Russian Ark cover art

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  1. PaulP

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    Russian Ark is due on DVD from Wellspring on 09/09 (one more fall title, wahoo). The cover is posted at Amazon. Sorry if this is old news, but a search turned up nothing, and I don't recall any other posts on this, except in the Movies forum. The only thing is that Amazon lists no details about the DVD, but seeing as it's part of Wellspring's Masterworks Editions line, like Kurosawa's Ran, I suppose some features are in order. I'm really hoping for a commentary by the director on this, though I don't know if he speaks English or not.
     
  2. Marc Colella

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    Sweet cover.

    Can't wait to get my hands on this DVD.

    Thanks for posting it.
     
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    Definitely on my pre-order list. Thanks for the artwork!
     
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    I wanted to see this in theaters but missed out and I'm now thinking of buying it sight unseen. Is it worth a blind purchase? I like foreign films and reading subtitles doesn't bother me. Also I do know some russian (Learned a few words here and there by listening to t.A.T.u.'s music)

    Looks like the cover art is different than the theatrical poster, I remember seeing the original title (In russian) under the english one.

    So what's the movie about (No major spoilers please)
     
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    IMHO, this is one of the best films of the last decade. it is simply astonishing. I just wish someone other than Wellspring was doing this DVD. The movie is a history of Russia through the Hermitage museum in a single 90 minute take.
     
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    A great film. On my top 10 list of 2002. I'm seriously considering a purchase, but sept. is already an expensive month.
     
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    Seville is doing this disc in Canada. Cover art appears to be the same except they are releasing it under the Signature Collection so that banner will be at the top.

    I haven't seen the specs yet.
     
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    Wellspring's Russian Ark site has nothing on the DVD. I'm really curious about specs and extras, but this is a definite buy in any case.
     
  12. Marc Colella

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    Since Russian Ark is a new film, the print should still be in fantastic condition... so there shouldn't be any reason for a bad transfer.

    However, since Seville is releasing it in Canada - if they're not using the same transfer as Wellspring, then I hope they do a decent job with it.
     
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    That's too bad. And I was looking forward to acquiring Wellspring's Ran at some point. Good thing I didn't, looks like... [​IMG]
     
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    It's converted directly from an interlaced PAL source, and it does indeed look like garbage.

    Hopefully Russian Ark will be a direct-to-digital transfer - a film this visually magnificent deserves nothing less.
     
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    Any specs for this yet?
     

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