25 Alphaville

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Re: 25 Alphaville

#76 Post by solaris72 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:09 pm


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Re: 25 Alphaville

#77 Post by adarkworldandwide » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:46 pm

An interesting Godard essay with two pertinent paragraphs about Alphaville by Jonathan Rosenbaum:

http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.net/1972/0 ... uc-godard/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 25 Alphaville

#78 Post by solaris72 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:44 pm

If this ever got reissued I would love for Jess Franco's sci-fi ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS (originally titled Cartes sur table) to be included as a special feature. It came out the same year as Alphaville, stars Eddie Constantine (as a detective) and also shares Alphaville's composer Paul Misraki. It was shot in color, but released internationally in B&W. Though hoping Criterion might release a Jess Franco film is probably daft on my part...

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Re: 25 Alphaville

#79 Post by domino harvey » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:49 pm

Coming from someone who thinks Jess Franco is without a doubt the worst director I have ever witnessed, I wouldn't be surprised if Criterion released one of his films from a purely business standpoint, as for some godforsaken reason his movies sell really well on Blu-ray

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Re: 25 Alphaville

#80 Post by Boosmahn » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:14 pm

Didn't a boutique label acquire the rights to a ton of Jess Franco movies? Was it Arrow? I remember there being a box-set on the horizon but haven't heard anything about it in a while.

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Re: 25 Alphaville

#81 Post by dda1996a » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:59 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:49 pm
Coming from someone who thinks Jess Franco is without a doubt the worst director I have ever witnessed, I wouldn't be surprised if Criterion released one of his films from a purely business standpoint, as for some godforsaken reason his movies sell really well on Blu-ray
Does he not have at least one movie that is worth watching? I disliked Cuadecuc, vampir so I feel less compelled to watch Franco's actual film

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Re: 25 Alphaville

#82 Post by dwk » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:27 pm

solaris72 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:44 pm
If this ever got reissued I would love for Jess Franco's sci-fi ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS (originally titled Cartes sur table) to be included as a special feature. It came out the same year as Alphaville, stars Eddie Constantine (as a detective) and also shares Alphaville's composer Paul Misraki. It was shot in color, but released internationally in B&W. Though hoping Criterion might release a Jess Franco film is probably daft on my part...
Kino is releasing Franco's ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS

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Re: 25 Alphaville

#83 Post by Orlac » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:42 pm

dda1996a wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:59 pm
domino harvey wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:49 pm
Coming from someone who thinks Jess Franco is without a doubt the worst director I have ever witnessed, I wouldn't be surprised if Criterion released one of his films from a purely business standpoint, as for some godforsaken reason his movies sell really well on Blu-ray
Does he not have at least one movie that is worth watching? I disliked Cuadecuc, vampir so I feel less compelled to watch Franco's actual film
DIABOLICAL DR. Z is probably his best work

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Re: 25 Alphaville

#84 Post by Banasa » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:48 am

Put me on the dr. Z fandom,

Its main benefit is everyone working against Franco. Its main blessing is bettee than good cinematography and a script co-written by Jean-Claude Carrière which makes it less ill to Franco's worse tendacies.

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Re: 25 Alphaville

#85 Post by solaris72 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:20 pm

dwk wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:27 pm
solaris72 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:44 pm
If this ever got reissued I would love for Jess Franco's sci-fi ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS (originally titled Cartes sur table) to be included as a special feature. It came out the same year as Alphaville, stars Eddie Constantine (as a detective) and also shares Alphaville's composer Paul Misraki. It was shot in color, but released internationally in B&W. Though hoping Criterion might release a Jess Franco film is probably daft on my part...
Kino is releasing Franco's ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS
Wouldn't you know it, they're also releasing Alphaville....

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