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« Reply #105 on: August 31, 2017, 06:40:08 PM »



FAVORITE Melville?

I know your father hates gangsters, but come on, bro. The gangster movies are awesome. And he has other non-gangster movies better than this one (LEON MORIN, PRIEST; and TWO MEN IN MANHATTAN).
This isbthe most un-Melvillian of all Melville movies.

The real question is, has anyone here seen MAGNET OF DOOM?  That one does not seem to be available anywhere. The most obscure of Melville's 13 features. In the soon-to be-released 12-disc French boxset, that is the one missing. From GV's book, it seems that one is all about gay subtext. Maybe if DJ sees it, he'll have a new favorite Melville film  Evil

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« Reply #106 on: September 01, 2017, 11:04:00 AM »

It was available on YouTube or Hulu or someplace awhile ago . . . I started watching it but got bored and turned it off. The only good thing I can think to say about it is that it seemed better than Two Men in Manhattan.

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« Reply #107 on: September 01, 2017, 11:40:41 AM »

It was available on YouTube or Hulu or someplace awhile ago . . . I started watching it but got bored and turned it off. The only good thing I can think to say about it is that it seemed better than Two Men in Manhattan.

you don't like Two Men in Manhattan?

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« Reply #108 on: September 01, 2017, 12:38:36 PM »

I have watched L'aîné des Ferchaux about 3 times, without liking it very much. I also never understood why Melville made it, what made him interested in the stuff.

And ... ohh ... Magnet of Doom? Really?

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« Reply #109 on: September 01, 2017, 01:42:57 PM »

you don't like Two Men in Manhattan?

Ditto???

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« Reply #110 on: September 01, 2017, 02:13:48 PM »

I have watched L'aîné des Ferchaux about 3 times, without liking it very much. I also never understood why Melville made it, what made him interested in the stuff.

And ... ohh ... Magnet of Doom? Really?

How/where did you see it?

Yeah, Melville made some movies that you may call un-Melvillian. "When You Read This Letter" probably most of all. But I haven't yet seen "Magnet of Doom."

I found "Les Enfants Terribles" excruciating. And, btw, Melville the Resister made that movie based on a book by Nazi collaborator Jean Cocteau.

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« Reply #111 on: September 01, 2017, 02:52:18 PM »

How/where did you see it?


It was several times on German TV. And there is also a DVD available (German and French audio with German subs), albeit one of lesser quality and not in the correct aspect ratio (1,78:1 instead of 2,35:1). 

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« Reply #112 on: October 14, 2017, 05:47:10 PM »

New BRD of Le Samourai

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film6/blu-ray_reviews_79/le_samourai_blu-ray.htm

The screencaps look like Criterion (again!) darkened the image. I don’t know how it will look on my 42” TV, but based on viewing these screencap comparisons on my iPhone, I don’t see a reason to get the Blu-ray. The bonus features are all the same from the DVD except one new 23-minute documentary about the collaboration between Melville and Delon.

The price isn’t bad - the Amazon.com pre-order is currently $25.99. Of course Beaver says the BRD is an upgrade - he always does. I’m not sure if I should double-dip on this one ........

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« Reply #113 on: October 17, 2017, 02:27:39 PM »

I saw this posted on the criterionforum.org board, what purports to be subtitle info of the SC box set from France:
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From a DVD Classik member :
Le silence de la mer: French SDH
Les enfants terribles (awful DVD): No subs
Quand tu liras cette lettre: French SDH + Eng
Bob le flambeur: French SDH + Eng
Deux hommes dans Manhattan: French SDH
Léon Morin, prêtre: French SDH + Eng + German
Le doulos : French SDH + Eng + German
Le samouraï : French SDH
L'armée des ombres: French SDH + Eng + German
Le cercle rouge: French SDH + Eng + German
Un flic: French SDH + Eng + German
24h de la vie d'un clown: French SDH + Eng + German
The only real disappointment here is Le samourai, but one can always get the coming Criterion release.

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« Reply #114 on: October 27, 2017, 02:15:32 AM »


Release date for the 6-BRD British boxset is listed as December 4th. Can't wait!

I just did the pre-order. Although it's listed on Amazon.co.uk as 69.99 pounds, when I actually go through the steps to make the order, it says that the price is just 58.33 pounds, plus 3.08 pounds shipping and handling to USA. So total is 61.41 pounds. At the current exchange rate, that comes out to $79.19; but of course, the conversion won't be made my card is charged around the release date. So, I am rooting for the dollar to strengthen against the pound over the next few months  Wink

-- For those who want the 12-disc French boxset, pre-sale is available here https://goo.gl/F4ACK2 The boxset will be available October 17th. Cost right now is 119.99 euros for BRD boxset, and 99.99 euros for DVD boxset. Note, however, that according to blu-ray.com, even the BRD boxset has 2 films on DVD; only 10 of the films are BRD's. Also, don't assume that the French boxset will have English subtitles; before purchasing, make sure that it does.

-- There is further discussion of these boxsets at http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=294278


Has anyone purchased the 12-disc French boxset? It was released 10 days ago ...

Release date for the 6-disc British boxset (which I have pre-ordered) has been moved back a week, to December 11. Price has dropped to 50 pounds!

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« Reply #115 on: October 27, 2017, 02:10:01 PM »

Just got a French copy of the When You Read This Letter blu. That makes it unnecessary for me to buy the French box set; I can buy the UK set and get everything I don't already have on blu on that (that I want). So that's the way I'm gonna go (I sure hope Leon Morin is the longer cut, but I'm pretty sure it is).

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