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Re: Janus Films

#826 Post by yoloswegmaster » Tue Nov 28, 2023 3:38 pm

knives wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:58 pm
It’s distributed already in the US by another company.
Do you remember which company has it?

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#827 Post by yoloswegmaster » Mon Dec 04, 2023 3:49 pm

Trailer for the new 4K restoration of Chaplin's A Woman of Paris, with a new touring poster:

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#829 Post by Big Ben » Wed Dec 06, 2023 5:14 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:07 pm
Pandora's Box
Roscoe is hooting and hollering as we speak. In all seriousness though this is great news. I can't wait to see what Criterion does with this.

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#830 Post by domino harvey » Wed Dec 06, 2023 5:16 pm

I just bought the MOC too, so you are all welcome

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#831 Post by TechnicolorAcid » Wed Dec 06, 2023 5:18 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2023 5:16 pm
I just bought the MOC too, so you are all welcome
Thank you Domino for your heroic sacrifice.

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#832 Post by swo17 » Wed Dec 06, 2023 5:22 pm

Here's hoping they fix these issues somehow

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#833 Post by Ribs » Tue Dec 12, 2023 5:03 pm

Janus Films will be presenting the following at MoMA's To Save and Project next month:

Le Sénégal et le Festival Mondial des Arts Nègres. 1966. Senegal. Directed by Paulin Soumanou Vieyra. North American premiere. In French; English subtitles. 28 min.
Yam Daabo (The Choice). 1987. Burkina Faso. Written and directed by Idrissa Ouédraogo. With Moussa Bologo, Aoua Guiraud, Assita Ouédraogo. New York premiere. In More; English subtitles. 78 min.
Burning an Illusion. 1981. UK. Written and directed by Menelik Shabazz. With Cassie MacFarlane, Victor Romero Evans, Beverley Martin. Remastering in 2K by the British Film Institute; courtesy Janus Films. New York premiere. 106 min.
Lightning over Water. 1980. West Germany. Directed by Nicholas Ray, Wim Wenders. With Ray, Wenders, Tom Farrell, Susan Ray, Ronee Blakley. North American premiere. 90 min.
Yoru no kawa (Undercurrent). 1956. Japan. Directed by Kōzaburō Yoshimura. Screenplay by Sumie Tanaka. With Fujiko Yamamoto, Ken Uehara, Keizō Kawasaki. North American premiere. In Japanese; English subtitles. 104 min.

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#834 Post by yoloswegmaster » Thu Dec 14, 2023 1:34 pm

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Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:24 pm
According to the listing for the retrospective being held at Lincoln Center, Janus have picked up Edward Yang's A Confucian Confusion and Mahjong!!!! I was hoping they would have also picked up Terrorizers but this is still very exciting!
According the listing on the American Cinematheque website for the Edward Yang retrospective, Janus also has the rights to In Our Time.

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#835 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Thu Dec 14, 2023 4:25 pm

In Our Time is a CMPC title, so it's odd Janus would pick it up but not That Day, on the Beach and The Terrorizers. Janus isn't credited in Lincoln Center's listing, which makes me wonder if the American Cinematheque did so erroneously. On the other hand, if the AC could get it without a U.S. distributor, why wouldn't they get the two missing features?

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Janus Films

#836 Post by Matt » Thu Dec 14, 2023 11:28 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:
knives wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:58 pm
It’s distributed already in the US by another company.
Do you remember which company has it?
From what I can tell, the U.S. distribution rights to The Terrorizers are held by AsianCrush, which is part of Cineverse, which owns other random brands like Fandor, Bloody Disgusting, The Dove Channel, and The Bob Ross Channel.

They might have unwittingly scooped up the rights in some kind of large licensing deal as one might catch a dolphin in a tuna net. Ironically, because of that the film might be the easiest Yang to see right now as it’s streaming free on Cinverse’s ad-supported streaming service and on Kanopy.

It’s possible the licensing deal might not include physical media rights, in which case Criterion might be able to acquire those and include the film in a comprehensive box set. Otherwise Criterion might have to wait a few years until Cineverse’s license expires to do so.

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#837 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Fri Dec 15, 2023 1:40 am

I reached out to Cineverse a number of years ago about a theatrical screening of The Terrorizers and was informed they only have streaming rights. They stream In Our Time too, and a bunch of titles with physical releases from Arrow, Lionsgate, Film Movement, etc.

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#838 Post by Roscoe » Fri Dec 15, 2023 10:21 am

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2023 5:16 pm
I just bought the MOC (of PANDORA'S BOX) too, so you are all welcome
As did I. I'm hoping Criterion does it right, fixing the issues with the MOC -- issues with the transfer and subtitles, and I hope they ditch that unfortunate faint sepia wash MOC seem to have added to it.

When and if they decide to do it, that is. I'll buy it, of course.

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Re: Janus Films

#839 Post by yoloswegmaster » Thu Dec 21, 2023 12:49 pm

While never outright confirmed (at least from I can tell), the MOMA listing for Akerman's Toute une nuit confirms that Janus has the rights to it

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#840 Post by senseabove » Thu Dec 21, 2023 2:31 pm

That may be a recent development, as it wasn’t credited as such at last year’s BAMPFA screening. Now bring on an 80s box.

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#841 Post by nowhereisaplace » Thu Dec 28, 2023 11:44 pm

Not sure if this has been mentioned here, but I saw on the Janus website that they have Rivette’s L’Amour Fou. Hopefully a Criterion release will follow.

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#843 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Jan 08, 2024 5:39 pm

Janus' first Kore-eda film....After Life

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#844 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon Jan 08, 2024 7:45 pm

It's been with Janus for awhile (since at least 2019). The Criterion Blu-ray also opens with the Janus logo. Only reason I can think of as to why it took so long to appear on the site is that they didn't have a DCP before.

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#845 Post by beamish14 » Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:06 pm

The American Cinematheque’s recent screening of Dersu Uzala was courtesy of Janus. The print was made by Kino International’s for it’s last North American theatrical release, and it might have been from a private collector

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#846 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:56 pm

beamish14 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:06 pm
The American Cinematheque’s recent screening of Dersu Uzala was courtesy of Janus. The print was made by Kino International’s for it’s last North American theatrical release, and it might have been from a private collector
I was there this weekend and actually wondered the source of the print. The color was good, but the quality of it looked quite cheap. I was wondering if it was just the Kino logo tagged onto a print of the film from the 70s due to its softness and graininess.

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#847 Post by beamish14 » Mon Jan 08, 2024 9:20 pm

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:56 pm
beamish14 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:06 pm
The American Cinematheque’s recent screening of Dersu Uzala was courtesy of Janus. The print was made by Kino International’s for it’s last North American theatrical release, and it might have been from a private collector
I was there this weekend and actually wondered the source of the print. The color was good, but the quality of it looked quite cheap. I was wondering if it was just the Kino logo tagged onto a print of the film from the 70s due to its softness and graininess.
The color was absolutely amazing. It did not have the Mosfilm logo, and it retained the New World/Roger Corman credits, so I’m guessing it was struck from an interpositive held in North America

UCLA screened their fairly faded print about 15ish years ago, and I thought that might be the only one left in the States

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Re: Janus Films

#848 Post by TechnicolorAcid » Tue Jan 16, 2024 1:47 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2023 2:35 pm
The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2023 2:15 pm
American Cinematheque is listing Bela Tarr’s first film, Family Nest, as a Janus license. I haven’t seen it in over a decade, but remember enjoying it quite a bit.
I could see this being added as an extra to a future release of Werckmeister Harmonies.
Right on the target

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#849 Post by Buttery Jeb » Wed Jan 17, 2024 1:47 pm

The Film Forum calendar for February and March has dropped: Janus release for the next two months include the new restoration of Pandora's Box, About Dry Grasses (with Sideshow), and Med Hondo's West Indies (to be shown in conjunction with a Hondo retrospective at Anthology Film Archives. There's also retrospectives of lesbian cinema and Japanese horror films, both of which look like they'll have a number of Janus titles included.

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#850 Post by Roscoe » Sat Jan 20, 2024 9:21 am

Buttery Jeb wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2024 1:47 pm
The Film Forum calendar for February and March has dropped: Janus release for the next two months include the new restoration of Pandora's Box,
I'll be glad to see that PANDORA'S BOX on a bigger-than-my-TV screen again. I'm wondering if Janus has managed to correct the issues with the restoration that appeared in the recent MOC Blu-Ray, most damagingly that faint gray sepia tint. My fingers are crossed.

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