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#1 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 07:54 PM

http://www.amazon.co...-...=UTF8&s=dvd
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#2 steve hyde

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 02:59 AM

...Yes! and Facet is also releasing more of Bela Tarr's films like "Damnation" and even the 7.5 hour "Satantango"... very good news..

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:23 AM

Pre-ordered that one! A truly jaw-dropping film in all aspects.
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 01:37 AM

Awesome, I just placed several orders. Hey, the holidays are coming up!
Previously I had to rely on a DVD that was a burn from an old VHS.
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 01:39 AM

Holy Crap! :o Finally!

I got to see this last year in 35mm. Truly spectacular.
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 02:29 AM

Hey thats great news, it was never commercially available on VHS so there have been a lot of dodgy pirate copies out there and a lot of old beat up prints. I had a 5th gen vhs dub from PBS. As I understood it there was confusion about the ownership of the film and bertolucci has a belief that films don't hold meaning outside of the period of their release. New films for a new generation I guess. A true classic told/directed in an interesting and, surprisingly, never imitated style.
The cinematography seems to have become the basis for the modern style of cinematography. Ive read a couple of digs relating to Storraro colour theories but I remember reading that he didnt think this film fulfilled a lot of those ideas. Truly ahead of its time. The scene in the forest with the handheld at the end is particularily striking as is the use of shadow to reflect some of the themes of the film. Fire light playing on the walls of a cave. One of my favourites.
I would love to know what others think.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 05:03 PM

Awesome, it's already in my Netflix queue, I'm trying to see everything Storaro's done...this'll help

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 05:44 AM

Awesome, it's already in my Netflix queue, I'm trying to see everything Storaro's done...this'll help

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Has anyone seen the DVD yet? Whats it like? How's the transfer and the extras?

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#9 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 10:05 AM

Has anyone seen the DVD yet? Whats it like? How's the transfer and the extras?

Sasha


Transfer is great and there's some interesting interviews with Storaro and Bertolucci. Same with "1900".
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 08:12 AM

Transfer is great and there's some interesting interviews with Storaro and Bertolucci. Same with "1900".


Hah, I already have "1900" on a 4 disc laser disc box set (double sided) so no need to buy again on dvd. It is strange to think that GĂ©rard Depardieu was a heart throb at one time. Great cast, I forget that donald sutherland was the facist. Good role.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 03:05 AM

Hey, just watched the DVD. Truly is a great transfer. I had some troubles in figuring out the sound, as I know it's a mix of Italian with French, but at times it was Italian being spoken over French moving mouths...so I had to play around a bit to get the right words coming out of the right mouths.

Still, as gorgeous as ever...and to think, Storaro considered it more a "learning experience" film for himself. Well, he certainly was given a lot of room to experiment, it seems.

The style I think foreshadowed the likes of "Brazil", I saw many similarities both in the cinematography and conceptual "fascist" design.
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Posted 01 March 2007 - 09:49 AM

Hey, just watched the DVD. Truly is a great transfer. I had some troubles in figuring out the sound, as I know it's a mix of Italian with French, but at times it was Italian being spoken over French moving mouths...so I had to play around a bit to get the right words coming out of the right mouths.

Still, as gorgeous as ever...and to think, Storaro considered it more a "learning experience" film for himself. Well, he certainly was given a lot of room to experiment, it seems.

The style I think foreshadowed the likes of "Brazil", I saw many similarities both in the cinematography and conceptual "fascist" design.


Yeah, I know what you mean in terms of brazil. Does it remind anyone else of the Orson Welles film "The Trial" Which even though its black and white has performance and direction similarities. I imagine a lot of that facist architecture is still around in Italy. I just wish more women like Dominique Swan still turned up in films.
Pretty interesting learning experience, dutch angles, POV, Zooms, handheld. I hope one of the lessons learnt was to tape your gels down properly to the edge of the window so they don't flap. Always made me giggle while I watched it but only because I knew exactly what it was. Its in my online dvd list now aswell.

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#13 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 12:18 PM

That's great! Let's hope a Euro-version will come along real soon...
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