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Pre-Order Last Year at Marienbad (1961) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
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    Criterion did release a nice looking Blu-ray but we will see about this 4K restoration from StudioCanal. Below are the extras:

    -Audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
    -Trailers
    -Booklet essay by Vanity Fair film critic K. Austin Collins
    -Interview with filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff
    -Last Year at Marienbad A to Z, a visual essay by James Quandt, programmer for the TIFF Cinematheque
    -Memories of Last Year at Marienbad, a making-of doc using Super-8 footage shot on set
    -Toute la mémoire du monde (1957), a short film by Alain Resnai
     
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    I bought the UK (Studiocanal) blu-ray of the recent restoration a couple of weeks ago. Lovely b&w cinematography of a very strange film. Needs another viewing to make sense of it.

    Whilst watching I was reminded of the video to the Ultravox song Vienna. The video was influenced by The Third Man, perhaps the director had also seen this film, as there are similar stylistic touches.
     
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    I didn't think much of the Criterion, so I'm very curious to see this.
     
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    I regretted selling my Criterion Blu of this, so I'm definitely picking up the Kino edition.

    This is a hypnotic, beautiful film. It's easy to see the influence it, especially The Shining. It's worth noting it was shot by Sasha Vierny, who also photographed Resnais' Night and Fog and Hiroshima Mon Amour, as well as many of Peter Greenaway's films like The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover and A Zed and Two Noughts.
     
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    Fascinating film which I first saw in my teen years in a widescreen transfer in Puerto Rico public TV! In the mid-sixties! I fell under its spell and under the bewitching allure of Delphine Seyrig (I did get to see her on stage, O happy mortal!!!).
     
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    I tried searching for my Blu-ray review of the Criterion release of the film, but only came up with the DVD review. I reviewed the Blu-ray three days after the DVD.

    I thought folks might want to compare bonus features between the Criterion and this new release.
     
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  8. Keith Cobby

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    I like these films which are a triumph of style over substance. Where you can sit back and enjoy the cinematography. Another in this theme (albeit in colour) is the more contemporary 'The Great Beauty'.
     
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    Must be regular-8mm, as Super-8 wasn't marketed until 1965.
     

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