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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 4:46 am 
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knives wrote:
Just when I buy it too.

yes, me too :( . It's the DVD variation on Murphy's Law in action...

likely the O-card packaging, is either some flimsy-won't-last-a-year type box, or it's a fancy name for a wast-of-money-&-paper slipcase :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:24 am 
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I wonder if "Signifying Rapper" will be restored on the soundtrack? Between bitching about Led Zeppelin and Werner Herzog, this commentary should be one for the ages.


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:08 am 
That's great. I was just about to post on this board today asking if the French disc had "Signifying Rapper" on it. Well, anyway... does anyone know if the French disc has "Signifying Rapper" on the soundtrack?


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:41 am 
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Adam Grikepelis wrote:
likely the O-card packaging, is either some flimsy-won't-last-a-year type box, or it's a fancy name for a wast-of-money-&-paper slipcase :roll:

I think "O-card" is a keepcase in a slipcase, the slipcase (if looked at from above or below) forming (sort of) an "O" around the keepcase.
Also, according to someone on avmaniacs who is friends with a DVD producer who worked on this new release, "Signifying Rapper" is not restored to the soundtrack on the new disc.


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 1:27 pm 

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so the french MS 45 is supposed to be good - any further recommandations on the korean release? would be cheaper for me to get my hands on this one!


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 7:23 am 
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Lionsgate will be releasing a new edition of Bad Lieutenant on DVD on July 26th. Full specs and artwork here.


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 1:51 pm 
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So now the cover goes from looking like a bad b-movie cop film to a bad Tarantino rip-off. The magic of yellow.

Still, long overdue.


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 11:17 am 
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So now the cover goes from looking like a bad b-movie cop film to a bad Tarantino rip-off.

well, Tarantino is often credited with things he didn't invent, so why not get an association going with Bad Lieutenant too 8-)

very much looking forward to this release though. truly hope the film gets a nice transfer this time round. (touch wood)


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:46 pm 
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Got the new Bad Lieutenant DVD - the transfer looks improved to me, but I haven't done a direct comparison with the old disc so it's hard to be certain (especially since I've upgraded my TV since the last time I saw the film). The commentary's pretty good - my only real complaint is that at different points in the film, the commentary goes out of sync with the film. It's a problem with whoever edited the commentary together, not an authoring issue - when the film dialogue fades up during pauses, it's still in sync. But Ferrara and Kelsch will often start talking about the next scene (with specific on-screen references) 20 or 30 seconds in advance of when it appears. A bit later on, things lag in the other direction and the picture gets ahead of the sound. It's frustrating, but if you pay attention (and know the film pretty well) it's not going to ruin things, really, but it is sloppy work. Don't hold your breath for an updated edition either; Ferrara's distributors don't work like that.

DP Ken Kelsch also points out on several occasions that the color timing isn't really to his liking - mostly he feels like the image has been lifted up out of the shadows too much, that certain scenes ought to be darker. Again, Ferrara and Kelsch share a good laugh at the prospect of the DP actually being asked to supervise a new transfer. For what it's worth, the film did feel less gritty than the last time I saw it, but not in a bad way really. It just felt like a nice clean transfer, rather than a less than stellar one. You can still see dirt on the white credits.

Also, as if it were ever really in doubt, "Signifying Rapper" is still gone from this version (prompting additional humorous griping on the commentary.) Herzog's remake is briefly mentioned, but it's nowhere near the total freakout you might expect.

Haven't had a chance to look at the making-of yet, but it sounds like another worthy extra. You can find this edition for as little as $10 (B&N online) or $15 most other places, totally worth it if you like the film.


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:05 am 

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Can someone source out/confirm some (more) definitiv info on this release:
http://www.cdiscount.com/dvd/dvd-drame- ... 2856-_-N/A
Picture format info and wether there are forced french subs or not would be of great help. I just have the 4:3 "edition"…


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 9:53 am 
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Well, this slipped under the radar: Ferrara's documentary Chelsea on the Rocks is apparently released on both DVD and Bluray as of May 4th. On Amazon, the latter is a few bucks less than the former at the moment with the caveat that Amazon estimates it will ship in "1 to 2 months."


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:11 pm 
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An update: looks like Chelsea on the Rocks isn't coming out after all. Amazon just cancelled my preorder citing lack of availability.

I'm reminded of Kent Jones' piece from the 90s: Abel Ferrara, the Man: Who Cares?


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:08 pm 
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French blu-ray of China Girl, to be released February 10th, next year.


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:45 am 

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Chelasea Hotel http://www.amazon.de/Chelsea-Hotel-Bild ... 004&sr=1-1


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:00 pm 
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Blu-ray.com review of "Chelsea on the Rocks"


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:51 am 
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Shout! is releasing a Fear City Blu in a couple of weeks through their Shout! Select line (i.e. a proper pressed BD, but exclusive to their online store). No extras. There's a reasonably in-depth interview with Ferrara about the film here.


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:31 am 
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Watched King Of New York last week on IFC. Probably one of the better post-Scarface drug gang stories, hell of a cast. I loved that Frank's limo acted as a surrogate to what probably what would have been a horse in a western, or a drawn carriage in a tale set even further back in time.


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:01 pm 
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Not sure if it has been mentioned before, but Go Go Tales is out on DVD in France, good quality, no special features, great film.


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:04 pm 
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Does it have forced subs?


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:32 pm 
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No, French subtitles are optional.


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:22 pm 
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Nice one. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:32 pm 
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Blu-ray of Ms. 45 coming out in March.


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:22 am 
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Welcome to New York getting a blu-ray from Spirit Entertainment in August.

Also, since it hasn't been mentioned in the thread yet: The Blackout got a French blu-ray two years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:16 am 
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Have you seen the Blackout BD for yourself?


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 Post subject: Re: Abel Ferrara on DVD
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:12 am 
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Not yet.


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