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Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:08 am
by Precious Doll
Movie Detective have added A Cage of Nightingales (1945) nominated for a screenplay Oscar to their catalogue. And it will have optional English subtitles.

Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:28 am
by Precious Doll
Movie Detective now have El Amour Brujo (aka Bewitched Love) (1967) which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film available on their website.

Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:11 am
by Precious Doll
Movie Detective have another nominee available, though its not listed on their site (an email requesting invoice to pay is needed to obtain the film). The film is Arms and the Man (1958) German title 'Helden'.

Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:04 am
by Reza
Precious Doll wrote:I saw Whatever Happened to Santiago on its initial cinema release. I am not aware of any subsequent home video release for that title.


I just found an online link. Will be watching it soon.

Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:15 am
by Precious Doll
Movie Detective has the very rare Paix sur les Champs (Peace in the Fields) up for sale.

Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:12 am
by Precious Doll
I saw Whatever Happened to Santiago on its initial cinema release. I am not aware of any subsequent home video release for that title.

I saw Three a number of years ago on DVD. I managed to find a copy on eBay with English subtitles. There happens to be a copy of Three (original title Tri) on eBay at the moment but it appears to be a Spanish disc with no English subtitles.

Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:21 pm
by Movielover
Precious Doll (and anyone else who can answer this),

You have a list of films you are waiting to see. I notice that the Yugoslavian film Three is not on this list nor is the Puerto Rican film What Happened to Santiago, which means you have somehow tracked them down and seen them. How did you get a hold of these films? They are elusive to me.

Of the ten films you list, I will soon be seeing El amor brujo (the Beleta version) at NYU's Bobst Library. They have a copy there you can view in house. I also saw Sandakan No. 8. There was a video rental store in NYC (not sure if it was Kim's or Baywear) that carried it, and I was able to see it.

Thanks!

Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:56 am
by Precious Doll
Reza wrote:Finally caught up with Spain's first foreign film Oscar winner - "Volver a empezar". Johann Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major" & Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine" are both to this film what "Lara's Theme" is to Dr Zhivago. Was it the music that won over Academy members because the film is such a minor piece of fluff? And deathly slow. Jarring comic scenes clash with the warm but bittersweet sequences depicting an old man's return to his hometown after years as he connects with an old flame and an old buddy. Antonio Ferrandis as the old man is extremely good though.

I haven't seen three of the other nominees for that year (1982) but the french entry - Bertrand Tavernier's "Coup de Torchon" - is a way better film with wonderful performances by Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert and Stéphane Audran.


Very weak line-up, though it is surprising in retrospect that the Academy didn't award the Tavernier film. I do remember seeing To Begin Again, released in cinemas because of its win and thinking WTF - how did that win. I would have voted for Alsino and the Condor, a crudely made but rather topical film in its day. Flight of the Eagle is very minor Troell and though I found Private Life rather dull it had it admirers back in its day.

I'm now down to 'only' ten films from the Foreign Language category to see:

1958 - Arms and the Man (Germany)
1959 - Paw (Denmark)
1967 - El Amor Brujo (Bewitched Love) (Spain)
1967 - Portrait of Chieko (Japan)
1970 - Hoa-Binh (France)
1970 - Paix sur les Champs (Peace in the Fields) (Belgium)
1974 - The Truce (Argentina)
1975 - Sandakan No. 8 (Japan)
1984 - Double Feature (Spain)
1987 - Course Completed (Spain)

Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:49 pm
by Reza
Finally caught up with Spain's first foreign film Oscar winner - "Volver a empezar". Johann Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major" & Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine" are both to this film what "Lara's Theme" is to Dr Zhivago. Was it the music that won over Academy members because the film is such a minor piece of fluff? And deathly slow. Jarring comic scenes clash with the warm but bittersweet sequences depicting an old man's return to his hometown after years as he connects with an old flame and an old buddy. Antonio Ferrandis as the old man is extremely good though.

I haven't seen three of the other nominees for that year (1982) but the french entry - Bertrand Tavernier's "Coup de Torchon" - is a way better film with wonderful performances by Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert and Stéphane Audran.

Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:46 pm
by Reza
Precious Doll wrote:Koto (Twin Sisters of Kyoto)


Available on YouTube with English subtitles.

Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:43 pm
by Reza
Precious Doll wrote:Tlayucan


It's available on YouTube but in Portugese. No English subtitles.

Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:57 am
by Precious Doll
Movie Detective has two more foreign language nominated films available. However, they are not on the website and you will need to email to request them for which you receive a PayPal invoice. The films are:

Koto (Twin Sisters of Kyoto)
Tlayucan

Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:37 am
by Precious Doll
Movie detective has just listed three more hard to see Foreign Language nominees:

The Important Man
The Ninth Circle
Los Tarantos

Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:31 am
by Precious Doll
Movie Detective have just listed another hard to see Foreign Language Film nominee on their site: The Year Long Road which is better known as The Road a Year Long.

Re: Unseen Foreign Film nominees

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:13 am
by Precious Doll
Movie Detective have just listed My Dearest Señorita on DVD for sale on their site. This is a very difficult title to track down and no doubt it is from the Spanish DVD with the English subtitles added.