The thief who steals my time...

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Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby R6dw6C » Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:33 pm

I can certainly understand that. Too bad - Do you know how long I'm carrying the certain Jess Franco-DVD with me, just in order to finally please you and Matalo Matango?

The Berlinale will be incredible. Little sleep, many films, many caffeine... And dozens of disappointments, I guess. "Fear X" knocked me out. I don't believe that I will ever feel so intimate, so pure and so pristine in the cinema this year. Somehow, this film lowered my interest in the Berlinale but after all, I can't regret it. I'm just a poor drug addict...

and I should work on my night-day rhythm.

Hmmm...sounds like a fake.
R6dw6C
 


Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby wpqx » Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:39 am

Shame about the conditions of The Cremator, one of the best Czech films I've ever seen. Diary of the Dead hasn't even been released here, and I'm told it will be "limited". Is it officially out in Germany or did you get privileged access to some special screening?
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Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby arsaib4 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:47 am

C'mon, A, how could you pass up the delights of a Bavarian B-movie and a pornographic cartoon?!

Since R6dw6C loves it so much, I think I should try to find my post on Fear X...
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Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby R6dw6C » Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:41 am

@ wpqx:

Haven't you noticed the thread I opened for the Festival of Gérardmer? I spend the last weekend there together with two friends - this was my access to "Diary of the Dead" (I doubt that it'll be released theatrically here - it's a little, very "independent" film, in no way comparable to the quite costly "Land of the Dead") and "The Cremator" - that's why the latter was shown with French subtitles. We were extremely impressed by it and one of my friends immediately ordered the Second Run-DVD after we returned to Germany, so I'll be able to watch it with understandable subtitles very soon (after the Berlinale, I guess).

@ arsaib:

I'd love to read your post on "Fear X", did you like it? I think this film requires a personal opening from the viewer which goes a little but significant bit beyond the level that most films ask for - that's probably why it is a problem for many to get into it.

Btw, the bavarian comedy ("Tödliche Verbindungen") was quite enjoyable but there were no visitors for the pornographic cartoon though it was "Once upon a Girl" (1976) by Don Jurwich, the producer of "Scooby Doo" (the animated version) and "The Flintstones"!
R6dw6C
 

Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby A » Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:54 am

I would have loved to have seen the two films, but fortunately I did manage to get some sleep. Almost 8 hours, and I woke up shortly before 9 in the morning. So my staying home was a success.
A
 

Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby R6dw6C » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:09 pm



01. 02. 08:

HOTEL CHEVALIER (Wes Anderson, USA/France 2007) - 9/10 (23)
(35mm, O.V. with German subtitles / wrong aspect ratio of approximately 1:2,10)
THE DARJEELING LIMITED (Wes Anderson, USA 2007) - 7/10 (20)
(35mm / O.V. with German subtitles / wrong aspect ratio of approximately 1:2,10)
THE DEAD WOMAN OF BEVERLY HILLS (Michael Pfleghar, West Germany 1964) - 9/10 (23)
(35mm / Original German version / new print!)
COME NOW, MY DEAR LITTLE BIRD (Rolf Thiele, West Germany/Italy 1968) - 8/10 (20)
(35mm / Original German version / completely out faded print)



02. 02. 08:

TÖDLICHE VERBINDUNGEN (Markus Kleinhans, Edgar Kraus, Germany 2006) - 7/10 (17)
(35mm / Original [Bavarian] German version)
SEED OF CHUCKY (Don Mancini, USA/UK/Romania/Italy 2004) - 8/10 (19)
(SVCD / German dubbed version / 4th )



03. 02. 08:

THE MISFITS (John Huston, USA 1961) - 10/10 (24)
(DVD / O.V. with German subtitles / wrong aspect ratio of 1:1,78)
PLANKTON (Massimiliano Cerchi, Italy/USA 1994) - 8/10 (21)
(DVD / German dubbed version / wrong aspect ratio of 1:1,33)
ULZHAN (Volker Schlöndorff, France/Germany/Kazakhstan 2007) - 7/10 (19)
(35mm / German dubbed version)
LA ANTENA (Esteban Sapir, Argentina 2006) - 5/10 (16)
(35mm / O.V. with German subtitles)



05.02.08:

HIMMEL UND HÖLLE / HEAVEN AND HELL (Hans-Christian Schmid, Germany 1994) - 7/10 (20)
(VHS / Original German version / 2nd )



08. 02 .08:

SECRETS BEHIND THE WALL (Koji Wakamatsu, Japan 1965) - 8/10 (20)
(35mm / O.V. with English subtitles / wrong aspect ratio / out of focus)





09. 02. 08.

I LOVE YOU, I KILL YOU (Uwe Brandner, West Germany 1971) - 9/10 (23)
(35mm / Original German version / wrong aspect ratio)
GO, GO SECOND TIME VIRGIN (Koji Wakamatsu, Japan 1969) - 8/10 (21)
(35mm / O.V. with English subtitles / wrong aspect ratio / out of focus)




10. 02. 08:

LEO (Josef Fares, Sweden 2007) - 5/10 (15)
(35mm / O.V. with English subtitles / wrong aspect ratio)
CHOP SHOP (Ramin Bahrani, USA 2008) - 6/10 (17)
(35mm / O.V. with German subtitles / wrong aspect ratio)
NOTHING BUT GHOSTS (Martin Gypkens, Germany 2007) - 6/10 (16)
(35mm / O.V. with English subtitles / wrong aspect ratio)
ECSTASY OF THE ANGELS (Koji Wakamatsu, Japan 1972) - 7/10 (19)
(35mm / O.V. with English subtitles)




11. 02. 08:

MAUPRAT (Jean Epstein, France 1926) - 9/10 (23)
(35mm / French and German intertitles / Live Piano accompaniment / wrong aspect ratio)
MY BROTHER'S WEDDING (Charles Burnett, USA/West Germany 1983) - 8/10 (20)
(Digital / Original English Version)
JESUS CHRIST SAVIOUR (Peter Geyer, Germany 2008) - No Rating
(Digital / O.V. with English subtitles / bad image)
JUST ANYBODY (Jacques Doillon, France/Belgium 2007) - 8/10 (21)
(35mm / O.V. with English subtitles / wrong aspect ratio)
MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS (Kar-Wai Wong, Hong Kong/France/China 2007) - 6/10 (16)
(35mm / O.V. with German subtitles)




12. 02. 08:

SPARROW (Johnnie To, Hong Kong 2007) - 8/10 (20)
(35mm / O.V. with English subtitles)
W.R. - MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM (Dusan Makavejev, Yugoslavia/USA 1971) - 9/10 (24)
(35mm / O.V. with English subtitles)
VIRIDIANA (Luis Buñuel, Mexico/Spain 1961) - 8/10 (21)
(35mm / O.V. with bad English subtitles / wrong aspect ratio / out of focus)
SUSANA (Luis Buñuel, Mexico 1951) - 10/10 (25)
(35mm / O.V. with bad English subtitles / totally out of focus)




13. 02. 08:

NORTH SEA IS DEAD SEA (Hark Bohm, West Germany 1976) - 6/10 (17)
(Digital / Original German version / wrong aspect ratio / extremely bad image)
THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (Fatih Akin, Germany /Turkey/Italy 2007) - 10/10 (24)
(35mm / O.V. with English subtitles / wrong aspect ratio)
DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID (Luis Buñuel, France/Italy 1964) - 7/10 (20)
(35mm / O.V. with bad German subtitles / wrong aspect ratio / out of focus)




14. 02. 08:

UNITED RED ARMY (Koji Wakamatsu, Japan 2007) - 8/10 (21)
(35mm / O.V. with German subtitles / wrong aspect ratio / out of focus)
OTTO; OR, UP WITH DEAD PEOPLE (Bruce LaBruce, Germany/Canada 2007) - 9/10(22)
(35mm / Original English version / wrong aspect ratio)




15. 02. 08:

RESTLESS (Amos Kollek, Israel/USA/Canada/France/Germany 2007) - 7/10 (18)
(35mm / Original English Version / wrong aspect ratio)
LOOS ORNAMENTAL (Heinz Emigholz, Austria/Germany 2007) - 8/10 (21)
(35mm / No Dialogue)
DAUGHTER OF DECEIT (Luis Buñuel, Mexico 1951) - 6/10 (17)
(35mm / O.V. with English subtitles)
NAZARIN (Luis Buñuel, Mexico/Spain 1958/59) - 9/10 (22)
(35mm / O.V. with bad English subtitles / out of focus)
HONORABLE CADAVERS (Francesco Rosi, Italy/France 1975) - No Rating
(35mm / O.V. with English subtitles / wrong aspect ratio / excellent print)




16. 02. 08:

FIRST LOVE (Kouichi Imaizumi, Japan 2007) - 5/10 (15)
(DVD-Projection / O.V. with English subtitles / very bad image)
PARUTHI VEERAN (Ameer Sultan, India 2006) - 7/10 (18)
(35mm / O.V. with German subtitles / out of focus)
SHIVER (Isidro Ortiz, Spain 2006) - 8/10 (20)
(35mm / O.V. with English subtitles / wrong aspect ratio)




17. 02. 08:

THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS (Robert Florey, USA 1946) - 7/10 (19)
(35mm / Original English version)
CRASH (David Cronenberg, Canada/UK 1996) - 10/10 (24)
(35mm / O.V. with German and French subtitles / wrong aspect ratio)



18. 02. 08:

RAMBO (Sylvester Stallone, USA/Germany 2007) - 8/10 (20)
(35mm / German dubbed, edited version)



19. 02. 08:

THERE WILL BE BLOOD (Paul Thomas Anderson, USA 2007) - 9/10 (-)
(35mm / German dubbed version)



20. 02. 08:

SOPHIE SCHOLL - THE FINAL DAYS (Marc Rothemund, Germany 2005) - 2/10 (7)
(TV / Original German Version)
DEATH PROOF (Quentin Tarantino, USA 2007) - 9/10 (24)
(DVD / German dubbed version / Director's cut / 4th )




22. 02. 08:

THE MANSON FAMILY (Jim Van Bebber, USA 1988 - 2004) - 5/10 (16)
(DVD / Original English Version)
THE HILLSIDE STRANGLER (Chuck ---, USA 2003) - 4/10 (13)
(DVD / Original English Version)




23. 02. 08:

THE CREMATOR (Juraj Herz, Czech Republic 1968) - 10/10 (25)
(DVD / O.V. with English subtitles)
WARRIOR OF THE LOST WORLD (David Worth, Italy/USA 1983) - 8/10
(35mm / German dubbed, edited version / bad projection)
BLUE (Derek Jarman, UK/Japan 1993) - 9/10 (22)
(Digital / German language Version)




24. 02. 08:

THE ORPHANAGE (Juan Antonio Bayona, Spain/Mexico 2007) - 7/10 (19)
(35mm / German dubbed version)
LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN (Ernst Lubitsch, USA 1925) - 8/10 (20)
(35mm / Original Version / Live piano accompaniment / wrong aspect ratio)




25. 02. 08:

MAGNOLIA (Paul Thomas Anderson, USA 1999) - 10/10 (24)
(DVD / O.V. with German subtitles)




26. 02. 08:

NAKED YOUTH (Nagisa Oshima, Japan 1960) - 8/10 (21)
(Betamax / German dubbed version / bad sound / wrong aspect ratio of 1:2,10)
MOGAMBO (John Ford, USA 1953) - 8/10 (20)
(DVD / O.V. with German subtitles)




28. 02. 08:

KNIFE IN THE HEAD (Reinhard Hauff, West Germany 1978) - 9/10 (22)
(VHS / Original German Version / wrong aspect ratio of 1:1,46 / bad image)
* Sorry for the Size but I had it as a Word Document and didn't want to mess around too much.
R6dw6C
 

Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby wpqx » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:58 am

Glad to see another fan of the Cremator on board.
wpqx
 

Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby arsaib4 » Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:07 am

Besides The Cremator, I'm also pleased to see Buñuel being considered in such high regard. In its entirety, however, his "Mexican" work is relatively uneven. If there's a Los olvidados, then there's also a Gran Casino; if there's a El ángel exterminador, then we also have, by his standards, mediocrities like A Woman Without Love and The Brute. I think Susana is underrated, though, and I'm glad you liked it.
arsaib4
 

Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby A » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:49 am

I also think his mexican work is uneven, but consider "Gran Casino" (1947) a highlight. I saw it from a pristine print, and it was an incredible experience. One of his films that left me completely satisfied after the screening, and also a personal favorite. Where have you seen it arsaib? I thought it was quite difficult to come by.
Damn, I should finalize my viewing log for February, but I forgot to write down the movies i watched after the Berlinale, and now I can't figure them out anymore.

@R6dw6C
You forgot to rate Makavejev's "Mysteries of the Organism".
A
 

Re: The thief who steals my time...

Postby wpqx » Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:13 pm

Gran Casino is on DVD in the US, and I am also of the opinion that it is somewhat mediocre.
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