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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Irresponsible Conjecture

#926 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:53 am

The specific shade of red could be important. So uh, is it crimson? Maybe Panahi's Crimson Gold, or Ripstein's Deep Crimson?

If not, maybe they're going back to Japanese cinema with some Koji Wakamatsu, and it stands for United Red Army.

But its probably none of those.

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#927 Post by Calvin » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:24 pm

Possibly, but Arrow did once use a bulldog as a clue for Doberman Cop so I'm not sure we need to care about the specific shade of red!

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#928 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:49 pm

And of course it could be plain old Reds (1981).

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#929 Post by tenia » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:51 pm

Reds is with Paramount and seemingly unreleased on BD in the UK, so it seems technically feasible.
Spontaneously, because of the timing, I thought of Red Sorghum too.

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#930 Post by Ribs » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:20 pm

Does Arrow have a Paramount deal?

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#931 Post by JSC » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:08 pm

Alternatively, it could be...Red Beard, Warm Water Under a Red Bridge, or Red Angel!

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#932 Post by reaky » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:14 pm

Crimson Kimono? Scarlet Street?

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#933 Post by MichaelB » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:16 pm

It’s hardly going to be The Crimson Kimono, unless Indicator’s Sam Fuller box is set to be yanked off the market in weeks - and if that’s the case, nobody’s told me.

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#934 Post by dwk » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:25 pm

Google reverse image best guess is "screen burn test"

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#935 Post by nitin » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:00 pm

Red Sorgum, Raise the Red Lantern and/or Ju Dou (two of which do seem to have been restored recently) would be absolute pre-order purchases

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

Ju Dou would be great.

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#937 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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#938 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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#939 Post by alacal2 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:22 pm

La Chinoise? Loads of red.

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

They have already done that.

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#941 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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#942 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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#943 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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#944 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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#945 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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#946 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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#947 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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#948 Post by Drucker » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:37 am

Reds? Very old blu ray at this point.

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#949 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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#950 Post by tenia » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:03 am

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

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