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Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (1927) ADDED

Postby Brent_Reid » 11 Sep 2018 09:44

Any chance we can get this film on the site? It's the best known city symphony film, alongside Man with a Movie Camera. That one has lots of DVDs and BDs listed, so it's odd this isn't on at all. There are currently only three official restored releases:

    US: Image DVD (1999) 6305301697
    Flicker Alley DVD (2015) B00XM2F9M2 - reissue of the Image DVD
    Germany: Edition Filmmuseum 2-DVD (2009) B001N2WG3I
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Re: Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (1927)

Postby James-Masaki_Ryan » 13 Sep 2018 13:12

I meant to add this a while back but completely slipped my mind. Now added.

http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/f ... ?fid=48077
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Re: Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (1927) ADDED

Postby Brent_Reid » 14 Sep 2018 06:22

Blimey - top man! You even caught the extra Divisa (there's no third "i"),

Some friends of mine just produced the first full length book on the subject of city symphonies and I'm gonna be plugging it. Thought it was a good time to correct the Berlin omission.

Thank you!
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Re: Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (1927) ADDED

Postby James-Masaki_Ryan » 14 Sep 2018 06:58

Found a Japanese DVD release too but no concrete specs for it. Will correct the spelling later, unless someone else can do it first.
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Re: Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (1927) ADDED

Postby Brent_Reid » 17 Sep 2018 17:04

OK, how about adding in the footnotes "It's also been released by... in Japan"? At least that'll remind me to keep an eye out for it!
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Re: Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (1927) ADDED

Postby James-Masaki_Ryan » 19 Sep 2018 15:51

Added a note, and this is the DVD at Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.jp/伯林-大都会交響楽-DVD-ヴァルター・ルットマン/dp/B01LD4QFUU

Strange, our forum doesn't seem to like Japanese links...
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Re: Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (1927) ADDED

Postby Brent_Reid » 20 Sep 2018 10:40

Nice one. A lot of different sites and platforms struggle with Japanese characters. I discovered ages ago that all Amazon listing URLs work best if you chop out everything except the ASIN after "dp/", like so: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B01LD4QFUU. Of course it doesn't allow for affiliate info, but often still comes in handy, like now! By the way, the Japanese label translates for me as "Junes Planning", whether going from the native or English spelling.

By a very strange coincidence, Flicker Alley have just (as of Tuesday 18 Sept) released this film on BD - no warning whatsoever! I'll get hold of a copy and post specs unless DVDBeaver or one of you guys beats me to it. :)
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Re: Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (1927) ADDED

Postby James-Masaki_Ryan » 21 Sep 2018 16:04

It's closer to "Junes Project", with "June" pronounced "Joo-ness"
http://www.jk-cinema.com/

Small label specializing in foreign classics, all pre-copyright issues. In Japan films made prior to 1953 are basically in public domain, so there are shoddy quality releases of movies such as "Rashomon" and "Casablanca" for cheap alongside lavish special edition official releases.

Judging from the expensive DVD pricing and their description from the very outdated website, Junes Kikaku seems to be of better quality, but they are not a company with extras on their discs. Also their website seems to reflect the boring coverart - which almost look boringly identical across all their releases...
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Re: Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (1927) ADDED

Postby Brent_Reid » 26 Sep 2018 08:04

Ah, then I'll pass. Unless I ever happen across a copy going dirt cheap, which is highly unlikely.
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Re: Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (1927) ADDED

Postby James-Masaki_Ryan » 26 Sep 2018 08:23

I'll go for the Blu-ray from Flicker Alley myself. Since they lowered their shipping prices for international orders, I'll get it from them directly sometime soon

EDIT: I thought they were putting it out on BD, but it seems DVD only.
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Re: Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (1927) ADDED

Postby Brent_Reid » 26 Sep 2018 18:12

You had me worried there for a minute! But they did email me about it; here it is in their official store.
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Re: Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (1927) ADDED

Postby James-Masaki_Ryan » 09 Nov 2018 06:53

I thought I should mention the Blu-ray has also been added.
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Re: Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (1927) ADDED

Postby Brent_Reid » 09 Nov 2018 08:44

Cheers, James!
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