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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Wild, Irresponsible Conjecture

#1876 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:54 pm

I was reading the latest issue of Cinema Retro and it mentions there’s a six-film Takeshi Kitano set coming from Arrow. This has to be a mistake right? I can’t see this being right especially as I don’t think Arrow has touched any Shochiku films and that they already publish all the Third Window titles in the UK.

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#1877 Post by swo17 » Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:57 pm

They could do a US-only set of the Third Window titles like they did for Tsukamoto. In fact, there are exactly six of them:

A Scene at the Sea
Getting Any?
Kids Return
Hana-bi
Kikujiro
Dolls

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#1878 Post by rapta » Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:02 pm

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:54 pm
I was reading the latest issue of Cinema Retro and it mentions there’s a six-film Takeshi Kitano set coming from Arrow. This has to be a mistake right? I can’t see this being right especially as I don’t think Arrow has touched any Shochiku films and that they already publish all the Third Window titles in the UK.
I suppose Third Window might have lost the rights? Obviously there are six they released - A Scene at the Sea, Getting Any?, Kids Return, Hana-bi, Kikujiro, Dolls - which seem the most likely if Arrow were looking to get some. I'd be tempted to double-dip but only if they added some more extras. That's if it turns out to be true.

Could also be that it's US-only, but Film Movement released Hana-bi a few years back so not sure if that might prevent such a thing or not.

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#1879 Post by dwk » Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:12 pm

To the best of my knowledge, these Kitano films haven't been released in the UK:
Outrage Coda
Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen
Beyond Outrage
Achilles and the Tortoise
Glory to the Filmmaker!
Takeshis'
Brother

And these haven't been released in the US:
Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen
Achilles and the Tortoise
Glory to the Filmmaker!
Takeshis'
Dolls
Brother (Sony)
Kikujiro (Sony)
Kids Return
Getting Any?
Sonatine (Miramax)
A Scene at the Sea

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#1880 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:12 pm

Clue for one of Friday's announcements...

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#1881 Post by M Sanderson » Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:38 am

most seem to feel the graphic hints at The Frighteners, a UHD we know is in the works.

my initial thought was actually one of the really good, supernatural leaning abandoned mental hospital pictures, like Session 9, Exeter/The Asylum/Backmask, or Bernard Rose's sx_tape.

apparently the pic is a stock photo of zombies in an abandoned building. Pupi Avati's Zeder? Nacho Cerda's The Abandoned?

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#1882 Post by Dr Amicus » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:42 am

Maybe a Fulci 4k? Is there a 4k master of The Beyond?

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#1883 Post by M Sanderson » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:48 am

Someone needs to rescue that film. It’s been botched every time on Blu ray.

Maybe the blank eyes are the giveaway to The Beyond?

Then again, The Sentinel?

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#1884 Post by Dr Amicus » Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:39 am

IIRC, Simon Pegg loves The Sentinel - I'm sure he chose it as a Guilty Pleasure for a Mark Kermode in 3D.

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#1885 Post by Calvin » Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:17 pm

Has The Frighteners been confirmed for UHD? James Flower tweeted recently about working on an upcoming Arrow release that people were aware of and assumed was going to be UHD but won't be; for some reason my mind jumped to The Frighteners. There are a couple of 'F's on Fran's handwritten list but none with UHD.

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#1886 Post by yoloswegmaster » Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:24 pm

I'm pretty sure the James Flower tweet was referring to 'Legend'. Fran Simeoni has already said that The Freighteners has been delayed due to restoration issues IIRC.

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#1887 Post by dwk » Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:26 pm

It isn't The Beyond, that is with Shameless in the UK and Grindhouse in the US (who are rumored to be working on a new restoration.)

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#1888 Post by CSM126 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:14 pm

Watch it be a shitty roundabout clue for White of the Eye on 4K.

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#1889 Post by tenia » Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:53 am

I picture already people's reactions to this very specific photography like they did with the BD...
Unlikely though (joke aside), I recall Francesco Simeoni telling me this was one of their (then) worst selling title.

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#1890 Post by yoloswegmaster » Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:14 am

These have been found on Amazon:
  • Children of the Corn Trilogy (Limited Edition)
  • The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch
  • Death Screams (Limited Edition)
  • Cold War Creatures: Four Films from Sam Katzman (Limited Edition)
  • Walk on the Wild Side
  • The Films of Olivier Assayas
The Children of the Corn boxset will only have the first film as a 4K UHD, and the Olivier Assayas boxset is just a re-release of the previously released films with no new booklet or extras.

EDIT: Ridley Scott's 'Legend' is also getting a LE bluray release.

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#1891 Post by M Sanderson » Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:50 pm

So, what was the title that the zombies / abandoned building was a clue to?

Also, interesting, there’s mention of a title that ppl assumed was getting a uhd - could this be Legend?

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#1892 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:22 pm

The clue probably referred to Zombies of Mora Tau.

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#1893 Post by bad future » Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:35 pm

M Sanderson wrote:
Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:50 pm
Also, interesting, there’s mention of a title that ppl assumed was getting a uhd - could this be Legend?
That seems to be the case. James Flower explained the rationale in detail on Twitter. Tl;dr seems to be that it comes down to the quality of extant elements, and Fox/Disney owning the 93m international cut, which the negative is conformed to.

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#1894 Post by yoloswegmaster » Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:26 am

Updated Schedule from Fran Simeoni:

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#1895 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:29 am

TBC = The Breakfast Club?

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#1896 Post by dwk » Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:43 am

Fran Simeoni cleared up the "R/I Boxes" are re-issue boxes (along the lines of the Martino ans Assayas boxes, I assume.)

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#1897 Post by JSC » Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:48 am

Since they've acquired several Masumura films, might 'RA' be Red Angel?

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#1898 Post by tenia » Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:54 am

therewillbeblus wrote:TBC = The Breakfast Club?
I'd thought it's a complete placeholder and was To Be Confirmed.

I suppose the Oct YOK is the Yokai boxset.

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#1899 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:08 am

CCBOX = Claude Chabrol box??

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#1900 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:09 am

I can’t think of another CC that would warrant a second box just a few months later, fingers crossed!

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