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Re: Olive Films

#1851 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:47 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:33 pm
Olive is somehow not dead after all, will be releasing a special edition of Roger Corman's masterpiece A Bucket of Blood
Makes sense. All of their signature releases have come out Fall/Early Winter and then radio silence for the rest of the year. I think they've done 4 each year since starting the signature line.

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Re: Olive Films

#1852 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:49 am

Specs:
NEW 4K REMASTER OF THE FILM
"Creation Is. All Else is Not" – Roger Corman on A Bucket of Blood
"Call Me Paisley" – Dick and Lainie Miller on A Bucket of Blood
Audio commentary by Elijah Drenner, director of That Guy Dick Miller
Archival audio interview with screenwriter Charles B. Griffith
"Bits of Bucket" – Visual essay comparing the original script to the finished film
Essay by Caelum Vatnsdal, author of You Don't Know Me, But You Love Me: The Lives of Dick Miller
Rare prologue from German release
Super 8 "digest" version
Theatrical trailer
German theatrical trailer
Gallery of newly-discovered on-set photography
Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

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Re: Olive Films

#1853 Post by ianthemovie » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:37 am

I saw that cover art and got confused that this was actually a release from AGFA.

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Re: Olive Films

#1854 Post by yoloswegmaster » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:23 pm

Eat Drink Man Woman has now gone OOP.

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Re: Olive Films

#1855 Post by domino harvey » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:57 am

the Bells of St Mary's, a movie no one likes, is the next Olive Signature release

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Re: Olive Films

#1856 Post by whaleallright » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:14 pm

On the contrary:
Leo McCarey's 1945 sequel to his hugely successful Going My Way (1944), with Bing Crosby back as Father O'Malley, the pipe-smoking priest of the New York slums. Going My Way is probably the worst of McCarey's major films—obvious, coy, fearsomely sentimental—but Bells is one of his finest, a film so subtle in its romantic exposition that it's halfway over before you realize what it's about: a priest in love with a nun. Seldom has a sequel so completely transcended its predecessor: McCarey's invisible hand, nudging the narrative more than directing it, turns looming cliches into the most refined, elusive feeling.

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Re: Olive Films

#1857 Post by ianthemovie » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:24 pm

I would agree with Kehr that it's an improvement on Going My Way, even if that's not saying much.

I'd have to double-check but I believe Robin Wood (a McCarey apologist) wrote approvingly of it, too, in Sexual Politics and Narrative Cinema.

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Re: Olive Films

#1858 Post by domino harvey » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:53 pm

whaleallright wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:14 pm
On the contrary:
Leo McCarey's 1945 sequel to his hugely successful Going My Way (1944), with Bing Crosby back as Father O'Malley, the pipe-smoking priest of the New York slums. Going My Way is probably the worst of McCarey's major films—obvious, coy, fearsomely sentimental—but Bells is one of his finest, a film so subtle in its romantic exposition that it's halfway over before you realize what it's about: a priest in love with a nun. Seldom has a sequel so completely transcended its predecessor: McCarey's invisible hand, nudging the narrative more than directing it, turns looming cliches into the most refined, elusive feeling.
I'm not even clicking on that link to find out who wrote that, it's one of the wrongest things I've ever read

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Re: Olive Films

#1859 Post by NWRdr4 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:55 pm

ianthemovie wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:24 pm
I'd have to double-check but I believe Robin Wood (a McCarey apologist) wrote approvingly of it, too, in Sexual Politics and Narrative Cinema.
I’ll confirm this. Wood devoted an entire section of his essay on Leo McCarey to the film, writing about how it “occupies a privileged position in the McCarey oeuvre.”

I have nothing interesting to add to what Kehr and Wood already wrote (and Wood’s entire essay is well worth seeking out to those who haven’t yet read it) except to say that there’s at least three of us, then, who like the film! :wink:

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Re: Olive Films

#1860 Post by whaleallright » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:56 am

I would add that a Gary Giddins commentary is a good reason to get this version, whether or not you love the movie. He always has interesting things to say—about classic Hollywood in general, and Bing Crosby in particular.

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Re: Olive Films

#1861 Post by captveg » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:33 pm

Signature Series BD of Hair (1979) coming on 4/28/20

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Re: Olive Films

#1862 Post by kcota17 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:38 pm

Glad to see the Signature Series is still alive, bringing more hope each day for a blu-ray of Face to Face.

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Re: Olive Films

#1863 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 06, 2020 12:06 am

Rather exhaustive extras for Hair
NEW RESTORATION OF THE FILM
Audio commentary by assistant director Michael Hausman and actor Treat Williams
"The Tribe Remembers" –with actors Beverly D'Angelo, Don Dacus, Ellen Foley, Annie Golden, John Savage, and Dorsey Wright
"Making Chance Work: Choreographing Hair"–with choreographer Twyla Tharp
"Cutting Hair" – with editors Lynzee Klingman and Stanley Warnow
"HairStyle" –with production designer Stuart Wurtzel
"Artist, Teacher, Mentor: Remembering Milos Forman" –with director James Mangold
Essay by critic Sheila O'Malle
Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
What, no Nic Ray interview?!?!

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Re: Olive Films

#1864 Post by senseabove » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:27 am

Olive's got a select "Under $12" sale at Deep Discount that stacks with the site-wide GREATWHITE 10% off code.

Think I'll finally pick up Huston's Let There Be Light, so any other buried gems in there I should check out among those?

These caught my eye:
Appointment With Crime
Forever Female
Stranger on the Prowl
The Undesirable

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Re: Olive Films

#1865 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:44 am

You may already have it, but Keep Your Right Up is great if you enjoy Godard's 80s 'second wave' period. I'm a big fan of both Ramrod and That Cold Day in the Park but they have better releases in the UK (the latter is also DVD only here, though cheap). The Hartley set are two of his lesser films if I remember correctly (for such a unique filmmaker, the fact that I don't remember them might say something) but I haven't downright hated anything from him either. And I can never recommend Wenders' The End of Violence safely, but I got a lot out of it and would urge you to seek it out if you enjoy any of his shambolic late-period fiction.

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Re: Olive Films

#1866 Post by beamish14 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:34 am

Thanks for the heads-up about this sale! Anyway, I'd suggest the following:

-The Outsider (terrific, barely-released Paramount film dealing with Northern Ireland and the IRA with a great late-career turn from
Sterling Hayden)

-Such Good Friends (Preminger)

-Breaking Glass

-The Men's Club (Medak)

-Flirt (Hartley)

-Carrington

-Dark Blue

-Making Mr. Right (Seidelman)


I LOVE That Cold Day in the Park, and as I mentioned in the Altman thread, the UCLA Film & Television Archive has preserved a number of
deleted scenes from it that I really hope are added to a future release. Maybe one day Criterion or another company will license it from Paramount
and give it the stacked release befitting the major work that it is.

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Re: Olive Films

#1867 Post by Ovader » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:43 am

Deep Discount also has GREATWHITE coupon to get a 10% discount on top of the sale. In spite of all that I get a lower cost using the Canadian WowHD site since I live in Canada.

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Re: Olive Films

#1868 Post by dwk » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:16 am

Rio Grande is the next Olive Signature. Release date is November 17th.

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