BD 197 Human Desire

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Ribs
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BD 197 Human Desire

#1 Post by Ribs » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:05 pm

Listed on Amazon, full details to be announced tomorrow.

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Drucker
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Re: BD 197 Human Desire

#2 Post by Drucker » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:16 pm

Awesome!

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Re: BD 197 Human Desire

#3 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:30 pm

It looks like, so far, Arrow and Eureka are divying up new Sony noir catalog.

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Re: BD 197 Human Desire

#4 Post by TMDaines » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:54 pm

2/2 for me.

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Re: BD 197 Human Desire

#5 Post by domino harvey » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:07 pm

Special Features and Technical Specs:
1080p presentation on Blu-ray
LPCM Mono audio
Optional English SDH subtitles
A new and exclusive interview with film historian Tony Rayns
PLUS: A Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film alongside rare archival imagery

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Re: BD 197 Human Desire

#6 Post by Ovader » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:21 pm

Adrian Martin asked me why wasn't he called in for an extra for this edition as he would have liked to contribute in some manner.

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Re: BD 197 Human Desire

#7 Post by domino harvey » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:24 pm

It's not like it's overflowing with bonus material as is, either!

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Re: BD 197 Human Desire

#8 Post by tenia » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:31 pm

This and The Four Sisters are indeed very very light on extras.

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Re: BD 197 Human Desire

#9 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:59 pm

The interview with Tony Rayns is 8 hours long

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Re: BD 197 Human Desire

#10 Post by domino harvey » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:02 pm

It's just him reading from a long list of humans and saying whether he finds them desirable or not

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Re: BD 197 Human Desire

#11 Post by Finch » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:02 pm

La bete humaine is my favourite Renoir and one of my favourite all-timers but I enjoyed this remake more than I was expecting, mainly because of Gloria Grahame who, between this and The Big Heat (let alone, Ray's In A Lonely Place), is getting manhandled a lot, and whose final revelation to Ford is heartbreaking. Crawford is also very good. I think Ford is miscast here, and a repairing of Grahame with Bogart might have worked to the film's benefit. I don't know if the ending as is was imposed by the Hays Code but in my opinion it would have strengthened the film had Ford
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decided to stay with her and it had been a three-way confrontation or at least the men had faced each other after Crawford strangled Grahame
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