Recent DVD Purchases

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Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby wpqx » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:04 am

I saw an episode of Lain two or three years ago, rather strange if I remember correctly.

Got more in the mail from a slow and steady supply.

The rest of the Subeterranean films came:

La Region Centrale Michael Snow
The Innocent Luchino Visconti
The Seaferers Stanley Kubrick

This now means that I have all of Kubrick's films, so more to add to that thread, ahem A, arsaib?

Also got a few more from Kino

A Double Tour Claude Chabrol
L'Enfer Claude Chabrol
The Tempest Derek Jarman
Que Viva Mexico Sergei Eisenstein
Diary of a Lost Girl G.W. Pabst
Lilliom Fritz Lang
Hangmen Also Die Fritz Lang
Circle of Deceit Volker Schlondorff

Griffith Masterworks - D. W. Griffith:
The Birth of a Nation
Broken Blossoms
Orphans of the Storm
Biograph Shorts

I'll try and make an appropriate thread for the short films seeing how they're the only films in the bunch I'll be watching anytime soon.

Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby trevor826 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:44 pm

Winterberg's Dear Wendy and Rabbit Proof Fence for 2 G.B.P each, good bargains.

Cheers Trev

Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby wpqx » Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:51 pm

A Talking Picture (2003) Manuel D'Olivera

Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby wpqx » Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:48 am

I wonder sometimes if I'm the only person buying these blasted things.

Today in the mail I got Fritz Lang's Woman in the Moon (1929) and Jan Svankmajer's Consiprators of Pleasure (1996).

At a convention I also picked up some Asian films

The Promise (2005)
Sympathy for Mr. Vengence (2002)
Sympathy for Lady Vengence (2005)
Takeshis' (2005)
Blood and Bones (2004)
Full Metal Yakuza (1997)
Silver (1999)
MPD Psycho (2000)

I'll try and get some appropriate comments for the Miike and Kitano films.

Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby trevor826 » Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:17 am

Re: MPD Psycho, did you buy the complete series? Should be interesting to hear your opinion on this and some of the other films you've bought recently.

Cheers Trev.

Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby wpqx » Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:48 am

I don't think I got the complete series, or even knew of there being more than one film. I'll try and get something written about them, but christ the pile of dvd's to watch has turned into several rather large pile(s), and christ knows if they'll ever get smaller.

Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby wpqx » Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:34 am

More new arrivals from the slowly filtering in Kino films.

A Short Film About Killing - Kieslowski
That Day - Ruiz
Spies - Lang

I'm noticing some rather extravagent running times on most of Fritz Lang's silent work, Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler, Die Nibelungen (both parts), Metropolis, Spies, and Woman in the Moon are all over two hours, and some quite a bit over. It seems strange then that most of his work in the sound era carried a much shorter running time. I plan on starting some sort of Lang thread to cover the numerous films of his I've recently covered, and I might offer links to the previous films of his already reviewed (Big Heat and Woman in the Window).

Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby arsaib4 » Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:33 am

Aki Kaurismaki boxset #2

Black Rain - Imamura

Le Vent de la nuit + Elle a pass tant d'heures sous les sunlights - Garrel

S'en fout la mort + Nnette et Boni - Denis

Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby trevor826 » Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:11 pm

Vivre sa vie
Masculin, fminin
Two or Three Things I Know About Her
Hiroshima mon amour

I'd love to see Imamura's Black Rain it's one of those films you hear so much about plus what's included in the Kaurismaki box set?

re MPD Psycho, it was released in the UK on three discs, parts 1 - 6, could be completely different in the US, please let me know if that is the case.

Cheers Trev.

Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby wpqx » Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:28 pm

It definitely isn't three discs, and runs under 2 hours. I'm also curious about the Kaurismaki boxed set, and also what region it is.


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