28 June 2008

...People Fucking

Here are a few DVD announcements. Picture This! Entertainment will release the film 7 Virgins [7 vírgenes], starring Juan José Ballesta (El Bola) on 30 September. They will also release The Good Boy, or in Spanish Segundo asalto, starring Darío Grandinetti (Talk to Her), on the 16th.

Strand will release two films in September: Jacques Nolot's (Porn Theatre) Before I Forget [Avant que j'oublie] and Ferzan Ozpetek's (Steam: The Turkish Bath, Facing Windows) Saturn in Opposition [Saturno contro], starring Stefano Accorsi and Margherita Buy.

ThinkFilm is releasing Stuart Gordon's bloody comedy (?) Stuck, starring Mena Suvari and Stephen Rea, on 7 October. They will also have out the Canadian film YPF, or Young People Fucking as it was known at festivals, on the 14th. You may know Young People Fucking as being amid the Canadian government censorship case. Google it.

Facets is releasing the Bill Douglas trilogy, which consists of My Childhood, My Ain Folk and My Way Home, from 72-78, on 23 September. The set will also be released on 23 June from BFI in the UK. The Weinstein Company has Lou Reed's Berlin, a concert film directed by Julian Schnabel, on 16 September. It has to be better than any other concert film I've seen of Reed in the past.

Kino will be releasing a newly remastered version of the infamous RKO picture The Man on the Eiffel Tower, co-directed by Burgess Meredith, Irving Allen and Charles Laughton (though the latter two remained uncredited), on 16 September. The film was only previously available in a shitty transfer for cheap. BCI Eclipse will release another out-of-circulation film, Simon Heresa's A Day at the Beach, written by Roman Polanski on 9 September. The film stars Peter Sellers.

Water Bearer Films is releasing Philippe Vallois' (We Were One Man) notorious Johan, carnet intime homosexuel, or Johan, mon été 75, on 26 August. And finally, Venevision will release Antonio Chavarrías' Volverás, starring Tristan Ulloa and Unax Uglade, on 16 September.

4 comments:

Gloria said...

Do you know if the "man on The Eiffel Tower" about to be released by Kino has got the colour (Annscolor) more or less right?

Joe said...

The box says "Restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive," so I believe the color should be fixed. Because of the film that was used, there was no original negative, so I think this release should be the best version out there that we can expect.

Gloria said...

That's good news, then! I've heard about the UCLA restored version and I've heard good thingsl, so definitely I'll try to get a copy as soon as budget allows!

Incidentally, having seen the film, I can see it is much better -and interesting- than I expected... It is true that I saw it with no expectations at all, LOL: not a masterwork, but with some good bits.

Since UCLA has been mentioned, I've also heard that the best copy of The Night of the Hunter was the one they restored: I hope that the recently announced Special Collectors' DVD uses it as a source

Jorge Luis Freire said...

I love Terrence Mallick.

I read he was doing something with Mel Gibson.

Gotta see The New World Director's Cut.

J.