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129 Lilith

#1 Post by MichaelB » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:57 am

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LILITH
(Robert Rossen, 1964)
Release date: 22 April 2019
Limited Blu-ray Edition (World Blu-ray premiere)

Pre-order here.

The final film by the great, yet underrated Robert Rossen (All the King’s Men, The Hustler) is a compelling tale of love, madness, and forbidden desire. Warren Beatty (Mickey One, The Fortune) stars as a young war veteran who takes a job as on orderly in a local asylum and falls under the spell of beautiful schizophrenic, Lilith (Jean Seberg – A Bout de souffle, Bonjour Tristesse).

Boasting a superb supporting cast that includes Peter Fonda, Jessica Walter, Gene Hackman and Kim Hunter, Rossen’s delicate and powerful film is one of the most under-appreciated American films of the 1960s.


INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

• High Definition remaster
• Original mono audio
• The Guardian Interview with Warren Beatty (1990): archival audio recording of the celebrated actor in conversation with Christopher Cook at London’s National Film Theatre
• The Suffering Screen (2019): a visual essay by journalist and author Amy Simmons which explores cinema’s enduring fascination with female madness
• The Many Faces of Jean Seberg (2019): critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson explores the career of the famed actor
• Theatrical trailer
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by lecturer and broadcaster Richard Combs, an overview of contemporary critical responses, archival articles, and film credits
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
• All extras subject to change

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BBFC cert: 12
REGION FREE
EAN: 5037899071854

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Re: 129 Lilith

#2 Post by domino harvey » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:02 am

A great film. Rossen was taken from us at the height of his powers. Plus now I can finally ditch the double feature Blu-ray with Ship of Fools and it already feels great to not have to own that anymore

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Re: 129 Lilith

#3 Post by MichaelB » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:25 am

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Re: 129 Lilith

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#5 Post by swo17 » Wed May 01, 2019 1:25 am

Just realized that Gene Hackman's wife in this is a very young Jessica Walter from Arrested Development in a meaty role that was also her film debut!

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Re: 129 Lilith

#6 Post by DavyGallagher » Wed May 01, 2019 9:41 am

| listened to the Guardian Lecture with Beatty last night and it's very, very interesting. I had worried that he'd be more focused on talking about Dick Tracy than anything else but he seems quite engaged in talking about his earlier works. Having read a lot about him and the films, it's perhaps not the most reliable information he gives (particularly about the cast morale making Reds) but it's HIS side nonetheless.

Amy Simmons piece is also very indormative and really throws light on depictions on female madness and how it's portrayed so differently from men going insane. On bluray.com they have an issue with modern pieces "judging" old films (witness a page of moaning about the Weird Science bluray from Arrow having a doc about gender issues) but I think showing differences can help us appreciate other people's vantage points and where we have often taken things like gender for granted

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Re: 129 Lilith

#7 Post by MichaelB » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:03 pm

Cinema Scope (Jonathan Rosenbaum).

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Re: 129 Lilith

#8 Post by ando » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:22 pm

I really like Beatty in this one. Can't be easy to convey intense inner life turmoil without indicating psychosis, on one hand, or appearing insolent (looking sexy but ultimately boring the audience) on the other. He walks that edge admirably. I've long felt it is one of his best performances. (ICurrently streaming on APrimeVideo, btw.)

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Re: 129 Lilith

#9 Post by M Sanderson » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:35 am

Is this the same source used by Mill Creek stateside but with a better encode?

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