Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#501 Post by MichaelB » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:48 pm

Can this discussion be moved to the dedicated Altman thread? It's not really on-topic here any more.

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#502 Post by Pavel » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:05 am

Can someone post the newsletter clue, it's not showing up for me? (Not that I'll have any idea where it's from, but still.)

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#503 Post by swo17 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:10 am

It's a guy wearing a hat

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#504 Post by Pavel » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:24 am

Top Hat (1935)?

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#505 Post by MichaelB » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:25 am

Yup, that's it. They've colourised it and distorted the shape of the hat, but I see that that completely failed to throw you off the scent.

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#506 Post by Pavel » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:36 am

Can't fool me! I'd recognize Fred Astaire anywhere.

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#507 Post by MichaelB » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:40 am

Given what Wong Kar-Wai's up to, we thought we'd jump on the revisionist bandwagon by releasing a colourised Top Hat with a totally different plot, actors and indeed title.

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#508 Post by Pavel » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:51 am

With the participation of Mark Sandrich's ghost — a completely different filmmaker now, with a new vision.

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#509 Post by rapta » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:04 pm

Pavel wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:05 am
Can someone post the newsletter clue, it's not showing up for me? (Not that I'll have any idea where it's from, but still.)
The picture was apparently for Mad Dog Morgan (Philippe Mora, 1976) starring none other than Dennis Hopper and David Gulpilil.

They must have licensed it from Screenbound, so I'm wondering if they might license more Australian films such as Breaker Morant (Bruce Beresford, 1980), Manganinnie (John Honey, 1980), The Quest (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1986), Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds (Alex Proyas, 1987), or The Interview (Craig Monahan, 1998).

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#510 Post by Pavel » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:13 pm

Interesting new title for Top Hat Redux

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#511 Post by beamish14 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:38 pm

rapta wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:04 pm
Pavel wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:05 am
Can someone post the newsletter clue, it's not showing up for me? (Not that I'll have any idea where it's from, but still.)
The picture was apparently for Mad Dog Morgan (Philippe Mora, 1976) starring none other than Dennis Hopper and David Gulpilil.

They must have licensed it from Screenbound, so I'm wondering if they might license more Australian films such as Breaker Morant (Bruce Beresford, 1980), Manganinnie (John Honey, 1980), The Quest (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1986), Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds (Alex Proyas, 1987), or The Interview (Craig Monahan, 1998).
You are making me salivate at the thought of some more underrated Aussie cinema! Man of Flowers (or ANY Paul Cox)? Last Days of Chez Nous
? (like Light Sleeper, Fine Line distributed that in the States).

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#512 Post by Adam X » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:23 am

It's kinda sad to think those two films are considered "underrated" outside Australia, but in 2020, most local cinema's fallen through the cracks it seems. Lots of people in Australia seem perfectly happy with local TV shows, but when it comes to cinema there's a weird aversion unless it's a comedy that leans on local stereotypes like The Castle or Muriel's Wedding. Oh, and Mad Max of course.
rapta wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:04 pm
They must have licensed it from Screenbound, so I'm wondering if they might license more Australian films such as Breaker Morant (Bruce Beresford, 1980), Manganinnie (John Honey, 1980), The Quest (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1986), Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds (Alex Proyas, 1987), or The Interview (Craig Monahan, 1998).
I know they do good work but there are already perfectly fine BD editions of Breaker Morant (Criterion), The Quest (as 'Frog Dreaming' (Kino & Umbrella) & Spirits of the Air (Umbrella). Of course the same's true for Mad Dog Morgan, but I'm happy I never got around to buying the local release for that one. Hopefully they're able to at the least, port over all of those extras.

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#513 Post by Aunt Peg » Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:06 am

Most of Paul Cox's films are available through https://www.artfilms.com.au/item/paul-c ... collection.

The prices are prohibitive and I suspect they may be DVD-Rs. Sadly, Inside Looking Out (1977) is not available as it is in need of major restoration. I have no idea if the films have been restored or not but I suspect not.

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#514 Post by Adam X » Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:57 am

They’re replicated discs so far as I know, and I imagine they’re all from existing masters. It’s more of an archival collection with schools & libraries in mind than a restoration/preservation effort. Still, I’ve been tempted more than once to contact them about whether the Private License cost is actually meant to be on a par with Universities.

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#515 Post by Ribs » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:18 pm

An ad in the new issue of Sight & Sound shows covers for the following unannounced titles:

Corruption (1968)
The Chalk Garden
The Brute (1977)

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#516 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:05 am

MichaelB wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:55 am
There will still be some region-free releases going forward - in fact, I believe this is true of half of April's slate
Apologies if this has been touched on already, but is Indicator on a new schedule for announcements? I noticed Dec was on the first Thursday of the month per usual, and before that was the third week of Oct, so not sure if this is a six week rotation or just whatever Thursday winds up working for them each month. I understand if you can't comment on that, but it's always nice to have an expected timetable to look forward to, if so

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#517 Post by MichaelB » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:32 am

It varies in my experience - I'm not involved in any way with setting the date, but I think the attitude is that if everything's ready to announce on the first Thursday, they go ahead, but if there's a question mark over one or more titles they delay a week. I don't know for certain if there'll be an announcement next week, but the April titles seem pretty much locked down now, so I'd say it's more likely than otherwise. But I can't stress enough that the only privileged information I have is that I know what these titles are (I've been subtitling them all this week, in fact) - other than that, I know as little as you do.

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#518 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:44 am

Thanks Michael, I know that you aren't privileged to all insider happenings, but that's helpful information about the pulse you have on their current attitude for announcements

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#519 Post by Ribs » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:33 pm

I may be wrong, but I expect part of the reason it's different is that during the few months without releases due to COVID related stuff, Indicator shifted from announcing 2 months ahead to three months ahead (presumably meaning that more can go wrong, as 8 weeks out it's hard to believe the discs are not locked and preparing for distribution, meaning there is less room at that point for a sudden delay, so the announcements appear more consistent). It's possible I've made up this timeframe in my head though.

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#520 Post by soundchaser » Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:21 pm

MichaelB wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:55 am
There will still be some region-free releases going forward - in fact, I believe this is true of half of April's slate
Quick! Only a week to speculate which films these could be based on licensor! Maybe a ByNWR release? Film4?

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#521 Post by eerik » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:16 am


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#522 Post by rockysds » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:05 am

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Newsletter clues. Top left corner is definitely the poster for "She Done Him Wrong".

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#523 Post by rapta » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:33 am

Wow, She Done Him Wrong is very good news! The one on the top right is apparently The Shadow of the Cat, presumably in the next Hammer box set. Bottom left could be a noir?

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#524 Post by Pavel » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:45 am

Bottom left is apparently Sternberg's Thunderbolt (1929)

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#525 Post by rapta » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:02 am

And bottom right is The People Next Door (1970). That was quick!

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