Triplets of Belleville - May 4th

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  1. Tim O.

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    Saw this over at DVDtoons. They've got the extras plus cover art.

    Two of my favorite movies of 03' on the same day PLUS Samurai Jack S1...bye bye hard-earned cash.
     
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    The specs of the currently R2 UK edition seem the same, except it also has DTS and an interview.

    I wonder if the US disc will have a superior transfer to make it worth waiting for. After all, its Sony against Tartan - so you have to wonder!
     
  3. Michael Harris

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    I can't wait. Fingers crossed for Sunday's Oscars (sorry Nemo).
     
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    For the lazy ones: [​IMG]

    http://www.dvdtoons.com/news/521

    Features:

    Making-of Featurette
    Animation Featurette
    Select Scene Commentaries
    Music Video

    The Triplets of Belleville is scheduled for release on 05/04/2004, with a retail tag of $24.96.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jon Robertson

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    Awww...I was hoping for Chomet's fantastic short animation The Old Lady and the Pigeons, so held off on the UK disc just to be sure. Guess there's no reason not to get it now.
     
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    Crossing my fingers as well.

    Triplets of Belleville was a refreshing change from the formula stuff that Pixar releases. And I found the animation to be much more creative and charming as well.

    I'm not one for animated films, but I'll pick this one up on release day.
     
  7. Michael Osadciw

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    FYI, guys. Beware the synopsis, spoilers abound...



    "Extraordinary!" - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

    "Like Nothing You've Ever Seen!" - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

    "A tour de force! Stuffed nearly to bursting with astounding sequences!" - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

    **********************************************
    THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE
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    Two-Time Academy Award® Nominee Including Best Animated Feature
    From Writer/Director Sylvain Chomet
    Premiering May 4 on DVD and VHS

    Culver City, CA (February 23, 2004) - One of the most wildly inventive, visionary and
    sophisticated animated films of all time, THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE caught the world's
    attention with its classic, visually-stunning style, eccentric satirical humor, rich imagination
    crowded with colorful characters and inspired musical score when it premiered at last year's
    Cannes Film Festival. Having since been voted Best Picture on more than 50 Year's Best critics'
    lists including The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, plus numerous worldwide accolades
    including two Academy Award® nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original
    Song, THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE will now debut May 4 on DVD and VHS from
    Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

    Honored as an Official Selection with several prestigious film festivals including
    Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and AFI Film Festival, THE
    TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE became a "critics darling" garnering Best Animated Feature
    awards from respected film organizations such as the New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles
    Film Critics Association, Seattle Film Critics, San Diego Film Critics Society, among others.
    Completed over a remarkable five-year process, THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE was written
    and directed by French-born artist Sylvain Chomet, who previously received an Academy
    Award® nomination for his animated short film, The Old Lady and the Pigeons.

    SYNOPSIS
    Adopted by his grandmother, Madame Souza, Champion is a lonely little boy. Noticing
    that this lad is never happier than on a bicycle, Madame Souza puts him through a rigorous
    training process. Years go by and Champion becomes worthy of his name. Now he is ready to
    enter the world-famous cycling race, the Tour de France. However, during this cycling contest
    two mysterious, square-shouldered henchmen kidnap Champion.
    Madame Souza and her faithful dog Bruno set out to rescue him. Their quest takes them
    across the ocean to the teeming metropolis of Belleville where they encounter the renowned
    "Triplets of Belleville," three eccentric female music-hall divas from the 30's who decide to take
    Madame Souza and Bruno under their wing. Thanks to Bruno's brilliant sense of smell, the
    motley sleuths are soon on to Champion's trail, following the clues to an underground betting
    parlor - now the chase is on!

    DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
    "The Cartoon According to writer/director Sylvain Chomet" featurette
    "The Making-of The Triplets of Belleville" featurette
    Three behind-the-scenes featurettes with scene commentary
    --"Opening Sequence"
    --"Restaurant Performance"
    --"Tuning the Wheel"
    Music Video of the Academy Award®-nominated song "Belleville Rendez-Vous"
    Widescreen Presentation
    Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    Mastered in High Definition
    Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
    Subtitles: English
    Theatrical Trailer
    Scene Selections

    Rated PG-13
    Color / Closed Captioned
    Running Time: 81 Minutes
     
  8. Jason Seaver

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    Bizarre. The only dialogue I remember from the theatrical prsentation was in French, and there were no subtitles.
     
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    The version I saw (at the Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta) had English dialogue. We're not talking about much dialogue, though. [​IMG]
     
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    I think Michael's post needs a spoiler tag. That synopsis gives away almost the entire plot.
     
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    I saw this yesterday, and IMO knowing the plot doesn't spoil this film one bit. The wonderful visuals & offbeat humor are still there to be discovered.
     
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    I'm gonna be happier than Bruno barkin' at a train when this comes out!
     
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    I hope there will be a French audio track on the DVD. I hope that Columbia just made an error in that press release, which only lists English and Spanish. The version I saw in the Evanston Century theater was in French with no subtitles. It is a great film, but I may have to avoid the region 1 version if it does not have the original audio. Granted, there was only about five minutes of dialog. I hope the press release has an error!

    I too, have my fingers crossed for "Triplets" to win the animation Oscar!
     
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    I know that Tartan's DVDs are of variable quality but I would seriously recommend that anyone who is PAL-enabled goes for the R0 version. The DTS soundtrack is extremely active and one of the best I've heard. There are also more extras.
     
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    Whether you watch this for the first time in the theater or DVD (or for the second, third, or forth, time for that matter)be sure to look for the "hidden mickey"

    The only clue I'll give is that it is most certainly an insight as to how the filmmakers feel about Disney...
     
  17. Matt Pelham

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    Try 5 seconds! There were only 2 (about 10 words total)lines in the entire film, one at the beginning and one at the end, both of which were dubbed into English when I saw it in theaters. The other "background" talking (French president, etc) was in French w/o subs but I don't think it's too important.
     
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    Well, there is also the commentary to the bike race, which is also in French. While it isn't important to the plot, it is still dialog....

    Jason
     
  19. RobertCharlotte

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    I do not remember any lines being dubbed when I saw it in the theater. That's interesting that some places did that.
     

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