Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2076 Post by fdm » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:10 pm

(Cute with the double post, and doubly sad as well, since mine's already on the way. Think that as well as cutting down some, I'll hold off longer too from now on.)

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2077 Post by McCrutchy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:35 pm

That (the double post) was a happy accident.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2078 Post by AidanKing » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:48 am

Artificial Eye appear to have decided to release Xavier Beauvois' The Guardians on DVD only. I wonder what criteria they are taking into account in making the decisions on which films to release on BluRay: presumably not visual ones in this case at least.

I imagine it's purely commercial considerations, so AE appear to be going down a different route from, for example, Arrow, who are generally releasing archive titles on BluRay only now and are sometimes even releasing new titles (such as Loznitsa's A Gentle Creature) on BluRay only too.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2079 Post by Aunt Peg » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:00 am

AidanKing wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:48 am
Artificial Eye appear to have decided to release Xavier Beauvois' The Guardians on DVD only. I wonder what criteria they are taking into account in making the decisions on which films to release on BluRay: presumably not visual ones in this case at least.

I imagine it's purely commercial considerations, so AE appear to be going down a different route from, for example, Arrow, who are generally releasing archive titles on BluRay only now and are sometimes even releasing new titles (such as Loznitsa's A Gentle Creature) on BluRay only too.
I'll be purchasing the US Blu Ray from Music Box of The Guardians. Such a great looking film deserves nothing less than the Blu Ray treatment.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2080 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:24 am

Jupiter's Moon was another film that they rather strangely decided to release DVD only recently too.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2081 Post by Caligula » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:23 am

New pre-orders are up for The House That Jack Built, Disobedience, Dogman and Cold War. Links are for BD's, but pre-orders for DVDs are all available as well

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2082 Post by Skrmng Skll Th Thd » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:21 pm

Has the Jean Vigo set suddenly been pushed back a full year, or am I just now now noticing the "2019" at the amazon listing? Blu-ray dot com still lists the date as "2018" and I can't find any info on Curzon's own site.

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#2083 Post by reaky » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:05 pm

For any UK members near a Fopp store, they currently have the AE Louis Malle set for £30.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2084 Post by Ogre Kovacs » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:44 pm

I recently purchased The Aki Kaurismäki Collection blu ray and watched Calamari Union today. I noticed that there were no opening titles on the screen. The disc subtitles would appear (for example "Villealfa Films Presents" or "Written and Directed by") to translate non existent words. Anyone else have the set and seeing similar things? I cannot believe it is a specific disc error, but have not found any reviews commenting on this. Thanks.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2085 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:21 am

I don't remember from seeing the film a few years back, but YouTube has two different versions. Likely they used a clean version and no one noticed the absence.
With titles
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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2086 Post by Calvin » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:14 pm

3 years after turning down Arrow's advances, Artificial Eye are finally releasing Krzysztof Kieślowski's A Short Film About Killing and A Short Film About Love on Blu-Ray this April 8th.

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2087 Post by Kauno » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:10 am

Why not a double feature?

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2088 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:23 am

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2089 Post by Never Cursed » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:55 am

For whatever reason, I thought you hated Dekalog, domino

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#2090 Post by MichaelB » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:27 am

Kauno wrote:Why not a double feature?
To expand on Domino’s reply, why a double feature? These are two of the more lucrative back-catalogue cash cows that Artificial Eye has access to at a time when physical media sales are dwindling rapidly - so what sensible reason would they have to effectively give one of the titles away?

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2091 Post by dda1996a » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:45 am

Never Cursed wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:55 am
For whatever reason, I thought you hated Dekalog, domino
If Domino hates Dekalog I can finally make up my mind whether to trust his opinions or not

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2092 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:56 am

Never Cursed wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:55 am
For whatever reason, I thought you hated Dekalog, domino
I think the one with the father and daughter is a masterpiece and the one with the stamps is okay, don't care for the rest. Kim K here was Artificial Eye's end goal, not me ponying up!

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2093 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:06 am

dda1996a wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:45 am
Never Cursed wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:55 am
For whatever reason, I thought you hated Dekalog, domino
If Domino hates Dekalog I can finally make up my mind whether to trust his opinions or not
I'm well aware I'm in the minority on these films, but you can trust my opinions in as much as they are legitimately mine. If I don't like the same things you like and vice versa, I could hardly be offended if you were to dismiss my takes on films you haven't seen yet!

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Re: Artificial Eye / Curzon Film World

#2094 Post by dda1996a » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:20 pm

I merely jest of course. And we've obviously disagreed before, lately regarding Inaritu. Im interested in reading what you don't like about this though. Probably my favorite series of all time.

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#2095 Post by phoenix474 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:51 am

Knowing AE's reputation I was a little iffy getting about getting the Varda set from them. To my surprise it's actually packaged very nicely (despite the infuriating spine situation that AE releases have) and the first two discs look magnificent. You could take the Cleo disc, change up the menus and draw a wacky C on the cover and it'd work perfectly as a standalone Criterion release.

Might have to get the Kaurismäki set next. They released all the films here in Finland individually on blu-ray, with hefty prices too...

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