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#1 of 1044 OFFLINE   DonaldB


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Posted January 09 2002 - 06:56 PM

Foreign/Art/Independent DVD Preorder List

Please share any corrections, additions or deletions as you become aware of them. I am dependent on the efforts of as many of you as possible in keeping this list comprehensive and up to date.

All newly listed titles are indicated in maroon.

All titles with a change of release date are indicated in teal.

All DVDs are Region 1 unless otherwise noted.

Updated March 23

Recently Released

La Bataille du Rail (René Clément, 1945) Facets

David Holzman's Diary/My Girlfriend's Wedding (Jim McBride, 1968/1969) Second Run [R2-UK]

The Departure (Piotr and Magdalena Lasakiewicz, 1991) Facets

The Essential Atom Egoyan: Next of Kin/Family Viewing/Speaking Parts/Calendar (Egoyan, 1984/1987/1989/1993) Zeitgeist

End of August at the Hotel Ozone (Jan Schmidt, 1967) Facets

Amos Gitai: Territories: House/House in Jerusalem/Field Diary/Arena of Murder/Wadi 1981-1991/Wadi Grand Canyon 2001 (Gitai) Facets

Intimate Lighting (Ivan Passer, 1965) Second Run [R2-UK]

It Happened Here (Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo, 1964) Film First [R2-UK]

Daybreak (Björn Runge, 2003) Metrodome [R2-UK]

The Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1996) Cinema Club [R2-UK]

The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993) Optimum Releasing [R2-UK]

A Slightly Pregnant Man (Jacques Demy, 1973) Koch Lorber

The Branches of the Tree (Les Branches de l'arbre, Shakha Proshakha) (Satyajit Ray, 1990) Vision Vidéo [R2-France]

Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975) Warner [R2-UK]

Hangmen Also Die (Fritz Lang, 1943) [R2-UK]

Lost Embrace (Daniel Burman, 2003) New Yorker

Metropolitan (Whit Stillman, 1990) Criterion

Raise the Red Lantern (Yimou Zhang, 1991) Razor

The World (Jia Zhang Ke, 2004) Zeitgeist

The Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948) Arrow [R2-UK]

Claire Dolan (Lodge Kerrigan, 1998) New Yorker

Death in Gaza (James Miller, 2003) HBO

Death in Gaza (James Miller, 2003) Warner [R2-UK]

La Double vie de Véronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1991) mk2 [R2-France]

Edvard Munch (Peter Watkins, 1976) New Yorker

Fantômas (Louis Feuillade, 1913) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Miracle in Milan (Vittorio De Sica, 1950) Arrow [R2-UK]

The Sun (Alexandr Sokurov, 2004) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

The Taebaek Mountains (Im Kwon-taek, 1995) Spectrum [R3-Hong Kong]

Twenty-four Eyes (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1954) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]

Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975) Warner

The Buster Keaton Chronicles (Keaton) Network [R2-UK]

Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949) Criterion

Master of the House (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1925) bfi [R2-UK]

Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1954) bfi [R2-UK]

Rendez-vous (Andre Téchiné, 1985) Second Sight [R2-UK]

Three...Extremes (Fruit Chan/Takashi Miike/Park Chan-wook, 2004) Lions Gate

Werckmeiser Harmonies (Béla Tarr, 2000) Facets

Prix de beauté (Augusto Genina, 1930) Kino

The Taisho Trilogy: Kagero-za/Zigeunerweisen/Yumeji (Seijun Suzuki, 1981/1991) Kino

Dear Wendy (Thomas Vinterberg, 2005) Wellspring

Good Morning, Night (Marco Bellochio, 2003) Wellspring

Oyster Farmer (Anna Reeves, 2004) Home Vision

Searching For The Wrong-Eyed Jesus (Andrew Douglas, 2003) Home Vision

The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach, 2005) Columbia/TriStar

Sequins (Éléonore Faucher, 2004) New Yorker

La Captive (Chantal Akerman, 2000) Kino

The Cyclist (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1989) Kino

The Emigrant (Youssef Chahine, 1994) Kino

49th Parallel (Michael Powell, 1941) Warner [R2-France]

Going By (Iraj Karimi, 2001) Facets

Human Resources (Laurent Cantet, 1999) Kino

The Other (Youssef Chahine, 1999) Kino

Pulse (Kairo) (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2004) Magnolia

Three Films by Raoul Ruiz: Suspended Vocation (1977)/The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1979)/Three Crowns of a Sailor (1983) (Ruiz) Blaq Out [R2-France]

Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2005) First Distributors [R0-Hong Kong]

The Woman on the Beach (La Femme sur la plage) (Jean Renoir, 1947) Editions Montparnasse [R2-France]

Bukowski: Born Into This (John Dullaghan, 2002) Magnolia

Free Cinema (various, 1952-1963) bfi [R2-UK]

Princess Raccoon (Operetta tanuki goten) (Seijun Suzuki, 2005) Silver Kent [R0-Hong Kong]

Johan van der Keuken Vol. 1: I Love Dollars/Beauty/Un moment de silence/L'oeil au-dessus du puits/Lucebert, temps et adieux/La question sans réponse/On Animal Locomotion/Face Value/Le masque (van der Keuken) Arte [R2-France]

Johan van der Keuken Vol. 2: Cuivres débridés à la rencontre du Swing/Sarajevo Film Festival/Temps / Travail/Johan ven der Keuken/Amsterdam Global Village/Amsterdam Afterbeat/To Sang Fotostudio/Vivre avec les yeux/L'entretien (van der Keuken) Arte [R2-France]


Week of 3/27

After the Rehearsal (Ingmar Bergman, 1984) Tartan [R2-UK]

The Beat That My Heart Skipped (Jacques Audiard, 2005) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

The Bridesmaid (La Demoiselle d'honneur) (Claude Chabrol, 2004) Cinefilm [R2-UK]

Capricious Summer (Jirí Menzel, 1967) Facets

Charulata (Satyajit Ray, 1964) Bollywood Films Limited [R2-UK]

The Children are Watching (Vittorio De Sica, 1944) Criterion

Come, Come, Come Upward (Im Kwon-taek, 1989) Spectrum [R3-Hong Kong]

Day of Wrath (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1943) bfi [R2-UK]

Exiles (Tony Gatlif, 2004) Home Vision

Familia Rodante (Pablo Trapero, 2004) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Festival (Im Kwon-taek, 1996) Spectrum [R3-Hong Kong]

Gertrud (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1964) bfi [R2-UK]

The Gladiators (Peter Watkins, 1969) New Yorker

Love is the Devil (John Maybury, 1998) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Mahapurush (The Saint) (Satyajit Ray, 1965) Bollywood Films Limited [R2-UK]

Pulse (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2001) Optimum [R2-UK]

The Red and the White (Miklós Jancsó, 1967) Second Run [R2-UK]

Saraband (Ingmar Bergman, 2003) Tartan [R2-UK]

The Story of Qiu Ju (Zhang Yimou, 1992) Sony

3 Films by Louis Malle: Murmur of the Heart/Lacombe Lucien/Au revoir les enfants (Malle, 1971/1974/1987) Criterion

Triumph of the Will (Leni Riefenstahl, 1934) Synapse Video

Visions of Light (Arnold Glassman, 1992) bfi [R2-UK]


Week of 4/3

Black Narcissus (Le Narcisse noir) (Powell and Pressburger, 1947) Warner [R2-France]

Histoire(s) du cinéma (Jean-Luc Godard, 2000) Gaumont [R2-France] (English subs?)

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Powell and Pressburger, 1943) Warner [R2-France]

The President's Last Bang (Im Sang-soo, 20050 Kino

The Red Shoes (Les Chaussons rouges) (Powell and Pressburger, 1948) Warner [R2-France][/color]

Ushpizin (Gidi Dar, 2005) New Line

Week of 4/10

The Cremator (Juraj Herz, 1968) Second Run [R2-UK]

Week of 4/17

Claude Chabrol Box Set: Les Biches/La Femme infidele/Que la bete meure/Le Boucher/Juste avant la nuit/Le Noces rouge/Nada/Madame Bovary (Chabrol) Arrow Film Distributors [R2-UK]

The Chess Players (Satyajit Ray, 1977) Kino

The Complete Mr. Arkadin (aka Confidential Report) (Welles, 1955) Criterion

L'Enfant (Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne, 2005) Blaq Out [R2-France]

Second Circle (Alexandr Sokurov, 1990) Kino

Swamp Water (Jean Renoir, 1941) Fox [R2-UK]

Toni (Jean Renoir, 1934) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]

Week of 4/24

The Robert Altman Collection: M*A*S*H, A Perfect Couple, Quintet, A Wedding (Altman) Fox

Blissfully Yours (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2002) Second Run [R2-UK]

Come and See (Elem Klimov, 1985) Nouveaux Pictures [R2-UK]

Damnation (Béla Tarr) Facets

The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1991) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Effi Briest (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974) [R2-UK]

Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle, 1957) Criterion

Every Little Thing (Nicolas Philibert, 1997) Second Run [R2-UK]

Fists in the Pocket (Marco Bellochio, 1965) Criterion

The Guard From Underground (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1992) Arts Magic

Hotel du Nord (Marcel Carné, 1938) Soda Pictures [R2-UK]

The Intruder (L'Intrus) (Claire Denis, 2004) Wellspring

The Kingdom (Lars Trier, 1994) Tartan [R2-UK]

Lovers of the Arctic Circle (Julio Medem, 1998) Home Vision

Mother Joan of Angels (Jerzy Kawalerowicz) Polart

Ozu Collection 3: Tokyo Twilight/Equinox Flower/Good Morning (Yasujiro Ozu, 1957/1958/1959) Tartan [R2-UK]

The Passenger (Michelango Antonioni, 1976) Sony

Tickets (Abbas Kiarostami/Ken Loach/Ermanno Olmi, 2005) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Videograms of a Revolution (Harun Farocki, 1992) Facets

Where Green Ants Dream (Werner Herzog, 1984) Tango Entertainment

Where the Truth Lies (Atom Egoyan, 2005) Momentum Pictures [R2-UK]

Yûkoku (Patriotism) (Yukio Mishima, 1966) [R2-Japan]


Week of 5/1

The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972) [R2-UK]

Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973) Arrow [R2-UK]

Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005) Momentum Pictures [R2-UK]

The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1979) [R2-UK]

The Merchant of Four Seasons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1971) Arrow [R2-UK]

Tennessee Williams Film Collection: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof/A Streetcar Named Desire/Sweet Bird of Youth/Night of the Iguana/Baby Doll/The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (various) Warner

Week of 5/8

The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut, 1959) Criterion

Late Spring (Yasujiro Ozu, 1949) Criterion

The New World (Terrence Malick, 2006) New Line

Week of 5/15

Benny's Video (Michael Haneke, 1992) Kino

Christ Stopped at Eboli (Francesco Rosi, 1979) [R2-UK]

Funny Games (Michael Haneke, 1997) Kino

Letter From an Unknown Woman (Max Ophüls, 1948) Paramount

The Seventh Continent (Michael Haneke, 1989) Kino

71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (Michael Haneke, 1994) Kino

Week of 5/22

Abhijan (The Expedition) (Satyajit Ray, 1964) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]

Black Cat, White Cat (Emir Kusturica, 1998) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Blind Beast (Yasuzo Masumura, 1969) [R2-UK]

Harlan County, U.S.A. (Barbara Kopple, 1976) Criterion

Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi, 1964) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]

Loulou (Maurice Pialat, 1980) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Monsieur Hire (Patrice Leconte, 1989) Second Sight [R2-UK]

The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005) [R2-UK]

Pleasant Days (Kornél Mundruczó, 2002) Tartan [R2-UK]

Toto the Hero (Jaco Van Dormael, 1991) Second Sight [R2-UK]

Viridiana (Luis Buñuel, 1961) Criterion

Wall (Simone Bitton, 2004) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Week of 5/29

Music in Darkness (Ingmar Bergman, 1947) Tartan [R2-UK]

Prison (Ingmar Bergman, 1949) Tartan [R2-UK]


Week of 6/5

À nos amours (Maurice Pialat, 1983) Criterion

Louis Malle Collection Vol. 1: Elevator to the Gallows (1958)/Les Amants (1958)/Zazie dan le metro/Le Feu follet (1963) (Malle) Optimum [R2-UK]

Sympathy for the Devil (Jean-Luc Godard, 1968) Fabulous Films [R2-UK]

Week of 6/19

Almodóvar Vol. 2: Matador/Law of Desire/Kika/The Flower of My Secret (Pedro Almodóvar) Optimum [R2-UK]

Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

The Loved One (Tony Richardson, 1965) Warner

Ludwig (Luchino Visconti, 1972) [R2-UK]

Week of 6/26

L'Humanité (Bruno Dumont, 1998) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Red Angel (Yasuzo Masumura, 1966) [R2-UK]

Strayed (André Téchiné, 2003) Soda Pictures [R2-UK]


The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu, 2005) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Johanna (Kornél Mundruczó, 2005) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

In the works

The Age of Illusions (Álmodozások kora) (Istvan Szabo, Hungary) 21st Century DreamQuest Films [R1-Canada]

La Bête humaine (Jean Renoir, 1938) Criterion

The Boys of Paul Street (Zoltan Fabri, Hungary) 21st Century DreamQuest Films [R1-Canada]

A Canterbury Tale (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1944) Criterion

Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette, 1974) New Yorker

Claire's Knee (Eric Rohmer, France) Criterion

Confidence (Istvan Szabo, Hungary) 21st Century DreamQuest Films [R1-Canada]

The Confrontation (Fényes szelek) (Miklós Jancsó, Hungary) 21st Century DreamQuest Films [R1-Canada]

The Corporal and the Others (Márton Keleti, Hungary) 21st Century DreamQuest Films [R1-Canada]

Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (Samuel Fuller, 1973) Fantoma

Dismissed From Life (Waldemar Krzystek, 1992) Facets

Dodes' Ka-den (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)

Eisenstein: The Silent Years (Segei Eisenstein, USSR) Criterion

The Films of Kenneth Anger (Kenneth Anger, US) Fantoma

49th Parallel (Michael Powell, 1941) Criterion

The Horse (Charles Burnett, 1973) Milestone

Ivan's Childhood (Tarkovsky, USSR) Criterion

Just Before Nightfall (Juste avant la nuit) (Claude Chabrol, France) Pathfinder

Kicking and Screaming (Noah Baumbach, 1995) Criterion

Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, 1977) Milestone

Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais) Criterion

The Love of Sunya (Albert Parker, US) Kino

Mala Noche (Van Sant, US) Plexifilm

A Matter of Life and Death (aka Stairway to Heaven) (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, UK) Columbia/TriStar

Mr. Hannibal (Zoltan Fabri, Hungary) 21st Century DreamQuest Films [R1-Canada]

My Brother's Wedding (Charles Burnett, 1983) Milestone

My Night at Maud's (Eric Rohmer, France) Criterion

Los Olvidados (Luis Buñuel, 1950) Koch Lorber

The Only Son (Yasujiro Ozu, 1936) Criterion

Phantom (F.W. Murnau, 1922) Flicker Alley

The Round-Up (Miklós Jancsó, Hungary) 21st Century DreamQuest Films [R1-Canada]

La Route de corinthe (Claude Chabrol, France) Pathfinder

Sanshiro Sugata (Akira Kurosawa, Japan) Criterion

Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954) Criterion

Several Friends (Charles Burnett, 1969) Milestone

Two Half Times in Hell (Zoltan Fabri, Hungary) 21st Century DreamQuest Films [R1-Canada]

Wim Wenders Collection 2: American Friend, Lightning Over Water/Aufzeichnungen zu Kleidern und Staedten/The Scarlet Letter/Tokyo-Ga/The Wrong Move/Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky/Room 666 (Wenders) Anchor Bay

When It Rains (Charles Burnett, 1995) Milestone

Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (Fassbinder, 1970) Fantoma

Alexander the Great (Theo Angelopoulos, 1980) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Autumn Afternoon (Yasujiro Ozu, 1962) Tartan [R2-UK]

Baisers voles (Stolen Kisses) (Francois Truffaut, France) Tartan [R2-UK]

The Beekeeper (Theo Angelopoulos, 1986) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Coffret Bresson: Un Condamné à mort c'est echappé (A Man Escaped)/Lancelot du lac/Le Diable probablement (The Devil Probably) (Robert Bresson, 1956/1974/1976) Gaumont [R2-France] (no English subs, also available separately)

The Chess Players (Satyajit Ray, India) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

La Chinoise (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966) AV Channel [R2-Australia]

Coffret Jean-Paul Civeyrac: La Vie selon Luc/Ni d'Eve ni d'Adam/Les Solitaires/Fantômes/Le Doux amour des hommes/Toutes ces belles promesses/Tristesse beau visage, A travers la forêt/ Jean-Paul Civeyrac: interstices [Civeyrac] Blaq Out [R2-France]

Days and Nights in the Forest (Satyajit Ray, India) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Days of 36 (Theo Angelopoulos, 1972) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa, 1975) Arrow Film Distributors [R2-UK]

Devi (Satyajit Ray, India) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

The Devil, Probably (Robert Bresson, France) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

The Devils (Ken Russell, UK) [R2-UK]

Diary of a Lost Girl (G.W. Pabst, Germany) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]

Doctor Mabuse I & II (Fritz Lang, Germany) Eureka [R2-UK]

Dossier 51 (Michel Deville, 1978) C'est La Vie [R2-UK]

Early Summer (Yasujiro Ozu, 1951) Tartan [R2-UK]

Equinox Flower (Yasujiro Ozu, 1958) Tartan [R2-UK]

Eternity and a Day (Theo Angelopoulos, 1998) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Eva (Gustaf Molander, 1948) Tartan [R2-UK]

F For Fake (Orson Welles, 1973) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]

Faust (F.W. Murnau, 1926) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]

Five (aka Five Dedicated to Ozu) (Abbas Kiarostami, 2003) bfi [R2-UK]

Funeral Parade of Roses (Toshio Matsumoto, 1970) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]

Good Morning (Yasujiro Ozu, 1959) Tartan [R2-UK]

The Hunters (Theo Angelopoulos, 1977) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

L'Innocente (Luchino Visconti, 1976) Nouveaux Pictures [R2-UK]

Kasaba/Clouds of May (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 1998/2000) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Buster Keaton: The Short Films, 1917-1923 (Keaton) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]

Lancelot du Lac (Robert Bresson, France) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Landscape in the Mist (Theo Angelopoulos, 1988) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

A Long Weekend in Pest and Buda (Karoly Makk, 2003) Second Run [R2-UK]

Luc Moullet Box Set (Moullet, France) Gemini Films [R2-France]

A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson, France) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Markéta Lazarová (František Vlácil, 1967) Second Run [R2-UK]

Mikio Naruse Box Set: Repast (1951)/Sound of The Mountain (1954)/Flowing (1956) (Naruse) Eureka/MoC

Die Nibelungen I & II (Fritz Lang, Germany) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]

Pakeezah (Kamal Amroshi, India) bfi [R2-UK]

Paris nous appartient (Rivette, 1960) MK2 R2 FrancePassenger (Andrzej Munk, 1963) Second Run [R2-UK]

Shoeshine (Vittorio De Sica, 1947) Eureka/MoC

The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Pasolini Box Set: Accatone/RogoPag/Hawks and Sparrows (Pasolini, 1961/1963/1966) Tartan [R2-UK]

Reconstruction (Theo Angelopoulos, 1970) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Sátántangó Tarr, 1994) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

La Separation (Christian Vincent, France) [R2-UK]

Shoeshine (Vittorio De Sica, 1947) Eureka/MoC

The Silence Between Two Thoughts (Babak Payami, 2003) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Sixth Happiness (Waris Hussein, UK) bfi [R2-UK]

Summer Interlude (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden) Tartan [R2-UK]

The Suspended Step of the Stork (Theo Angelopoulos, 1991) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Three Daughters (Satyajit Ray, India) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Tirez sur le pianiste (Shoot The Piano Player) (Francois Truffaut, France) Tartan [R2-UK]]

The Travelling Players (Theo Angelopoulos, 1975) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Ulysses' Gaze (Theo Angelopoulos, 1197) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film [R2-UK] bfi

Voyage to Cythera (Theo Angelopoulos, 1984) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

#2 of 1044 OFFLINE   Gary Tooze

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Posted January 10 2002 - 02:35 AM

Firstly a Big Thanks to Pascal for running this for so long. His dedication and commitement in the past are extremely appreciated by myself and many many others.

and thanks to you Donald for taking over a task that is often never thanked enough for the amount of work it takes to maintain. ( and congrats on your 1000th post !!! )

I don't have anything to add to the list right now, but I will try my best to help out with occasional posting of what Foreign Films I find are coming out in the future.


#3 of 1044 OFFLINE   Ted Todorov

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Posted January 10 2002 - 08:17 AM

Thanks Pascal & Donald! You can count on me for any weird French stuff I come across.

BTW, Jules and Jim (Truffaut, France) Tartan [DVD-R2 (UK)] which is listed as a 1/22 pre-order has been available for the last year from MK2 (France) with English subtitles on the movie and all the supplements including te commentary track. Highly recommended as is the box set it is part of.

I don't know if it is within the scope of this thread, but it also might be useful for people to report on transfer, etc. quality of discs that have been listed here and they have ended up purchasing/renting.

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#4 of 1044 OFFLINE   Ali B

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Posted January 10 2002 - 09:18 AM

yeah, it would be nice if anyone who actually gets the discs mentioned to post even a small review of disc quality (we can get film elsewhere).

On this matter, has anyone got the Artisan release of Von Triers Breaking the Waves? It seems to be very cheap (~£7). Also, has anyone ordered Facets Close-Up disc? It'll cost me almost $40 US for that shipped to the UK, which makes it the most expensive disc I will have bought bif I decide to get it (along with Brazil).


#5 of 1044 OFFLINE   Sebastian_A


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Posted January 10 2002 - 10:31 AM

Like Ted pointed out, it would really be a good feature to post quality of transfer, sound, subtitles and extras of discs once someone got them.

Also, I think they should be stored somewhere - I would be willing to offer a www-page where we could store all that information in order to be able to easily look for titles and their quality - any opinions on this?

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#6 of 1044 OFFLINE   Pascal A

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Posted January 11 2002 - 06:05 AM

Thanks for taking over the list, Donald; it's very much appreciated.

Amazon has finally posted the DVD cover for the 3/5 release of Electra and it is, indeed, the 1962 Michael Cacoyannis film with Irene Papas. Posted Image
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#7 of 1044 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted January 11 2002 - 09:23 AM

Breaking the Waves is so-so, not great but not horrible transfer wise. Given that it is one of the best films of the 90's and so cheap, it's a no brainer purchase, imho.
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#8 of 1044 OFFLINE   Ali B

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Posted January 12 2002 - 04:51 AM

I was just dreading the box specs being wrong and ending up with a VHS quality P&S transfer. Breaking the WAves woudl proabably be a good film for Criterion to license since they seem to have a good relationshio with Artisan. ali

#9 of 1044 OFFLINE   Ted Todorov

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Posted January 12 2002 - 08:11 AM

I'm reserving this spot for archiving titles as they scroll off the top. It is mainly for my own edification, as I rarely pre-order, but I'm sure others will find it useful too: *Means I have it -- if anyone is very interested in the quality, I'll try and watch at least some of it. +Means it is on my "must buy" list. 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 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+ (Not Yet out!) 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] Brother (Kitano, Japan) Columbia Tristar Secret Defense (Jacques Rivette, France) Image* Gang of Four (Jacques Rivette, France) Image * Wuthering Heights (Jacques Rivette, France) Image * 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 * Belle de Jour (Bunuel, France) Miramax Young Girls of Rochefort (Demy, France) Miramax Light Keeps Me Company (Nykvist, Sweden) First Run Pavilion of Women (Yim Ho/Luo Yan, US) Universal La Promesse (Dardenne, Belgium) New Yorker 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 A Real Young Girl (Breillat, France) Fox Lorber Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky, Russia) Artificial Eye [R2 - UK] Battle Royale (Fukasaku, Japan) Tartan [R2 - UK] Bread And Roses (Loach, UK/US) Film Four [R2 - UK] Jules and Jim (Truffaut, France) Tartan [R2 - UK] *(MK2 France) Nosferatu: A Symphony Of Horrors (Murnau, Germany) BFI [R2 - UK] QUERELLE (Fassbinder,Germany) Second Sight [R2 - UK] SOLARIS (Tarkovsky, USSR) Artificial Eye [R2 - UK]+ Very Annie Mary (Sugarman, UK) Film Four [DVD-R2 (UK)] Vacas (Medem, Spain) Vanguard* The Princess and the Warrior (Tykwer, Germany) Columbia Tristar Taxi 2 (Krawczyk, France) [R2 - UK] [16 x 9] Asoka (Sivan, India) [R2 - UK] [16 x 9]
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#10 of 1044 OFFLINE   DonaldB


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Posted January 14 2002 - 11:00 AM

Updated with the following titles: 2/5 The Heartbreak Kid (May, US) 2/12 Gesualdo - Death for Five Voices (Herzog, Germany) Career Girls (Leigh, UK) [R2] Life is Sweet (Leigh, UK) [R2] Tree of Wooden Clogs (Olmi, Italy) [R2] 3/19 Some Folks Call It A Sling Blade (Hickenlooper, US) [Note that this is already available on the short film compilation Short Vol. 1] 3/26 Light Sleeper (Schrader, US) Slapstick Encyclopedia (US) Dekalog - The Ten Commandments - Parts 1-5 (Kieslowski, Poland) [R2] Dekalog - The Ten Commandments - Parts 6-10 (Kieslowski, Poland) [R2] Rocco and His Brothers (Visconti, Italy) [R2] 4/2 Barcelona (Stillman, US) 4/30 At the Height of Summer (Tran, France/Vietnam) [R2]

#11 of 1044 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted January 14 2002 - 11:38 AM


I see that Light Sleeper is on your list. Do you have any details on this DVD as the one that is already out is full frame. I'm dying to get this on DVD but only OAR. Thanks.

#12 of 1044 OFFLINE   DonaldB


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Posted January 14 2002 - 11:48 AM

I wish I knew, Jay; I haven't found any detailed specs for it. The first release doesn't seem to be out of print, so hopefully this new edition will distinguish itself by having a widescreen presentation.

#13 of 1044 OFFLINE   Ali B

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Posted January 16 2002 - 04:48 AM

A couple of rumoured R2 UK titles: Delicatessen - 19/04/02 Devil¹s Backbone, The - 25/03/02 These are obviously rumoured dates only - perhaps add to the 'in the works' section with the date in brackets. ali

#14 of 1044 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted January 16 2002 - 06:01 AM

Well I just found out at DVDfile that Light Sleeper is simply a re-packaging of the earlier full franme DVD. I guess I can strike it off my "DVD's to pre-order" list.

#15 of 1044 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted January 16 2002 - 10:09 AM

Would be great if Delicatessen comes out in England. Be nice if they'd pick up the Doinel box and sub the extras.
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#16 of 1044 OFFLINE   Nathan_H


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Posted January 18 2002 - 11:01 AM

Solaris (from Rusicio, sp?) is now available in the US. For example, at http://www.rbcmp3.co....=850&sku=29321

#17 of 1044 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted January 20 2002 - 11:45 PM

Glenn Erickson has a review of Nagisa Oshima's Taboo ( Gohatto ) up at his site. I'm assuming this will be an R1 release, but Glenn's review does not mention a street date.

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#18 of 1044 OFFLINE   DonaldB


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Posted January 22 2002 - 07:44 AM

Thanks for the tip, Walter! Gohatto is a wonderfully entrancing film and the all-region DVD edition that's currently available from Hong Kong is of pretty decent quality, but this review indicates that the upcoming R1 disc will surpass it. It's odd that review copies would have been sent out already when this disc isn't even being solicited for preorder yet.

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Posted January 22 2002 - 07:52 AM

Okay, mystery solved. I emailed Glenn Erickson to ask if knew what the release date for Gohatto might be...it turns out this DVD is from Canada and is already available.

It would seem Glenn's copy was obtained throughVideoFlicks.com, but I imagine other Canadian vendors should also have it.

#20 of 1044 OFFLINE   Ted Todorov

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Posted January 22 2002 - 08:59 AM

The latest release date for Parfait Amour! (Breillat, France) Fox Lorber is Feb. 26th according to Amazon.com

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