Cohen Film Collection

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HitchcockLang
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Re: Cohen Film Collection

#601 Post by HitchcockLang » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:19 pm

Just watched Sherlock Jr. from the Cohen Keaton vol. 2. It looked absolutely marvelous and the new orchestral score by Timothy Brock was lovely and engaging and was also subtler and avoiding some of the cute gimmicks of the Mont Alto score from the Kino.

I also checked out the "new" supplements, hoping Cohen had heard the cry for more after the barebones volume 1. Alas, both are about 4 minute long excerpts of talking heads from the Bogdanovich film, edited in such a way that some of the clips are just soundbites without enough context to make them meaningful, and ending with an ad for the Cohen blu-ray of that film. They're more glorified publicity ads for the documentary than meaningful supplements for the films, so I'd say the Kinos are still worth hanging onto for their fairly loaded supplements, but the Cohens are worth grabbing for the restorations and scores.

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Re: Cohen Film Collection

#602 Post by dustybooks » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:51 pm

Yeah, I didn't even look at the supplements because from the back cover copy I assumed it was more of the same, but I was totally delighted by Sherlock Jr. again and can't wait to revisit The Navigator tonight. I'm also glad that Seven Chances is next because it's my favorite. I actually have never seen Battling Butler and sort of forgot it existed; in fact Our Hospitality, which I'm sure will anchor Cohen's Vol. 4, is the only remaining Keaton feature I've seen in the presumptive lineup. (I've seen all the shorts but my knowledge of the features kind of ends with the heavy hitters.)

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Re: Cohen Film Collection

#603 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:41 pm

Numerous previously OOP Cohen titles are popping back up in stock at Amazon-- I think there's been a massive repressing of their back catalog

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Re: Cohen Film Collection

#604 Post by HitchcockLang » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:49 pm

Awesome and thanks for the heads up domino. I’ve been kicking myself for missing that Jamaica Inn release but it looks to be one of the ones coming back in stock.

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#605 Post by dvakman » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:01 am

I received the Keaton Collection, Vol. 3 w/ Seven Chances and Battling Butler, and it looks great! No trailers or ads appear to have been included that indicate whether a Vol. 4 w/ Our Hospitality and the restored shorts are on the horizon or not...

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Re: Cohen Film Collection

#606 Post by dustybooks » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:26 am

Agree with the above post. Presentation-wise, these Keaton discs continue to be impeccable, and I appreciate the restoration notes at the outset of each film. Seven Chances is my favorite Keaton feature, and Battling Butler — which is new to me — was a delight. It’s really stunning that films of this vintage can be made to look this good, especially given how much damage they’ve been screened with over the years. (Some flaws remain in Butler but they’re evident for very little of the runtime.) I’m also curious if Cohen tackles the shorts but even if they don’t, this series has already been a gift and a bargain.

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Re: Cohen Film Collection

#607 Post by sabbath » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:31 pm

Burned-in subtitles for Get Out Your Handkerchiefs, according to Beaver.

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Re: Cohen Film Collection

#608 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:05 pm

That may be the most piss-colored resto I’ve seen yet

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#609 Post by CSM126 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:49 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:05 pm
That may be the most piss-colored resto I’ve seen yet
Blu-Ray.com somehow claims it’s skewed blue.

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Re: Cohen Film Collection

#610 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:56 pm

It is skewed eww. Also LOL at the pearl-clutching throughout that review

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Re: Cohen Film Collection

#611 Post by Aunt Peg » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:15 pm

Visually it looks far from perfect colour wise but I'll take it over the wretched DVD.

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Re: Cohen Film Collection

#612 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:31 pm

I mean, I’m pretty much used to it at this point. I’m not giving up Muriel or L’argent or whatever, so it just really do be like that sometimes

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Re: Cohen Film Collection

#613 Post by tenia » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:16 am

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:05 pm
That may be the most piss-colored resto I’ve seen yet
Not sure if Ritrovata (the yellow white balance looks like their LUT) or Eclair (the white clothes looking blue are usually their signature), but in any case, yup, that's another LUT-homogenised restoration.

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Re: Cohen Film Collection

#614 Post by jsteffe » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:27 am

tenia wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:16 am
Not sure if Ritrovata (the yellow white balance looks like their LUT) or Eclair (the white clothes looking blue are usually their signature), but in any case, yup, that's another LUT-homogenised restoration.
Maybe it's the new Ritrovata-Eclair super-LUT that combines the best of both worlds?

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Re: Cohen Film Collection

#615 Post by tenia » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:20 pm

Joke aside, I've seen movies graded by Ritrovata that looked Eclair-teal, and Eclair stuff looking Ritrovata-yellow. Not sure why or how, but I guess that within the thousands possible LUTs, they somehow ended up using extremely close ones.

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