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Criterion Press Release: KES (Blu-Ray)


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#1 of 7 Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 14 2011 - 11:30 PM

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#2 of 7 Bleddyn Williams

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Posted January 15 2011 - 10:21 AM

I loved this film when I was taken to see in as a kid.  It astounded me that it seemed so - forgotten that only a poor quality, non-anamorphic DVD finally limped into being in the UK.


When I heard that Criterion might be doing this, I was thrilled.  I will have to buy this straightaway on release.


... and  "Cathy Come Home" as an extra!  This is a wonderful film in its own right.  I wonder if it will actually be an HD transfer.  If it is, this set is an embarrassment of riches!



#3 of 7 Yorkshire

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Posted January 16 2011 - 01:32 AM

This is splendid news.  Kes was a firm favourite with me in my younger years (and still is) and I now work in a school less then 8 miles from the one where this was shot, with a lot of our pupils the same background.


Cathy Come Home in HD?  I'm not sure whether it was shot on 16mm or PAL video.  Still, a smashing film in its own right, let alone as an 'extra'.


Well done Criterion.


Steve W


ps. If there are no subtitles I'll be happy to translate.  If you struggled with The Red Riding Trilogy this one might as well be in Chinese.


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#4 of 7 John Hodson

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Posted January 16 2011 - 01:43 AM

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Cathy Come Home I'm pretty certain was 16mm; if it's not in HD I'll be highly surprised.


EDIT; ...with VT inserts; we might be looking at SD after all.


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#5 of 7 Brian Sharp

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Posted January 16 2011 - 03:43 AM

In the UK, for the original cinema release, there was a choice of original English or an American soundtrack.  What a choice!


I wonder which they will use for the Blu Ray.



#6 of 7 John Hodson

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Posted January 17 2011 - 10:03 AM

Kes was dubbed for the American market but not for home consumption surely? I saw it on release and don't recall there ever being anything other than the original soundtrack being on offer; there was simply no need,


Criterion will not use the dubbed track; you can bet on that.


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#7 of 7 Lord Dalek

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Posted January 20 2011 - 01:59 AM

Cathy Come Home was shot at 25fps like most British 16mm productions so getting it into 1080p might be a little tricky. That said the BFI's dvd was sourced from film so I guess the inserts were the titles for The Wednesday Play.