Love Affair (Leo McCarey, 1939)

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hearthesilence
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Love Affair (Leo McCarey, 1939)

#1 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:21 pm

Thought this would be worth mentioning...

The Museum of Modern Art's restoration of this film (done with support from the Film Foundation) is screening at Lincoln Center on Sunday, August 28 at 12:30 p.m. This restoration has not been issued on DVD (at least here in the U.S.) so it's definitely worth catching.

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Re: Love Affair (Leo McCarey, 1939)

#2 Post by Jonathan S » Thu May 24, 2012 5:38 am

Can anyone recommend a DVD of this film, or at least suggest what's the best available? I thought the Editions Montparnasse DVD Elle et lui might be some sort of official release, as it's part of a RKO series that was presumably licensed, but the one screenshot I've seen looks decidedly soft.

I've heard the Alpha is not too bad, though perhaps that's only in comparison to their totally unwatchable product. I'm not expecting anything brilliant - just something with decent contrast and definition like the copy the BBC screened a decade ago (the only time I recall the film ever on UK TV).

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Re: Love Affair (Leo McCarey, 1939)

#3 Post by david hare » Thu May 24, 2012 5:40 am

No don't buy the Montparnasse, it's dreadful. Wait for a legit release coming hopefully soon.

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Re: Love Affair (Leo McCarey, 1939)

#4 Post by swo17 » Thu May 24, 2012 10:27 am

The Alpha is pretty bad too, if memory serves. I mean, perhaps it's in the upper 50% of Alpha releases but that's not saying much.

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Re: Love Affair (Leo McCarey, 1939)

#5 Post by tomvolkamer » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:41 am

I’m very happy to report that I have sent an email to MoMA to ask about a potential dvd/Blu-ray release of the restored print of Love Affair and they got back to me announcing a 2020 release on both formats! Rejoice! :-)

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Re: Love Affair (Leo McCarey, 1939)

#6 Post by Aunt Peg » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:44 am

tomvolkamer wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:41 am
I’m very happy to report that I have sent an email to MoMA to ask about a potential dvd/Blu-ray release of the restored print of Love Affair and they got back to me announcing a 2020 release on both formats! Rejoice! :-)
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Re: Love Affair (Leo McCarey, 1939)

#7 Post by andyli » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:57 am

From which label, may I ask?

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Re: Love Affair (Leo McCarey, 1939)

#8 Post by bbqamazing » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:40 pm

tomvolkamer wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:41 am
I’m very happy to report that I have sent an email to MoMA to ask about a potential dvd/Blu-ray release of the restored print of Love Affair and they got back to me announcing a 2020 release on both formats! Rejoice! :-)
This is really great news. I recently saw Love Affair for the first time (on a recommendation from Kenneth Turan's book Not to Be Missed. I was moved to tears by the final scene. Let's hope that this release turns out to be done well. Has anyone seen the restoration?

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