MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

#4051 Post by Florinaldo » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:26 pm

tenia wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:48 am
Sure enough, the few people importing have this option but it remains region A locked and not a domestic release.
I took it for granted that a number of people on this board have region-free capability, whether here in Canada or elsewhere this side of the Atlantic, or over in the UK and in Europe, Australasia, etc. and sometimes make purchases from across the ocean(s). I also assumed that most of the people here understand issues related to region-locking and are able to do their due dilligence and research before purchasing a product from outside their borders.

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#4052 Post by tenia » Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:25 pm

I understand it and it's a fair point, but I would assume most people following MoC's output are UK-based and Region-B locked, though this board might not be representative of this general audience. ;)

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

#4053 Post by Finch » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:30 pm

Reissues of Keaton Vol 2 and The African Queen at MoC, and a new release in Richard Fleischer's The Don Is Dead in the Eureka line in January.

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

#4054 Post by MichaelB » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:56 am

Aunt Peg wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:20 am
I wonder what extra's The Painted Bird will have. The Czech disc has a second disc with a 'making of' which includes English subtitles. If MoC can come up with different extras I might double-dip.
It's a single-discer containing the main feature and the documentary - although filesizes have been sensibly apportioned, with the main feature 40 gigs plus and the documentary less than five. Since the main feature is in black-and-white 2.35:1 (i.e. with thick black bars taking up a fair chunk of the image), 40 gigs and a 32.5mbps average bitrate seems perfectly adequate, even for a nearly three-hour running time. And quick spot checks suggest that it looks fabulous.

Obviously, the filesize and bitrate of the documentary are much lower, but I dipped into that too and it looks perfectly watchable - it's clearly shot on digital video so can withstand more compression anyway.

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

#4055 Post by L.A. » Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:26 pm

Due to mysterious dark forces at work, the release date of INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES has unfortunately been pushed back until 18 January 2021.

We apologise for any disappointment this may cause, but we promise it will definitely be worth the wait!

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#4056 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:32 pm

February and March releases being announced tomorrow. Anyone got a whiff of Amazon leaks yet?

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#4057 Post by Apperson » Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:18 am

Eureka February/March announcements:

Breeder (2020) 15th February
The Last Warning (Masters of Cinema) 15th February

Mindwarp 22nd February
Pulse (1988) 22nd February

Nightwing & Shadow of the Hawk 15th March
Viy (Masters of Cinema) 15th March

The Lucky Stars 3-Film Collection 22nd March

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#4058 Post by Ribs » Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:40 am

Gotta wonder if we’ll ever see a slipless MoC release again - just seems like they’ve really leaned into it so hard and these releases will have marked over two thirds of a year of releases with slips.

These announcements are awesome as per usual - I don’t really care for the Horror fare but the two MoC releases seem completely essential and Lucky Stars is one of those we-knew-had-to-happen things with how 88 and Eureka have tackled the Jackie releases. Very cool!

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#4059 Post by L.A. » Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:12 pm

The Last Warning and Viy for me. Glad I didn’t get Flicker Alley’s of the former, I have Severin’s slipcase edition of the latter (which has exclusive extras) but I’ll double-dip because of the bonus film on the second disc.

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#4060 Post by Drucker » Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:29 pm

Already have Last Warning from Flicker Alley so will pass, but the restoration is superb and looks even better than Man Who Laughs.

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#4061 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:00 pm

Those first three My Lucky Stars films are an absolute joy. It’s Sammo Hung at his most plotless sort of just trying to find threads between comedy scenes featuring one of my favorites, Richard Ng, and these incredible set pieces that feature Jackie Chan in peak physical form. Lots of interesting actors and performers pop up too including director Ann Hui as an employee at a fast food restaurant. Very happy to see Eureka continuing their incredible streak of Hong Kong cinema releases.

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#4062 Post by What A Disgrace » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:04 pm

The release of VIY sounds like a dream, and even though I bought the US disc of Last Warning, I'll double dip on it for the commentary.

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#4063 Post by Finch » Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:16 am

The reviews that I found of the bonus film for the Viy disc weren't great so as far as I can tell, the only thing that the MoC gains on top of that second film is Michael's commentary and the booklet. The shorts were already on the Severin disc. I'll wait for the standard edition of Viy or get the Severin during a sale, whichever works out cheaper.

I'm going to try find a link to the three Lucky Stars films before I commit myself to buying the set.

Can anyone comment on the quality of the subtitles on the last few HK releases? I've heard some people were pretty unhappy with the subs on those.

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

#4064 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:34 am

Finch wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:16 am
Can anyone comment on the quality of the subtitles on the last few HK releases? I've heard some people were pretty unhappy with the subs on those.
I happened to see Wheels on Meals a few months ago with a native Cantonese speaker who was surprised at how accurate the translation was and how clever the translation was for language specific gags.

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Re: MoC Forthcoming, Wishlist, and Random Speculation

#4065 Post by dwk » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:38 am

Finch wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:16 am
I'm going to try find a link to the three Lucky Stars films before I commit myself to buying the set.
If you have access to it, the 2nd film (My Lucky Stars) is on the Criterion Channel.

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#4066 Post by Finch » Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:37 pm

Thank you both!

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