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Al Edwards
07-28-2010, 11:08 AM
http://www.davekehr.com/?p=683&cpage=1#comment-47356

paul h.
07-28-2010, 11:26 AM
Skidoo and Twilight's Last Gleaming, among others. Interesting.

Wayne Schmidt
07-28-2010, 01:43 PM
They still haven't released any blu-rays, have they? There was a possibility that some of their first releases would also go blu . . . . .

They look like they're gearing up to be serious players in the catalog titles market. With that guy from Kino involved it's a good sign. Considering the state of those kinds of releases from the majors I hope they succeed.

Steve R
07-28-2010, 02:34 PM
Cy Endfield’s Sands of the Kalahari That's nice.

Wonder what kind of a release sched they'll do and if they will get much retail exposure at all.

John G.
07-28-2010, 03:07 PM
I'm curious about the 1970 adaptation of Henry Miller's TROPIC OF CANCER that they're releasing at the end of October... anyone seen it?

cworkman
07-28-2010, 03:37 PM
Maybe they'll release Paramount's Amicus film THE PSYCHOPATH on DVD here in the states (Blu-ray would be better, though, as I have the PAL release of the film, which is pretty decent).

Wayne Schmidt
07-28-2010, 04:04 PM
Maybe they'll release Paramount's Amicus film THE PSYCHOPATH on DVD here in the states (Blu-ray would be better, though, as I have the PAL release of the film, which is pretty decent).There's a PAL release with English audio? I've only heard of the German dvd. Who put it out?

Troy Howarth
07-28-2010, 04:26 PM
It's a fan composite - I have a copy of it, myself... but it's not properly letterboxed (it's presented 1.85 as opposed to the full Techniscope 2.35) and it's a bit faded.

Wayne Schmidt
07-28-2010, 04:40 PM
Oh okay, yeah I have an avi of that. I haven't really watched it but it seemed the sync was out in spots as well. I thought Chris was referring to a legit release.

cworkman
07-28-2010, 04:46 PM
I got it in trade and have never watched it, other than to look step through it. It looked decent. I just assumed - wrongfully - that it was a legit PAL release.

Even more reason for someone to release this on NTSC DVD here in the states.

Grant W
07-28-2010, 06:02 PM
I hope so Chris. Its another one I want to cross off my list.

Troy Howarth
07-28-2010, 07:09 PM
Oh okay, yeah I have an avi of that. I haven't really watched it but it seemed the sync was out in spots as well. I thought Chris was referring to a legit release.

I didn't notice any synch issues when I watched it... the titles are in German, so that's a good tip off that it's from the German release. It's a very good little thriller, almost a British giallo - there are some similarities to Blood and Black Lace, but given that Francis didn't care for horror films, I doubt they were intended - unless, of course, Robert Bloch wrote those elements into the screenplay.

Al Edwards
03-10-2011, 10:10 PM
http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1299809132/ref=sr_st?keywords=olive+films&page=1&rh=n%3A130%2Ck%3Aolive+films&sort=-releasedate


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I Only Want You to Love Me ~ Vitus Zeplichal (DVD - 2011)
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Despair ~ Dirk Bogarde (DVD - 2011)
Buy new: $24.95 $17.49
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Steven Millan
03-10-2011, 11:34 PM
Skidoo and Twilight's Last Gleaming, among others. Interesting.

Those two films(along with the uncut version of THE STATIONMASTER'S WIFE [still straining from the severely edited DVD that I rented and saw from the library{two years ago}] )are all long overdue DVD releases.

John G.
03-11-2011, 12:08 AM
Well it's great that Despair is finally getting a legitimate release as it's a major Fassbinder film (one that the director himself ranked as one of his favorites).

Al Edwards
10-19-2011, 09:13 PM
http://criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10424&start=275

John G.
10-19-2011, 09:47 PM
So any news about Bergman's Face to Face getting a blu? The news of Despair getting an upgrade so quickly after the DVD release has put me off buying their standard def titles for the moment. I don't think smaller companies like Olive Films can afford to be this sneaky when they probably rely heavily on the cult/movie aficionado market, who will also take studio distribution companies in consideration as to what titles they purchase.

cworkman
10-20-2011, 12:19 AM
That's precisely why I've held out on buying THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK. I want it on Blu, and my bootleg DVD-R is serviceable until they release a Blu.

Al Edwards
06-29-2012, 12:37 AM
9/18-The Devil Probably, Police(1985)

http://www.amazon.com/The-Devil-Probably-Antoine-Monnier/dp/B008DL4K8Q/ref=sr_1_9?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1340940906&sr=1-9&keywords=olive+films
http://www.amazon.com/Police-Gerard-Depardieu/dp/B008DL4IYC/ref=sr_1_8?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1340940906&sr=1-8&keywords=olive+films

Scott MacDonald
08-26-2012, 11:48 PM
I just finished watching and reviewing the Olive Films Blu-ray of Bound.

http://eurocultav.com/Reviews/Bound_Blu-ray__Olive_Films_/bound_blu-ray__olive_films_.html

Al Edwards
12-31-2012, 10:23 PM
They are releasing two French titles in late Feb.

Monsieur Gangster
http://www.amazon.com/Monsieur-Gangster-Lino-Ventura/dp/B00ATR7F48/ref=sr_1_5?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1357006888&sr=1-5&keywords=olive+films

Spy Vs Spy
http://www.amazon.com/Spy-Vs-Lino-Ventura/dp/B00ATR7DA4/ref=sr_1_4?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1357006953&sr=1-4&keywords=olive+films

Al Edwards
12-10-2013, 04:07 PM
http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10424&start=1325

Steve R
12-10-2013, 05:39 PM
Hell's Five Hours (1958) Film Noir is interesting

Mike DiRoma
12-11-2013, 10:36 AM
Wow! BLACK VEIL FOR LISA- almost grabbed a grey market disc. COME BACK... quirky Altman is always interesting Altman.
On a related "filmed play" note- anybody know if there will ever be a legit release of WHEN YA COMING BACK RED RYDER?

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Wow! BLACK VEIL FOR LISA- almost grabbed a grey market disc. COME BACK... quirky Altman is always interesting Altman.
On a related "filmed play" note- anybody know if there will ever be a legit release of WHEN YA COMING BACK RED RYDER?