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SISSI trilogy in Bluray?


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Konstantinos

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Posted April 24 2014 - 04:09 PM

Hello.

I thought of starting this thread here, in case anyone knows anything.

 

The Sissi trilogy films, are among my favourite films of my childhood, and they were recently restored (2,5 years ago) and released in some excellent German Blurays (unfortunately without English subtiltes).

The films are presented both in full screen (1.33:1) and widescreen (1.78:1) and have both German DTS-HD MA mono and 5.1.

(I myself prefer the full screen presentation)

 

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The result is outstanding! It's perhaps one of the 5 best restorations I've ever seen in Bluray of an old film.

 

Does anyone know, if there is any chance of these Blurays being released with subtitles in US perhaps?

 

I just contacted the Australian Umbrella Entertainment that had released DVDs of the films, in case they plan anything for the future.

Someone else had contacted Studio Canal at the time of the release of the German Blurays, but they said they have no plans.

Also, I can't find any contact info on Koch Lorber that had released the DVDs in USA. (Does this company exist still?)

 

These films would be a treasure to have, and I'm afraid we won't see them in English-friendly Blurays ever..



#2 of 11 OFFLINE   classicmovieguy

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Posted April 24 2014 - 04:22 PM

I have the trilogy on DVD... Lovely films, and I only just recently watched the first "Sissi" again a couple of weeks ago.  I have entertained the notion of importing from Germany (knowing the films fairly well without needing subtitles); but would of course prefer to have them subtitled.  We can only wait and hope.



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Posted April 25 2014 - 01:39 PM

I believe Koch Lorber is now EOne or Entertainment One. There is also Kino Lorber but I'm not sure if they are the same companies.



#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Konstantinos

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Posted April 29 2014 - 04:09 AM

I received a reply from the Australian Umbrella Entertainment:

 

At the moment, we do not have any plans to release the BR’s of this film. But maybe in the future so keep an eye on our website for any announcements

 


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Posted April 29 2014 - 01:26 PM

Ugh, the standard "we're not releasing this but just being polite" answer.



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#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Konstantinos

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Posted May 05 2014 - 06:25 AM

Here's some screenshots from the Blurays that show the quality of work done on them!

And they include both the 4:3 and the widescreen version. (I myself prefer the first, because this is how I saw them).

 

So pity that they don't have English subtitles.. :(

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#7 of 11 OFFLINE   AshJW

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Posted May 05 2014 - 11:18 AM

Can't see no pics...


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#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Konstantinos

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Posted May 05 2014 - 05:36 PM

Can't see no pics...

Oh, the usual problem with that site.

I don't understand why.

 

You will be able to see them if you copy and paste the link. ;)



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Posted May 05 2014 - 05:53 PM

I throw these on every so often and am disappointed that I cannot turn more classic film-loving friends on to them because they have no English subtitles. This is, indeed, a terrific transfer with amazing clarity and color.

 

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#10 of 11 OFFLINE   classicmovieguy

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Posted May 05 2014 - 07:21 PM

Those caps are a revelation.  Uncovering even more layers of these sumptuous films.



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#11 of 11 OFFLINE   AshJW

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Posted May 06 2014 - 04:12 AM

Oh, the usual problem with that site.

I don't understand why.

 

You will be able to see them if you copy and paste the link. ;)

Thanks, now I can see them. Thanks.

 

Looks preety good, maybe I'll go for it. Although I allways prefered the french films of Romy. :)


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