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Rufus T. Firefly
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#76 Post by Rufus T. Firefly » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:05 am

Though undoubtedly Milestone's releases would be superior, if you can't wait until they get around to releasing these titles Pride of the Clan is already availableon DVD from Grapevine Video, while Poor Little Rich Girl is on this DVD coming out next month.

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#77 Post by tryavna » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:17 pm

Many thanks for the updates, Dennis. I'm glad to hear that Sparrows will be receiving a restoration. And good luck with Rosita! Too bad about Pride of the Clan -- I may just have to go with Grapevine for that one but would happily upgrade when/if Milestone gets around to it.

Thanks for the additional info, Rufus. I'll probably just wait for Milestone's edition Poor Little Rich Girl.

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Stella Maris / Eternal Love / 90 Degrees South

#78 Post by drdoros » Wed May 14, 2008 5:10 pm

Dear friends,

Just to let you know, we just got in new DVDs of

STELLA MARIS (Mary Pickford)

ETERNAL LOVE (Ernst Lubitsch)

90 DEGREES SOUTH (With Scott to the Antarctic)

We'll be alerting everyone we can, but I hope those who don't have, will support Image (and Milestone) by ordering!
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Dennis Doros
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Re: Stella Maris / Eternal Love / 90 Degrees South

#79 Post by tryavna » Fri May 16, 2008 7:29 pm

drdoros wrote:ETERNAL LOVE (Ernst Lubitsch)
I managed to grab this one before it went OOP, and it's a very interesting and fun (though probably minor) Lubitsch outing. It's also another one of those John Barrymore films where you begin to feel slightly uncomfortable watching him play drunk for comic effect. The ending is also slightly more Borzagian than you'd expect from Lubitsch.

BTW, Dennis, I assume you'll be reissuing these in Amrays rather than snappers, like the original editions...?

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#80 Post by drdoros » Fri May 16, 2008 7:48 pm

tryavna wrote:BTW, Dennis, I assume you'll be reissuing these in Amrays rather than snappers, like the original editions...?
It's Image who produces them for us, but the answer is yes.

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#81 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 16, 2008 7:50 pm

When is To Sleep With Anger coming out? Say soon.

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#82 Post by tryavna » Fri May 16, 2008 9:01 pm

drdoros wrote:
tryavna wrote:BTW, Dennis, I assume you'll be reissuing these in Amrays rather than snappers, like the original editions...?
It's Image who produces them for us, but the answer is yes.
Whoops! My wording of my original post came out wrong. But I see you got what I meant. (I wasn't sure if Image might be trying to get rid of some old cardboard or something like that. :wink: )

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To Sleep with Anger

#83 Post by drdoros » Wed May 21, 2008 9:54 pm

domino harvey wrote:When is To Sleep With Anger coming out? Say soon.
The producers would love it to come out soon. As Charles Burnett's friend and distributor, we're trying to help.

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#84 Post by Macintosh » Wed May 21, 2008 10:24 pm

domino harvey wrote:When is To Sleep With Anger coming out? Say soon.
Just get the superb BFI disc, dude.

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#85 Post by drdoros » Thu May 22, 2008 4:56 pm

Macintosh wrote:
domino harvey wrote:When is To Sleep With Anger coming out? Say soon.
Just get the superb BFI disc, dude.
It can be a lot better.

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#86 Post by What A Disgrace » Thu May 22, 2008 5:23 pm

drdoros wrote:
Macintosh wrote:
domino harvey wrote:When is To Sleep With Anger coming out? Say soon.
Just get the superb BFI disc, dude.
It can be a lot better.
We're all counting on you to see that it does!

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The Exiles

#87 Post by drdoros » Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:14 am


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#89 Post by Adam » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:45 pm

The Exiles is a fine little Los Angeles film, which I saw at UCLA as part of a series of Los Angeles-set films discussed in Thom Andersen's doc "Los Angeles Plays Itself." It's really fabulous that Milestone is putting it out, and I recommend checking out the film. Some great lost Bunker Hill scenes.

However, Dennis, I noted on the Milestone site for it, linked above but also here. That you refer to Thom's film as "L.A. Plays Itself." That is WRONG - Thom even makes a point in the film about how he never uses the term "L.A." "L.A. Plays Itself" is the title of a gay porn film. But you really need to change it to "Los Angeles."
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#90 Post by Perkins Cobb » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:09 pm

Interesting to note that Valarie Schwan, the USC film archivist, gets a plug. That probably means that all the elements for The Exiles have been in the USC archives all this time ... as are most of the George Lucas, John Milius, etc. student films, some of which came out on DVD in a weirdly selected collection from Fox not long ago.

I worked as a student in the USC Film Archive very briefly in the 90s, and found some cool stuff, but wouldn't have known enough to run The Exiles for myself then.

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#91 Post by drdoros » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:54 pm

Perkins Cobb wrote:Interesting to note that Valarie Schwan, the USC film archivist, gets a plug. That probably means that all the elements for The Exiles have been in the USC archives all this time ...
Valarie Schwan (who just left the archive last week to move to Oregon) was extremely helpful in Milestone acquiring the rights from Mackenzie's daughters and allowing UCLA to handle the restoration. The original neg, fine grain and optical tracks were all at USC.

As for Los Angeles Plays Itself, thanks-- that's been corrected. (Though I did notice you misspelled Milestone!) It was just my subconscious wish that we be connected to illicit films -- definitely more profitable!

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#92 Post by Adam » Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:13 pm

Thanks!
Fixed my spelling errors. Forget "Milestone;" I wish I could get my fingers to type "the" correctly!
Valarie Schwan left? She was really nice to work with. I wanted to do a project with her, looking through old USC student films for interesting documents from Los Angeles past. They have 70+ years of those films there!

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#93 Post by Perkins Cobb » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:54 pm

Yeah, Valarie was cool. And the USC archive doesn't have much that's unique, so it's nice that Milestone found a buried treasure in there.

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The Exiles

#94 Post by drdoros » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:58 pm

Just to note that Charles Burnett will be introducing the 7:05 and 8:50 screenings of THE EXILES tonight (Friday, July 11) at the IFC Center in New York.

There are many reviews and interviews about the film this week. It's best just to go and click on the links rather than me listing them here.

Dennis Doros
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The Exiles (Mackenzie, 1961)

#95 Post by King Prendergast » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:59 pm

This looks amazing. Can't wait for the Milestone DVD.

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Re: The Exiles (Mackenzie, 1961)

#96 Post by jbeall » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:22 pm

King Prendergast wrote:This looks amazing. Can't wait for the Milestone DVD.
No doubt. Consider me sold.

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Re: The Exiles (Mackenzie, 1961)

#97 Post by King Prendergast » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:33 pm

The Shadows, Killer of Sheep school of American cinema is my absolute favorite. We have no truly great independent realists in american film anymore. what a shame.

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Re: The Exiles (Mackenzie, 1961)

#98 Post by drdoros » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:45 pm

jbeall wrote:
King Prendergast wrote:This looks amazing. Can't wait for the Milestone DVD.
No doubt. Consider me sold.
First see it in the theater. The 35mm prints are pretty amazing.

Dennis

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Re: The Exiles (Mackenzie, 1961)

#99 Post by justeleblanc » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:47 pm

King Prendergast wrote:The Shadows, Killer of Sheep school of American cinema is my absolute favorite. We have no truly great independent realists in american film anymore. what a shame.
Andrew Bujalski's Mutual Appreciation is worth your time, but don't look for racial commentary there.

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#100 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:49 pm

I dunno, I think it nails the white indie rocker experience

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