Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Wild, Irresponsible Conjecture

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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

#926 Post by Boosmahn » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:52 pm

Ju Dou would be great.

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#927 Post by M Sanderson » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:12 am

Beach Red would be welcome.

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

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#928 Post by Calvin » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:19 pm

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.

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#929 Post by alacal2 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:22 pm

La Chinoise? Loads of red.

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#930 Post by Kauno » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:36 pm

They have already done that.

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#931 Post by ng4996 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:05 pm

Could it be The Big Red One? The previous blu left a lot to be desired. Anyone know about the rights situation with that?

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#932 Post by MichaelB » 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.

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#933 Post by Calvin » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:41 pm

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.

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#934 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:44 pm

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.

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#935 Post by MichaelB » 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.)

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#936 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:36 pm

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.

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#937 Post by ng4996 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:00 pm

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.

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#938 Post by Drucker » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:37 am

Reds? Very old blu ray at this point.

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#939 Post by Calvin » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:46 am

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.

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#940 Post by tenia » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:03 am

Arrow's webpages are up :
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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

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#941 Post by dwk » 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

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#942 Post by Big Ben » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:21 pm

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.

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#943 Post by swo17 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:29 pm

Well I have a different reason for not owning them

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#944 Post by Boosmahn » 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

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#945 Post by dwk » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:08 am

US/Can are getting Keoma

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#946 Post by rapta » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:42 am

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.

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#947 Post by M Sanderson » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:46 pm

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.

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#948 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:05 pm

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?

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#949 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:02 pm

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.)
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#950 Post by M Sanderson » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:58 pm

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?

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