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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:52 pm
by Boosmahn
Ju Dou would be great.

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:12 am
by M Sanderson
Beach Red would be welcome.

Have to say I’m terrible at guessing these clues.

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:19 pm
by Calvin
While I did think it could be a Russian film in the first place, I'd forgotten that we're expecting Khrustalyov, My Car! So it's probably 'just' that.

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:22 pm
by alacal2
La Chinoise? Loads of red.

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:36 pm
by Kauno
They have already done that.

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:05 pm
by ng4996
Could it be The Big Red One? The previous blu left a lot to be desired. Anyone know about the rights situation with that?

Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:12 pm
by MichaelB
ng4996 wrote:Could it be The Big Red One? The previous blu left a lot to be desired. Anyone know about the rights situation with that?
Warner Bros, so unlikely. And the longer cut has only ever existed on standard definition video, so it would be a very expensive proposition for a Blu-ray, since it would involve digging the 35mm materials out of the vault, scanning them and essentially re-editing from scratch.

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:41 pm
by Calvin
On an (entirely un-, to be honest) related note, I'd love to see Arrow licence Kenneth Lonergan's Margaret from Fox. It never had a UK Blu-Ray release, and Lonergan's extended cut has only ever been SD but even a hybrid HD/SD cut would be preferable to the bonus DVD it's currently available on.

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:44 pm
by hearthesilence
MichaelB wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:12 pm
ng4996 wrote:Could it be The Big Red One? The previous blu left a lot to be desired. Anyone know about the rights situation with that?
Warner Bros, so unlikely. And the longer cut has only ever existed on standard definition video, so it would be a very expensive proposition for a Blu-ray, since it would involve digging the 35mm materials out of the vault, scanning them and essentially re-editing from scratch.
I've never been to a screening, but 35mm prints were struck of the reconstruction in 2004, were they not? Surely an IP or negative must exist somewhere.

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:22 pm
by MichaelB
Not according to this post, which says that the 35mm prints were sourced from Digibeta. Which is what I'd have expected for a standard-definition project from the early 2000s. (The semi-restoration of Ken Russell's The Devils was almost exactly contemporaneous, and is in the same situation.)

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:36 pm
by hearthesilence
MichaelB wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Not according to this post, which says that the 35mm prints were sourced from Digibeta. Which is what I'd have expected for a standard-definition project from the early 2000s. (The semi-restoration of Ken Russell's The Devils was almost exactly contemporaneous, and is in the same situation.)
Jesus, that's incredibly short-sighted of Warner.

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:00 pm
by ng4996
MichaelB wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:12 pm
ng4996 wrote:Could it be The Big Red One? The previous blu left a lot to be desired. Anyone know about the rights situation with that?
Warner Bros, so unlikely. And the longer cut has only ever existed on standard definition video, so it would be a very expensive proposition for a Blu-ray, since it would involve digging the 35mm materials out of the vault, scanning them and essentially re-editing from scratch.
Well damn. Thank you for the info though, MichaelB. I'll get my hopes up for one of those early Zhang titles instead. One of my all time favorite directors who's stellar early work is sadly missing on Bluray.

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:37 am
by Drucker
Reds? Very old blu ray at this point.

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:46 am
by Calvin
Drucker wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:37 am
Reds? Very old blu ray at this point.
It's never even had a UK Blu-Ray release at all, but being a Paramount title I don't think Arrow could get it.

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:03 am
by tenia
Arrow's webpages are up :
SpoilerShow
Khrustalyov, my car !
Alain Resnais' Mélo

New 2K restos for both, and Khustalyov will be a LE with poster and outer case à la Arrow Video

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:56 pm
by dwk
According to this post Brontis Jodorowsky said that Arrow is working on new 4K restorations of Fando & Lis, El Topo and The Holy Mountain

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:21 pm
by Big Ben
Wow! Fantastic news! I seem to recall I skipped the original US Blu-Ray releases because they had been DNR'd to death. Am I mistaken in that claim? I honestly can't remember but there's SOME reason I don't own El Topo or The Holy Moutain on Blu-Ray.

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:29 pm
by swo17
Well I have a different reason for not owning them

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:00 am
by Boosmahn
Arrow Video April slate:

- Terra Formars (???)
- The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire
- Black Moon Rising
- Scared Stiff w/ additional limited ed. slipcover

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:08 am
by dwk
US/Can are getting Keoma

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:42 am
by rapta
Excited about the Jodorowsky leak. Been requesting that every time Arrow did a end-of-year poll, and even back when they occasionally replied to emailed lists of suggestions. I remember he was actually mentioned the bio of Fran Simeoni on the Arrow Video blog as a dream project (also mentioned was Eraserhead).

On BR.com someone mentioned there could be another two ex-Tartan titles to come from Arrow soon, and they were speculating what those could be. I very much hope they get Hard Boiled, or even some Wong (In the Mood for Love, 2046) or Park (Joint Security Area). Kim Jee-woon's A Bittersweet Life might also be a good one to have a stab at too. A more obvious one would be something like Shane Carruth's Primer, since they're releasing a Carruth-starring picture later this year (The Dead Center).

I was even wondering about Häxan, but figured Criterion/MoC/BFI might be more interested in getting that, and I assume Criterion may port over both Safe and The Phantom Carriage to the UK at some point too.

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:46 pm
by M Sanderson
dwk wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:56 pm
According to this post Brontis Jodorowsky said that Arrow is working on new 4K restorations of Fando & Lis, El Topo and The Holy Mountain
Staggeringly exciting news. I cannot wait for this one.

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:05 pm
by domino harvey
Boosmahn wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:00 am
Arrow Video April slate:

- Terra Formars (???)
- The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire
- Black Moon Rising
- Scared Stiff w/ additional limited ed. slipcover
Is Arrow running out of movies or something?

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:02 pm
by Boosmahn
domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:05 pm
Is Arrow running out of movies or something?
To be fair, February and March were pretty good months. (Though I can guarantee the only reason they're releasing Terra Formars is due to Takashi Miike.)

Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:58 pm
by M Sanderson
Noticed that on their newsletter, Arrow are showing a video interview with Paul Morrissey, on what makes a cult film. Could this be suggesting any future Morrissey releases? Any other significance?