Derek Jarman Volume 1: 1976-1986

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Derek Jarman Volume 1: 1976-1986

#26 Post by MichaelB » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:53 am

They haven't said, so you'll need to ask them.

But, based on precedent (Dreyer, Rossellini, Clarke), I suspect the vast majority of the box set contents will remain exclusive to the boxes, at least in high definition. Rossellini got separate DVD editions, and Clarke was split up into two DVD boxes, but the only separate Clarke BDs were Penda's Fen, Contact and The Firm/Elephant.

UPDATE: Jubilee will definitely get a standalone release, and Sebastiane and Caravaggio might. But these probably not be the same discs as the equivalents in the box set, and titles like In the Shadow of the Sun and lot of the extras will remain exclusive to it.

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#27 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:44 pm

I suspect that this may bode well for an updated Criterion edition of Jubilee at some point too.

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#28 Post by tenia » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:26 am

Very small delay for the set : Amazon now says it will be released on April 2nd.

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#30 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:07 am

I have my copy, and I suppose the lack of discussion here indicates that those who also have their copies are waiting for the second volume before really digging in, because that is what I am planning to do. ...and so organized is my movie watching schedule over the next several months that I won't be able to even watch volume 1 until September.

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#31 Post by criterionsnob » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:11 pm

I have my copy, but so far have only watched Caravaggio, which is gorgeous. This could be be the set of the year for me.

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#32 Post by zedz » Tue May 15, 2018 9:27 pm

I've worked my way through the extras of this set, and it's a terrific package. Lots of talking heads, but there's so many great, vivid anecdotes that I realize I'd happily watch five full discs of Derek Jarman's friends and colleagues talking about him. Hell, I'd happily watch five full discs of Lee Drysdale talking about anything. At one point John Scarlett-Davis describes Drysdale as the only person he'd ever met who could out-talk Jarman, and I believe he's also the only person in the world who ever referred to Jarman as "Del" and the only person in the last couple of years who's spoken at length about what a prick David Bowie was!

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#33 Post by manicsounds » Sun May 20, 2018 10:20 am

Most likely a headache with music rights issues such as "Jazz Calendar" the 1968 short not having the original music track, it's unfortunate that none of the Jarman directed music videos could be included.

While watching "In the Shadow of the Sun" and "The Angelic Conversation" I thought "This really reminds me of The Smiths' "There is a Light That Never Goes Out" music video" and guess who directed that? Jarman. Looking at his filmography he made quite a lot of music videos in the 80s from prominent indie artists.

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#34 Post by MichaelB » Sun May 20, 2018 10:30 am

My BFI contact has confirmed that music rights clearances are indeed eye-watering.

I’m frankly amazed that I managed to get Jan Švankmajer’s Another Kind of Love video cleared for the Švankmajer box - and it ended up as the single most expensive item in that set per second by a pretty whopping margin. (My argument to the then head of BFI Content was “how much is the word ‘Complete’ on the box worth?”, which actually worked.)

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