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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#151 Post by L.A. » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:49 am

^ Thanks for the info. And very nice blog you have there, Saimo!

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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#152 Post by ellipsis7 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:03 am

Saimo wrote:
L.A. wrote:Is Ermanno Olmi's two-discer (released by Instituto Luce) of The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) possibly still available?
I am afraid the first edition with English subs is now hard to find.
A new copy is up for sale for €19.90 + shipping currently on Ebay.it here (but hurry)...

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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#153 Post by Saimo » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:00 am

L.A. wrote:And very nice blog you have there, Saimo!
Thanks for your kind words. I' ll try to keep it updated on a weekly basis... Meanwhile, spread the word :wink:

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#154 Post by ellipsis7 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:11 pm

That Cristaldi BR of LE NOTTI BIANCHE has Eng subs according to Amazon.it...

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#155 Post by Saimo » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:07 pm

That is highly likely, since the Cristaldi DVD already had subs.

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#156 Post by ellipsis7 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:05 am

Great to know, Simone, so will definitely be picking this up... Wonder then what next will on the Cristaldi slate for BR upgrade?... Love the new blog BTW!...

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#157 Post by TMDaines » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:54 am

Cristaldi are the most exciting label out there this year. On DVD they're releasing lots of new stuff for the very first time. I'm far more interested to see this than have the same Blu-rays released by all the bigger labels repeatedly.

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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#158 Post by Saimo » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:29 pm

Il gabbiano (The Seagull, 1977) by Marco Bellocchio
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/ ... -1977.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#159 Post by TMDaines » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:56 pm

I've meant to do a blog on English-friendly DVDs from Germany and Italy for ages to highlight all the good stuff. I'm glad to see you're doing one. RHV have put out quite a few English-friendly Bellocchios.

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#160 Post by Saimo » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:16 pm

TMDaines wrote:I've meant to do a blog on English-friendly DVDs from Germany and Italy for ages to highlight all the good stuff. I'm glad to see you're doing one.
If you have any contribution or question, you are welcome.
RHV have put out quite a few English-friendly Bellocchios.
Most Italian labels don't subtitle their DVDs because they wouldn't recover their cost. As far as possible, RHV tries to include English or French subtitles, but for many of their most obscure titles this would be simply too expensive...

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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#161 Post by Saimo » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:12 am

Ripley's Home Video has just sent me a complete list of their English-friendly releases. I think this could be of general interest:

English subtitles
1. 1860
2. 4 passi fra le nuvole
3. A luci spente
4. Action
5. Un altro pianeta
6. L'amore e basta
7. By Giulio Questi
8. Un caso d'incoscienza
9. Colpire al cuore
10. Il Cristo proibito
11. Custodes bestiae
12. Una donna ha ucciso
13. Fantasmi - Italian Ghost Stories
14. Fermo posta Tinto Brass
15. Il gabbiano
16. Gelosia
17. Il generale dell'armata morta
18. Immacolata e Concetta, l'altra gelosia
19. La maschera del demonio
20. Nel gorgo del peccato
21. Nero.
22. Le occasioni di Rosa
23. Gli occhi, la bocca
24. Oci ciornie
25. Ossessione
26. Pasolini prossimo nostro
27. Per un pugno di dollari (also available on BD)
28. Prima della rivoluzione (also available on BD)
29. Il sapore del grano
30. Gli sbandati
31. La signora di tutti
32. Sopralluoghi in Palestina
33. La terra trema
34. L'uomo privato
35. La vela incantata
36. L'invenzione di Morel

English audio
37. Ad ogni costo
38. L'amore necessario
39. Assassination
40. Caccia alla vedova
41. La calda vita
42. La città si difende
43. Città violenta (also available on BD)
44. Duello nel Texas
45. Goliath contro i giganti
46. Mio caro Dottor Gräsler
47. Le pistole non discutono
48. Sacco e Vanzetti (also available on BD)
49. Sansone
50. Sette donne per i Mac Gregor
51. Sette pistole per i Mac Gregor
52. La tarantola dal ventre nero
53. L'ultimo uomo della terra
54. Yvonne la nuit

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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#162 Post by ellipsis7 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:20 am

Really useful, thanks Saimo...

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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#163 Post by TMDaines » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:03 am

It's worth highlighting that pretty much all of their releases have Italian subtitles too - and the majority of the classic and arthouse titles will have fansubs online.

Some of the English audios must just be "foreign market" dubs though, i.e. La città si difende. It's not a surprise that most of them are Westerns or genre films.

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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#164 Post by ellipsis7 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:55 am

Ordered IL CRISTO PROIBITO (1951), Curzio Malaparte's only film which he both wrote, directed and scored... He, also, who built in 1937- his modernist Villa Malaparte on the eastern side of Capri overlooking the sea, which featured so centrally in Godard's LE MEPRIS...

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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#165 Post by Saimo » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:20 pm

Riso amaro (Bitter Rice, 1949) by Giuseppe De Santis
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/ ... -1949.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#166 Post by Saimo » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:08 pm

La vita che vorrei (The Life I Want, 2004)
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/ ... -2004.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#167 Post by Saimo » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:35 pm

L'onorevole Angelina (Angelina, 1947) by Luigi Zampa. A Capra-esque comedy starring (and co-written by) Anna Magnani
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/ ... -1947.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Italian DVDs With Italian Subs

#168 Post by ellipsis7 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:01 am

Saimo wrote:That is highly likely, since the Cristaldi DVD already had subs.
Unfortunately, while the picture & sound are mightily beautiful in HD, Cristaldi did not port across the Eng subs onto the BR of LE NOTTI BIANCHE... But I shouldn't be surprised if this wonderful new transfer shows up on Criterion in the not too distant future, such is its quality...

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#169 Post by Saimo » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:17 am

How strange they didn't port the available subs... Perhaps they have already licensed the HD master for a North American release?! :?

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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#170 Post by Saimo » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:36 pm

Happy Easter... with mighty Samson! :D
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/ ... -1961.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#171 Post by Saimo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:34 am

Come Dio comanda (As God Commands, 2008) by Gabriele Salvatores
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/ ... -2008.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#172 Post by TMDaines » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:11 am

Saimo wrote:Come Dio comanda (As Go Commands, 2008) by Gabriele Salvatores
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/ ... -2008.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I just sold a spare Blu-ray of that which I only got £5 for on eBay. :(

Still need to watch my own one.

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#173 Post by Saimo » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:21 am

La calda vita (The Warm Life, 1964) was clearly influenced by L’avventura, but it also anticipates some Antonioni’s achievements with Red Desert.
http://journeys-italy.blogspot.it/2013/ ... -1964.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#174 Post by TMDaines » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:56 pm

That's one RHV disc I need to get my hands on. Always loved their DVD cover for it.

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Re: Classic Italian Cinema (non R1, English-friendly)

#175 Post by Perkins Cobb » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:44 am

TMDaines wrote:That's one RHV disc I need to get my hands on. Always loved their DVD cover for it.
The only English option is a dub, though, right? What a waste.

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