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Ismael's Ghosts

#1 Post by antnield » Wed May 17, 2017 4:45 am

Arnaud Desplechin's Ismael's Ghosts will be released as part of the Arrow Academy line next year.

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#2 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed May 17, 2017 6:42 am

Among the extras will be a brand new anamorphic transfer and a chapter list, I'm sure.

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#3 Post by tenia » Wed May 17, 2017 7:08 am

Don't forget the original 5.1 track and the trailer.

Any joke aside, the minimum would be to include the 2 cuts of the movie to begin with.

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#4 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 17, 2017 9:20 am

Wish they'd do a Desplechin box

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#5 Post by Werewolf by Night » Wed May 17, 2017 11:27 am

Agree. It's ridiculous how hard-to-acquire his films have become.

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#6 Post by colinr0380 » Wed May 17, 2017 12:23 pm

It might be difficult to do that, at least with the more well known Desplechin films, as in the UK Ma vie sexuelle is out from Pathé, Kings & Queen is out from Artificial Eye and A Christmas Tale from New Wave Films! They're all on DVD though, so could benefit from the Blu-ray upgrade.

(But of course Jimmy P. and My Golden Days might be good to release too!)

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Re: Forthcoming: Ismael's Ghosts

#7 Post by Pepsi » Thu May 18, 2017 8:25 am

Ma vie sexuelle is in 4:3 letterbox, and needs a uppgrade, especially when the "second part", Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse, someday gets a Blu-Ray release.

Jimmy P. (Blu-ray) you can buy from Amazon.de. It's has the original English soundtrack.

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#8 Post by AidanKing » Thu May 18, 2017 10:32 am

I think My Golden Days is with New Wave too but there still doesn't appear to be a release date in prospect. The same is the case with Jia Zhangke's Mountains May Depart.

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#10 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:31 am

This will not be the movie to win over any Desplchin skeptics, but I loved this, though I could not tell you what its purpose was. As a "sequel" to Rois et reine, it adds nothing to and builds nothing on the first. Like all Desplechin movies, it is an exhilarating and sometimes exhausting collection of overstuffed moments and narratives winding in and out of each other. There are colorfully unlikable and complicated characters. There's a constant novelty in approach and form. And yes, there's yet another dance scene (and it is one of the weirdest moments I will have watching movies this year, as Marion Cotillard enthusiastically shimmies to an utterly undanceable Bob Dylan song while Charlotte Gainsbourg looks on in polite confusion).

Special shout outs to two of the actors here: the legendary László Szabó steals the movie as an aging political director who in one of the best scenes in the film gets into a completely unnecessary yet beautifully cathartic altercation on the flight to his rep screening-- it's a lovely and unexpected exploration of impotence in all senses of the word; and Louis Garrel, who between this and Le Redoutable has unexpectedly won me over as a comic actor. Every review I've read of this short-shrifts the amount of screentime the spy portions with Garrel receive, but in reality a full third of the film is given over to these extended bits of inspired comic explorations of "lack"-- no easy notes are hit as we follow a character who is not very good at his job, not particularly invested, and yet inexplicably connected for reasons that become clear once we understand his function within the larger picture. These scenes are long, amusing, and unexpected in the routes they take as Desplechin avoids nearly every easy gag or approach, instead arriving on a peculiar comic tone that I'd love to see more of in a future Desplechin vehicle-- though given the toxic response this film received, it probably won't happen!

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Re: Forthcoming: Ismaël's Ghosts

#11 Post by tenia » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:51 am

Now dated for Sept 24th according to Amazon :

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No details as to which / how many cut(s) will be included, nor the extras.

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#12 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:53 am

Haha, I don't blame Arrow for capitalizing on the star power, but anyone going into this looking for the romantic drama depicted by that cover is going to be sorely, sorely disappointed

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#13 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:04 pm

Just like Aquarius, I will be reversing the cover art.

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#14 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:25 am

UK TITLE: Ismael’s Ghosts (DVD & Blu-ray)

The latest from from Arnaud Desplechin starring Mathieu Amalric and Mariion Cotillard.

Pre-order Blu-ray in the UK via Arrow: https://arrowfilms.com/product-detai...lu-ray/FCD1735
Pre-order Blu-ray via Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cotillard-C...ds=arrow films

Pre-order DVD in the UK via Arrow: https://arrowfilms.com/product-detai...ts-dvd/FCD1736
Pre-order DVD via Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ismaels-Mat...ds=arrow films

Release date: 24th September

The opening film of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in 2017, Ismael’s Ghosts is the latest film from celebrated filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin (My Golden Days, Kings and Queen).

Telling the story of Ismael, Mathieu Amalric (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Casino Royale, in his sixth collaboration with Desplechin), a filmmaker preparing to direct his new film has his life turned upside down when his wife (Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone, Macbeth), who has been missing and presumed dead for twenty years, mysteriously comes back into his life. His girlfriend, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Melancholia, Antichrist) attempts to help Ismael retain his sanity as his personal and professional life spins out of control.

Featuring some of the finest actors working in France today and an incredible supporting cast including Louis Garrel (The Dreamers), Alba Rohrwacher (I Am Love) and László Szabó (The Unbearable Lightness of Being) Ismael’s Ghosts is a stunning showcase for these incredible performers.

LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY CONTENTS

• High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the Director’s Cut and the Theatrical Cut [Limited Edition Exclusive]
• DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
• Optional English subtitles
• Interview with director Arnaud Desplechin
• Interview with star Marion Cotillard
• Interview with star Charlotte Gainsbourg
• Theatrical trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring two artworks

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Ginette Vincendeau and Phil Concannon

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#15 Post by tenia » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:31 am

The shorter cut is the one used as reference for the product, so I'm unsure which one is exclusive to the LE. I've been told that the shorter cut should be avoided (it hasn't even been released in France on video, and I believe has only been shown theatrically at Cannes), so I hope the longer cut will be the preferred one in the release.

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