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« #150 : May 19, 2016, 04:58:52 AM »


On the subject of the August criterion releases, I'm surprised and a little disappointed that only Woman in the Dunes is receiving an upgrade and not the other two movies in the previously released Teshigahara trilogy. I know the deformed once-beautiful woman subplot in The Face of Another is a little heavy-handed and pretentious, but I think it's some kind of masterpiece in spite of that. Pitfall is also a really worthy movie as well.
I don't care much for Pitfall, but I am fond of The Face of Another. But what's that other Teshigahara from that era that Criterion never released? A Ruined Map? I've never seen it. That's the one I really wish they'd bring out.



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« #151 : May 20, 2016, 01:17:20 PM »

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So this is coming out on BD? :o
This might be my favorite AW.

I'm aware that the film was shot in soft focus but if memory serves the DVD showed artifacts of a low bit rate.
It would be great to be assured that the next release was as good as it gets.

About Cohen...I think his music is essential to the down-beat vibe of the film...it wouldn't be as great without it.
After my last viewing (a few years ago) it occurred to me it must have inspired the odd music in KEOMA.

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« #152 : May 21, 2016, 03:02:22 AM »



About Cohen...I think his music is essential to the down-beat vibe of the film...it wouldn't be as great without it.
After my last viewing (a few years ago) it occurred to me it must have inspired the odd music in KEOMA.


It did, it's mentioned in one of the commentaries  O0


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« #153 : May 21, 2016, 08:33:31 AM »

I don't care much for Pitfall, but I am fond of The Face of Another. But what's that other Teshigahara from that era that Criterion never released? A Ruined Map? I've never seen it. That's the one I really wish they'd bring out.

I'd like to see that one as well, and I wonder if his other stuff is worth exploring. I've heard mixed things and may have seen something years ago without subs that I barely remember.



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« #154 : May 21, 2016, 12:27:14 PM »

It did, it's mentioned in one of the commentaries  O0

Cheers, CJ.
I assume you're talking about a KEOMA BD/DVD commentary.

I never understood the musical choices in KEOMA until I last revisited McCabe.
I felt like I found the smoking gun. :)

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« #155 : July 29, 2016, 04:46:49 PM »

BD street date has moved to Oct. 11. That is all.



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« #156 : July 30, 2016, 10:08:43 AM »

BD street date has moved to Oct. 11. That is all.

I wonder if the delicateness of Vilmos Zsigmond's cinematography is proving to be more than they bargained for...

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« #157 : July 30, 2016, 01:19:04 PM »

More likely the delay is caused by one or more of the supplements.



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« #158 : July 31, 2016, 11:28:42 AM »

Yup - probably. I hope they do a good job with this one.

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« #159 : July 31, 2016, 12:57:28 PM »

This was on TCM last week.
Unfortunately my provider doesn't offer the channel in HD so I didn't check it out.

This will hopefully be the best release of the year for me.

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« #160 : July 31, 2016, 07:15:45 PM »

My understanding is that TCM HD is usually more like an enhanced SD anyway. I used to have "TCM HD" when I lived elsewhere with a different provider, but now only have the SD option. With full-screen (1.33:1) it makes no difference really. With anything wide-screen, the most annoying thing is having to zoom in on the image - that is what really degrades the quality. Having said that, it is still eminently watchable.

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« #161 : January 17, 2023, 05:31:38 PM »

I found this slow burn to be overrated.  A narrative with a slow build isn't the problem.  The problem is the slow build IS the movie and it wasn't interesting.  3 out of 10.


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« #162 : March 18, 2023, 04:02:01 PM »

Pauline Kael doesn't talk about the movie itself, but it does explain why, on account of early negative comments by Rona Barrett (?) and Rex Reed (??) the movie might bomb. And why the negative comments? Because there's some dirty words and some of the lines can be heard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6iZMC05cwE

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« #163 : March 20, 2023, 03:24:17 AM »

Here Altman agrees about the sound problems:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAil8-TKr68

Wonder how Kael could overcome them.

Notable is also the anecdote about the coffin and  the old lady which can remind us about the similar story about GBU.

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