Mondo Vision

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Re: Mondo Vision

#651 Post by MichaelB » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:15 am

nolanoe wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:55 am
After having seen both ON THE SILVER GLOBE and THIRD PART OF THE NIGHT in stunning HD transfers in cinemas, I figure the one title still pushing back the Trilogy BD box is Diabel.
The restoration was finished ages ago - in fact, I saw it at the Gdynia Film Festival back in 2016, along with the other two.

What's holding things up on both sides of the Atlantic (since Second Run is just as keen to acquire these films for the UK) is the same thing affecting international distribution of Polish titles across the board: for some reason Polish rightsholders have started asking for truly ridiculous licensing fees that clearly aren't commercially viable by any stretch of the imagination.

Hopefully sanity will prevail at some point, at least when the penny drops that the alternative is getting no money at all - but... well, you have only to look at Second Run's previous enthusiasm for Polish cinema versus the number of Polish titles that they've put out on Blu-ray, which currently amounts to a big round zero against two from Slovakia, three from Hungary and four from the Czech Republic. Believe me, this isn't down to lack of interest on their part.

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Re: Mondo Vision

#652 Post by David M. » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:00 pm

nolanoe wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:55 am
Also, as a question to David M: Will MV consider releasing the early releases as Blu-Rays in the future?
I've no idea, sorry. You'd need to ask Mondo Vision. It'd be fun to revisit those titles on BD.

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Re: Mondo Vision

#653 Post by nolanoe » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:17 pm

Damn, that's surreal to hear about the rights holders.

I have since done my research - lo and behold, the Japanese have release Zulawski on Blu-Ray! Either they have a lot of money or do not give a damn, or both.

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