MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#3701 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:37 am

Drucker wrote:
Final announcement, a November #mastersofcinema release "one of the greatest British films of all time!" to be revealed Thurs at 4pm
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#3702 Post by rapta » Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:37 pm

Drucker wrote:
Final announcement, a November #mastersofcinema release "one of the greatest British films of all time!" to be revealed Thurs at 4pm
I reckon it might be Kes, but I'd be even happier with Sunday Bloody Sunday. Obviously both have been released by Criterion already but they've been strangely absent in the UK (on Blu-ray at least). Same goes for A Taste of Honey...

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#3703 Post by Luke M » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:18 am

Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death?

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#3704 Post by rapta » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:45 am

Luke M wrote:Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death?
That would obviously be a dream release, but ITV have that one and don't tend to license to other UK labels other than Network for some reason. However, they did license it to a German label last year for some reason, so I don't see why it hasn't got a UK release yet! Safe to say it'd be a day one purchase, and even better if they did license it to MoC or BFI because we'd get a much better encode (and extras, and guaranteed a booklet). ITV hardly release anything themselves anymore, so why not license it to a label who does want to release it?

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#3705 Post by Drucker » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:15 am

Based on recent releases, I'm not expecting anything too exciting or a debut of anything. With that said, considering the Sony title was a bit of an unexpected coup, Barry Lyndon in the correct aspect ratio and with some extras would really be awesome.

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#3706 Post by Lowry_Sam » Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:16 pm

Drucker wrote:
Final announcement, a November #mastersofcinema release "one of the greatest British films of all time!" to be revealed Thurs at 4pm
Hell Drivers

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#3707 Post by rapta » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:35 am

My suspicions confirmed: it's
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#3708 Post by andyli » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:11 am

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Wow, Kes is deservedly one of the greatest British films. It was restored in 6K years ago and had a wonderful Criterion blu-ray, so I wonder what MoC can add to that edition. Maybe a commentary track?

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#3709 Post by RossyG » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:49 am

Lowry_Sam wrote:
Drucker wrote:
Final announcement, a November #mastersofcinema release "one of the greatest British films of all time!" to be revealed Thurs at 4pm
Hell Drivers
Coming from Network, if the rumours are true.

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#3710 Post by What A Disgrace » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:15 am

Less disappointing than I thought it would be. I'll get it. It sounds like they may go all out on this one, as they did with their edition of If....

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#3711 Post by rapta » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:58 am

Yeah, they're calling this one the 'definitive' release, so I assume they're gonna try and top Criterion's effort.

However, some have pointed out they may not be able to get Cathy Come Home in any better condition than Criterion already did, so may have to do without it. That's okay with me if it means we get different supplements to replace it, as I'm sure the BFI or somebody will restore and release it one day.

As for other upcoming MoC titles, we definitely know E. A. Dupont's Varieté is coming soon (most likely November/early December), and somebody on here spilled the beans about Anthony Mann's The Man from Laramie (so we know they might now have a deal with Sony, which could also mean John Huston's Fat City too). Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Creepy should be coming to Blu-ray soon too (probably December) and I seem to remember them pretty much confirming we'd get Fritz Lang's Der Müde Tod [Destiny] soon as well. Then there have been other rumours concerning Hou Hsiao-hsien's Daughter of the Nile (or more Taiwanese titles anyway, which could also mean King Hu's Legend of the Mountain) and a title sourced from Deutsche Kinemathek which will most likely be G. W. Pabst's Pandora's Box or an upgrade to Carl Th. Dreyer's Vampyr (and if not, then possibly a different Pabst). So yes, a lot to look forward to in the coming months!

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#3712 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:45 am

Announcements coming tomorrow. I just received Olive's Johnny Guitar Signature Edition, so I imagine it will be joining the Masters of Cinema series.

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#3713 Post by tenia » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:29 pm

What A Disgrace wrote:I just received Olive's Johnny Guitar Signature Edition, so I imagine it will be joining the Masters of Cinema series.
I just made a pre-order today, so I guess that can be considered backup for you.

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#3714 Post by Ribs » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:31 pm

To be fair, they say there are four announcements coming but only one is for MoC - so nobody should get their hopes up for a stacked set of MoC titles for the end of the year.

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#3715 Post by rockysds » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:11 am

Amazon links up for the expected MoC of The Man From Laramie, plus DF Eureka releases of Lords of Dogtown, Roxanne and the series Maid Marian and her Merry Men on dvd.

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#3716 Post by rapta » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:41 am

Very happy about Lords of Dogtown (which I have a soft spot for), and have never seen Roxanne but will happily buy that too at some point. Solid acquisitions from the Sony library so far from Eureka!

Extremely glad we're getting The Man from Laramie before the New Year - I thought it would be a way off, and we were more likely going to get the Buñuel or Dupont titles first! I expect we'll see those two in January/February now (and perhaps Lang's Destiny sometime in the new year too).

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#3717 Post by Forrest Taft » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:42 am

Eureka also confirms that they've acquired the rights to the new restonration of Der müde tod. I guess we all suspected this was coming from MoC, but nice to get a confirmation.
Revealed! We are pleased to announce that we have acquired the rights to the 2k digital restoration of Fritz Lang's DESTINY (aka Der müde Tod) which premiered at Berlinale 2016. More details about the Masters of Cinema release will be revealed over the upcoming months. Watch this space...

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#3718 Post by Finch » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:49 pm

They also got the Japanese film Harmonium which got very good reviews in Cannes. Likely MoC title for 2017.

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#3719 Post by TMDaines » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:29 pm

Geez interest in MoC is all but dead. Couple of hours after their announcements and no discussion or reaction here.

Yey for Varieté finally, but not much else. Maybe I'll get the Caligari Steelbook for the extra film, but not the most inspired release. Can we have the definitive release up front next time rather than a year or two later?

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#3720 Post by Forrest Taft » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:32 pm

I'll get the Metroplis anime as well and have already pre-ordered Creepy. The Caligari double dip is unecessary, but this is the most exciting selection of titles from them in a while, IMO.

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#3721 Post by domino harvey » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:46 pm

Well, no one bothered to post them here, so how are we supposed to react to anything?

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#3722 Post by lubitsch » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:08 pm

TMDaines wrote: Yey for Varieté finally, but not much else.
Yay for a Varieté with a new soundtrack, namely a Stephen Horne piano one. Masochists might want to listen to the Tiger Lillies who are added as a second option.

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#3723 Post by Morgan Creek » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:14 pm

Our January slate was announced today via our Facebook page and Twitter accounts.

La Bamba, the All-American rock to riches story of rock and roll legend Ritchie Valens starring Lou Diamond Phillips, will be released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a 30th Anniversary Digitally Restored Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 9 January.

Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis, the spectacular anime based on the 1949 Metropolis manga, itself inspired by the 1927 German silent film of the same name, will be released for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, in a Limited Edition Dual-Format SteelBook on 16 January, and a Special Dual-Format edition on 13 March.

Das Cabinet Des Dr Caligari, Robert Weine’s sinister tale of psychosis and murder, set in a warped gothic landscape, will be released in a Limited Edition 2-disc Blu-ray SteelBook featuring the 2014 documentary From Caligari to Hitler as part of the Masters of Cinema Series on 16 January. One of the most iconic masterpieces in cinema history, Robert Wiene's film shook filmgoers worldwide and changed the direction of the art form. Now presented with a bonus Blu-ray disc containing the 2014 documentary From Caligari to Hitler, exploring the social and cultural impact of German Cinema during the Weimar Republic.

The German silent masterpiece Varieté, E.A. Dupont’s crime of passion set in the circus milieu starring Emil Jannings, will be released in a digitally restored 2K Dual Format edition as part of the Masters of Cinema Series on 23 January.

And finally, following the festival screenings and theatrical release on 25 November 2016. Creepy, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s breath-taking psychological thriller, will be released as part of the Masters of Cinema Series in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 23 January.

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#3724 Post by Tommaso » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:47 pm

lubitsch wrote: Yay for a Varieté with a new soundtrack, namely a Stephen Horne piano one. Masochists might want to listen to the Tiger Lillies who are added as a second option.
Masochists might also spend their money on the Caligari steelbook, in order to get that "From Caligari to Hitler" documentary by Rüdiger Suchsland, the guy who made that other so-called documentary that was already on the original release...

But great news about the Stephen Horne soundtrack indeed!

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#3725 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:51 am

TMDaines wrote:Geez interest in MoC is all but dead. Couple of hours after their announcements and no discussion or reaction here.
I used to look forward to MoC announcements the way I look forward to Criterion announcements. Now, not so much. IMO MoC has fallen behind Arrow and BFI in terms of exciting releases.

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