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Chabrol & Avant-Garde Cinema from Kino in August

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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   TimJS


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Posted May 06 2005 - 10:59 AM

No details on Kino's web site, but DVD Planet have just added the following titles for an Aug 2nd release:

Betty 1992
The Color Of Lies 1999
Cop Au Vin 1984
Inspector Lavardin 1986
L'enfer 1994

As well as an interesting title:

Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema Of The 1920's & 1930's

It'll be nice to see some details when announced.


#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Brian PB

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Posted May 06 2005 - 01:58 PM

Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema Of The 1920's & 1930's

It'll be nice to see some details when announced.

There is some information on the website of Donald Sosin, the silent film composer and pianist:
Avant Garde Films to be released

Donald Sosin announces the completion of fifteen new silent film scores for avant-garde films to be released on DVD later this year. Among the films is the first American avant-garde film, MANHATTA, by Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand, based on Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass...

The other films in the collection include: Anemic Cinema (Duchamp), H2O (Ralph Steiner), Life and Death of a Hollywood Extra (Florey and Vorkapitch), Skyscraper Symphony (Florey) Pie in the Sky (Steiner, with Elia Kazan), Beggar on Horseback (excerpt with Edward Everett Horton), and A Bronx Morning (Jay Leyda), which was just chosen for preservation by the Library of Congress.

If I counted correctly, there will be seven other films in this set which weren't listed.

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Posted May 06 2005 - 07:13 PM

L'Enfer was once put out by FOX LORBER-it was a horribly compressed disc with macroblocking and other artifacts...
Hope its done right this time.
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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Andrew_K


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Posted May 07 2005 - 01:48 PM

Except The Color Of Lies, all other Chabrol DVDs were available as a French 5 DVD second Chabrol box set from Mk2 (with Masques) with English subtitles.

The first Chabrol box set from MK2 came without English subtitles.

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Brian PB

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Posted May 12 2005 - 07:39 AM

DVD Planet has now listed the contents for Kino's 2-disc Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema Of The 1920's & 1930's (street date: 8/2/05). I've fleshed out the contents below (note that timings are approximate for the silents):

Anémic cinéma/Anemic Cinema: Marcel Duchamp [w/ Man Ray & Marc Allégret] (1926, France, 7 min) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123380/

Autumn Fire: Herman G. Weinberg (1931, US, 23 min) http://www.classicmo....sp?film_id=400

Ballet mécanique: Fernand Léger & Dudley Murphy [w/ Man Ray] (1924, France, 16 min) http://www.antheil.org/film.html

La Coquille et le clergyman/The Seashell and the Clergyman: Germaine Dulac (1926, France, 39 min) http://www.st-andrew..../coquille.html

Emak-Bakia (Leave Me Alone): Man Ray (1926, France, 18 min) http://www.classicmo....sp?film_id=390

L'Étoile de mer (Starfish): Man Ray (1928, France, 18 min) http://www.ubu.com/f...ray_etoile.html

Even As You and I: Lois Weber (1917, US, 7 reels) http://www.allmovie....g&sql=1:90648~C

La Glace à trois faces/The Three-sided Mirror: Jean Epstein (1927, France, 40 min) http://www.classicmo....sp?film_id=393

H2O: Ralph Steiner (1929, US, ~14 min) http://www.coolidge....o_fall2003.html

The Hearts of Age: William Vance & Orson Welles (1934, US, 8 min) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025227/

The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra: Robert Florey & Slavko Vorkapich (1928, US, 11 min) http://www.classicmo....sp?film_id=402

Lot in Sodom: James Sibley Watson & Melville Webber [w/ Gregg Toland] (1933, US, 28 min) http://www.classicmo....sp?film_id=399

Manhatta/New York the Magnificent: Charles Sheeler [w/ Paul Strand] (1921, US, 6 min) http://www.metmuseum....atta_main.html

Ménilmontant: Dmitri Kirsanoff (1926, France, 40 min) http://uu.cx/writings/menil/index.html [Pauline Kael once said in an interview that this was her favorite film.]

Les Mystères du château de Dé/The Mysteries of the Chateau de De: Man Ray (1929, France, 26 min) http://frenchfilms.t....e_rev.html</a>

Regen/Rain: Joris Ivens (1929, Netherlands, 12 min) http://www.ivens.nl/film29-5.htm

Le Retour à la raison/Return to Reason: Man Ray (1923, France, 3 min) http://www.ubu.com/f...ray_retour.html

Rhythmus 21/Rhythm 21: Hans Richter (1921, Germany, 3 min) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0012620/

Romance sentimentale/Sentimental Romance: Grigori Aleksandrov & Sergei M. Eisenstein (1930, France, 16 min) http://www.classicmo....sp?film_id=387

Symphonie diagonale: Viking Eggeling (1924, Germany, 5 min) http://www.roberthal...t/eggeling.html

Le Tempestaire: Jean Epstein (1947, France, 23 min) http://www.classicmo....sp?film_id=395

Überfall/Accident: Ernö Metzner (1928, Germany, 21 min) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019616/

Le Vampire: Jean Painlevé (1939, France, 9 min) http://www.sensesofc..../painleve.html

Vormittagsspuk/Ghosts Before Breakfast: Hans Richter (1928, Germany, 6 min) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123318/

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Posted May 12 2005 - 01:29 PM

Wow, that's impressive. I've seen a few of these and can't wait to see the others.
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