La Regle du Jeu (THE RULES OF THE GAME) - any news?

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  1. Carrol M

    Carrol M Stunt Coordinator

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    Any news on this title coming out in 2003?

    thanks -
     
  2. Matt_P

    Matt_P Second Unit

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    I haven't heard anything. It would certainly be nice to see, though. Renoir's film seems like a prime candidate for a Criterion release....
     
  3. Mark_vdH

    Mark_vdH Screenwriter

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    I e-mailed Criterion concerning this title in November, and Jon Mulvaney replied:
    Dear Mark,
    THE RULES OF THE GAME is a real possibility for 2003. However,
    nothing definite has been determined at this time.
    Best,
    JM

    I just traded my (pretty good) R2 copy, and hope we'll hear something official from Criterion soon. [​IMG]
     
  4. George Hunka

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    I hope so too. It's a crime that this film -- the only movie to consistently make Sight & Sound's best films of all time list for the past 50 years -- hasn't been given the full-out treatment yet.

    I've heard that a restored 35mm print is making the rounds; let's hope this was in preparation for a DVD release.
     
  5. Dave Koch

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    Oh, I am salivating! [​IMG]
    This is a for-sure must have. Criterion did such a great job with Grand Illusion, I can only imagine what they would do with this one.
     
  6. Ali B

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    a full restored version is available - from France. Also has a nice documentary on it and both this and the feature have english subs.

    ali
     
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    [c][​IMG]
    R2, France, 29 January 2003 release.[/c]
     
  8. Mark_vdH

    Mark_vdH Screenwriter

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    That's the version I just traded (on this forum). That version was hard to find for some time, and now it's being re-released, Paul.
    The French dvd is not fully restored, Ali. In this case, restored refers to the 1959 reconstruction of the film (link)
    Still a good release, even the menus are available in English. I don't really like yellow subtitles though, especiallly on B&W movies.
     
  9. Paul_D

    Paul_D Cinematographer

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    What's the latest news on this release?
     
  10. Mark_vdH

    Mark_vdH Screenwriter

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    Paul_D Cinematographer

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    [​IMG][​IMG] Super!
    Thanks Mark.
     
  12. Brian W.

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    Not quite as super as if they had found the original camera negative, as they did with Grand Illusion, but super nonetheless.
     
  13. Jon Robertson

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    I was under the impression that the camera negative had either disintegrated over time or was destroyed. Presumably, the leap in quality in the fine-grain element was great enough for Criterion to throw out a presumably very costly high-definition digitally restored master, so I'm on tenterhooks waiting for this one!
     
  14. Brian W.

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    Oh, I'm sure it'll be a big improvement. I should be more positive. It's very exciting news.
     
  15. Mark Zimmer

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    If ever there was a movie that wanted to be released by Criterion, this is it. Good timing on the master find! These folks lead charmed lives, it would seem.
     

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