barrier? 😳

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#743 Post by MichaelB » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:03 am

Holy grail:

1. (in medieval legend) the cup or platter used by Christ at the Last Supper, and in which Joseph of Arimathea received Christ's blood at the Cross. Quests for it undertaken by medieval knights are described in versions of the Arthurian legends written from the early 13th century onward.

2. a thing which is eagerly pursued or sought after.

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#744 Post by L.A. » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:15 am

Hahaha. 😁

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#745 Post by L.A. » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:57 am

Blu-rays of Pan Tadeusz, Pan Wołodyjowski and Potop available for purchase on April 15th. Hopefully with English subtitles. [-o<

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#746 Post by MichaelB » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:10 am

Note that this is not the 1999 Andrzej Wajda version of Pan Tadeusz, which remains one of the few Wajdas that hasn't had a Blu-ray upgrade (surprisingly, given its local popularity).

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#747 Post by L.A. » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:18 am

The silent version has no EN-friendly disc yet so how about we concentrate on that instead, at least for now.

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#748 Post by MichaelB » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:21 am

L.A. wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:18 am
The silent version has no EN-friendly disc yet so how about we concentrate on that instead, at least for now.
Go on, then - what do you have to say about the 1928 version?

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#749 Post by L.A. » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:25 am

MichaelB wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:21 am
L.A. wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:18 am
The silent version has no EN-friendly disc yet so how about we concentrate on that instead, at least for now.
Go on, then - what do you have to say about the 1928 version?
If the disc has subs in English then I am excited of course. That is what I have to say for the time being.

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Re: Polish Cinema on DVD

#750 Post by MichaelB » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:29 am

OK, so let's get back to the 1999 version... ;)

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