Chris Marker on DVD

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#126 Post by ola t » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:23 am

Marker has put up a new short film on YouTube.

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#127 Post by Cash Flagg » Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:48 pm

Purchase the four Icarus DVDs through Cineaste magazine and save 25% here.

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#128 Post by Eriol » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:06 am

Not exactly DVD-related, but ¡Cuba Sí! and La Solitude Du Chanteur de Fond are both available in the web. No proper release being contemplated as far as I know. Solitude is English subbed too.

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#129 Post by criterionsnob » Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:36 pm

Cash Flagg wrote:Purchase the four Icarus DVDs through Cineaste magazine and save 25% here.
This was a good deal, but I've only received 3 or the 4 DVDs I ordered from Cineaste and they aren't returning my emails. Has anyone else received all 4? The Last Bolshevik/Happiness is still outstanding in my order.

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#130 Post by Cash Flagg » Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:58 pm

I received all four without incident.

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#131 Post by zedz » Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:39 pm

Cash Flagg wrote:I received all four without incident.
Ditto

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#132 Post by Cash Flagg » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:42 pm

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#133 Post by Adam » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:25 pm

That link ain't workin'

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#134 Post by kekid » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:35 pm

Cash Flagg wrote:Icarus is releasing A Grin Without A Cat on 5/5/09.

EDIT: Sorry, link fixed.
Am I right in reading that this DVD will cost $398? It does not say that this this is institutional price, and individual consumer price will be much lower.

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#135 Post by Morbii » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:57 am

Either you've read it wrong or it got changed. It currently says "This DVD is sold above for home video use only. If you require a license for institutional use or Public Performance rights, the price is $398". Above that, it says "Sale: $Please Inquire", so I presume they haven't listed it for normal sale yet or something.

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#136 Post by yamaneko » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:13 am

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned La Mystere Koumiko... that film is a gem and needs to be released on DVD.

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#137 Post by Cash Flagg » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:48 pm

You can pre-order A Grin Without a Cat for $26.99 from Amazon. List price is $29.98.

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#138 Post by zone_resident » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:14 pm

DVD Savant on A Grin Without a Cat

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#139 Post by ola t » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:51 am

Savant says it's the 1993 version! If that's correct, then it's completely baffling. Surely it would make a lot more sense to include the 2008 version.

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#140 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:59 pm

ola t wrote:Savant says it's the 1993 version! If that's correct, then it's completely baffling. Surely it would make a lot more sense to include the 2008 version.
I had the same reaction, but figured that it must have been a typo.


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#142 Post by kinjitsu » Sun May 03, 2009 2:47 am

I'm surprised that there isn't a topic for Icarus Films in the Boutique Labels forum considering their roster of filmmakers.

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#143 Post by jbeall » Wed May 20, 2009 10:58 pm

Salon's Andrew O'Hehir talks about A Grin Without a Cat, among other recent dvds.
Although Marker's French title, "Le fond de l'air est rouge," can be roughly translated as "the temperature is red," he is in no way an apologist for Soviet-style communism. He sees the great-powers conflict of the Cold War as an obscenity that twisted the genuine popular-revolutionary potential of the '60s in many evil directions. (The English title may better convey some of that ruefulness.) Perhaps it's possible, after three decades, to remove oneself from the overheated ideology of the period and see "Grin Without a Cat" as an ironic and tragic chronicle that captures many repressed moments of recent history in compelling and immediate fashion. However you want to view it, "Grin" is the ultimate achievement of an utterly unique cinematic figure, and we've been waiting for it a long time. One of the home-video releases of the year, if not the decade.

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#144 Post by Camera Obscura » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:08 pm

Chris Marker's Chats perchés (2004) online. In French without subtitles.

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#145 Post by sikander » Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:02 pm

Junkopia (1981) and Olympia '52 (1952) now in youtube (in french and LQ)

save it!




sorry for my broken english.

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#146 Post by LQ » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:39 am

sikander wrote:(in french and LQ)
Hmmm? ;)

Junkopia is such an odd little short, I especially enjoyed that one. Thanks for the heads up!

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#147 Post by karmajuice » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:25 pm

Junkopia is also available on ubuweb, in what appears to be slightly higher quality than the youtube version: http://www.ubu.com/film/marker_junkopia.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Thanks for bringing my attention to it, though. I had never heard of it before and enjoyed it immensely.

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#148 Post by sikander » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:40 am

Cuba sí! (1961) online:

http://lacomunidad.elpais.com/josehdez1 ... -futurista" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

rare and unpublished film, in french and spanish.

we need more Markers! [-o<

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#149 Post by Kratharos » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:04 pm

ola t wrote:Marker has put up a new short film on YouTube.
Is that the Chris Marker's official youtube channel?

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#150 Post by ola t » Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:27 am

Kratharos wrote:Is that the Chris Marker's official youtube channel?
I don't think he's ever spoken publicly about it, so it's more unofficial than official -- but as far as anyone knows, it's him.

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