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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Wild, Irresponsible Conjecture

#1651 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:18 pm

swo17 wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:13 pm
therewillbeblus wrote:
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Michel Deville has a sister?
No idea what you're talking about :-"

And any Iosseliani would be wonderful!
Using your mod status to change your post without an edit note, I'm feeling gaslit!

EDIT: Never mind, not feeling gaslit anymore

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#1652 Post by swo17 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:21 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:18 pm
swo17 wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:13 pm
therewillbeblus wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:08 pm
Michel Deville has a sister?
No idea what you're talking about :-"

And any Iosseliani would be wonderful!
Using your mod status to change your post without an edit note, I'm feeling gaslit!

EDIT: Never mind, not feeling gaslit anymore
Huh?

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#1653 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:22 pm

This is even funnier because I just got my first COVID vaccine a moment ago and am watching for symptoms. Reality testing is not going well.

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#1654 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:25 pm

swo17 wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:21 pm

Huh?
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#1655 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:55 pm

Referring back to the 2021 hints image, "MAST" clearly refers to the Nico Mastorakis film Death Has Blue Eyes, and "BRUHD" is Battle Royale UHD. "Clapboard", of course, is Clapboard Jungle. I don't know what the last item on 4. stands for, but I believe month 5.'s clue for "SS" refers to Switchblade Sisters, meaning that title was pushed forward a month. The no-show "DUHD" from month 3. also clearly refers to Donnie Darko UHD, coming in April.

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#1656 Post by Adam X » Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:21 am

What A Disgrace wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:55 pm
I don't know what the last item on 4. stands for [...]
Over the Edge perhaps?

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#1657 Post by Sternhalma Weinstein » Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:25 am

Adam X wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:21 am
What A Disgrace wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:55 pm
I don't know what the last item on 4. stands for [...]
Over the Edge perhaps?
Oh god, I hope so. Awful lotta good Matt Dillon films still not on Blu.

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#1658 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:32 am

There's a Spanish blu for Drugstore Cowboy but yeah, I'm a bit puzzled on that one especially with the opioid epidemic making headlines for a while now. Great movie and a solid depiction of one sector of addict life. I chucked my VHS about a year ago- held onto that one for way longer than most of 'em!

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#1659 Post by What A Disgrace » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:13 pm

My copy of REC contains a postcard for Children of the Corn. As this was a UK release, I assume this means a UK edition of the film is in the works.

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#1660 Post by yoloswegmaster » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:10 pm

It could also be a UHD release since there was a "C UHD" on the list.

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#1661 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:12 pm

New clue on Arrow’s Twitter seems to be for Yasuzo Masamura’s Giants and Toys. Glad to know Black Test Car sold well enough to get this release. This is my personal favorite Massmura film.

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#1662 Post by Telstar » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:25 pm

A nice edition of Giants and Toys would be great, but I'm hoping against hope for a box set also including Afraid to Die and Moju.

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#1663 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:18 pm

The list of clues (which I will be refering to as "Da List" from now on) has an item entitled "G&T" scheduled for June, so its likely that this stands for Giants and Toys and the title has been moved forward a month.

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#1664 Post by beamish14 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:42 pm

Telstar wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:25 pm
A nice edition of Giants and Toys would be great, but I'm hoping against hope for a box set also including Afraid to Die and Moju.

I'd LOVE to finally have Manji in HD and with a commentary from a Tanizaki Junichiro scholar. Hell, release it with its remakes.

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#1665 Post by dwk » Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:14 am

May's releases:
Over the Edge (UK only)
Giants & Toys
A Ghost Waits
12 Monkeys Steelbook
Django UHD (US and Can)

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#1666 Post by What A Disgrace » Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:58 am

Referring back to Da List, and the May slate from there...

"GHOSTW" is obviously A Ghost Waits. The "OTE" from April is clearly Over the Edge, having been delayed a month, and the "G&T" from June is clearly Giants and Toys, released a month early. "SS" was clearly meant for Switchblade Sisters, releasing now in April. The other three items - "WWS", "REB BOXSET", and "DEHH" - did not manifest.

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#1667 Post by Calvin » Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:18 pm

And June promises:

'LM Box Set' - Lukas Moodysson? Luc Moullet?

'VT Box Set' - Hard to tell, potentially a Von Trier box set? Or Ann Hui's Vietnam Trilogy?

'SS' - Another SS. It could be the Shinji Somai title that we know is coming.

'T UHD'

The Stylist

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#1668 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:10 pm

Calvin wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:18 pm
And June promises:

'Luc Moullet?

'Or Ann Hui's Vietnam Trilogy?
Yes please!!!!! [-o<

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#1669 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:19 pm

Calvin wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:18 pm
'LM Box Set' - Lukas Moodysson? Luc Moullet?
Either of those would be a dream, but I could also see Louis Malle or Lucrecia Martel

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#1670 Post by Calvin » Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:08 am

therewillbeblus wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:19 pm
Calvin wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:18 pm
'LM Box Set' - Lukas Moodysson? Luc Moullet?
Either of those would be a dream, but I could also see Louis Malle or Lucrecia Martel
It's unlikely to be Malle, as all of his bigger titles are tied up with Artificial Eye in the UK and Criterion in the US. They'd only really be able to get Le voleur and Viva Maria for the UK, unless Paramount licenced out Atlantic City and Pretty Baby.

Martel's certainly possible though.

It's surprising how Moodysson's films have dropped off the radar since We Are the Best!. He was one of the most visible contemporary directors in the high street 'world cinema' section when I was growing up in the 00s and, yet, his films have now been OOP in the UK for a full decade.

By contrast, I'm not sure any of Moullet's films have ever had a commercial release here (and I'm struggling to find any evidence of a screening, but I'm sure one must have happened). A box set would be relatively straightforward to put together, but seeing as he owns his films himself I don't think they've benefitted from a restoration that they surely would have if owned by one of the bigger French studios. It would be nice to see them restored and released again within his lifetime.

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#1671 Post by Calvin » Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:37 pm

And I've noticed that there's an MD later down the last that we can hope means Michel Deville!

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#1672 Post by Buttery Jeb » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:35 am

One more clue down: "REB BOXSET" is a Bill Rebane boxset that's been announced for a surprise May release.

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#1673 Post by swo17 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:51 am

So basically William Grefe, but with snow instead of swamp? Does anyone like these films? (I'm asking to be inquisitive, not dismissive.)

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#1674 Post by Nw_jahrles » Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:09 pm

Severin has had success with these type of releases thus far (Al Adamson, Andy Milligan) and Vinegar Syndrome regularly releases these type of regional oddities from the 70’s and 80’s. I would say it carries a similar appeal to Criterion’s big boxsets, only for a different market. If you love cheap horror/exploitation these sets give you a good overview of the different trends at different times.

Definitely a YMMV sort-of scenario since obviously there are various production limitations in these films and they are expensive.

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#1675 Post by beamish14 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:40 pm

Calvin wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:08 am
therewillbeblus wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:19 pm
Calvin wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:18 pm
'LM Box Set' - Lukas Moodysson? Luc Moullet?
Either of those would be a dream, but I could also see Louis Malle or Lucrecia Martel
It's unlikely to be Malle, as all of his bigger titles are tied up with Artificial Eye in the UK and Criterion in the US. They'd only really be able to get Le voleur and Viva Maria for the UK, unless Paramount licenced out Atlantic City and Pretty Baby.

Martel's certainly possible though.

It's surprising how Moodysson's films have dropped off the radar since We Are the Best!. He was one of the most visible contemporary directors in the high street 'world cinema' section when I was growing up in the 00s and, yet, his films have now been OOP in the UK for a full decade.

By contrast, I'm not sure any of Moullet's films have ever had a commercial release here (and I'm struggling to find any evidence of a screening, but I'm sure one must have happened). A box set would be relatively straightforward to put together, but seeing as he owns his films himself I don't think they've benefitted from a restoration that they surely would have if owned by one of the bigger French studios. It would be nice to see them restored and released again within his lifetime.

Martel would be fantastic, but isn't The Holy Girl with Warners? It might just be North America, but I wasn't sure.

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