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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Precious Doll » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:11 am

Big Magilla wrote:If I were just beginning my collection, I would opt for streaming but at this point, I just use streaming for obscure films I am curious about as opposed to having to have them in my collection.


Yes, I agree that would be the way to go for young people.

I have over 6,000 films in my collection and am in the process of culling them. I've put a small number on eBay and all of them have sold. Mind you they are mainly Criterion editions which attract buyers like magnets if priced low. The remainder I sell to a second-hand dealer. I expect over the next few months to shed around 500-600 titles, with more to follows on a second cull.

I'm going to start getting much more selective about what I buy. My criteria for getting rid of DVDs/Blu Rays is if I think I'll want to watch the film again as well as getting rid of duplicate copies. Mind you, I think less and less older and newer films are going to be released on physical media anyway.

I've also culled out about 300 books and lots of framed movie posters. Haven't decided what to do with all my old film magazines which I virtually never refer to and my lobby card collection.
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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:51 pm

If I were just beginning my collection, I would opt for streaming but at this point, I just use streaming for obscure films I am curious about as opposed to having to have them in my collection.
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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Precious Doll » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:40 pm

Okri wrote:Precious, what are your thoughts on streaming? I'm not an Oscar completist by any means (the number of actual "great" films I haven't seen discourages me from seeing a lot of dross) but I'm finding Filmstruck/Fandor/Mubi/Netflix to be invaluable.


I do think streaming for will be inevitable. It's something that I will have to look into sometime in the future.
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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Okri » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:53 pm

Precious, what are your thoughts on streaming? I'm not an Oscar completist by any means (the number of actual "great" films I haven't seen discourages me from seeing a lot of dross) but I'm finding Filmstruck/Fandor/Mubi/Netflix to be invaluable.

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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Precious Doll » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:15 am

Hopefully, the pace will pick up.

And talking of DVD's my local DVD shop is closing doors. I've been renting from the same place since it opened in 1983 and they used to get pretty much stock just about everything released.

There are still a couple of DVD shops left so a few suburbs away which means I will have to change my routine and use public transport (yuk) to get to them but my viewing of newer releases is going to drop to some degree. On the bright side, more time to review all my favourites from the collection but the days of being an 'Oscar completist' may be coming to an end. I won't go to the cinema to view something like Wonder Woman and I won't buy it on DVD either.
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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:45 am

Yes, but how long is it going to take? Maurice is only their second Merchant/Ivory release. Their first was Howards End last December. That's nine months between releases.
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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Precious Doll » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:30 am

Big Magilla wrote:Also:



From Cohen Media in September
Maurice (1987)


I believe Cohen Media will be releasing most of the Merchant/Ivory collection, as will the BFI in the UK. Great to be able to update some of my favourites onto Blu Ray.
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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:34 am

Also:

From Warner Archive in July
Blood Alley (1955)
The Sea Chase (1955)
Where the Boys Are (1960)

From Cohen Media in September
Maurice (1987)

From VCI in October
Topper (1937)
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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Precious Doll » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:29 am

Criterion September releases

Othello (1952)
The Piano Teacher (2001)
David Lynch: The Art Life (2016)
Certain Women (2016)
Festival (1967)
Hitchcock triple: Rebecca/Spellbound/Notorious

Twilight Time September releases

Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)
Gun Fury (3D) (1953)
Hour of the Gun (1967)
Lawman (1971)
September (1987)

Arrow are releasing some very rare Godard & Jean-Pierre Gorin films in September:

Un film comme les autres [A Film Like Any Other]: An analysis of the social upheaval of May 1968 made in the immediate wake of the workers’ and students’ protests. The picture consists of two parts, each with with identical image tracks, and differing narration.
British Sounds, aka: See You at Mao: An examination of the daily routine at a British auto factory assembly line, set against class-conflict and The Communist Manifesto.
Vent d’est [Wind from the East]: A loosely conceived leftist-western that moves through a series of practical and analytical passages (“an organization of shots,” Godard called it) into a finale based around the process of manufacturing homemade weapons.
Lotte in Italia / Luttes en Italie [Struggles in Italy]: Not necessarily a film about the struggles in Italy — largely shot, in fact, in Godard and Anne Wiazemsky’s home at the time — this is a discursive reflection on a young Italian woman’s shift from political “theory” to political “practice” and, at the same time, a self-questioning of its own practice and theories.
Vladimir et Rosa [Vladimir and Rosa]: A searing and satirical comic-reportage on the trial of the Chicago Eight, featuring Juliet Berto and Godard and Gorin themselves.
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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Precious Doll » Wed May 17, 2017 1:30 am

Some Blu Ray announcements.

Warners Archives

The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
The Gumball Rally (1976)
Joe Versus The Volcano (1990)
Running on Empty (1988)

Criterion - August releases

Sid & Nancy (1986)
The Breaking Point (1950)
Hopscotch (1980)
Meantime (1984)
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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Precious Doll » Sat May 13, 2017 4:03 am

Twilight Time's August releases:

8 HEADS IN A DUFFEL BAG (1997) BLU-RAY - Aug 15th

KID GALAHAD (1962) BLU-RAY - Aug 15th

THE LONG, HOT SUMMER (1958) BLU-RAY - Aug 15th

SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER (1959) BLU-RAY - Aug 15th

THE EMPEROR IN AUGUST (2015) BLU-RAY - Aug 15th
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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Precious Doll » Sat May 06, 2017 4:43 am

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? finally out on Blu Ray in a few months by Kino.
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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:26 pm

Four newly announced Blu-ray upgrades for May from Warner Archive:

Seven Days in May
The Accidental Tourist
The Loved One
Vision Quest
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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Precious Doll » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:49 am

July Criterion releases:

L'Argent (Robert Bresson)
Lost in America (Albert Brooks)
Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
Rome Open City/Paisan/Germany Year Zero (Robert Rossellini)
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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Precious Doll » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:06 am

One of the most important documentaries ever made, German Concentration Camps Factual Survey, makes it debut on Blu Ray in the UK next week. Released by the BFI and Region Free it is highly recommended. DVD Beaver have a review of the disc up with a warning that the review contains very disturbing images:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film6/blu-ray_ ... lu-ray.htm

It should be noted that the film has been previously released in the US on DVD (unrestored) from PSB Home Video titled Frontline - Memory of the Camps.

A documentary on the making of German Concentration Camps Factual Survey, titled Night Will Fall has been on DVD in the UK & US for some time and is high recommended.
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