24 / BD 78 Faust

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Re: 24 Faust

#151 Post by tenia » Wed May 25, 2011 5:34 pm

peerpee wrote:Repressed a couple of months ago. Spine changed to reflect it.
What are the new colors now ?

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Re: 24 Faust

#152 Post by Calvin » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:39 pm

Showing at the Royal Festival Hall, London on 27th Feburary

"This special screening features the Philharmonia Orchestra performing the worldwide premiere of Aphrodite Raickopoulou's new soundtrack score. They are conducted by Emmy Award winner Benjamin Wallfisch, with live piano improvisations by Gabriela Montero. This epic masterpiece is introduced with a foreword by the highly acclaimed British actor Hugh Grant."

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Re: 24 Faust

#153 Post by MichaelB » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:31 am

I imagine his experience with the press gives him an unmatched insight into the nature of a Mephistophelian bargain.

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Re: 24 Faust

#154 Post by HerrSchreck » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:12 pm

It does seem rather a strange choice for presenter. Is Mr. Hugh a devotee of silent or vintage cinema?

Not that one must be to appreciate the dazzling artistry of FAUST, I'm just wondering. .

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Re: 24 Faust

#155 Post by MichaelB » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:57 pm

Well, this account that I found on another forum should answer all your questions:
Murnau's silent classic, screening at the Royal Festival Hall with a new score played by the Philharmonia Orchestra. Fantastic film although I wasn't too impressed by the score. A bizarre evening - it was a "Royal premiere" in front of (as far as I could gather) King Constantine of Greece. So in the posh seats were a load of people in black tie etc. The screening was introduced by Hugh Grant (the well known Murnau expert!) who is a friend of the composer. He cheerfully admitted he knew nothing about the film so had looked it up on Google , and had agreed to do the introduction when he was drunk. As you would expect he was charming and witty and managed to get in a joke about Andy Coulson and David Cameron (as an example of a Faustian pact).

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Re: 24 Faust

#156 Post by Calvin » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:13 pm

I hope it was filmed. Let's include that on the Blu-Ray please! \:D/

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Re: 24 Faust

#157 Post by MichaelB » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:20 pm

I once hosted an event in 1993 in which Jonathan Ross (that well known Benjamin Christensen expert) introduced Häxan.

It came about because we'd invited a load of local celebrities to choose and introduce a favourite film, and Ross cheerfully admitted that he'd completely abused his position by picking a film that he hadn't actually seen, but had wanted to for years (this was long before the Criterion DVD made it easily accessible). Google wasn't around then, but he brought along a copy of the Time Out Film Guide, from which he read the review. I don't recall any complaints.

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Re: 24 Faust

#158 Post by Brvtality » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:10 pm

Now that the DVD of this is out of stock, does anyone know either a good alternative edition or a place I might find one?

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Re: 24 Faust

#159 Post by swo17 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:12 pm

It is? You can still get it direct from Eureka for more than half off (and free shipping).

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Re: 24 Faust

#160 Post by Brvtality » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:59 pm

Unfortunately when you go to check out it says it is out of stock.

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Re: 24 Faust

#161 Post by Koukol » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:39 am

Here it is but the price is high.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Faust-Masters-C ... ords=faust" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 24 Faust

#162 Post by tojoed » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:40 pm

I have a spare sealed copy. If anyone wants to trade, drop me a PM.

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Re: 24 Faust

#163 Post by Finch » Thu May 15, 2014 8:08 am

Blu-Ray upgrade with DVD included announced for 18 August

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Re: 24 Faust

#164 Post by TMDaines » Thu May 15, 2014 8:45 am

Awesome. That cover would be lovely in a(n embossed) Steelbook.

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Re: 24 Faust

#165 Post by Drucker » Thu May 15, 2014 8:58 am

Murnau on MOC Bluray have been consistent home runs. Can't wait.

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Re: 24 / BD 78 Faust

#166 Post by eerik » Thu May 15, 2014 5:42 pm

Special Features:
  • Gorgeous 1080p transfer of the domestic German print, with original German intertitles and optional English subtitles
  • Full-length audio commentary by critics David Ehrenstein and Bill Krohn
  • A 20-minute video piece with critic Tony Rayns discussing the film
  • 40-PAGE BOOKLET with an essay by Peter Spooner, writing on the film by Éric Rohmer, and rare archival imagery
  • More details to be announced closer to release

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Re: 24 / BD 78 Faust

#167 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu May 15, 2014 5:43 pm

Some details:
Murnau, a perfectionist, shot multiple takes of each scene with only prime takes making the final German domestic cut of Faust. Only the prints made for export outside Germany were seen until recent times; indeed this version was at one time thought to be the only version (it used discarded takes, errors, less impressive special effects, and human stand-ins for real animals). Using the nitrate duplicate negatives printed by UFA in 1926 (and an array of international sources) Murnau's favoured domestic German version of Faust has now been meticulously reconstructed by Luciano Berriatua for Filmoteca Espanola from which this newly restored transfer is sourced.

Special Features:
Gorgeous 1080p transfer of the domestic German print, with original German intertitles and optional English subtitles
Full-length audio commentary by critics David Ehrenstein and Bill Krohn
A 20-minute video piece with critic Tony Rayns discussing the film
40-PAGE BOOKLET with an essay by Peter Spooner, writing on the film by Éric Rohmer, and rare archival imagery
More details to be announced closer to release
And this!

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Re: 24 / BD 78 Faust

#168 Post by Drucker » Thu May 15, 2014 9:23 pm

This is all stuff from the DVD right? With the exception of the 1080p? I hope the comparison of the versions isn't lost.

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Re: 24 / BD 78 Faust

#169 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu May 15, 2014 9:44 pm

Drucker wrote:This is all stuff from the DVD right? With the exception of the 1080p? I hope the comparison of the versions isn't lost.
It looks like extras that will be carried over from the DVD, but hopefully the "more details to be announced" will mean some new supplements.

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Re: 24 / BD 78 Faust

#170 Post by neilist » Fri May 16, 2014 5:12 am

FrauBlucher wrote:
Drucker wrote:This is all stuff from the DVD right? With the exception of the 1080p? I hope the comparison of the versions isn't lost.
It looks like extras that will be carried over from the DVD, but hopefully the "more details to be announced" will mean some new supplements.
From the list of extras above, we're losing the entire export version of the film that was on the 2xDVD set! It only mentiones the domestic version. I had originally assumed that the new release would be 1xBlu-ray & 2xDVD, carrying everything over from the DVD set, but from the above list they're presumably intending to drop the export version and make it 1xBlu-ray & 1xDVD?

The original DVD booklet was 28-pages, so there's probably a bit more material going in now.

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Re: 24 / BD 78 Faust

#171 Post by Eureka » Fri May 16, 2014 5:51 am

neilist wrote:
FrauBlucher wrote:
Drucker wrote:This is all stuff from the DVD right? With the exception of the 1080p? I hope the comparison of the versions isn't lost.
It looks like extras that will be carried over from the DVD, but hopefully the "more details to be announced" will mean some new supplements.
From the list of extras above, we're losing the entire export version of the film that was on the 2xDVD set! It only mentiones the domestic version. I had originally assumed that the new release would be 1xBlu-ray & 2xDVD, carrying everything over from the DVD set, but from the above list they're presumably intending to drop the export version and make it 1xBlu-ray & 1xDVD?

The original DVD booklet was 28-pages, so there's probably a bit more material going in now.
It will be 1 x BD and 2 x DVD - the DVDs will be the same as our, now deleted, DVD edition. The BD will include the export print, plus some stuff that isn't on the DVD.

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Re: 24 / BD 78 Faust

#172 Post by chatterjees » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:24 pm

Amazon pre-order page for the DUAL FORMAT is up, and only for £12.93.

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Re: 24 / BD 78 Faust

#173 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:15 am

Has there been final details announced?

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Re: 24 / BD 78 Faust

#174 Post by eerik » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:31 am

  • Gorgeous 1080p transfer of the domestic German print, with original German intertitles and optional English subtitles
  • Full-length audio commentary by critics David Ehrenstein and Bill Krohn
  • A 20-minute video piece with critic Tony Rayns discussing the film
  • An orchestral score by Timothy Brock, plus a specially commissioned harp score by Stan Ambrose
  • New piano score by Javier Pérez de Azpeitia (Blu-ray only)
  • The complete export version of the film
  • The Language of Shadows, a 53-minute documentary on Faust (Blu-ray only)
  • Video comparison of the domestic and export versions of the film
  • 44-PAGE BOOKLET containing an essay on Faust by writer Peter Spooner, a new translation of excerpts of Éric Rohmer’s brilliant treatise on the film, and rare archival imagery.

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Re: 24 / BD 78 Faust

#175 Post by pianist » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:23 pm

For anyone who doesn't yet know, Faust (and Frau Im Mond) is (are) now available from the new Eureka site and actually in stock, ready to be dispatched, with a 15% discount taking the title(s) down to £11.04!!! No need to wait for 2/3 weeks now!

Have cancelled my Zavvi pre-order (got 10%) off, saving £0.20 per order and giving all of the money to Eureka, which is for me the best way to do it.

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