Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#351 Post by StevenJ0001 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:43 pm

criterionsnob wrote:My set arrived and I had to share a few pictures.

What a thing of beauty this is in person! A few discs were dislodged in transit, but no scratches. I'm looking forward to this set giving me years of viewing pleasure.
Wow, great pics! Though one of them gave me a bad case of "Late Mizoguchi" envy. The eBay prices for that are through the roof these days.

Thanks all for the aspect ratio info. It sure is a complicated situation. Not sure if I'll bother tracking down DVDs for the ones incorrectly presented on Blu or just grin and bear it.

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#352 Post by RossyG » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:56 pm

I saw the BFI's restoration of The Green Ray on digital at the Duke of York's, Brighton, and it seemed to be around 1.66:1.

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#353 Post by Zot! » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:09 pm

Green Ray's aspect looks comfortable throughout. I think Aviator's Wife re-framing was the only one I felt was a little unpleasant. The set is a hodge-podge of transfers that were most likely prepared at different times and different people, and I'm guessing Potemkine was in a take-it-or-leave-it situation. Personally, I'm very glad they took it, as these are the definitive home video presentations of these films, unless you can't live without the expected OAR for a handful. There a few Japanese BDs out there, but I've not seen any reviews, and I would expect they came from the same transfers. I think there is a Japanese BD of Triple Agent...so there is that exception, I suppose.
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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#354 Post by StevenJ0001 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:19 pm

Zot! wrote:I think there is a Japanese BD of Triple Agent...so there is that exception, I suppose.
Interesting--though I would guess its sans English subtitles.

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#355 Post by nick » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:23 pm

I’ve been weighing the Potemkine set as well and trying to determine which aspect ratios are incorrect. Since most of Rohmer’s films were produced by Les films du losange I decided to consult their website catalog and most of the technical stats for Rohmer’s films are listed. There are some differences to what has been previously mentioned in this thread: for example the catalogue lists Pauline at the Beach at 1.33:1. I like many of you have only ever seen it at 1.66:1.

Here is the information from Losange’s catalogue:

The Sign of Leo (1.66:1)
The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1.33:1)
Suzanne’s Career (1.33:1)
La Collectionneuse (1.33:1)
My Night at Maud’s (1.33:1)
Claire’s Knee (1.33:1)
Love in the Afternoon (1.33:1)
The Marquise de O (1.33:1)
Perceval (1.33:1)
The Aviator’s Wife (1.33:1)
A Good Marriage (1.33:1)
Pauline at the Beach (1.33:1)
Full Moon in Paris (1.33:1)
The Green Ray (1.33:1)
Four Adventures of Reinette & Marabelle (Aspect ratio not listed)
Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1.33:1)
A Tale of Springtime (1.33:1)
A Tale of Winter (1.33:1)
The Tree, The Mayor, and the Mediatheque (1.66:1)
Rendezvous in Paris (1.66:1)
A Summer’s Tale (1.33:1)
An Autumn Tale (1.33:1)

I don’t see the final three listed on their site.

If anyone wants to see this information for themselves here is the link

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#356 Post by Murdoch » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:40 pm

The set is once again marked down, this time to 141.96 euros at the much more reliable Amazon.es

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#357 Post by rwaits » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:54 am

Thanks a lot. I finally bit.

I was surprised to see that upon making it through checkout, the set itself showed as 117 in my cart, plus 23 shipping to bring the set up to 141 TOTAL ($154 shipped to U.S.). I can't wait to finally drown myself in this set.

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#358 Post by EddieLarkin » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:47 am

I too felt it was time, so I picked up both this and the Epstein set for £155. I imagine many people paid that much for the Rohmer set by itself when it first came out so I'm happy.

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#359 Post by Zot! » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:24 pm

rwaits wrote:Thanks a lot. I finally bit.

I was surprised to see that upon making it through checkout, the set itself showed as 117 in my cart
subtracts VAT (Value Added Tax) Beware, you could be taxed for import fees however.

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#360 Post by Cronenfly » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:25 am

Down to €136.14 on Amazon Italy. With tax deducted/shipping added, it came out about €10 cheaper for me than on Spain, which helps make up for the $15 I lost on my credit card refund from France thanks to shifting exchange rates. \:D/

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#361 Post by Murdoch » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:54 pm

Got my set today in pristine condition! I was surprised since the box looked like it had been ripped apart by a shark. There's plenty of discussion on the packaging already and it is strenuous to get the discs out so I wound up transferring all of them to an empty CD binder. Thankfully each individual case is so slim even those discs that had popped out of their holder were undamaged despite the several thousand miles of travel. The shipping was stressful since Amazon.fr never updates the tracking info, but I can't complain that much for spending 130 euros on this magnificent set :D


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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#363 Post by Cronenfly » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:36 am

They seem likely to be DVD only, like Big World Pictures' Four Seasons releases, which is too bad, but it's nice to see them getting some North American representation all the same.

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#364 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:23 pm

As long as the image is restored and the subtitles are removable on Marquise, I'm all for it! I know a number of German lit devotees who can finally see it so there's good in that as well.

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#365 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:04 pm

domino harvey wrote:The Rozier set, absolutely
This is the Potemkine Films set, correct? Does it have English subtitles?

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#366 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:15 pm

Yes, all features are subtitled, the extras are not. It's region free too I think

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#367 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:18 pm

Thanks, domino. I'll just order them together since I have the chance. Let's see how they package this order!

Edit: And I just learned that one of my favorite late Rohmer efforts Triple Agent is dvd only :(

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#368 Post by domino harvey » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:18 am

We have a thread for the Rozier box here. My screencap images were broken so I've re-upped them. Be sure to weigh in there on the films once they arrive! What I wouldn't give to see Du côté d'Orouët for the first time again...

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#369 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:53 am

I had no idea we had a thread on it - even after I searched! Wow, that's incredibly intriguing. I have to say I'm twice as glad that I ordered it now. I'll have to carve out some Rozier time tout suite once the set arrives. If the set in my order arrives in good shape as I fear the size of the Rohmer box - which I forgot was so bulky - might attract some truly egregious UPS handling.

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#370 Post by rwaits » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:10 pm

My Rohmer set arrived today, battered to hell. In addition to every corner being bashed in, it looks as if someone took a box cutter and gouged across all the spines and book. Ugh... I could cry.

I'm debating whether its worth hassling with a replacement. Has anyone received this item in decent condition (in the US) from Amazon.es ?

On a side note, this is 0521 / 5000. Not sure if that's any indication of how much stock remains for this title.

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#371 Post by Zot! » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:24 pm

Sorry to hear that rwaits. Read earlier in this thread for what intervention to take. My second set was sent in good shape from Amazon.fr if it makes you feel any better. Unless the numbering is going in reverse as they deplete sets, it means nothing, mine is mid-4000s and I got it on release.

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#372 Post by schlafen » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:32 pm

rwaits wrote:My Rohmer set arrived today, battered to hell. In addition to every corner being bashed in, it looks as if someone took a box cutter and gouged across all the spines and book. Ugh... I could cry.

I'm debating whether its worth hassling with a replacement. Has anyone received this item in decent condition (in the US) from Amazon.es ?

On a side note, this is 0521 / 5000. Not sure if that's any indication of how much stock remains for this title.
I'm so sorry that your Rohmer set arrived in such a poor state; I received mine from Amazon.es yesterday (I live in Texas) in perfect condition. I would definitely contact Amazon.es and request a replacement copy.

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#373 Post by DefLeppard » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:20 pm

Jean-Luc Garbo wrote:I had no idea we had a thread on it - even after I searched! Wow, that's incredibly intriguing. I have to say I'm twice as glad that I ordered it now. I'll have to carve out some Rozier time tout suite once the set arrives. If the set in my order arrives in good shape as I fear the size of the Rohmer box - which I forgot was so bulky - might attract some truly egregious UPS handling.
Same here..I thank this thread! It has all information about this box set of Eric Rohmer!

Have you received your box set yet?

I had no idea about shipping damage when I ordered this one but now I am worried after reading so many posts here describing the shipping damage and digipack's design issues..

I picked this one up for about 128+ EUR (incl VAT it was 153+ EUR) while it was on deal for the last 4 days but now its back to 219+ EUR again.

For those Rohmer fans who are yet to buy, here are the links of Amazon's European sites ; currently Amazon-IT has the best deal for about 139.28 EUR but their shipping charge is bit expensive!

Amazon-FR http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00E8WL6EA?

Amazon-ES http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B00E8WL6EA?

Amazon-IT http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B00E8WL6EA?

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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#374 Post by FerdinandGriffon » Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:18 pm

Was annoyed that this didn't already exist online (as far as I can tell), so here's a list of the Rohmer shorts in the Coffret, and the disc on which they appear:

Le Signe du lion (1959)
- Place de l'Étoile (1965)

La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)
- Charlotte et son steak (1951)
- Bérénice (1954)
- Le Celluloid et le Marbre (1966)

La Carrière de Suzanne (1963)
- Véronique et son cancre (1958)
- Louis Lumière (1968)

La Collectioneuse (1967)
- Nadja à Paris (1964)

Ma nuit chez Maud (1969)
- Une étudiante d'aujourd'hui (1966)

Le Genou de Claire (1970)
- Carl Th. Dreyer (1965)

L'Amour l'àpres-midi (1972)
- L'Homme et la machine (1967)
- L'Homme et son journal (1967)

La Marquise d'O... (1976)
- Nancy au XVIIIe siècle (1968)
- Catherine de Heilbronn (1979)

Perceval (1978)

La Femme de l'aviateur (1981)

Le Beau mariage (1982)

Pauline à la plage (1983)

Les Nuits de la pleine lune (1984)
- Ville nouvelle 1: enfance d'un ville (1975)
- Ville nouvelle 2: la diversité du paysage urbain (1975)
- Ville nouvelle 3: la forme d'une ville (1975)
- Ville nouvelle 4: le logement à la demande (1975

Le Rayon vert (1986)

4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle (1987)
- Trio et mi bémol (1987)

L'Ami de mon ami (1987)
- L'Homme et les frontières (1968)

Conte de printemps (1990)
- La Sonate à Kreutzer (1956)

Conte d'hiver (1991)

L'Arbre, le maire et la médiathèque (1993)
- L'Amour symphonique (1990)
- Bois ton café (1986)

Les Rendez-vous de Paris (1995)
- Les Jeux de société (1989)

Conte d'été (1996)

Conte d'automne (1998)
- Fermière à Montfaucon (1967)

L'Anglaise et le duc (2001)

Triple Agent (2004)
- L'Homme et les Gouvernements (1967)

Les Amours d'Astrée et de Céladon (2007)
- Raphaël par le dessin (1982)

And chronologically:

Charlotte et son steak (1951), on La Boulangère de Monceau
Bérénice (1954), on La Boulangère de Monceau
La Sonate à Kreutzer (1956), on Conte de printemps
Véronique et son cancre (1958), on La Carrière de Suzanne
Le Signe du lion (1959)
La Boulangère de Monceau (1962)
La Carrière de Suzanne (1963)
Nadja à Paris (1964), on La Collectionneuse
Place de l'Étoile (1965), on Le Signe du lion
Carl Th. Dreyer (1965), on Le Genou de Claire
Le Celluloid et le Marbre (1966), on La Boulangère de Monceau
Une étudiante d'aujourd'hui (1966), on Ma nuit chez Maud
La Collectionneuse (1967)
Fermière à Montfaucon (1967), on Conte d'automne
L'Homme et la machine (1967), on L'Amour l'après-midi
L'Homme et son journal (1967), on L'Amour l'après-midi
L'Homme et les Gouvernements (1967), on Triple Agent
Louis Lumière (1968), on La Carrière de Suzanne
Nancy au XVIIIe siècle (1968), on La Marquise d'O...
L'Homme et les frontières (1968), on L'Ami de mon ami
Ma nuit chez Maud (1969)
Le Genou de Claire (1970)
L'Amour l'après-midi (1972)
Ville nouvelle 1: enfance d'un ville (1975), on Les Nuits de la pleine lune
Ville nouvelle 2: la diversité du paysage urbain (1975), on Les Nuits de la pleine lune
Ville nouvelle 3: la forme d'une ville (1975), on Les Nuits de la pleine lune
Ville nouvelle 4: le logement à la demande (1975, on Les Nuits de la pleine lune
La Marquise d'O... (1976)
Perceval (1978)
Catherine de Heilbronn (1979), on La Marquise d'O...
La Femme de l'aviateur (1981)
Le Beau mariage (1982)
Raphaël par le dessin (1982), on Les Amours d'Astrée et de Céladon
Pauline à la plage (1983)
Les Nuits de la pleine lune (1984)
Le Rayon vert (1986)
Bois ton café (1986), on L'Arbre, le maire et la médiathèque
4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle (1987)
L'Ami de mon ami (1987)
Trio et mi bémol (1987), on 4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle
Les Jeux de société (1989), on Les Rendez-vous de Paris
Conte de printemps (1990)
L'Amour symphonique (1990), on L'Arbre, le maire et la médiathèque
Conte d'hiver (1991)
L'Arbre, le maire et la médiathèque (1993)
Les Rendez-vous de Paris (1995)
Conte d'été (1996)
Conte d'automne (1998)
L'Anglaise et le duc (2001)
Triple Agent (2004)
Les Amours d'Astrée et de Céladon (2007)
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Re: Eric Rohmer on DVD and BD

#375 Post by swo17 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:20 pm

That's a great resource, thanks for putting it together! Aren't all of the shorts in the set presented sans English subtitles?

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