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A Few Words About A few words about...™ More -- in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Robert Harris

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    Sex, Drugs and Pink Floyd.

    Barbet Schroeder's More opened in New York in August of 1969, and for its part, drove one more nail into the censorship coffin. Brimming with nudity and drug use, the former courtesy of the lovely Mimsy Farmer, a cute, scrubbed-looking 23 year-old, who is still in the business, and working hard.

    You probably needed to be there to fully understand the era which very much set the aura of the film, especially the goings-on in Ibiza, which certainly appeared to be a beautiful place to spend a summer. Only with fewer drugs.

    Filmed between several Eric Rohmer's production, More is the work of one of the greatest of modern cinematographers -- Nestor Almendros. He would return to photograph the beauty of the sea in 1980 for the remake of Blue Lagoon.

    More has been released open region on Blu-ray by the BFI, which is working hard to make less known films available in quality editions, of which this is one.

    Properly matted at 1.66, and with glorious grain and color, it does right by the filmmakers.

    Available via Amazon UK.

    Image - 4.5

    Audio - 5

    Recommended.

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    ...there is also an Amazon.co.uk, though. Any particular reason for recommending eBay over Amazon for this title?
     
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    Yes. In my haste to get a few reviews posted, and get back to work, I misspoke. Will correct. Thank you!

    RAH
     
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    Hope to see more words about BFI Blu-rays from you in the future Robert.

    Some of their lesser known (but most stellar) efforts include: The Great White Silence, Underground, Alice, The Epic of Everest, Gaslight, The Soviet Influence Volumes 1&2, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, The Complete Humphrey Jennings and Institute Benjamenta. Also, a new Blu-ray of the Lon Chaney Phantom of the Opera, from a new Photoplay resto of the 1925 version, coming later this month.

    Oh and a special mention of their Flipside series, probably the most adventerous series of Blu-rays out there:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BFI_Flipside
     
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    Not at all, I live to serve. :)
     
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    The BFI also released a superb edition of Schroeder's The Valley (Obscured by Clouds) around the same time. More superb photography by Almendros, along with the short documentaries shot during their location scouting.

    As someone who primarily knew Mimsy Farmer from her performances in various '70s giallo it was fascinating to discover her performance in this film. She's been reasonably prolific over the years but certainly deserved wider attention as an actress.

    And I have to second EddieLarkin's recommendation for the Flipside series. Easily some of the most surprising and fascinating Blu-Rays I own.
     

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