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oscar_merkx

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Orignal link http://www.dvdclassik.com/dernieres-news
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8781
Earlier this year, French distributors Gaumont announced that they have secured funding to restore 270 films from their catalog during the next four years. The first 25 films have now been revealed. The first Blu-ray releases with the new restorations are expected in 2013.
Selected films:
Under the Sun of Satan (Maurice Pialat, 1987)
We Won't Grow Old Together (Maurice Pialat, 1972)
Police (Maurice Pialat, 1985)
Get Your Diploma First (Maurice Pialat, 1978)
The Mouth Agape (Maurice Pialat, 1974)
Alexander (Yves Robert, 1968)
The Murderer Lives at Number 21 (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1942)
Coup de tête a.k.a Hothead (Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1979)
F comme Fairbanks (Maurice Dugowson, 1976)
Risky Business (André Cayatte, 1967)
My Uncle Benjamin (Edouard Molinaro, 1969)
Arsène Lupin vs. Arsène Lupin (Edouard Molinaro, 1962)
Witness in the City (Edouard Molinaro, 1958)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
Lady of the Camelias (Mauro Bolognini, 1981)
L'Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934)
Still Water (Michel Deville, 1981)
Death in a French Garden (Michel Deville, 1985)
The Earrings of Madame de... (Max Ophuls, 1953)
Love Story (Claude Autant-Lara, 1943)
Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982)
Héroïnes a.k.a Play-Back (Gérard Krawczyk, 1997)
La Guerre des gosses a.k.a Generals Without Buttons (Jacques Daroy, 1936)
Clara et les chics types (Jacques Monnet, 1981)
Carambolages a.k.a Carom Shots (Marcel Bluwal, 1963)
I'll be buying
 

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A few of these are already out on BD and look quite good. I wonder how much they can be improved.
 

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oscar_merkx said:
Orignal link http://www.dvdclassik.com/dernieres-news
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8781
Earlier this year, French distributors Gaumont announced that they have secured funding to restore 270 films from their catalog during the next four years. The first 25 films have now been revealed. The first Blu-ray releases with the new restorations are expected in 2013.
Selected films:
Under the Sun of Satan (Maurice Pialat, 1987)
We Won't Grow Old Together (Maurice Pialat, 1972)
Police (Maurice Pialat, 1985)
Get Your Diploma First (Maurice Pialat, 1978)
The Mouth Agape (Maurice Pialat, 1974)
Alexander (Yves Robert, 1968)
The Murderer Lives at Number 21 (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1942)
Coup de tête a.k.a Hothead (Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1979)
F comme Fairbanks (Maurice Dugowson, 1976)
Risky Business (André Cayatte, 1967)
My Uncle Benjamin (Edouard Molinaro, 1969)
Arsène Lupin vs. Arsène Lupin (Edouard Molinaro, 1962)
Witness in the City (Edouard Molinaro, 1958)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
Lady of the Camelias (Mauro Bolognini, 1981)
L'Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934)
Still Water (Michel Deville, 1981)
Death in a French Garden (Michel Deville, 1985)
The Earrings of Madame de... (Max Ophuls, 1953)
Love Story (Claude Autant-Lara, 1943)
Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982)
Héroïnes a.k.a Play-Back (Gérard Krawczyk, 1997)
La Guerre des gosses a.k.a Generals Without Buttons (Jacques Daroy, 1936)
Clara et les chics types (Jacques Monnet, 1981)
Carambolages a.k.a Carom Shots (Marcel Bluwal, 1963)
I'll be buying
Can't help but wonder under whose bed they're storing elements if titles from the '80s and '90s are in need of...
What was that word?
 

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I don't understand the need for restoring FANNY & ALEXANDER. It's not a French film either. Weird.
 

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I confess I covet Gaumont's back catalog. I hope they will reach further back into the catalog to restore silents up through the 1930s. French cinema from the silents up through the early talkies was astonishing, let me tell you. Syntax and expression, expression and syntax.
Gaumont has an MOD program in France that I wish would come to our shores.
Gaumont restored La Merveilleuse Vie de Jeanne D'Arc (aka Saint Joan the Maid) over a decade ago. It was directed by Marco de Gastyne in 1928, released by Gaumont in 1929. I didn't know it was possible to surpass Carl Theo. Dreyer's version until I saw this. They were shot simultaneously, but I believe de Gastyne made the better film.
Read about it here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020165/
That's my most wanted Gaumont title on Blu-ray.
They also own the best elements of Orson Welles' The Immortal Story (1968). That has been released in the MOD program. Not English friendly and slightly high-pitched, but it's a perfect transfer.
 

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The Passion of Joan of Arc is hands down my favorite film, and I've longed for a blu-ray to finally replace my well worn Criterion DVD. This is a huge thrill for me!
Richard--W said:
I de Gastyne made the better film.
Blasphemy! To the torture chamber with you! :P
 

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Passion of Jeanne D'Arc is a favorite of mine, too, together with Day of Wrath (1942). But you haven't seen Saint Joan the Maid yet. Not many people have. Wait till you do. You can't imagine how powerful the film is until you've experienced it. It's an epiphany waiting to epiphiate.
 

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