Godard's "Weekend" on DVD, ever?

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  1. Seth_S

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    This is a long shot, but are there any plans to release Godard's Weekend (also spelled Week End) on DVD?
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    Would that there was.
     
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    One of my most-wanted too. It's possible that New Yorker has the rights (they released it on vhs) but I'm not sure.
     
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    Pretty sure New Yorker has the rights so doubt we'll be seeing this anytime soon. They have a ton of unreleased classics in their vault. My guess is the materials that they have would make poor DVD's and they don't have the $$ to do their own video restorations.
    Another Godard they have that I'd really like to see is Two or Three Things I Know About Her
    A member here has had some recent contact with New Yorker and they've said they plan on stepping up their DVD production for next year.
     
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    What I’d really like to see is Histoires du cinema. Now this is one that we can be sure will never be available in the States. I suppose that we can hope for an edition in Europe.

    My son saw all eight hours recently in Chicago. This is one that I’m sure won’t make Dallas.
     
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    Lew, it is available on DVD. As I remember it's very expensive, like $200+, but I know someone through a movie listserv that has it. It also has no english subtitles, but I understand that an english text booklet is available with the CD set.

    I'm thinking it's from Japan. I can find out if you're interested.
     
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    What do you consider "explicitly Marxist"? Most of his films are in some way a critique of capitalism and its bourgeois.
     
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    Thanks very much Terrance. I really appreciate the information and link. I’ll have to think about this, as this is something I would like to see. My Japanese literacy is pretty much limited to being able to read ‘exit’. [​IMG]
     
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    Lew, I'm certain that there is also a CD set of Histories and it comes with an English transcription but I can't remember where it came from. I know someone who has it so I'll try and track down the info.

    Bunuel's latter career consisted almost entirely of critiquing capitalism and the bourgeosis. I don't think his films could be considered Marxist.
     
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