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Re: Janus Films

#376 Post by movielocke » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:40 pm

Laserdisc Se7en upgrade?

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Re: Janus Films

#377 Post by CSM126 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:23 pm

movielocke wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:40 pm
Laserdisc Se7en upgrade?
I can’t wait to hear the convoluted conspiracy theory behind this guess.

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#378 Post by black&huge » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:32 pm

Double, triple, all encompassingble clue. Citizen Kane confirmed. Gone Girl and Se7en confirmed then about 90% of the other films on that list confirmed.

In all honesty I hope Gone Girl enters the collection soon, just a hope apart from any Janus association. Isn't it his only US release that is barebones aside from the commentary? Great film and it would sell like crepes

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#379 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:48 pm

Not sure this has anything to do with their post but The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is listed as currently unavailable on the Criterion site and it's also being sold through the marketplace on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Perhaps it getting the rebranding to a full fledged Criterion release.

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#380 Post by mteller » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:24 am

God, what a boring list of favorites.

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#381 Post by Roger Ryan » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:52 pm

mteller wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:24 am
God, what a boring list of favorites.
We discussed this before and it was suggested that Fincher may have put this list together in his early twenties (the most recent film on the list is from 1984). Fincher and I are very close in age and many of the films on his list are ones I considered "tops" when I was in high school. I'd be curious if Fincher was asked to make a list today, if it would look significantly different.

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Re: Janus Films

#382 Post by ballmouse » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:08 pm

Buttery Jeb wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:17 pm
Buttery Jeb wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 7:30 pm
The Janus website is now listing Martin Bell's Streetwise!
In addition to Streetwise, Janus is now listing Martin Bell's follow-up Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell on their website.
https://vimeo.com/344607731

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#383 Post by dwk » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:51 pm

Janus has a page up for the Kiarostami retrospective and it says
Janus Films is proud to present a touring retrospective spanning Abbas Kiarostami’s nearly five-decade career. This series includes new restorations, undertaken by the Criterion Collection and MK2, of The Koker Trilogy, Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us, and rarely screened shorts and documentaries.
While there is no page for The Wind Will Carry US on Janus' site, I can't imagine Criterion footing part of the bill for a restoration of a title they can't release.

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Janus Films

#384 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:08 pm

Is there a problem with the Cohen version? They will probably just port it over to get it in the box. Unless they’ve secured rights strictly for the tour. But not home release.

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#385 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:13 pm

This series includes new restorations, undertaken by the Criterion Collection and MK2, of The Koker Trilogy, Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us, and rarely screened shorts and documentaries.
This could just be a way of simplifying a press release without going into the specifics of who did what aspect of the retrospective.
While there is no page for The Wind Will Carry US on Janus' site, I can't imagine Criterion footing part of the bill for a restoration of a title they can't release.
Even if they did foot part of the bill that could also just be part of the deal they have with MK2 to get the other titles.

I hope I'm wrong obviously as I'd still love a retrospective set (thanks a lot domino for putting that dream in my head)

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Re: Janus Films

#386 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:20 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:08 pm
Is there a problem with the Cohen version? They will probably just port it over to get it in the box. Unless they’ve secured rights strictly for the tour. But not home release.
I just rewatched it yesterday and it still looks grear and the special features are fantastic. I still woudnt be against a new restoration of it as long as the commentary and interview are ported over. Actually I forgot just how funny the film is, easily one of the best comedies of the 90s.

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Re: Janus Films

#387 Post by andyli » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:34 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:08 pm
Is there a problem with the Cohen version? They will probably just port it over to get it in the box. Unless they’ve secured rights strictly for the tour. But not home release.
The Cohen is from an older master. The new 4K restoration looks much better in comparison.

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Re: Janus Films

#388 Post by Buttery Jeb » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:44 pm

The next Ozu release from Janus Films will be Tokyo Twilight, per the new Film Forum repertory calendar.

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#390 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:57 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:41 pm
Janus now has the rights to La haine
Did they not have it before? It already has a Criterion release.

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Re: Janus Films

#391 Post by CSM126 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:08 pm

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:57 pm
FrauBlucher wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:41 pm
Janus now has the rights to La haine
Did they not have it before? It already has a Criterion release.
Used to be with Universal (Gramercy pictures, I think?).

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Re: Janus Films

#392 Post by dwk » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:19 pm

The DVD was licensed from Universal, but the Blu-ray is licensed from Le Pacte

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#393 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:59 pm

On the BAMPFA site, Janus is now credited with the rights to The Wind Will Carry Us instead of Cohen.

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#394 Post by Godzamera » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:22 am

Well... there you go.

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#395 Post by RSTooley » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:06 pm


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Re: Janus Films

#396 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:42 pm

This is odd since it's otherwise identical to the NYFF's own announcement, which doesn't have that credit. It's also not on their standalone page for the film. It's 100% believable that Janus would be releasing this, so the only thing I can figure is that it was in the press release that Gothamist got but was removed for the versions that went on the official site, maybe because it wasn't supposed to be public yet.

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#397 Post by yoloswegmaster » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:07 pm


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Re: Janus Films

#398 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:11 pm

Janus has pages of Barbet Schroeder's More and The Valley.

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Re: Janus Films

#399 Post by Buttery Jeb » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:28 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:11 pm
Janus has pages of Barbet Schroeder's More and The Valley.
Those have been there for a while.

That said, it looks like Janus has added Herz's The Cremator and Rohmer's The Green Ray in the last day or so.


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