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Old 04-29-2012, 12:19 PM   #46
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Definitely. Maria Braun may be the most accessible of all his films I've seen, which is in no way a backhanded compliment. Though Lola is easy my favorite of the three.
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Laz, this probably isn't the right place to ask, but since it's been name-dropped before that's good enough for me. Have you bought/watched any of the Godfather restoration blu-rays? And if so, have you noticed any of the issues people have mentioned regarding brightening or soiling of the film's photography in the restoration process?
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:23 PM   #48
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No, I haven't bought them yet. I had the old boxed set but wisely traded it to someone who received Berlin Alexanderplatz as a gift and didn't want it.

I figured I'd pick up the Blu trilogy at some point but to be honest it's not a priority. I don't get the jones to watch those films too often. If I see them super cheap, I'll get them.

And I really, really liked Lola a lot. I've seen Maria Braun twice (the second time went over well with the crowd at my weekly movie night), and I imagine another viewing of Lola would put it over the top.

I managed to catch the new print of Fassbinder's (Nabokov's?) Shame while I was in Paris. Very odd adaptation, real wacky humor.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:43 PM   #49
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I'm curious what you'd think of Fassbinder's The Third Generation. Maybe the most bizarre film of his I've yet seen. A bit rough around the edges in comparison to some of his work, but also pretty wacky. Strong political satire.
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It's definitely worth getting The Godfather restoration on Blu-ray. The older DVDs are scuffed looking. Whether that's supposed to be accurate or not I'm not sure. Friedkin screwed up The French Connection pissing off the cinematographer. Now there's a cinematographer approved blu-ray exclusively at Best Buy. I don't foresee a double dip like that for The Godfather in the near future.
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I'm seeing one with Coppola's signature on the BB website but nothing else.
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I'm seeing one with Coppola's signature on the BB website but nothing else.
That is the only version on blu-ray now. Unless there is hatred for the restoration like there was for The French Connection it's likely going to be the only version available.
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That is the only version on blu-ray now. Unless there is hatred for the restoration like there was for The French Connection it's likely going to be the only version available.
Always check www.blu-ray.com or www.dvdbeaver.com for reviews on quality.
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