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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by schan1269, Oct 26, 2013.
I could add in the titles...figured Amazon/UK links would suffice for the curiosity...
Thanks for continuing to post these, Sam. Some interesting discoveries here. I just received my Mizoguchi blu-ray set a few days ago, BTW.
I'm tempted on that one as well. I have 5 of them on DVD. All 5 have cobwebs though...
I enjoy some offbeat stuff, too. Keep it coming. At the very least, I'll throw some things into my cart basket as a reminder.
Here we go Asian tonight...
Tale of Two Sisters
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tale-Of-2-Sisters-Blu-ray/dp/B0015VI3CK/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1385168800&sr=8-6&keywords=tale+of+two+sister (so much better than The Uninvited)
Kotoko (I'd add this movie every post...to prove a point. Horror fans, you haven't seen horror till you spun this disc. P.E.R.I.O.D.)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kotoko-Blu-ray-Cocco/dp/B008ACGLTO/ref=pd_rhf_dp_s_cp_9_A7JA?ie=UTF8&refRID=1EHWPTARA3JQ0QHC4A1Q (simple perfection...well, not simple...)
i'm a Cyborg
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Im-Cyborg-Blu-ray-Su-jeong-Lim/dp/B0015VI3DE/ref=pd_rhf_dp_s_cp_2_7XE1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1VPHF29PEH2X59ZVMFA8 (this is just good. Does Chan-Wook Park even have a bad movie?))
Those at HTF that like Cinemascope films of the fifties and especially Musicals should take a look at a new release from Network/Studio Canal.
"The Good Companions" (1957) is a most enjoyable British Musical.
Shot in CinemaScope and Technicolor, this disc is framed at 2.35:1 and is Anamorphic with mono sound (as was the case with nearly all british Scope movies)
The Movie has some catchy songs and several large production numbers.
Picture quality on the DVD is very good.
It has a good cast including Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter), Hugh Griffith (Ben Hur), John Fraser (El Cid), Janette Scott (Day of the Triffids), Rachel Roberts (Picnic at Hanging Rock), Joyce Grenfell and Eric Portman.
This J.B. Priestly novel had been filmed previously and it appeared much later as a stage musical.
It's no "Singin' in the Rain" but it's an enjoyable Widescreen Musical on a nice quality region B, Pal DVD.
I'm Not There
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shortbus-Film-Project-Short-Blu-Ray/dp/B005EJIIWY/ref=sr_1_4?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1385872122&sr=1-4&keywords=shortbus+uncut (past the notoriety...great flick anyway)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/WHITE-Masters-Cinema-Format-Blu-ray/dp/B00GWJSZT6/ref=pd_rhf_dp_s_cp_1_T6FA?ie=UTF8&refRID=0E6E9PZTP1NDEJK8RBMN (seriously. how does the US not have a release?)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dreamers-Blu-ray-Michael-Pitt/dp/B00A7W8WRE/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1385873180&sr=1-2&keywords=dreamers (great movie)
I agree with you Doug about The Good Companions. I have only seen it once on UK television but there was a 15 minute break in transmission. I am fairly confident of receiving it from Santa!
This one's no great loss to the US & you guys might get it done properly one day.
The UK Tartan BD has only one extra, a behind-the-scenes featurette, in stark contrast to the extras-heavy DVDs.
Far more importantly though, it's a 1080i transfer & actually has less resolution than the DVDs, especially the region 3: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare11/a-tale-of-two-sisters.htm
Here is one that does have a US release, but history buffs...buy this one...
Army of Crime
French take on the CIA/terrorist movie...
Secrets of State
Not everybody's cup of tea, but an interesting premise...
Sleeping Beauty (definitely...uh, not Disney...)
Everything that is great about French cinema...
Q (no English sub...but the DVD does...The US cut has revisionism going on...)
I hope I'm thinking of the wrong THE UNINVITED you compared that to.
No, this one...
The Princess of Montpensier
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Princess-Montpensier-Blu-ray-M%C3%A9lanie-Thierry/dp/B005GJTMZY/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1387500030&sr=1-2&keywords=The+Princess+of+Montpensier (lovely in so many ways)
The Legend of 1900 (seriously, if you like movies. Buy and watch. Really, you must)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Largo-Winch-Special-uncut-Blu_Ray/dp/B009DKFYDG/ref=sr_1_17?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1387500602&sr=1-17&keywords=M%C3%A9lanie+Thierry (great movie)
All starring the same actress we only got to see in the travesty that was Babylon AD
Next month in the U. K. Dead Of Night is coming on BRD with very little publicity.
For such a famous and influential film I'd have expected more publicity.
Been neglectful...but roaring back with a couple goodies...
Young and Beautiful (I think we are getting this...don't care. ShortBus, Q, 9 songs....)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jeune-Jolie-Young-Beautiful-Blu-ray/dp/B00GDEZN8G/ref=pd_rhf_se_s_cp_1_VX9W?ie=UTF8&refRID=19RFJYASW8FJDH6ZD5S9 (another...why not here? But if we did get it, probably be crop edited...)
A Time to Love and a Time to Die
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Time-Love-Masters-Cinema-Blu-ray/dp/B00DUB7R7U/ref=pd_rhf_dp_s_cp_6_QFHJ?ie=UTF8&refRID=09YVMT4PWTXET9950A2P (how do we not get this?)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Two-Mothers-DVD-Karina-Plachetka/dp/B00F4U8ZOE/ref=pd_rhf_dp_s_cp_20_9HYJ?ie=UTF8&refRID=1J23C8GSQP3WYVTT2Y9G (the movie that "got lost" amongst the buzz for BitWC)
Middle Eastern cinema at its best. If you like Mama Mia and To Wong Foo...this is for you...
Common theme today...
Kelly + Victor
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Past-Blu-ray-B%C3%A9r%C3%A9nice-Bejo/dp/B00I4Y2VKG/ref=pd_sim_d_h__24 (One I hope to find is coming state side. If you liked A Separation)
Aguirre, Wrath of God
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aguirre-Limited-Edition-Blu-ray-Steelbook/dp/B00I5PO8JQ/ref=pd_sim_d_h__8 (another hhhmmmm, maybe)
Schan, could you also add film titles with the links? I mean don't get me wrong - it's fun that you add these titles, but in the end it's about the films, not Amazon links...
Part of the reason I don't is so you have to click the link.I suppose I could add some IMDB. But some cases I add the link instead so there is no confusion.
But why do I "have to" click the link? Does the Amazon give some commission for clicking these links or is it something like "find out what this mystery film is"?