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I don't have a region B player, alas. xp

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Saturday, 16 February 2019 05:16 (seven months ago) link

Also: this edition of Blue Velvet is from a spankin' new 4K resto.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 16 February 2019 06:57 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

flash sale starts today (March 5) at noon EST

flappy bird, Tuesday, 5 March 2019 06:58 (six months ago) link

Oy.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Tuesday, 5 March 2019 15:06 (six months ago) link

very strongly considering buying the Bergman set

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 02:23 (six months ago) link

I bought it, I'm very excited

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 03:00 (six months ago) link

Might have to sell my Fanny and Alexander set on ebay now

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 03:00 (six months ago) link

It was my big splurge of the Xmas season and I don’t regret it. It kind of seems like the great last hurrah for physical media tbh.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 05:26 (six months ago) link

I caved on the Bergman set as well.

Anyone want the DVDs of Seventh Seal/Wild Strawberries/Through a Glass Darkly/Winter Light/Silence/Persona/Hour of the Wolf/Shame/Cries and Whispers? They're in discsox sleeves and the boxes are in the attic of my estranged mother, so they're pretty much unsellable, but I'll send them for postage. I've passed most of the R1 DVDs I've upgraded to my sister, but there's zero chance she'd enjoy these.

contains pieces the size of a child's esophagus (Sanpaku), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:22 (six months ago) link

I got the Wenders Road Trilogy, and the Agnes Varda in LA set.

nickn, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 22:43 (six months ago) link

the Bergman set is worth every penny. happy y'all could get it for relatively cheap (I think I pre-ordered it for ~$190 on Amazon). it's an amazing art object on its own, and while I don't think it's the last gasp of physical media, it would be a fitting and worthy end if that bleak future comes to pass.

I got the Dietrich & von Sternberg set and Berlin Alexanderplatz on BR.

along with others... several others... slightly embarrassed how intoxicated these flash sales make me...

flappy bird, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 23:29 (six months ago) link

oh yeah and the Wenders trilogy & Varda box are great. I thought Wrong Move was stunning, and sits high above the other two imo. Kind of a weird match, it's very different in many respects. reminded me a lot of Antonioni.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 23:31 (six months ago) link

slightly embarrassed how intoxicated these flash sales make me

I literally whipped up a giant martini last night immediately after ordering the Bergman set, I felt so giddy.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 23:40 (six months ago) link

I've never seen Wrong Move, and have seen Alice only once, but Kings is a favorite.

Also, this is my first time buying in one of their sales.

nickn, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 23:41 (six months ago) link

My bandwidth is ~80 Mbps, and still no streaming is as good as a Blu. When I upgraded to a 1080p projector on a 110" screen I really started to notice resolution. I know that streaming will become competitive soon, but we're living in a short window where we can have the best, at a lower cost (if happy to buy used discs); and still scratch the itch to become curators.

Maybe future generations (in loin cloths?) will discover my collection, maybe yours, maybe they'll patch fragmentary damaged physical media from multiple sources, to discover what late-industrial humanity valued.

Also, there's no high-bandwidth streaming in rural areas, where I expect to spend my final decades.

contains pieces the size of a child's esophagus (Sanpaku), Thursday, 7 March 2019 01:21 (six months ago) link

Everyone assumes the blu-ray format is doomed but these boutique labels keep popping up and not going bankrupt tbh.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 7 March 2019 10:25 (six months ago) link

A few minutes into Smiles of a Summer Night and I knew I'd made a good purchase, this is solid gold! Wasn't expecting the set to be so physically enormous.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:22 (six months ago) link

JUNE: War and Peace; Hedwig & The Angry Inch; La vie de Jesus; L'humanite; Swing Time; and an upgrade of A Film Trilogy By Ingmar Bergman.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 15 March 2019 20:27 (six months ago) link

How often do the Barnes and Noble's sales happen? Their shipping is a little less extortive in Canada compared to the official store.

Simon H., Friday, 15 March 2019 20:39 (six months ago) link

November, usually the whole month; and I think July, but I can't remember if that one is shorter.

Top Gut Doctor: I Beg ILXors To FP This Vegetable (WmC), Friday, 15 March 2019 20:42 (six months ago) link

July one is shorter.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 15 March 2019 21:26 (six months ago) link

Getting tired of waiting for the Written on the Wind and Taste of Cherry upgrades tbh.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 15 March 2019 21:52 (six months ago) link

maybe all the Kiarostami stuff is coming out in August or later to coincide with touring retros

flappy bird, Friday, 15 March 2019 22:07 (six months ago) link

Cohen puts out Wind Will Carry Us, and if its like the other Cohen Media Group/Film Collection releases, its a bit better on transfer and a bit worse on extras than Criterion. If I had a choice whether I'd prefer Cohen or Criterion to put out the balance of, say, Claire Denis's backcatalogue on Blu-ray, I'd lean Cohen.

Dunning-Kruger Overdrive (Sanpaku), Friday, 15 March 2019 23:59 (six months ago) link

have you seen the Cohen edition of Intolerance? I've had that sitting around for a couple years now, 'never enough time' etc. but I've been thinking about it lately

flappy bird, Saturday, 16 March 2019 01:37 (six months ago) link

Not sure which thread to put this on but just noticed the reveal of the photo of Maurice Chevalier when the old guy picks up the guitar at the beginning of Quai des Orfèvres.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 16 March 2019 18:25 (six months ago) link

Cluny Brown confirmed in latest newsletter.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 18:55 (five months ago) link

AT LAST

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 18:56 (five months ago) link

always read additions as addictions

i finally ebayed the oop third man blu, lol

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 19:06 (five months ago) link

cluny brown an all-timer for sure; jennifer jones meowing on a couch is as sexy as sexy gets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1VtzDqP7-4

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 19:19 (five months ago) link

Charles Boyer and Peter Lawford's exchanges = A+

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 19:40 (five months ago) link

it's nice, but second-tier Lubitsch

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:31 (five months ago) link

Yeah that’s what I’ve always thought

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:33 (five months ago) link

curious about the next Eclipse set

flappy bird, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:41 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

JULY: 1984 (Radford); The Baker's Wife; Klute; Europa Europa, an upgrade of Do The Right Thing; and a reissue of The BRD Trilogy.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 15 April 2019 22:07 (five months ago) link

So does this stuff all go straight to streaming or...?

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Monday, 15 April 2019 22:08 (five months ago) link

Not automatically. Some will, some won't. For some they'll get a short-term streaming deal but not a permanent addition to the streaming collection (cf In a Lonely Place, The In-Laws, and numerous others).

The Carjackers Quickly Dumped ILX Once They Saw What Was Inside (WmC), Monday, 15 April 2019 23:17 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

AUGUST: The Koker Trilogy; The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice; The Inland Sea; and upgrades of Magnificent Obsession and An Angel At My Table.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 21:51 (four months ago) link

Also: The Ozu features a bonus film, What Did The Lady Forget?, that he made in the 30s.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 21:55 (four months ago) link

The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice is playing here in a couple weeks, I thought this part of the description was hilarious: "This is considered one of Ozu's more active films - for example, there are car rides."

flappy bird, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 23:31 (four months ago) link

not mad at a Magnificent Obsession upgrade, but I'm really loosing my patience waiting on a Written on the Wind blu ray.

methanietanner, Thursday, 16 May 2019 00:06 (four months ago) link

Same. But glad to know that eventually all three of them will be getting an upgrade now.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 16 May 2019 01:14 (four months ago) link

has anyone seen The Inland Sea?

flappy bird, Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:00 (four months ago) link

Seen by literally eleven Letterboxd users: https://letterboxd.com/film/the-inland-sea/

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:31 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

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— CriterionCast (@CriterionCast) May 30, 2019

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 May 2019 19:47 (three months ago) link

Maybe it's [Prince] Sign of the Tides?

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 May 2019 19:48 (three months ago) link

god I hope so

flappy bird, Thursday, 30 May 2019 19:55 (three months ago) link

Signs are pointing to Babs, sadly.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 30 May 2019 21:40 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

SEPTEMBER: Local Hero; Circus; Polyester; Cluny Brown; The Cloud-Capped Star; and a Blu upgrade of Fists In The Pocket.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 17 June 2019 20:50 (three months ago) link

Polyester comes w/a Odorama© card, BTW.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 17 June 2019 20:53 (three months ago) link


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