Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Wild, Irresponsible Conjecture

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Aunt Peg
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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

#1076 Post by Aunt Peg » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:35 am

Aunt Peg wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:30 am

So given its Australian release, even if it is not picked up for US or UK distribution there should be an English friendly DVD later in the year through Madman Films. They rarely do Blu Ray releases unfortunately and even more so for foreign language films (Cold War being a recent exception).
En liberté! is being released on DVD only in Australia on August 7 as The Trouble With You. So if it doesn't turn up in the UK or US there is another option. The page says 'region free' but I wouldn't take that as gospel: https://www.madman.com.au/catalogue/vie ... e-with-you

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#1077 Post by Banasa » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:16 pm

Fran Simeoni stated that Arrows 2019 schedule is completed for the year.

When asking what else they should release, he had some responses:

* Kenji Fukaskus Black Lizard has been something Simeoni had been wanting since he started working at Arrow
* Let's Scare Jessica to Death has also been on their to-do list for a while, but found it trickier to deal with Paramount
* A Bittersweet Life is also something Arrow has eyed, but have been holding back due to the film having a bad master
* Arrebato also is in line but they apparently need to get a hold of the rights producer

More here! - https://twitter.com/Frangipane13/status ... 9715039234

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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

#1078 Post by swo17 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:19 pm

He's basically extremely enthusiastic about everything anyone asks about

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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

#1079 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:28 pm

When asked about Moment of Innocence:
Would be lovely, if only there were greater enthusiasm for Iranian films! Would love to do more Makhmalbaf but more people need to buy The Poetic Trilogy first!
This is sad to hear. Although The Poetic Trilogy is still an odd choice to gauge enthusiasm for his work (or even Iranian cinema) as even just within his filmography there are far stronger films not to mention better known titles.

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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

#1080 Post by DeprongMori » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:19 pm

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:28 pm
When asked about Moment of Innocence:
Would be lovely, if only there were greater enthusiasm for Iranian films! Would love to do more Makhmalbaf but more people need to buy The Poetic Trilogy first!
This is sad to hear. Although The Poetic Trilogy is still an odd choice to gauge enthusiasm for his work (or even Iranian cinema) as even just within his filmography there are far stronger films not to mention better known titles.
The Amazon UK price seems to toggle between £15 and £30. I’ll make a point of snapping it up the next time it drops. I saw Gabbeh at SFIFF ages ago, but haven’t yet seen any of his other work.

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#1081 Post by dda1996a » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:45 pm

If they'd started with A Moment of Innocence their gauge would have been better. I'm interested in Makhmalbaf but the extras on said trilogy didn't make me rush out and bblind buy films I haven't seen

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#1082 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:19 pm

The House and Ring box-sets will return on June 17th, as well as Candyman, Phantasm, Life Force, City of the Living Dead, The Endless, and Waterworld.

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#1083 Post by rapta » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:17 pm

These reissues are all already available in your local HMV/Fopp stores, and are BOGOF until July 14th (same deal as Arrow will have on their own site next week). I bought Phantasm the other day, since I don't care about the sequels that much. Might go and grab City of the Living Dead at some point too, and maybe Candyman. Lifeforce is a higher price (£24.99) as it's actually a newly encoded release with brand new restorations (hence the slightly different artwork). There were plenty of copies of the 2-disc edition of The Endless in my local store too (still with slipcover). Slightly annoyed about the Ring Collection reissue as I wouldn't have bought the Ring steelbook if I'd known they'd do that.

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#1084 Post by reaky » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:50 am

So Lifeforce is in-store but not part of the deal?

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#1085 Post by EddieLarkin » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:34 am

All Arrow Video releases are part of the deal, including Lifeforce. Even the later June releases will be, including AHP2. This is the case in HMV, Fopp and eventually the Arrow web store.

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#1086 Post by reaky » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:13 am

I’ve just been in, and can clarify that all Arrow Video releases are in the offer, but not Arrow Academy. There are also different price points for pairing - 2 for £15, 2 for £25 and 2 for £45. If you combine 2 of different prices, you’ll pay for the higher-priced of the pair.

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#1087 Post by Luke M » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:37 pm


DeprongMori wrote:
Glowingwabbit wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:28 pm
When asked about Moment of Innocence:
Would be lovely, if only there were greater enthusiasm for Iranian films! Would love to do more Makhmalbaf but more people need to buy The Poetic Trilogy first!
This is sad to hear. Although The Poetic Trilogy is still an odd choice to gauge enthusiasm for his work (or even Iranian cinema) as even just within his filmography there are far stronger films not to mention better known titles.
The Amazon UK price seems to toggle between £15 and £30. I’ll make a point of snapping it up the next time it drops. I saw Gabbeh at SFIFF ages ago, but haven’t yet seen any of his other work.
It was £10 during their sale a couple months ago.

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#1088 Post by Calvin » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:55 pm

It feels like a mistake for Arrow to have released The Poetic Trilogy over A Moment of Innocence, if that was also an option. It's much easier for folks to blind buy an individual release than a box set, especially if that individual release is of a film that has been more praised and discussed over the years. Now it may be the case that The Poetic Trilogy has been available at reduced price, but presumably Arrow only really take into account full or near full price sales made when it comes to planning future releases.

What has surprised me is that there hasn't been a sniff of Vol. 2 sets for Rivette or Yoshida, despite both selling out years ago.

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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

#1089 Post by swo17 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:59 pm

Poetic Trilogy isn't even a boxset--it looks like any other single release and can be bought for about the same price so it's worth buying even if you only end up liking one of the films.

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#1090 Post by dda1996a » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:14 pm

I don't know how easy it is to get the rest of Rivette's films (and plenty have been released by other companies), but I'd love another Yoshida set.
The main reason I haven't bought the Poetic Trilogy yet is because of it's lack of extras, and I have such a large keyvip as is

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#1091 Post by tenia » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:54 pm

Calvin wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:55 pm
What has surprised me is that there hasn't been a sniff of Vol. 2 sets for Rivette or Yoshida, despite both selling out years ago.
There's nothing surprising about Yoshida : it took several years (3, IIRC)for the set to sell out, most likely sending to Arrow the signal that not that many people are interested in its cinema. It's about the same for Rivette.

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#1092 Post by Calvin » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:15 pm

For some reason I thought they sold more quickly than that, maybe because they seemed to sell quite briskly initially - I can see Yoshida was 80% sold out only 2 months after release.

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#1093 Post by nitin » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:03 pm

Yeah the Poetic trilogy isn pt priced like other box sets so I don’t think price a prohibitive blind buy price really came that much into play.

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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

#1094 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:20 am

Academy announcements coming Friday with this clue...
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#1095 Post by JSC » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:44 am

Any titles with 'scales' in them?

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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

#1096 Post by Dr Amicus » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:48 am

I'm really rusty on my keys, but I think the first is a minor scale and the others are majors.

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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

#1097 Post by swo17 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:49 am

It's probably just a movie that has a score

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#1098 Post by JSC » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:55 am

It's probably just a movie that has a score
An Arrow special edition of Shaft's Big Score!

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#1099 Post by Calvin » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:55 am

Dr Amicus wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:48 am
I'm really rusty on my keys, but I think the first is a minor scale and the others are majors.
Then how are we to know which Kiarostami this is hinting at?
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#1100 Post by Dr Amicus » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:59 am

Well my first thought was The Major and the Minor, but that would be too literal a clue for Arrow...

Edit for bad memory...
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