45 Diamonds of the Night

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knives
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Re: 45 Diamonds of the Night

#51 Post by knives » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:41 am

About ten seconds into the Peter Hames appreciation on my disc the audio is cutting out. Anyone have this problem or a solution?

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Re: 45 Diamonds of the Night

#52 Post by Bikey » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:21 pm

knives wrote:About ten seconds into the Peter Hames appreciation on my disc the audio is cutting out. Anyone have this problem or a solution?
Don't know why you might be having this issue, knives; no one has mentioned it to us before and we've checked a few of the DIAMONDS discs here with us and there is no problem with the audio.
If your problem isn't resolved, let us know and we'll happily send you a fresh disc.

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Re: 45 Diamonds of the Night

#53 Post by Cremildo » Wed May 09, 2018 10:19 pm


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Re: 45 Diamonds of the Night

#54 Post by theflirtydozen » Wed May 09, 2018 10:20 pm

According to the Second Run Facebook page a blu-ray upgrade is coming later in 2018!

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Re: 45 Diamonds of the Night

#55 Post by Calvin » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:38 am


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Re: 45 Diamonds of the Night

#56 Post by bunuelian » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:21 pm

This looks great.

I don't often double dip, but when I do, it's Second Run.

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Re: 45 Diamonds of the Night

#57 Post by MichaelB » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:37 pm

I'm not at liberty to reveal full specs, but I understand that the package will be a fair bit more extensive than the old DVD in terms of extras.

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Re: 45 Diamonds of the Night

#58 Post by MichaelB » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:19 pm

The Blu-ray is now confirmed for January 2019.

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Re: 45 Diamonds of the Night

#59 Post by Boosmahn » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:29 pm

I really ought to start researching these Second Run releases... I've never bought anything from them before.

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Re: 45 Diamonds of the Night

#60 Post by zedz » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:14 pm

You really should. Diamonds of the Night is one of the best films ever made, and it’s far from alone in the Second Run catalogue.

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45 Diamonds of the Night

#61 Post by MichaelB » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:16 pm

In all seriousness, I don’t think you can go wrong with any Second Run Blu-Ray, although the likes of Horse Money and Mysterious Object at Noon might be a challenge to the unprepared (outstanding though they are). But you absolutely can’t go wrong with any of their Czech and Hungarian titles, or indeed the superb Marc Isaacs box.

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Re: 45 Diamonds of the Night

#62 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:13 pm

Specs from Amazon.

• Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci, 196) presented from a new 4K restoration from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive
• Jan Nemec s debut short film A Loaf of Bread (Sousto, 1960)
• All-new audio commentary by film historian Michael Brooke.
• New filmed interview with Eva Lustigova, daughter of author Arno t Lustig.
• A filmed appreciation by Peter Hames
• Booklet featuring Michael Brooke's substantial essay on the film.
• Trailer (2018)
• New and improved English subtitle translation.
• World premiere on Blu-ray.

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Re: 45 Diamonds of the Night

#63 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:32 am

What A Disgrace wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:13 pm
• Booklet featuring Michael Brooke's substantial essay on the film.
I wonder who that could be??

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Re: 45 Diamonds of the Night

#64 Post by MichaelB » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:04 am

It's mostly the same essay as the one in the 2010 DVD edition, but updated to reflect Jan Němec's post-2010 career.

I re-read it for the first time in over eight years the other day and was pleasantly surprised - it's definitely one of the better booklets that I wrote for Second Run, with lots of stuff about Němec that was hard to get hold of elsewhere at the time. I still worked at the BFI then, so was able to call up tapes of ultra-rare things like his 1988 Channel 4 film Peace In Our Time?, which had the inspired idea of hiring a Czech director to present a decidedly jaundiced viewpoint on Neville Chamberlain (played by John Cleese).

Thankfully, I've dug up a fair bit more material since (not least a lot more behind-the-scenes production material, courtesy of post-2010 interviews with Němec and co-cinematographer Miroslav Ondříček), so I've been able to keep content overlap between booklet and commentary to a minimum.


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