Foreign Film Preorder List

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Pascal A, Oct 23, 2000.

  1. Pascal A

    Pascal A Second Unit

    Aug 2, 2000
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    In case anyone is interested, here is the foreign and independent film preorder list thread that I had been maintaining for some time. Please post any corrections, additions, deletions, and I will update accordingly.
    Please post any corrections, additions, deletions, and I will update accordingly.
    Note: All DVD's are Region 1, unless otherwise noted.
    Updated: 12-18-01
    New Releases
    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
    *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
    Light Keeps Me Company (Nykvist, Sweden) First Run
    Belle de Jour (Bunuel, France) Miramax
    Young Girls of Rochefort (Demy, France) Miramax
    Gojitmal a.k.a. Lies (Jang, S. Korea) Fox Lorber
    Pavilion of Women (Yim Ho/Luo Yan, US) Universal
    La Promesse (Dardenne, Belgium) New Yorker
    *Bandini (Roy, India) Facets
    *Devdas (Roy, India) Facets
    *Do Bigha Zamin (Roy, India) Facets
    *Madhumati (Roy, India) Facets
    *Bandini (Roy, India) Facets
    *Sujata (Roy, India) Facets
    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
    Fanny and Alexander (Bergman, Sweden) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Artificial Eye
    Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky, Russia) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Artificial Eye
    Very Annie Mary (Sugarman, UK) Film Four [DVD-R2 (UK)]
    Bread And Roses (Loach, UK/US) Film Four [DVD-R2 (UK)]
    Jules and Jim (Truffaut, France) Tartan [DVD-R2 (UK)]
    Le Peau Douce (Truffaut, France) Tartan [DVD-R2 (UK)]
    Battle Royale (Fukasaku, Japan) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Artificial Eye
    Vacas (Medem, Spain) Vanguard
    The Princess and the Warrior (Tykwer, Germany) Columbia Tristar
    Taxi 2 (Krawczyk, France) [DVD-R2 (UK)] [16 x 9]
    Asoka (Sivan, India) [DVD-R2 (UK)] [16 x 9]
    Ghost World (Zwigoff, US) MGM
    The Smokers (Peters, US)
    Goodbye South Goodbye (Hou, Taiwan) Fox Lorber
    Good Men Good Women (Hou, Taiwan) Fox Lorber
    Sofie (Ullman, Denmark) Arrow
    Giants and Toys (Masumura, Japan) Image/Fantoma
    Two Friends (Campion, Australia) Image
    Wild Strawberries (Bergman, Sweden) Criterion
    Thief (Rouse, US) Image
    *Eureka (Aoyama, Japan) Media Factory [16 x 9] [DVD-R2 (Japan)]
    In the Mood for Love (Wong, HK) Criterion
    *The Taste of Others (Jaoui, France) Miramax
    *Va Savoir (Rivette, France) Columbia Tristar
    A Tale of Springtime (Rohmer, France) MGM
    Bar Girls (Giovanni, US) MGM
    Boxcar Bertha (Scorsese, US) MGM
    Rome is Bleeding (Medak, US) MGM
    De Sade (Endfield, US/Germany) MGM
    Angels and Insects (Haas, UK/US) MGM
    Impromptu (Lapine, UK/France) MGM
    Eat, Drink, Man, Woman (Ang Lee, US) MGM
    Electra (Cacoyannis?, Greece?) MGM
    Mademoiselle (Richardson, France/UK) MGM
    Juliet of the Spirits (Fellini, Italy) Criterion
    George Washington (Green, US) Criterion
    Rashomon (Kurosawa, Japan) Criterion
    *All the Vermeers in New York (Jost, US) [16 x 9] World Artists
    The Man Who Wasn't There (Coen, US) EiV [DVD-R2 (UK)]
    In works
    Pirates of the 20 th Century (Durov, Russia) (12/01) [16 x 9 ] Ruscico
    Stalker (Tarkovsky, Russia) (12/01) Ruscico
    The Diamond Arm (Gaidai, Russia) (12/01) [16 x 9] Ruscico
    Close-up (Kiarostami, Iran) Facets
    Daisies (Chytilova, Czechoslovakia) Facets
    Soigne ta Droite (Godard, France) Facets
    Outskirts (Lutsik, Russia) Facets
    American Friend (Wenders)
    Chambre 666 (Wenders)
    Coctail Molotov
    Cousin, Cousine
    Cry of the Owl (Claude Chabrol) All Day (2002)
    Dodes' Ka-den (Kurosawa)
    The Horse's Mouth
    Three Colors: Blue, White, Red (Kieslowski)
    Ivan's Childhood (Tarkovsky)
    Knife in the Water (Polanski)
    Kings of the Road (Wenders)
    Shanghai Express (von Sternberg) - 2002?
    Scarlet Letter (Wenders)
    Set Me Free
    La Strada (Fellini)
    Tales of Hoffmann
    Wild Strawberries (Bergman)
    Wrong Move (Wenders)
    Gloria (Cassavetes, US) [DVD-R2 (UK)]
    The Bride With White Hair (Yu, HK) [DVD-R2 (UK)]
    Wild Strawberries (Bergman, Sweden) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Tartan (2/02)
    From the Life of Marionettes (Bergman, Sweden) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Tartan (2/02)
    Cries and Whispers (Bergman, Sweden) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Tartan (2/02)
    The Virgin Spring (Bergman, Sweden) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Tartan (2/02)
    The Terrorist (Sivan, India) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Tartan (2/02)
    Ring 0 (Tsuruta, Japan) [DVD-R2 (UK)] Tartan (2/02)
    Herschell Gordon Lewis Collection [DVD-R2 (UK)] Tartan (3/02)
    Verhoeven Collection [DVD-R2 (UK)] Tartan (3/02)
    The Films of Tinto Brass: All Ladies Do It, The Key, Miranda - Cultepics
    The Films of Fernando Arrabal: Viva la Muerte, I Walk Like a Wild Horse - Cultepics
    Strictly Film School
  2. Rich Malloy

    Rich Malloy Producer

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Is Canada foreign enuff for ya?* [​IMG]
    I'm waiting with much anticipation for the newly-released, special edition DVDs of Careful and Tales from the Gimli Hospital by Canadian surrealist, Guy Maddin. Although these titles streeted last week, my order is presently on 'backorder' status at, of all places.
    The DVD of Careful includes a 60 minute documentary on Guy Maddin's films, Waiting for Twilight, and a commentary by Guy Maddin and George Toles. The DVD of Tales from the Gimli Hospital includes another Guy Maddin commentary plus a short film, The Dead Father (25 mins) and Hospital Fragment (4 mins), which appears to be an outtake from Gimli.
    If you're a fan of Svankmajer, the Brothers Quay, Lynch, Jodorowsky, and the like, check these out. Some more info:
    Interview with Guy Maddin
    Images from CAREFUL
    *Since this is an international forum, maybe 'arthouse' should replace 'foreign' in the header? By the way, I think this list is a great idea. These titles generally don't debut with quite the same fanfare that accompanies the mainstream titles, and so it's nice to get a heads-up on 'em!
  3. Pascal A

    Pascal A Second Unit

    Aug 2, 2000
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    Hmm...good point. I've always carried it over as "foreign film", but art house (or art house/international) works for me too.
    Incidentally, intriguing visuals for Careful. I'll have to take a closer look at that website.
    Strictly Film School
  4. andrew markworthy

    Sep 30, 1999
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    For what it's worth, a no-frills version of Les Enfants du Paradis is due out shortly in R2. Also the BBFC-approved version of L'Histoire d'O is due to be released in the UK on October 25th.
  5. Roger V.

    Roger V. Auditioning

    Jul 19, 1999
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    To paraphrase Bresson "art" movies (those shown in "art" houses) are most devoid of it. If "foreign" where do we draw the line? Before the incessant hordes of anime, Bollywood and Hong Kong movies on DVD? If "international" aren't U.S. movies international, too? Sorry for being pedantic. How about "Cinema for Snobs?"
    Due on 12/05:
    Santosh Sivan's The Terrorist, a fictional account of the life of the suicide bomber who assassinated Rajiv Gandhi
    Short: International Release #2
    Two Hong Kong movies, Peace Hotel and Sausalito, straddle the fence
  6. Paul W

    Paul W Second Unit

    Dec 17, 1999
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    Has there been any word of the Russian/French film
    Burnt by the Sun?
    I would be very interested in having this movie on DVD.
    [​IMG] Paul Warren
    I have a wonderful proof of this theorem but, with the DTS soundtrack, there is no room on the DVD to write it.
  7. Ryan Louie

    Ryan Louie Auditioning

    Jun 16, 1999
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  8. Mark_TS

    Mark_TS Screenwriter

    Mar 23, 2000
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    Hmmmm... wasnt it Bessons' LE FEMME NIKITA that had some stating that this
    film was heralding "The death of French/European Cinema...?" Or something like that....
    oh well. Thanks Pascal, for the list.
    Gems like most of these deserve to get real
    attention, too. Most of these of course, are not rootin tootin HT setup showoff pieces ala JP, etc.....and certainly wont cause your LFE to kick in, but are well worth investigating anyway. I dont mind the vacuous eyecandy/babysitting mode of much of todays 'entertainment', and have much of that in my collection, but its nice to have these to view when you need some REAL food for a change [​IMG]
    When Columbia, will you put out TESS?
  9. Tim Raffey

    Tim Raffey Stunt Coordinator

    Apr 20, 1999
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    Guy Maddin is the George Lucas of the Winnipeg film scene. Nice (and a tad strange) to see him getting some international recognition.
    Thanks for the list. Countless times discs have been released without me even knowing because of the lack of discussion here.
  10. Stephen R

    Stephen R Stunt Coordinator

    Mar 28, 2000
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    Pascal, what about "Princess Mononoke", which I believe is now supposed to street on 12/1. I can't wait to see this one on DVD!
  11. JungWoo

    JungWoo Agent

    Nov 29, 1999
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  12. Bill McCamy

    Bill McCamy Second Unit

    Jan 1, 1999
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    10/24 is the release date for another Werner Herzog/Klaus Kinski collaboration, "Cobra Verde."
  13. Pascal A

    Pascal A Second Unit

    Aug 2, 2000
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    Updated the list per everyone's input.
    Jung, I took a cue from your comment and placed the Region 1 blurb on top.
    Umm...what were we calling this list then? The Non-Hollywood, well-made, not so snobbish, kinder, gentler films pre-order list?
    Strictly Film School
  14. Rich Malloy

    Rich Malloy Producer

    Apr 9, 2000
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  15. Ike

    Ike Screenwriter

    Jan 14, 2000
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    Great list, Pascal! [​IMG]
    Couple questions:
    Are Kwaidan and Aguirre: Wrath of God any good? I've wanted to see both, but don't want to deal with spoilers. Are both worth the money?
    (I see Maborosi got pushed back to November. I was actually fixing to go see about ordering it.)
    Idiocy is a fashion that I wear well.
  16. Rich Malloy

    Rich Malloy Producer

    Apr 9, 2000
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    I'm not a huge Herzog fan (I much prefer his New German Cinema contemporary, Fassbinder), but Aguirre is one of my favorites of his. Think Apocalypse Now/Heart of Darkness type stuff.
    I'll leave Kwaidan for someone else... I find it gorgeous, but a tad empty.
    Has anyone gotten a copy of The Idiots? Transfer quality? Does it have the big black bars blocking out the nasty bits?
  17. CharlesD

    CharlesD Screenwriter

    Mar 30, 2000
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    Palm D'Or and Academy Award winner Pelle erobreren is due to be released on DVD Jan 16 2001 by Anchor Bay.
  18. Denis

    Denis Auditioning

    Dec 4, 1999
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    I'm looking for info on a DVD Release of the swedish movie F*cking Amal, renamed Show Me Love in the US I believe.
    The original title might scare some people, but don't be fooled. It's a beautiful, brilliant movie. I just saw this swedish film, which has won many, many awards the last 2 years (very well deserved) and I was just wondering if it has been released on DVD anywhere in the world. I suppose it is out in Sweden, but I do need english subs. I'm afraid I don't understand Swedish that good yet [​IMG]
    If you haven't seen this film yet..please do. It's a very wait, it's a REALISTIC look at 2 young teenage girls falling in love.. Not the usual happy-happy-joy-joy world as Hollywood wants everyone to believe it is. Take a look at the comments on the IMDB. It's not the #200 movie of all time for nothing.
    P.S. I heard there's supposed to be a region 1 release of this film, but I couldn't find it on DVD Empire. If anyone has it, could you please let me know how the transfer quality is, extra's etc.? Thanx.
  19. Tom Bley

    Tom Bley Extra

    Sep 14, 1998
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    Does anyone know if Anatomie (German) is coming to region 1.
    The movie is released in r4 by Columbia/Tristar I think.
  20. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

    Feb 22, 2000
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    Show Me Love & Anatomie have not been announced yet. Anatomie had an extremely limited theatrical release (it was in Atlanta in 1 theater for 1 week) and Show Me Love is still on the festival circuit I believe, so a DVD release is anybody's guess. I'm still waiting for a region 1 release of Open Your Eyes
    Ike, I am a big Herzog fan and would highly recommend Aguirre. Al's comparison's to Apocalypse are pretty accurate. I like to say that if you took Apocalypse but put Col. Kurtz on the boat, you would have Aguirre. I think Herzog is one of the true visionaries of cinema (of course, whether or not he had the budget or skill to always meet that vision is debatable), but this film contains some truly unforgettable images and the Herzog/Kinski collaboration produces some great acting.
    "You've never seen Niagara Falls."
    "I've seen water, it's water, that's all."
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