The Early Films of Olivier Assayas

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The Early Films of Olivier Assayas

#1 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:58 am

Now recognised as one of French cinema s finest talents courtesy of such modern classics as Irma Vep, Carlos, Summer Hours and Clouds of Sils Maria, Olivier Assayas started out as critic and screenwriter before making his debut feature as director in 1986. The Early Films presents this work, Disorder, and his second feature, Winter s Child, in the UK for the first time.

Disorder concerns a group of friends in a post-punk band. When a robbery at a music store turns fatal, the resulting chaos threatens both their working relationship and their long-held friendships as they leave France to tour London and potentially make their big break.

Released two years later, Winter s Child presents a four-person, two-couple tragedy of passion. Natalia is pregnant, but the child s father, Stéphane, doesn t want to know and abandons her. He meets Sabine, a set designer, and falls in love but she is struggling with her attachment to Bruno, an actor with whom she had a brief fling.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

Brand new 2K restorations of both films, supervised and approved by Olivier Assayas
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
Original 2.0 Stereo soundtracks
Optional English subtitles
Interview with writer-director Oliver Assayas
Interview with the cast of Disorder, Ann-Gisel Glass, Lucas Belvaux, Wadeck Stanczak and Rémi Martin
Rectangle deux chansons de Jacno, a 1980 short film by Assayas consisting of two music videos for the French musician Jacno
Laissé inachevé à Tokyo, a 1982 short film by Assayas featuring László Szabó (Made in U.S.A., Ismaël s Ghosts) and Arielle Dombasle (Pauline at the Beach)
Winston Tong en studio, a 1984 documentary short by Assayas on the Tuxedomoon singer-songwriter
Theatrical trailers
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Noel Megahey and Glenn Kenny

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Re: The Early Films of Olivier Assayas

#2 Post by tenia » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:02 am

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Re: The Early Films of Olivier Assayas

#3 Post by knives » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:10 am

Disorder is a pretty good example of the sort of thing Assayas has been doing every couple of films since with Clean and After May in particular being good comparison points.

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Re: The Early Films of Olivier Assayas

#4 Post by dda1996a » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:01 pm

How come all the interesting extras just disappeared?

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Re: The Early Films of Olivier Assayas

#5 Post by tenia » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:53 am

I'd be wary (unfortunately) of the accuracy of Arrow's product pages. I've seen some where the extras weren't updated, or were changed when the actual content actually didn't. Might be one of these cases.

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Re: The Early Films of Olivier Assayas

#6 Post by dda1996a » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:18 am

tenia wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:53 am
I'd be wary (unfortunately) of the accuracy of Arrow's product pages. I've seen some where the extras weren't updated, or were changed when the actual content actually didn't. Might be one of these cases.
But I can no longer find any evidence of all these short films and music videos anywhere. Their Facebook announcement and their site don't list any of these extras.

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#7 Post by tenia » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:38 am

Oh ok. If it's updated everywhere, then it might be a more trustworthy change.

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Re: The Early Films of Olivier Assayas

#8 Post by dda1996a » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:53 am

Which makes me unbearably sad, as those rare short films made this a no brainer. I might hold-on for this until a sale comes

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Re: The Early Films of Olivier Assayas

#9 Post by zedz » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:18 pm

Stand by for a title change to "Some Early Films by Olivier Assayas"

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Re: The Early Films of Olivier Assayas

#10 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:11 pm

Updated specs:
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

• Brand new 2K restorations of both films, supervised and approved by Olivier Assayas

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations

• Original 2.0 Stereo soundtracks

• Optional English subtitles

• Interview with writer-director Oliver Assayas

• Interview with the cast of Disorder, Ann-Gisel Glass, Lucas Belvaux, Wadeck Stanczak and Rémi Martin

• Theatrical trailers

• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Noel Megahey and Glenn Kenny

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Re: The Early Films of Olivier Assayas

#11 Post by dda1996a » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:17 pm

Yet Amazon UK still shows the old specs. I'm in if they have the shorts, might wait till it's dirt cheap if it doesn't. Anyone can vouch for their quality? I'm fond of the three Assayas I've seen thus far (Sils Maria, Irma Vep and Something in the Air)

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