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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Carrol M, Jan 6, 2003.
Any news on this title coming out in 2003?
I haven't heard anything. It would certainly be nice to see, though. Renoir's film seems like a prime candidate for a Criterion release....
I e-mailed Criterion concerning this title in November, and Jon Mulvaney replied:
THE RULES OF THE GAME is a real possibility for 2003. However,
nothing definite has been determined at this time.
I just traded my (pretty good) R2 copy, and hope we'll hear something official from Criterion soon.
I hope so too. It's a crime that this film -- the only movie to consistently make Sight & Sound's best films of all time list for the past 50 years -- hasn't been given the full-out treatment yet.
I've heard that a restored 35mm print is making the rounds; let's hope this was in preparation for a DVD release.
Oh, I am salivating!
This is a for-sure must have. Criterion did such a great job with Grand Illusion, I can only imagine what they would do with this one.
a full restored version is available - from France. Also has a nice documentary on it and both this and the feature have english subs.
R2, France, 29 January 2003 release.[/c]
That's the version I just traded (on this forum). That version was hard to find for some time, and now it's being re-released, Paul.
The French dvd is not fully restored, Ali. In this case, restored refers to the 1959 reconstruction of the film (link)
Still a good release, even the menus are available in English. I don't really like yellow subtitles though, especiallly on B&W movies.
What's the latest news on this release?
Have you read the following thread, Paul:
Not quite as super as if they had found the original camera negative, as they did with Grand Illusion, but super nonetheless.
I was under the impression that the camera negative had either disintegrated over time or was destroyed. Presumably, the leap in quality in the fine-grain element was great enough for Criterion to throw out a presumably very costly high-definition digitally restored master, so I'm on tenterhooks waiting for this one!
Oh, I'm sure it'll be a big improvement. I should be more positive. It's very exciting news.
If ever there was a movie that wanted to be released by Criterion, this is it. Good timing on the master find! These folks lead charmed lives, it would seem.