Recent DVD Purchases

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Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby A » Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:52 pm

I have only seen three of his films so far, and would love to lay my hands on more of his work. If pitfall is any good, I'll definitely order it this year. Let us her something about it Trevor, when you get the opportunity to watch it.
Hope you'll be able to catch at least Antonio Gaudi wpqx, and tell us something about it.
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Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby A » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:35 pm

I bought a lot of DVDs during the last three months of 2006. Most of them were bargains, and I guess I paid an average of 6 Euros per DVD. A lot were former favorites (which I also hope to enjoy in the future), but at least hal of those listed below are films I have yet to see. The huge majority of films is american, but those are simply the usual films available in the stores here in Germany (I guess not different than most of the places around the world). But as I have after a couple of dry years financially finally been able to reach a a green leaf (metaphorically speaking), this is only the beginning. In 2007 I will start purchasing quality foreign releases via the internet, so that I will be able to watch more often than not what I REALLY want to see, and not what is locally available.
As of now, this is the rather conventional beginning of my DVD Odyssey (which will hopefully by far exceed the next ten years ;-))

PS: There are really many documentaries included in all those box-sets and special editions. I just hope they are worth their inclusion. There were also a dozen short films which i didn't list but which i hope to enjoy as much as most of the features.


3 Days of the Condor (Sydney Pollack / USA / 1975)
21 Grams (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu / USA / 2003)
A Legacy of Filmmakers - The Early Years of American Zoetrope (Gary Leva / USA / 2004)
A Very Long Engagement (Un long dimanche de fianailles / Jean-Pierre Jeunet / France / 2004)
Amadeus - Director's Cut (Milos Forman / USA / 1984)
Angel Baby (Michael Rymer / Australia / 1995)
Angels with Dirty Faces (Michael Curtiz / USA / 1938)
At Close Range (James Foley / USA / 1985)
Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis / USA / 1985)
Back to the Future Part II (Robert Zemeckis / USA / 1989)
Back to the Future Part III (Robert Zemeckis / USA / 1990)
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (John Little / USA / 2000)
Chinatown (Roman Polanski / USA / 1974)
Cleopatra Jones (Jack Starrett / USA / 1973)
Crimes of Passion (Ken Russell / USA / 1984)
Cyclo (Xich lo / France, Vietnam / 1995)
Dark Victory (Edmund Goulding / USA / 1939)
Dead or Alive (Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha /Takashi Miike / Japan / 1999)
Devided we Fall (Musme si pomhat / Jan Hrebejk / Czech Republic / 2000)
Django (Sergio Corbucci / Italy, Spain / 1966)
Doctor Zhivago (David Lean / USA, UK / 1965)
Don Juan De Marco (Jeremy Leven / USA / 1995)
East of Eden (Elia Kazan / USA / 1954)
El espinazo del diablo "The Devil's Backbone" (Guillermo del Torro / Spain, Mexico / 2001)
Endless Love (Franco Zeffirelli / USA / 1981)
Enter the Dragon (Robert Clouse / USA / 1973)
First Blood (Ted Kotcheff / USA / 1982)
Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog / West Germany / 1981)
Forces of Nature (Bronwen Hughes / USA / 1999)
Forever James Dean (Ara Checkmayan / USA / 1988)
Ghost Dog (Jim Jarmusch / USA / 1999)
Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff / USA / 2001)
Henry & June (Philip Kaufman / USA / 1990)
Hidden Agenda (Ken Loach / UK / 1990)
Hotel New Hampshire (Tony Richardson / UK / 1984)
Howl's Moving Castle (Hauru no ugoku shiro / Hayao Miyazaki / Japan / 2004)
Infernal Affairs (Mou gaan dou / Andrew Lau, Alan Mak / Hong Kong / 2002)
Irreversible (Gaspar Noe / France / 2002)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shane Black / USA / 2005)
Lilja 4-Ever (Lukas Moodysson / Sweden / 2002)
Little Caesar (Mervyn LeRoy / USA / 1930)
Love Letter (Shunji Iwai / Japan / 1995)
Marco Polo (Ma Ko Po Lo / Chang Cheh / Hong Kong / 1975)
Miller's Crossing (Joel & Ethan Coen / USA / 1990)
Mogambo (John Ford / USA / 1953)
Mr. Skeffington (Vincent Sherman / USA / 1944)
Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg / Canada, UK / 1991)
Now, Voyager (Irving Rapper / USA / 1942)
Oldboy (Park Chan-Wook / South Korea / 2003)
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman / USA / 1975)
Ordinary People (Robert Redford / USA / 1980)
Postman Blues (Posutoman burusu / Sabu / Japan / 1997)
Relax... it's just Sex (P.J. Castellaneta / USA / 1997)
Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski / USA / 1968)
Sam Peckinpah's West - Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade (Tom Thurman / USA / 2004)
Secretary (Steven Shainberg / USA / 2002)
Senso '45 (Tinto Brass / Italy / 2002)
Seven Years in Tibet (Jean-Jacques Annaud / USA / 1997)
Snatch (Guy Ritchie / UK / 2000)
Something Wild (Jonathan Demme / USA / 1986)
Sommersby (Jon Amiel / USA / 1993)
Soul of the Sword (Sha jue / Shan Hua / Hong Kong / 1977)
Stuck on You (Peter & Bobby Farrelly / USA / 2003)
Talk to Her (Hable con ella / Pedro Almodvar / Spain / 2002)
Teknolust (Lynn Hershman Leeson / UK, Germany, USA / 2002)
Texas, Addio (Ferdinando Baldi / Italy, Spain / 1966)
The Comfort of Strangers (Paul Schrader / USA / 1990)
The Curse of the Dragon (Fred Weintraub, Tom Kuhn / USA / 1993)
The Duellists (Ridley Scott / UK / 1977)
The Experiment (Das Experiment / Oliver Hirschbiegel / Germany / 2000)
The Fearless Vampire Killers (Roman Polanski / UK / 1966)
The Hunted (William Friedkin / USA / 2003)
The Last Detail (Hal Ashby / USA / 1973)
The Letter (William Wyler / USA / 1940)
The Man Who Cried (Sally Potter / UK, France / 2000)
The Man without a past (Mies vailla menneisyytt / Aki Kaurismaki / Finland / 2002)
The Marathon Family (Maratonci trce pocasni krug / Slobodan Sijan / Yugoslavia / 1982)
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (Luc Besson / France / 1999)
The New World (Terrence Malick / USA / 2005)
The Ninth Gate (Roman Polanski / France, Spain, USA / 1999)
The Petrified Forest (Archie Mayo / USA / 1936)
The Piano (Jane Campion / Australia, New Zealand, France / 1993)
The Premature Burial (Roger Corman / USA / 1962)
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (Michael Curtiz / USA / 1939)
The Roaring Twenties (Raoul Walsh / USA / 1939)
The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson / USA / 2001)
The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick / USA / 1998)
The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel / Volker Schlondorff / West Germany, France / 1978)
The Wild Bunch - Director's Cut (Sam Peckinpah / USA / 1969)
THX 1138 - Director's Cut (George Lucas / USA / 1970)
To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock / USA / 1954)
Vengeance (Bao chou / Cheh Chang / Hong Kong / 1970)
Wallace and Gromit (The Three Short Films)
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Nick Park, Steve Box / UK, USA / 2005)
White Heat (Raoul Walsh / USA / 1949)
White Hunter, Black Heart (Clint Eastwood / USA / 1990)
White Oleander (Peter Kosminsky / USA / 2002)
Who's Singing Over There? (Ko to tamo peva / Slobodan Sijan / Yugoslavia / 1980)
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Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby wpqx » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:27 pm

Let me know if you get a chance to watch The Letter, I was none too impressed with it despite a fondness for William Wyler.
wpqx
 

Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby arsaib4 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:00 am

"Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis / USA / 1985)
Back to the Future Part II (Robert Zemeckis / USA / 1989)
Back to the Future Part III (Robert Zemeckis / USA / 1990)"

What a surprise!
arsaib4
 

Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby A » Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:59 pm


Yes, who would have thought it.
But I haven't seen all three films in a row for a very long time, and it will be a joy to try it out again. Maybe it will come this year, but more on that when I open my thread for this years "New Year Resolution"....

@wpqx
I have already watched Wyler's The Letter last year at the cinema, and was very impressed. Certainly one of his better works, but I'm a sucker for Bette Davis. Enjoyed this more than Jezebel (193 . I bought the film as one part of the "Bette Davis Collection" containing six of her films.
What didn't you like about it?
A
 

Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby wpqx » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:16 pm

I don't like the "production code" ending where she dies, seemed rather haphazard and tacked on. Funny you should mention Jezebel, because I was morally offended and absolutely despise that film. One of the most racist films to ever come out of Hollywood. Might as well have the slaves throwing crap at each other and swinging from trees. As far as Davis and Wyler, The Little Foxes is hands down my favorite collaboration of their's, again with Gregg Toland as DP, and if I'm not mistaken it was Teresa Wright's first film.
wpqx
 

Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby trevor826 » Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:00 am

Samurai Assassin (1965) - Kihachi Okamoto
Samurai Rebellion (1967) - Masaki Kobayashi
Princess from the Moon (1987) - Kon Ichikawa
The Wolves (1971) - Hideo Gosha
Demon (Yasha) (1985) - Yasuo Furuhata
Illusion of Blood (1966) - Shir Toyoda
Portrait of Hell (1969) - Shir Toyoda (All Warrior Releases)
Female Convict Scorpion:Jailhouse 41 (1972) - Shunya Ito (Eureka)
Kwaidan (1964) - Masaki Kobayashi (Eureka MoC)
Ozu volume 4 (An Autumn Afternoon, Late Autumn) (Tartan Video)
I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed (2005) - Serge Le Pron (Artificial Eye)
LArmee des Ombres (1969) - Jean-Pierre Melville (BFI)
Song of Songs (2006) - Josh Appignanesi (Soda Pictures)
Red Road (2006) - Andrea Arnold (Drakes Avenue)
Kabul Express (2006) - Kabir Khan (Prism Leisure)
Mughal E Azam (1960) - K. Asif (Eros Int)

All the Warrior releases were going very cheap, strange because I bought "Portrait of Hell for 4 GBP while just across the road they were charging 29 GBP for it.

Cheers Trev
trevor826
 

Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby A » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:00 pm

The Warrior releases - is this a new company in GB? The films sound very fascinating, the other releases as well.
Hope to be hearing from you about them
A
 

Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby trevor826 » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:43 pm

Warrior is one of the release labels along with Eastern Cult from Artsmagic, a distributor based in Wales. They are not exactly the best for quality, certainly no Eureka MoC but at least they are available.

wpqx has already reviewed Samurai Rebellion

and I've previously added comments for Demon (Yasha).

Will add comments for the others as I go through them.

Cheers Trev.
trevor826
 

Re: Recent DVD Purchases

Postby trevor826 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:32 pm

Man with a Movie Camera - Chelovek s kino-apparatom (1929) - Dir by Dziga Vertov. BFI.

This release has two soundtracks, one based closely on Vertov's notes by the Alloy Orchestra and one by In the Nursery.

I also have a video of the film with the Michael Nyman score although it is my least favourite of the soundtracks.

Underground (1995) - Dir by Emir Kusturica. Artificial Eye.

The Page Turner (2006) - Dir by Denis Dercourt. Artificial Eye. Includes over 90 mins of extras.

Cheers Trev.
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