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senseabove
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Re: Grasshopper Film

#126 Post by senseabove » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:23 am

I was as well. As I said in the dedicated La Flor thread, the only time it played near me, the way the theater programmed it plus transit cost, it would’ve been an $86 movie ticket over four days, so I skipped, assuming it would get a physical release that, even at full retail, would cost half that.

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#127 Post by Oedipax » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:15 pm

Add me in for a blind LA FLOR purchase as well, assuming it's a blu-ray set.

And for goodness' sake, physical releases of all the Straub-Huillet titles.

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#128 Post by goblinfootballs » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:09 pm

I'm also on board for a blu-ray release; I'd just also like the opportunity to catch a screening.

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#129 Post by zedz » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:46 pm

And if La Flor doesn't get a physical release, how will Grasshopper Films gauge the interest in a physical release of Extraordinary Stories?

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#130 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:05 pm

zedz wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:46 pm
And if La Flor doesn't get a physical release, how will Grasshopper Films gauge the interest in a physical release of Extraordinary Stories?
And I'll buy ten copies of that one in 2021. Do we have ourselves a deal?

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#131 Post by domino harvey » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:07 pm

Grasshopper, I know we scared you away from your quick responding in this thread, but free advice: just go the Kickstarter route for a Blu-ray release if you really think you can't support one otherwise

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#132 Post by headacheboy » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:12 pm

Count me in as one who will buy a copy of La Flor on Blu-Ray and it will be a blind buy. I had plans on seeing it in Iowa City the weekend prior to Thanksgiving as I travel to Cedar Rapids, Iowa every year at that time to visit my wife's family. Unfortunately this year her job went on strike and she canceled our plans for the first time in close to forever. The one time I was finally jazzed about Thanksgiving in Cedar Rapids and it goes awry!

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#133 Post by GrasshopperFilm » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:46 pm

Hello all!! Thanks very much for your feedback and interest in a LA FLOR blu-ray. We feel the same way and even though -- as we mentioned in the earlier post -- there are no plans currently for a physical release, it's something that we continue to discuss and certainly want to make happen. If it were a standard release, on a single blu-ray (or even two!), it wouldn't be an issue. But of course, because it would require a 4 blu-ray commitment, we've been exploring options. One of them is to use a kickstarter or indiegogo-type campaign as a pre-order period. But we definitely appreciate seeing the interest in this release on here! We'll continue to look at options and hope to have updates soon.

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#134 Post by Calvin » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:07 pm

I'd also pitch in for a La Flor Blu-Ray, whether you go for crowdfunding or otherwise.

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#135 Post by nitin » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:30 am

I would be happy to buy it blind based on the enthusiasm in this board.

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#136 Post by zedz » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:14 pm

Putting in a good word for a great film recently released by Grasshopper, Heddy Honigmann's Buddy.

Honigmann is one of the greatest working documentary filmmakers, and this beautiful film subtly works her recurrent themes (dislocation, war trauma, the power of music) into a portrait of service dogs and their owners / partners. There's plenty of amazing footage of amazing dogs doing amazing things (i.e. the money shots of this kind of documentary), but Honigmann's gift for observation and empathy manages to extract much more resonance from the material. It's a more straightforward movie than some of my favourites of hers (I recently rewatched Forever, available from Icarus, which is one version of a perfect film), but it's full of surprises and rewards.

The only extras on the disc are a couple of deleted scenes, but they're gold, and give a good example of how astute Honigmann is as a filmmaker. It must have hurt like hell to lose these scenes (which have to do with the selection and training of service dogs), but you can see that they no longer fitted into the structure of the film that eventuated. This offers an interesting insight into just how deliberately crafted her films are, despite their deceptively casual drift.

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Re: Grasshopper Film

#137 Post by barryconvex » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:20 am

GrasshopperFilm wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:46 pm
Hello all!! Thanks very much for your feedback and interest in a LA FLOR blu-ray. We feel the same way and even though -- as we mentioned in the earlier post -- there are no plans currently for a physical release, it's something that we continue to discuss and certainly want to make happen. If it were a standard release, on a single blu-ray (or even two!), it wouldn't be an issue. But of course, because it would require a 4 blu-ray commitment, we've been exploring options. One of them is to use a kickstarter or indiegogo-type campaign as a pre-order period. But we definitely appreciate seeing the interest in this release on here! We'll continue to look at options and hope to have updates soon.
I'd happily pony up however much is necessary to make a La Flor blu a reality. I'd be honored to be a small cog in the wheel that gets this out into the world. I'm totally sincere about that, no other contemporary movie deserves wider exposure more than this one does.

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Re: Grasshopper Film

#138 Post by knives » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:23 am

One can only imagine the reaction if people when they are his previous film.

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Re: Grasshopper Film

#139 Post by senseabove » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:40 pm

Grasshopper is adding five Straub-Huillet titles to their streaming service today, and adding a new one each Wednesday.

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