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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Mark-W, Sep 3, 2012.
Eastsiders Season 4 is on Netflix. Guess I know how I'm spending the weekend.
Is that a new season? I had no idea they were still making it. No Constance Wu, I assume?
Yep, and it's the last from what I understand. I couldn't tell you if Constance is in it, though.
Yes and I'm 2/3 of the way through (with no Constance so far)
I quite like the pace and the snappiness of the dialogue, but I've decided I don't really like these people....
That was my feeling, too!
For sure. I've had that feeling since the first episode. These aren't people I'd ever associate with in real life, but I'll be damned if I don't like checking in on them once a year or so via the series.
I couldn't have said it any better. I'd go to great lengths to avoid these people in real life but on TV every once in awhile (where I can control my exposure, lol) is PERFECT.
Just received Olivia on Blu-ray. I spot-checked the disc, and it has a Christmas scene in it! It will be perfect to watch during the holidays.
Check out Diamantino currently streaming on the Criterion Channel, or available as a Kino BD. The male lead is eye candy and has nude scenes; the female lead is involved in a lesbian relationship. The film is outrageous, hard to describe and quite good.
Thanks for reminding me about this release which is a must get for me.
Ive just discovered gorgeous German actor Jannik Schümann who has featured in a number of gay roles. The Centre Of My World has a beautiful BluRay in Germany but with only German subtitles. English ones are available on the U.K. DVD but there’s no Blu Ray. There are some lingering full frontals though and naked love scenes. Same problem with lack of subtitles with the tv series Charité set during WW2 in which he plays part of a gay couple struggling to stay together in spite of the Nazis. Beautiful pictures but no sub titles.
I assume that means you are in the UK. There is a region A Blu-ray of The Center of My World with English subs here in the US. I would have to check if the disc is actually open region or not.
Charité WWII plays in the USA over Netflix with English subtitles. It's an outstanding series. So is the original Charité series set in the 19th century.
It is region-free. It is US release by TLA Video:
or from TLA directly:
I bought it a couple of years ago. Great film!
I agree, Mark! But that didn't stop me from wanting to kick certain characters right in the ass. Ooooh, did I get mad!!!!
Agree Will. But would you have shared Jannik? I would! He's gorgeous.
Netflix in Europe isn't showing it for some reason. Really annoying. And why the UK hasn't released a Blu Ray of that and Centre of My World when they are available elsewhere with English subitles makes me mad. I have two of Jannk Schümann's other German movies both with a selection of subtitles including English. Was watching a short gay Swiss German film yesterday which had part French dialogue and Spanish subtitles, which as I speak both of those meant I could understand. But I struggled at school with German and only had two years so need all the help I can get!
I actually live in France but buy discs from UK, Germany, Spain and France. Getting them from USA costs a lot! Spanish discs can be bootleg and bad quality so one has to be careful. Though another of my crushes Mario Casas has made some terrific movies and most of those have English subtitles and appear on Blu Ray.
Movies I am looking forward to seeing this year:
(This is sub-set of Carla Hay's list at NewNowNext.)
In 1840s England, fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) is living by the sea and selling her discoveries to tourists to support herself and her ailing mother. Her life changes when rich visitor Roderick Murchison (James McArdle) asks her to look after his wife, Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan), and the two women end up falling for each other. Written and directed by Francis Lee, Ammonite is inspired by real events and will have a select run in arthouse cinemas.
The Boys in the Band
Acclaimed producers Ryan Murphy and David Stone have teamed up again with director Joe Mantello to adapt their Tony-winning Broadway revival of The Boys in the Band into a Netflix movie. The cast members from the 2018 play—including Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Charlie Carver, Brian Hutchison, Michael Benjamin Washington, Robin de Jesús, and Tuc Watkins—have reunited for the drama, about a group of gay friends who gather for a birthday party—and proceed to dish out the bitchery.
Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn
Directed by Ivy Meeropol, this is the second documentary in two years about disbarred attorney Roy Cohn (a former mentor-cum-fixer for Donald Trump). The difference between it and Matt Tyrnauer’s 2019 documentary Where’s My Roy Cohn? is that it digs deeper into Cohn’s closeted gay life. Viewers will get firsthand accounts of how Cohn (who died of complications from AIDS in 1986, at the age of 59) led a double life in New York City and the gay haven of Provincetown, in Massachusetts. HBO’s Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn, which had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival, also touches on Meeropol’s tragic family connection to Cohn: Her paternal grandparents were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed in 1953 for espionage, during the Cold War witch hunt led by U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy and his protégé Cohn.
The Capote Tapes
The life story of celebrated gay author Truman Capote is told with a unique twist in this documentary directed by Ebs Burnough. Much of the narration comes from uncovered tapes of interviews that The Paris Review co-founder George Plimpton conducted with Capote’s friends and associates after his 1984 death from liver disease. As they share their perspectives, we learn about his rise to the upper echelons of New York society and his downward spiral as a hedonistic Studio 54–loving partier. Greenwich Films will offer a limited U.S. theatrical release of the movie, which made the festival rounds at Toronto and DOC NYC in 2019.
Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen
Featuring more than 100 years of footage, Sam Feder and Amy Scholder’s documentary explores the history of transgender people and cross-dressers as portrayed in movies and on television. Laverne Cox, Mj Rodriguez, Chaz Bono, and Strong Island director Yance Ford give interviews in what amounts to an examination of how to rectify the prejudices and misconceptions surrounding trans people on screen. The movie will make its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
I Carry You With Me
Based on a true story, I Carry You With Me is about two Mexican lovers, Iván (Armando Espitia) and Gerardo (Christian Vázquez), whose decades-long romance is tested when one of them moves to New York to pursue his dream of becoming a chef. Award-winning filmmaker Heidi Ewing, who’s known for the documentaries Jesus Camp and Freakonomics, makes her first foray into narrative feature directing with the film, which will debut at Sundance before it hits U.S. theaters.
Will & Grace scene-stealer Sean Hayes co-wrote and stars in this comedy, in which he plays the transgender title character, who’s going through a midlife crisis. Susan is unemployed, totally single, and having problems with her family. Can she get it together and turn her life around? Directed by Nick Peet and also starring Allison Janney, Matthew Broderick, Margo Martindale, and Jim Rash, the film will be released in North America by Shout! Studios.
I just wish Boys in the Band included the "Will Krupp POV shot" of Matthew Bomer in the shower from the live show.
Josh also played Marius in the recent BBCTV adaptation of Les Miserables, again unrecognisable from his Yorkshire moors farmhand!