Online Film Databases and Resources

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Stefan Andersson
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#27 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:21 pm

Essays on Asian films:
https://windowsonworlds.com/

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#28 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:42 pm

Rotten Tomatoes new Archival Hub:
https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/rt ... -archives/
Aims to collect clippings related to Pauline Kael, reviews of lost films and much more. Also, the story of a connection between London After Midnight and The Babadook.

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#29 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:08 pm

A fan site with extensive info about The Haunting (1963:
https://www.the-haunting.com/index.html ... e-Haunting

Includes info on:
-a deleted scene (+two stills)
- an original/alternate version (that is/was housed at the the National Film and Television Archive) containing the deleted scene (+ other material)
- use of Mary Quant clothes
and more

Info on the original/alternate version is the same text as on the relevant ImdB/Alternate versions page.

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#30 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:46 pm

Reviews of French and international films on French DVD/Blu:
https://homepopcorn.fr/ - French-language site.

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skilar
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#31 Post by skilar » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:37 pm

Stefan Andersson wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:46 pm
Reviews of French and international films on French DVD/Blu:
https://homepopcorn.fr/ - French-language site.
I've been looking for French-language content like this, so thanks for sharing. Looks like a great resource.

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#32 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:22 am

skilar wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:37 pm
Stefan Andersson wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:46 pm
Reviews of French and international films on French DVD/Blu:
https://homepopcorn.fr/ - French-language site.
I've been looking for French-language content like this, so thanks for sharing. Looks like a great resource.
Hi!
Glad you liked Homepopcorn!

Perhaps you would be interested in these also:
http://www.regard-critique.fr/public/index.php
https://www.senscritique.com/
https://www.dvdclassik.com/
https://www.dvdfr.com/
http://devildead.com/
https://www.cineclubdecaen.com/

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skilar
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#33 Post by skilar » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:22 am

These are wonderful. I appreciate it. I notice you linked to tenia's new site elsewhere, too, which looks great.

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#34 Post by JamesDomb » Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:54 pm

Hi ! I'm JamesDomb, the creator of Homepopcorn.fr ! It's a surprise for me to see that my webzine is on this topic !

Thanks a lot and "Vive le cinéma, le DVD et le Blu-ray" ! 😀

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#35 Post by L.A. » Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:46 pm

Silent Room’s interesting blog report on silent film actress Jetta Goudal.

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#36 Post by L.A. » Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:21 am

The Guardian has an article on Márta Mészáros who will be 90 in September.

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#37 Post by L.A. » Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:28 pm


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#38 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sun Aug 08, 2021 12:19 pm

A new blog/podcast, created by Tim Millard, formerly of WB Home Entertainment:
https://www.theextras.tv/

Features a 3-part podcast with guest George Feltenstein.

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L.A.
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#39 Post by L.A. » Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:37 am


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#40 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:35 pm

At least when Everything is Terrible collects Jerry Maguire VHSes, they’re kidding. This guy is sincerely celebrating the worst possible home video format

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#41 Post by soundchaser » Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:54 pm

I recognize the importance of preserving the format as part of understanding our shared cultural heritage and such, but anyone who willingly watches a VHS tape of something that has since been released in another media is deluding themselves. (And I hate that he’s lumping VHS in with all physical media. The kids are stupid if they’re going after decades-old tapes not for any kind of archival project.)

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#42 Post by senseabove » Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:26 pm

There's an indie theater in San Francisco that has a regular "Rewind Wednesday" series, where they show Millenial nostalgia movies on VHS on the big screen, e.g. recent and upcoming screenings have included Men in Black, Hook, and The Mummy. Baffles me, but I guess it's popular enough for them to keep doing it.

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#43 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Aug 25, 2021 1:40 am

It could be worse, as I do not think people are celebrating VCDs currently.

And of course there is the Victorville Film Archives, which despite Tim's various successful attempts at destroying all of Gregg's collection over and over again keeps rising like a phoenix from the ashes!

"Who in their right mind would program Fletch 2 on a Saturday night?"

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L.A.
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#44 Post by L.A. » Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:17 pm

Chetan Sharma’s piece in Scroll.in dedicated to Ram Mohan who is considered to be the father of Indian animation.

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#45 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:42 pm

Reference resources for UK horror, features and short subjects:

http://www.smguariento.com/take-an-unea ... branaghan/ - good resource about British theatrical horror short subjects 1976-1983

https://darrellpbuxton.wixsite.com/passthemarmalade - exhaustive listings

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#46 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:37 pm

Listings of new releases in France, plus reviews and more:
https://digitalcine.fr/

Top right, under Index, there is "Toutes les fiches films", an index of films with links to separate pages for each film, with review, home video info and more. I spot checked "Après la tempête" (Kore-eda´s "After the Storm") and Bresson´s "Les Dames de Bois de Boulogne". At the bottom of each page, there is a link called "Dossier de presse" or "Communiqué de presse", that is, press kits in French. AFAIK, French press kits are quite often longish, with interviews and background info. Worth checking out.

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#47 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:09 am

Cartoons resource, edited by Jerry Beck:
https://cartoonresearch.com/

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#48 Post by knives » Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:24 pm

With the apparent announcing of the passing of one of the true giants of animation. Are there any from that last wave of theatrical animators left?

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#49 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:22 pm

Italian films resource (in Italian); includes a Fellini section:
http://www.cinefiliaritrovata.it/?c=2406

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