Gaumont French Releases

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#376 Post by david hare » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:00 am

Not much info on the Vigo integrale but I assume one disc is L’Atalante, a second disc is the sublime 90 minutes of outtakes from it, and disc 3 Zero, Taris and A Propos de Nice. Not cheap at 70 Euros but some things are more important than money.

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#377 Post by JAP » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:16 am

On a related note, the Cineteca di Bologna edition of the Vigo set (2 BRs+3 DVDs) is already available for €33.00 RRP.

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#378 Post by david hare » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:15 pm

Apparently no subs. Also not clear if it includes Eisenschitz' 90 minute outtakes film. But certinly cheaper than Gaumont's 70 Euros.

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#379 Post by L.A. » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:41 am

Artificial Eye releases L’Atalante & The Films of Jean Vigo in October. Wonder what this includes.

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#380 Post by Werewolf by Night » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:39 pm

Product Description
L'Atalante (1934)
This intoxicatingly inventive masterpiece is one of the world's great films. A simple and engaging plot is transformed into a kaleidoscope of dazzling digressions and offbeat characterizations complete with tour-de-force scenes that still seem fresh and startling.

À propos de Nice (1930)
What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

Taris (1931)
An Inventive short portrait of a swimming champion.

Zero de Conduite (1933)
A radical, delightful tale of boarding-school rebellion that has influenced countless film-makers.

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#381 Post by L.A. » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:16 pm

Regarding the extras I meant. Doing some research I noticed an earlier DVD from AE so maybe it will the same release.

But I still feel enormous interest towards the upcoming French set. Like David said:
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...some things are more important than money.

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#382 Post by david hare » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:24 pm

That AE listing does not appear to include the Eisenschitz c ommentary and outtakes feature length documentary which I think is the major part of the package (although L'Atalante is my best film of all time.) I hope the listing is an oversight and it will occupy a third disc as it almost certainly does in the Gaumont set. The outtakes are mostly silent (with continuous commentary from BE) and include an extraordinary sequence in the Parisian cafe where they watch the saleman with the bicycle sing his nonsense song. Vigo and Kaufman film it from three different angles, rtight side inside the stage, outside the stage and through the netting, and from above, in three separate takes and it's one of the few sections of the material to still have sound (recorded direct to camera.) It's electrifying. There are many other glorious, amazing things that never ended up in the finished movie, and there's a plethora of shots with VIgo himself clapping the board for the take. It is indispensible and I am sure Eisenschitz would insist on it being included.

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#383 Post by feckless boy » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:17 pm

So far the forthcoming AE Blu-ray is listed as only a single disc - so probably something similar to the Criterion disc but hopefully using the new restorations.

The Gaumont Prestige - Coffret Jean Vigo Edition with 5 DVD or 2 Blu-ray + 2 DVD, with a book by Bernard Eisenschitz. According to one BD.com-poster this set will use the new 4K restorations and at least the films themselves will be subtitled in English.

The outtakes David Hare is talking about Tournage d’hiver: L’Atalante de Jean Vigo chutes et rushes.

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#384 Post by Costa » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:36 pm

If tenia or anyone else gets this:
https://www.amazon.fr/1492-Conquest-of- ... B07G2D87KH
please let us know if it's remastered, if it's indeed the extended cut and if it includes English subtitles.

I love this film and Vangelis' soundtrack.

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#385 Post by david hare » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:45 pm

What has happened to the October 10 release date for Gaumont’s Vigo coffret. Tapping fingers while very expensive Amazon premium postage ticks by.

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#386 Post by tenia » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:50 pm

Gaumont and Pathé changed their logistics company and it's a nightmare since. Most of their latest releases have been plagued with supplying issues at online suppliers. Hopefully, things will smooth out over time but I guess someone is going to pay some penalties !

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#387 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:09 pm

Both Amazon an FNAC are stating 17th October for arrival of stock on all Gaumont October releases and the delayed September Tourneurs

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#388 Post by david hare » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:46 pm

So much for paying "exdpedie" freight charge for quick delivery We will be out of the country from early November for a while. I was hoping to do a a review for it and long appreciation of Eisie's work.

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#389 Post by david hare » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:06 pm

Needless to say thanks to you both. I have the problem fo having to be home for the delivery timeframe becuase the couriers here do not leave in a safe place where the niebors can pick it up, and the bloody thing will go back to PO NZ to be returend to sender. If they have stock by 17th I can reinstate the order if not, nada.

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#390 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:16 am

They have written to say mine will be delivered the 19th from both FNAC and Amazon so the stock situation seems to be pretty solid

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#391 Post by david hare » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:45 am

Mine arrived. I am drowning in this box but I will only say it’s essential to life. All the titles are from the new 4ks which were done at Ritrovato and are, frankly flawless and beyond criticism. They all look as good here as they did on the big screen at Bologna.

And for folks concerned, although the bulk of extras are not English subbed, the sublime L’Hiver extra on the L’Atalante disc is fully English subbed. Aside from the stagerring now definitive quality of these restos, this 70 minutes of uncut outtakes are one of the greatest pleasures of my film going life. They might be yours too.

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Re: Gaumont French Releases

#392 Post by artfilmfan » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:31 pm

I've only watched about 40 minutes of it so far ... L'Atalante on the new Gaumont Blu-ray disc looks fantastic. I set my Blu-ray player to Region A and the disc plays fine.

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