Mondo Vision

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Re: Mondo Vision

#651 Post by MichaelB » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:15 am

nolanoe wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:55 am
After having seen both ON THE SILVER GLOBE and THIRD PART OF THE NIGHT in stunning HD transfers in cinemas, I figure the one title still pushing back the Trilogy BD box is Diabel.
The restoration was finished ages ago - in fact, I saw it at the Gdynia Film Festival back in 2016, along with the other two.

What's holding things up on both sides of the Atlantic (since Second Run is just as keen to acquire these films for the UK) is the same thing affecting international distribution of Polish titles across the board: for some reason Polish rightsholders have started asking for truly ridiculous licensing fees that clearly aren't commercially viable by any stretch of the imagination.

Hopefully sanity will prevail at some point, at least when the penny drops that the alternative is getting no money at all - but... well, you have only to look at Second Run's previous enthusiasm for Polish cinema versus the number of Polish titles that they've put out on Blu-ray, which currently amounts to a big round zero against two from Slovakia, three from Hungary and four from the Czech Republic. Believe me, this isn't down to lack of interest on their part.

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Re: Mondo Vision

#652 Post by David M. » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:00 pm

nolanoe wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:55 am
Also, as a question to David M: Will MV consider releasing the early releases as Blu-Rays in the future?
I've no idea, sorry. You'd need to ask Mondo Vision. It'd be fun to revisit those titles on BD.

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Re: Mondo Vision

#653 Post by nolanoe » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:17 pm

Damn, that's surreal to hear about the rights holders.

I have since done my research - lo and behold, the Japanese have release Zulawski on Blu-Ray! Either they have a lot of money or do not give a damn, or both.

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Re: Mondo Vision

#654 Post by eltopo » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:03 am

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Re: Mondo Vision

#655 Post by Derek Estes » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:49 am

I see the menu is in English. Is it true this set only features Japanese subtitles?

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Re: Mondo Vision

#656 Post by David M. » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:40 pm

So nobody found the Easter egg on LA NOTE BLEUE Blu-ray?

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Re: Mondo Vision

#657 Post by What A Disgrace » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:32 pm

Drat it all, I forgot to get Cadbury caramel eggs.

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Re: Mondo Vision

#658 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Sun May 26, 2019 6:28 pm

David M. wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:40 pm
So nobody found the Easter egg on LA NOTE BLEUE Blu-ray?
Chapter 29?

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Re: Mondo Vision

#659 Post by jsteffe » Mon May 27, 2019 12:06 pm

Derek Estes wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:49 am
I see the menu is in English. Is it true this set only features Japanese subtitles?
I don't have the set personally, but both Amazon.co.jp and CDJapan.co.jp only list Japanese subtitles.

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Re: Mondo Vision

#660 Post by David M. » Mon May 27, 2019 2:05 pm

Jean-Luc Garbo wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 6:28 pm
David M. wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:40 pm
So nobody found the Easter egg on LA NOTE BLEUE Blu-ray?
Chapter 29?
Yes! Gave me a chuckle.

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Re: Mondo Vision

#661 Post by SSF » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:20 pm

God I hate to be the one who refreshes this thread, but if anyone who works with Mondo Vision is in the forum, their website just went down.

http://www.mondo-vision.com/

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Re: Mondo Vision

#662 Post by eltopo » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:16 am

:-(

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Re: Mondo Vision

#663 Post by ozufils » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:48 am

What a pity. They are probably out of business.

They made some of the most beautiful discs / packages for us cinephiles and it would have been great if they could have completed their Zulawski project by releasing the trilogy. It would have brought closure of sorts.

Running a Business is a cruel cold monster.

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Re: Mondo Vision

#664 Post by SSF » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:46 am

They could be building a new website.

Could David M add any info here?

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Re: Mondo Vision

#665 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:36 pm

I wouldn't say they've gone out of business if they're still selling on Amazon Marketplace.

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Re: Mondo Vision

#666 Post by MichaelB » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:46 pm

Yes, "website going down" ≠ "has gone out of business".

Mind you, I've read premature obituaries for the BFI Flipside series dating back years and that's still going strong.

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Re: Mondo Vision

#667 Post by bunuelian » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:14 pm

Their site hadn't changed much in quite a long time (I'd been keeping an eye on it every few months). I'm hoping it's just a sign of inattention by a business running a tight ship.

I sometimes drop into this thread just to bask in the company of others who are hoping for the "trilogy" to one day see the light of day. What would we do without this forum?

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Re: Mondo Vision

#668 Post by senseabove » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:52 pm

While we wait, suppose it's worth mentioning that you can stream On the Silver Globe for two more days here: http://exmilitai.re/film.html

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Re: Mondo Vision

#669 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:43 pm

The website’s back up, same as it ever was.

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Re: Mondo Vision

#670 Post by eltopo » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:06 am

Danger: Japanese Blu-ray is censored :oops: :oops:
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Re: Mondo Vision

#671 Post by SSF » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:36 pm

The version on the ExMilitai website was also censored.

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Re: Mondo Vision

#672 Post by Big Ben » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:54 pm

Japan censors frontal nudity like that. That's normal. Mercifully they don't pixelate it like they used to. I had an old Angelopoulos laser-disc from Japan that had a sequence that looked like a bad edit from Cops.

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Re: Mondo Vision

#673 Post by bunuelian » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:27 pm

This demands a long, serious discussion of whether pixelation is better or worse than painted-on loin cloths and groin rashes.

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Re: Mondo Vision

#674 Post by criterionoop » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:00 pm

Anyone hear anything further about the state of these movies. Was revisiting ON THE SILVER GLOBE (through YouTube clips) and had this pang for wanting to see more Zulawski on blu-ray.

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