MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

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DeprongMori
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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#3976 Post by DeprongMori » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:16 pm

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
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swo17 wrote:
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I'm just gonna say it--Zu Warriors is by far the best addition this month
Surprised to see it's not in the MoC line, considering the importance of Tsui Hark in Hong Kong/Chinese cinema history, even if the quality of his output has lessened. I think at some point Tsui was a master of cinema!
I’ve been keeping my fingers crossed for ages that someone will finally do a decent restoration and release of Peking Opera Blues. Maybe not a great film, but a fun one.

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#3977 Post by Adam X » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:07 am

Not exactly an official edition, but Hong Kong Rescue should have it out on blu in February.

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#3978 Post by tenia » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:39 pm

Upcoming (thx Amazon as usual) :
The Thousand Eyes Of Dr. Mabuse (Masters of Cinema)(Limited Edition O-card Slipcase)
Throw Down (Masters of Cinema)
The Specialists [Gli Specialisti] (Eureka Classics)
+ A Fistful Of Dynamite 2-BDs re-release

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#3979 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:45 pm

tenia wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:39 pm
Upcoming (thx Amazon as usual) :
The Thousand Eyes Of Dr. Mabuse (Masters of Cinema)(Limited Edition O-card Slipcase)
FINALLY!!!

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#3980 Post by swo17 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:01 pm

Huh, wonder if they'll finally do a full BD Mabuse box at some point

And wow, I didn't realize the LE of Fistful of Dynamite had already sold out

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#3981 Post by Orlac » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:26 pm

I'd love to see all the 60s Mabuses get some attention one day...and the Jess Franco one of course!

David Kalat's book on Mabuse makes a very odd claim that Franco was once approached to play Peter Lorre in a biopic!

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#3982 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:41 pm

Specialists doesn't sound like one of the major spaghetti westerns. I hope they eventually release some of Corbucci's more well regarded westerns.

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#3983 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:30 pm

In for Throw Down. I appreciate the fact that MoC and 88 Films are consistently releasing these amazing films from HK, although I do wish that more Region A companies would step up and start releasing them as well.

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#3984 Post by tenia » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:29 pm


What A Disgrace wrote:Specialists doesn't sound like one of the major spaghetti westerns.
I've seen it recently, and it's indeed not.

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#3985 Post by Finch » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:19 pm

Throw Down is a welcome addition. I was going to suggest they should have gotten Drug War as well but after checking I see Studio Canal released it on DVD. Someone, SOMEONE, needs to restore The Mission.

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#3986 Post by rapta » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:45 pm

They could potentially get Running Out of Time from their dealings with Fortune Star...

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#3987 Post by Finch » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:29 pm

I believe Fortune Star have the rights to The Mission as well but for some reason that film hasn't been as well preserved as the rest, and is 21 years old now. Starting to think this is a lost cause to get it released in good shape today, not anytime soon.

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#3988 Post by TMDaines » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:59 am

The Mabuse title not getting a Steelbook release is frustrating after the other two.

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#3989 Post by whaleallright » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:05 pm

Does Fortune Star have full rights to The Mission? I had been led to believe (by those reliably in the know) that numerous of the turn-of-the-century Milkyway films were in rights limbo, including that one—which is why they have all but disappeared in recent years.

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#3990 Post by Finch » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:35 pm

You know, I could be wrong about Fortune Star. I'm pretty sure the DVD was released by them but that disc was a long time ago too so the rights situation could be in flux.

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#3991 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:03 pm

Fortune Star didn't exist when the DVD came out. Mei Ah released it, and while Fortune Star has reissued some ex-Mei Ah titles—including later Milkyway films co-produced by China Star, like Running Out of Time and Needing YouThe Mission was never among them. The only pre-China Star Milkyway titles that I know for sure are with Fortune Star are Beyond Hypothermia and The Odd One Dies.

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#3992 Post by Finch » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:19 pm

Thanks for the correction, TFN. Clearly, I mistook Mei Ah for Fortune Star. Sorry to everyone for the mix up!

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#3993 Post by whaleallright » Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:47 am

appreciate the mei ah culpa.

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#3994 Post by Godot » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:17 pm

Best forum pun year to date.

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#3995 Post by A man stayed-put » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:15 pm

That pun is truly excellent work.

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#3996 Post by What A Disgrace » Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:12 pm

June titles will be announced in 48 hours, but Amazon UK's search function doesn't seem to function properly for me, so there's no way to know what they are ahead of time.

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#3997 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed May 06, 2020 11:08 am

Pages are up on Amazon for 2 titles.

The first is titled 'Three Edgar Allan Poe Adaptations Starring Bela Lugosi' and it contains Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Black Cat, and The Raven.

The 2nd title is Mr. Vampire.

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#3998 Post by Ribs » Wed May 06, 2020 11:22 am

Ack - I’d be all over that if I hadn’t picked up the Shout releases. Surprised it’s a mainline MoC release as well - will be curious what they add to the table.

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#3999 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed May 06, 2020 11:34 am

Ribs wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 11:22 am
Surprised it’s a mainline MoC release as well
Why wouldn't they have a set that includes The Black Cat as a mainline release???? I also bought the SF set solely for The Black Cat when the price came down a bit, but if the extras are interesting I might be willing to grab this new set.

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist and Random Speculation

#4000 Post by L.A. » Wed May 06, 2020 4:45 pm

Excited about the Poe.

Also couple days ago I found this disc from Grapevine Video including The Raven and Ghosts, both from 1915 and starring Henry B. Walthall. I think the label’s releases are DVD-Rs but for 8,91€ (it was priced that much when I ordered it) couldn’t resist plus their catalogue has some unique curiosities.

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