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#1 of 430 OFFLINE   Pascal A

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Posted October 23 2000 - 04:21 AM

In case anyone is interested, here is the foreign and independent film preorder list thread that I had been maintaining for some time. Please post any corrections, additions, deletions, and I will update accordingly.

Please post any corrections, additions, deletions, and I will update accordingly.

Note: All DVD's are Region 1, unless otherwise noted.

Updated: 12-18-01

New Releases

The Following (Nolan, UK) Columbia Tristar
Baise-moi/Rape Me (Despentes & Trinh Thi, France)
The Circle (Panahi, Iran) Fox Lorber
The Scent of Green Papaya (Tran, France) Columbia/Tristar
The Vertical Ray Of The Sun (Tran, France) [16 x 9] Columbia/Tristar
Sugar Cane Alley (Rue cases nègres) (Palcy, France) New Yorker
Of Freaks and Men (Balobanov, Russia) Image
Blind Beast (Masumura, Japan) Image
Snapper (Frears, UK) Miramax
Moulin Rouge (Luhrmann, Australia/US) Fox
The Waterdance (Jimenez/Steinberg, US) Columbia Tristar
Jakob, der Lügner (Beyer, Germany [DEFA])
Yellow Fountain (Santesmases, France/Spain) Vanguard
Accident (Losey, UK) Anchor Bay
The Servant (Losey, UK) Anchor Bay
Melies The Magician – Facets doumentary
Giacometti – Facets doumentary



December

12/26
Truly, Madly, Deeply (Mighella, UK) MGM
Maria's Lovers (Konchalovsky, US) MGM
The Good Wife (Cameron, Australia)
Lonely Hearts (P. Cox/Ichikawa, Australia) MGM
Jack and Sarah (Sullivan, UK) MGM
*Parfait Amour! (Briellat, France) Fox Lorber
*A Real Young Girl (Briellat, France) Fox Lorber


Liam (Frears, UK) Artificial Eye [DVD-R2 (UK)] [16 x 9]
Solas (Zambrano, Spain) Artificial Eye [DVD-R2 (UK)] [16 x 9]
The Farewell (Schütte, Germany) Artificial Eye [DVD-R2 (UK)] [16 x 9]


January

1/2
Brother (Kitano, Japan) Columbia Tristar
Secret Defense (Jacques Rivette, France) Image
Gang of Four (Jacques Rivette, France) Image
Wuthering Heights (Jacques Rivette, France) Image


1/8
The Clockmaker (Tavernier, France) Kino
The Red and the White (Jancsó, Hungary) Kino [16 x 9]
Life on a String (Chen, China) Kino
Fata Morgana/Lessons in Darkness (Herzog) Anchor Bay
Heart of Glass (Herzog, Germany) Anchor Bay
Strozek (Herzog, Germany) Anchor Bay
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Herzog, Germany) Anchor Bay
The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser (Herzog, Germany) Anchor Bay
Seconds (Frankenheimer, US) Paramount
MASH (Robert Altman, US) Fox
Light Keeps Me Company (Nykvist, Sweden) First Run

1/15
Belle de Jour (Bunuel, France) Miramax
Young Girls of Rochefort (Demy, France) Miramax
Gojitmal a.k.a. Lies (Jang, S. Korea) Fox Lorber
Pavilion of Women (Yim Ho/Luo Yan, US) Universal
La Promesse (Dardenne, Belgium) New Yorker
*Bandini (Roy, India) Facets
*Devdas (Roy, India) Facets
*Do Bigha Zamin (Roy, India) Facets
*Madhumati (Roy, India) Facets
*Bandini (Roy, India) Facets
*Sujata (Roy, India) Facets



1/22
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Blier, France) Anchor Bay [16 x 9]
Going Places (Blier, France) Anchor Bay [16 x 9]
Honky Tonk Freeway (Schlesinger, US) Anchor Bay [16 x 9]
Earth (Dovzhenko, Russia) Image
Me and Issac Newton (Apted, US)
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (Gowariker, India)Columbia
Purple Noon (Clement, France) Sony
Children of Paradise (Carne, France) Criterion
Le Magnifique (de Brocka, Italy/France) Image
Lisa Picard Is Famous (Dunne, US) First Look

Fanny and Alexander (Bergman, Sweden) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Artificial Eye
Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky, Russia) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Artificial Eye
Very Annie Mary (Sugarman, UK) Film Four [DVD-R2 (UK)]
Bread And Roses (Loach, UK/US) Film Four [DVD-R2 (UK)]
Jules and Jim (Truffaut, France) Tartan [DVD-R2 (UK)]
Le Peau Douce (Truffaut, France) Tartan [DVD-R2 (UK)]
Battle Royale (Fukasaku, Japan) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Artificial Eye

1/29
Vacas (Medem, Spain) Vanguard
The Princess and the Warrior (Tykwer, Germany) Columbia Tristar


Taxi 2 (Krawczyk, France) [DVD-R2 (UK)] [16 x 9]
Asoka (Sivan, India) [DVD-R2 (UK)] [16 x 9]


February

2/5
Ghost World (Zwigoff, US) MGM
The Smokers (Peters, US)

2/12
Goodbye South Goodbye (Hou, Taiwan) Fox Lorber
Good Men Good Women (Hou, Taiwan) Fox Lorber
Sofie (Ullman, Denmark) Arrow
Giants and Toys (Masumura, Japan) Image/Fantoma
Two Friends (Campion, Australia) Image
Wild Strawberries (Bergman, Sweden) Criterion


2/19
Thief (Rouse, US) Image

2/22
*Eureka (Aoyama, Japan) Media Factory [16 x 9] [DVD-R2 (Japan)]

2/26
In the Mood for Love (Wong, HK) Criterion
*The Taste of Others (Jaoui, France) Miramax
*Va Savoir (Rivette, France) Columbia Tristar



March

3/5
A Tale of Springtime (Rohmer, France) MGM
Bar Girls (Giovanni, US) MGM
Boxcar Bertha (Scorsese, US) MGM
Rome is Bleeding (Medak, US) MGM
De Sade (Endfield, US/Germany) MGM
Angels and Insects (Haas, UK/US) MGM
Impromptu (Lapine, UK/France) MGM
Eat, Drink, Man, Woman (Ang Lee, US) MGM
Electra (Cacoyannis?, Greece?) MGM
Mademoiselle (Richardson, France/UK) MGM

3/12
Juliet of the Spirits (Fellini, Italy) Criterion
George Washington (Green, US) Criterion

3/26
Rashomon (Kurosawa, Japan) Criterion


April

4/16
*All the Vermeers in New York (Jost, US) [16 x 9] World Artists

4/22
The Man Who Wasn't There (Coen, US) EiV [DVD-R2 (UK)]


In works
Pirates of the 20 th Century (Durov, Russia) (12/01) [16 x 9 ] Ruscico
Stalker (Tarkovsky, Russia) (12/01) Ruscico
The Diamond Arm (Gaidai, Russia) (12/01) [16 x 9] Ruscico
Close-up (Kiarostami, Iran) Facets
Daisies (Chytilova, Czechoslovakia) Facets
Soigne ta Droite (Godard, France) Facets
Outskirts (Lutsik, Russia) Facets
American Friend (Wenders)
Chambre 666 (Wenders)
Coctail Molotov
Cousin, Cousine
Cry of the Owl (Claude Chabrol) All Day (2002)
Dodes' Ka-den (Kurosawa)
The Horse's Mouth
Three Colors: Blue, White, Red (Kieslowski)
Ivan's Childhood (Tarkovsky)
Knife in the Water (Polanski)
Kings of the Road (Wenders)
Shanghai Express (von Sternberg) - 2002?
Scarlet Letter (Wenders)
Set Me Free
La Strada (Fellini)
Tales of Hoffmann
Wild Strawberries (Bergman)
Wrong Move (Wenders)
Gloria (Cassavetes, US) [DVD-R2 (UK)]
The Bride With White Hair (Yu, HK) [DVD-R2 (UK)]
Wild Strawberries (Bergman, Sweden) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Tartan (2/02)
From the Life of Marionettes (Bergman, Sweden) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Tartan (2/02)
Cries and Whispers (Bergman, Sweden) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Tartan (2/02)
The Virgin Spring (Bergman, Sweden) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Tartan (2/02)
The Terrorist (Sivan, India) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Tartan (2/02)
Ring 0 (Tsuruta, Japan) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Tartan (2/02)
Herschell Gordon Lewis Collection [DVD-R2 (UK)] Tartan (3/02)
Verhoeven Collection [DVD-R2 (UK)] Tartan (3/02)
The Films of Tinto Brass: All Ladies Do It, The Key, Miranda - Cultepics
The Films of Fernando Arrabal: Viva la Muerte, I Walk Like a Wild Horse - Cultepics

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#2 of 430 OFFLINE   Rich Malloy

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Posted October 23 2000 - 05:44 AM

Is Canada foreign enuff for ya?* Posted Image

I'm waiting with much anticipation for the newly-released, special edition DVDs of Careful and Tales from the Gimli Hospital by Canadian surrealist, Guy Maddin. Although these titles streeted last week, my order is presently on 'backorder' status at 800.com, of all places.

The DVD of Careful includes a 60 minute documentary on Guy Maddin's films, Waiting for Twilight, and a commentary by Guy Maddin and George Toles. The DVD of Tales from the Gimli Hospital includes another Guy Maddin commentary plus a short film, The Dead Father (25 mins) and Hospital Fragment (4 mins), which appears to be an outtake from Gimli.

If you're a fan of Svankmajer, the Brothers Quay, Lynch, Jodorowsky, and the like, check these out. Some more info:

Interview with Guy Maddin

Images from CAREFUL


*Since this is an international forum, maybe 'arthouse' should replace 'foreign' in the header? By the way, I think this list is a great idea. These titles generally don't debut with quite the same fanfare that accompanies the mainstream titles, and so it's nice to get a heads-up on 'em!

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#3 of 430 OFFLINE   Pascal A

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Posted October 23 2000 - 06:04 AM

Hmm...good point. I've always carried it over as "foreign film", but art house (or art house/international) works for me too.

Incidentally, intriguing visuals for Careful. I'll have to take a closer look at that website.

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#4 of 430 OFFLINE   andrew markworthy

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Posted October 23 2000 - 06:38 AM

For what it's worth, a no-frills version of Les Enfants du Paradis is due out shortly in R2. Also the BBFC-approved version of L'Histoire d'O is due to be released in the UK on October 25th.



#5 of 430 OFFLINE   Roger V.

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Posted October 23 2000 - 07:18 AM

To paraphrase Bresson "art" movies (those shown in "art" houses) are most devoid of it. If "foreign" where do we draw the line? Before the incessant hordes of anime, Bollywood and Hong Kong movies on DVD? If "international" aren't U.S. movies international, too? Sorry for being pedantic. How about "Cinema for Snobs?"

Due on 12/05:
Santosh Sivan's The Terrorist, a fictional account of the life of the suicide bomber who assassinated Rajiv Gandhi
Short: International Release #2
Two Hong Kong movies, Peace Hotel and Sausalito, straddle the fence

#6 of 430 OFFLINE   Paul W

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Posted October 23 2000 - 08:57 AM

Has there been any word of the Russian/French film
Burnt by the Sun?

I would be very interested in having this movie on DVD.

Thanks,

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#7 of 430 OFFLINE   Ryan Louie

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Posted October 23 2000 - 09:21 AM

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New Releases: Dersu Uzala (Kurosawa, Japan/Russia)

What?! Why am I the last to know about this being released! Posted Image Oh wait!, it's Monday, there's till time Posted Image . . .

Pascal, thanks for the list; it's really helpful. Isn't 8 1/2 "in the works" as well?

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*Since this is an international forum, maybe 'arthouse' should replace 'foreign' in the header?

hmmmmm . . . that seems a bit snobbish. It doesn't take a film intellect to appreciate foreign cinema. Oh, wait, I take that back . . . after all, the key word was "appeciate." Posted Image

Though seriously, most people view "art house" films/viewers as avant-garde elitist. Like to the level of beatnics, where we loath anti-mass market/appeal experimental films, that are often, a terribly cliche'ed mess (just to seem more intelligent). The foreign films[listed here], for the most part, are truly great pieces of cinema, and shouldn't be degraded to the independant/underground genre (not that these films are aways bad, hmmmm, I could start a new thread with this topic Posted Image). . .

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Posted October 23 2000 - 09:49 AM

Hmmmm... wasnt it Bessons' LE FEMME NIKITA that had some stating that this
film was heralding "The death of French/European Cinema...?" Or something like that....

oh well. Thanks Pascal, for the list.

Gems like most of these deserve to get real
attention, too. Most of these of course, are not rootin tootin HT setup showoff pieces ala JP, etc.....and certainly wont cause your LFE to kick in, but are well worth investigating anyway. I dont mind the vacuous eyecandy/babysitting mode of much of todays 'entertainment', and have much of that in my collection, but its nice to have these to view when you need some REAL food for a change Posted Image

When Columbia, will you put out TESS?
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#9 of 430 OFFLINE   Tim Raffey

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Posted October 23 2000 - 10:27 AM

Guy Maddin is the George Lucas of the Winnipeg film scene. Nice (and a tad strange) to see him getting some international recognition.

Pascal,
Thanks for the list. Countless times discs have been released without me even knowing because of the lack of discussion here.
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Posted October 23 2000 - 12:37 PM

Pascal, what about "Princess Mononoke", which I believe is now supposed to street on 12/1. I can't wait to see this one on DVD!

#11 of 430 OFFLINE   JungWoo

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Posted October 23 2000 - 01:12 PM

Great list! Many Thanks.
There are quite a number of movies that would have passed my radar unnoticed. I wonder if these release are all Region One (or regionless).


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#12 of 430 OFFLINE   Bill McCamy

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Posted October 23 2000 - 03:41 PM

10/24 is the release date for another Werner Herzog/Klaus Kinski collaboration, "Cobra Verde."

#13 of 430 OFFLINE   Pascal A

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Posted October 24 2000 - 01:20 AM

Updated the list per everyone's input.

Jung, I took a cue from your comment and placed the Region 1 blurb on top.

Umm...what were we calling this list then? The Non-Hollywood, well-made, not so snobbish, kinder, gentler films pre-order list?

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#14 of 430 OFFLINE   Rich Malloy

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Posted October 24 2000 - 01:32 AM

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The foreign films[listed here], for the most part, are truly great pieces of cinema, and shouldn't be degraded to the independant/underground genre

So true, Ryan, but the term 'foreign' as used here seems to imply anything non-American. There are two problems with this: (1) this is an international forum (not limited to Americans) (2) we are including US and Canadian films on this list.

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wasnt it Bessons' LE FEMME NIKITA that had some stating that this film was heralding "The death of French/European Cinema...?

The death of French cinema, yes. But, in the words of the great Tom Block, 'what a beautiful corpse!"

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Posted October 24 2000 - 02:09 AM

Great list, Pascal! Posted Image

Couple questions:


Are Kwaidan and Aguirre: Wrath of God any good? I've wanted to see both, but don't want to deal with spoilers. Are both worth the money?

(I see Maborosi got pushed back to November. I was actually fixing to go see about ordering it.)

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#16 of 430 OFFLINE   Rich Malloy

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Posted October 24 2000 - 02:36 AM

I'm not a huge Herzog fan (I much prefer his New German Cinema contemporary, Fassbinder), but Aguirre is one of my favorites of his. Think Apocalypse Now/Heart of Darkness type stuff.

I'll leave Kwaidan for someone else... I find it gorgeous, but a tad empty.

Has anyone gotten a copy of The Idiots? Transfer quality? Does it have the big black bars blocking out the nasty bits?
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Posted October 24 2000 - 02:47 AM

Palm D'Or and Academy Award winner Pelle erobreren is due to be released on DVD Jan 16 2001 by Anchor Bay.

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Posted October 24 2000 - 02:49 AM

I'm looking for info on a DVD Release of the swedish movie F*cking Amal, renamed Show Me Love in the US I believe.
The original title might scare some people, but don't be fooled. It's a beautiful, brilliant movie. I just saw this swedish film, which has won many, many awards the last 2 years (very well deserved) and I was just wondering if it has been released on DVD anywhere in the world. I suppose it is out in Sweden, but I do need english subs. I'm afraid I don't understand Swedish that good yet Posted Image

If you haven't seen this film yet..please do. It's a very different..no wait, it's a REALISTIC look at 2 young teenage girls falling in love.. Not the usual happy-happy-joy-joy world as Hollywood wants everyone to believe it is. Take a look at the comments on the IMDB. It's not the #200 movie of all time for nothing.

http://us.imdb.com/Title?0150662

Denis

P.S. I heard there's supposed to be a region 1 release of this film, but I couldn't find it on DVD Empire. If anyone has it, could you please let me know how the transfer quality is, extra's etc.? Thanx.

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Posted October 24 2000 - 05:51 AM

Does anyone know if Anatomie (German) is coming to region 1.
The movie is released in r4 by Columbia/Tristar I think.

Thanks.

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Posted October 24 2000 - 06:58 AM

Show Me Love & Anatomie have not been announced yet. Anatomie had an extremely limited theatrical release (it was in Atlanta in 1 theater for 1 week) and Show Me Love is still on the festival circuit I believe, so a DVD release is anybody's guess. I'm still waiting for a region 1 release of Open Your Eyes

Ike, I am a big Herzog fan and would highly recommend Aguirre. Al's comparison's to Apocalypse are pretty accurate. I like to say that if you took Apocalypse but put Col. Kurtz on the boat, you would have Aguirre. I think Herzog is one of the true visionaries of cinema (of course, whether or not he had the budget or skill to always meet that vision is debatable), but this film contains some truly unforgettable images and the Herzog/Kinski collaboration produces some great acting.

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