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bad future
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#801 Post by bad future » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:59 pm

Nice! I remember they mentioned on Facebook in 2016, regarding their lavish DVD release, “DCP and blu ray are next on the agenda.” I sent them a message a few months ago to ask if a blu release was still in the works, and they said something to the effect of “we’re trying, but it’s very expensive.” Now I see what they meant!

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#802 Post by ianthemovie » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:00 pm

Question about the Shoes Blu-ray: the package says that there is a 13-minute short film, The Price, as one of the bonus features but I can't find it anywhere on the disc. Am I missing something?

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#803 Post by Gregory » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:09 pm

Milestone put it up on Vimeo in lieu of including it with Shoes.

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#804 Post by ianthemovie » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:12 pm

Thanks! Sad to learn that it was dropped from the Blu-ray but glad to know I wasn't crazy for not being able to find it.

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#805 Post by theflirtydozen » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:41 pm

According to an email and from Facebook, it seems Milestone has been working on Filibus, which I'm over the moon about! One of my favorite discoveries from the most recent round of the pre-1920s list. Says it was a 2k scan so hopefully a blu-ray coming?

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#806 Post by Saturnome » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:17 pm

theflirtydozen wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:41 pm
According to an email and from Facebook, it seems Milestone has been working on Filibus, which I'm over the moon about! One of my favorite discoveries from the most recent round of the pre-1920s list. Says it was a 2k scan so hopefully a blu-ray coming?
Holy smokes, that's amazing news. It seems ever since I've stumbled upon it in 2015 (for a comic on 100 years old films I was doing back then) it only got more and more exposure. It's been restored and screened at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival last year.

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#807 Post by Gregory » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:45 pm

I liked a thing that Rodney Sauer of the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra said about it at Nitrateville:
The response depended on the audience member: some found it primitive and low budget (which it is) and others found it fascinating and audacious (which it also is).

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#808 Post by solaris72 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:25 pm

The Adventures of Prince Achmed, November 13
Content and Special Features:
HIGH-DEFINITION RESTORATION featuring original color tinting and toning
Documentary feature about the director (60 min)
Vintage commercial (1921)
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The Secret of the Marquise (1921)
The Flying Coffer (1921)
Dr. Dolittle: Lion s Den - German and English versions (1923)
Dr. Dolittle: A Trip to Africa (1923)
Dr. Dolittle: Cannibal Land (1923)
The Death-Feigning Chinaman (1928)
The Caliph Stork (1935)
The Magic Horse (1953)
Aladdin and His Magic Lamp (1954)
The Star of Bethlehem (1956)
The Lost Son (1974)

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#809 Post by Calvin » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:56 am


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Re: Milestone

#810 Post by drdoros » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:10 pm

Thanks for the mention of Filibus! EYE has actually re-rescanned the film so the tints and toning are really more authentic to the original nitrate and there's really lovely detail in it. Also, EYE went back and re-translated the intertitles and then we (including our intern Austin Renna) refined them further. We also discovered the Italian's original name for the Detective was Kutt-Hendy, not Hardy, so that's been replaced. Lastly, we purchased the new 1915 font designed by Allen Perkins to use in our release of Filibus. It all looks incredible and the Mont Alto has done a really beautiful job in improving their already terrific score. The premiere will be in Turkey next month if any of you want to see it first! (Then, of course, it'll play in the US and elsewhere.)

You can read about the new intertitles here: https://milestonefilms.com/blogs/news/r ... a-reports

Dennis
Milestone Films

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Re: Milestone

#811 Post by L.A. » Fri May 31, 2019 10:53 am

Two articles regarding Filibus (1915) @ Silents, Please! and Thick thighs and bad guys. Really looking forward to this!

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#812 Post by drdoros » Fri May 31, 2019 8:02 pm

Thanks for putting up the reviews of FILIBUS here! We had a great double-world premiere in Bangkok and Amsterdam last Friday and both audiences had a great time watching the film. It truly has been a huge amount of fun putting out this film and discovering the wonderful talents Valeria Creti 103 years after the fact. American theatrical to follow in the fall!

Dennis
Milestone Film & Video

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htdm
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Re: Milestone

#813 Post by htdm » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:52 pm

Looking forward to it! When is the BD coming?

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#814 Post by drdoros » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:04 pm

Theatrical first! Then we decide on the release. However, most of the bonus features are in. :-)

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#815 Post by htdm » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:49 pm

drdoros wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:04 pm
Theatrical first! Then we decide on the release. However, most of the bonus features are in. :-)
:D

Don't worry, I wouldn't miss this on the big screen!

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Re: Milestone

#816 Post by L.A. » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:47 am


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Re: Milestone

#817 Post by isakorg2 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:47 am

Whatever happened to a blu-ray release of I Am Cuba?

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Re: Milestone

#818 Post by Caligula » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:01 am

isakorg2 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:47 am
Whatever happened to a blu-ray release of I Am Cuba?
The anticipation for that is the main reason I keep checking movement in this thread

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Re: Milestone

#819 Post by drdoros » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:26 am

We had six restorations going on at once this year, a big theatrical premiere on September 6, and I had a big project with AMIA (Archival Screening Night Roadshow coming to a cinema near you this year). As a two-person company, oftentimes releasing DVDs and Blu-rays have to come second. Sorry! We have BLESS THEIR LITTLE HEARTS coming out first and then I AM CUBA will get done.
DD

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Re: Milestone

#820 Post by isakorg2 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:27 pm

Thanks - good to know!

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