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Re: Kino DVD

PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:33 pm
by wpqx
I've seen a fairly complete old VHS copy, I'll be patient.

Re: Kino DVD

PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:34 pm
by A
The Lotte Reiniger Edition is I believe a project by the German/French TV program ARTE and some other companies (I wasn't able to get more info at the moment), to present all of the works of German born animation artist Reiniger on DVD.

Yes, they are actually trying to get ALL her work published in the best possible conditions (some films have been restored), on 4 DVD Sets (some are double DVDs) which can be purchased seperately.

The company responsible for this is "absolutmedien" (the page is in German but easy to navigate), and the 4th and last DVD will be available in October. This one will contain her Dr. Dolittle movies as well as films that have been thought to be lost, her first and last film, and her advertisement work.

I have two of the DVDs at home and am completely satisfied. Nice booklet (short text on each(!) film), good picture and sound, sometimes several soundtracks, sometimes none (some of the films were silent). Reiniger worked in England and in Germany, so about half of her films are in English and are also presented this way (with optional German synchronization). Unfortunately there are no English subtitles (maybe they are planning to "sell" this to a foreign company - could imagine BFI for example would be interested).

The individual Sets cost between 20 and 30 euros.

Re: Kino DVD

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:43 am
by wpqx
There was nothing posted on Kino's site that I could find, but according to Masters of Cinema Kino is releasing I Want to Go Home (1989), Life is a Bed of Roses(1983), Melo (1986), and Love Unto Death (1984) all directed by Alain Resnais.

Re: Kino DVD

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:19 am
by arsaib4
Kino's site is a little slow regarding DVD updates. Very pleased about this news; Mlo, I think, is the best of the group.

Kino is also set to release four Paradjanov films in February, including the great Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. The other three -- Ashik Kerib, The Color of Pomegranates, and The Legend of Suram Fortress -- are reissues, but they weren't previously available on standalone DVDs.

Re: Kino DVD

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:05 pm
by wpqx
Suram Fortress is the only film I hadn't seen. The Resnais comes as a pleasant surprise because I was recently planning on tackling his work, looks like I'll just put it off a few more months.

Re: Kino DVD

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:05 am
by wpqx
The Resnais films are now scheduled to be released February 19th.

Re: Kino DVD

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:18 am
by arsaib4
Certain letters from ezboard haven't migrated properly (e.x. Mélo has been reduced to Mlo in my post).

Re: Kino DVD

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:22 am
by wpqx
Certainly appear to be a few kinks to be worked out. And apparently an 8 followed by a ) still winds up looking like

Re: Kino DVD

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:24 am
by arsaib4
I guess we've only jumped to the 20th century, not the 21st.

Re: Kino DVD

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:48 am
by wpqx
Victor Sjostrom double bill cover and info here