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Old 02-14-2012, 10:53 AM   #1
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United Kingdom Les Enfants du Paradis - September 17th

Les Enfants du Paradis - Restored Edition (Children of Paradise) Blu-ray PRE-ORDER



One of the greatest French films ever made, Marcel Carné's Le Enfants du Paradis is getting a Blu-Ray release on September 17th from Second Sight. More info about the recent 4K restoration

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Old 02-14-2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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Oh wow, amazing news.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:49 PM   #3
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and I just bought the Criterion DVD a couple months ago! Looks like I'm gonna have to double dip!
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:01 PM   #4
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This is awesome news. I'm very tempted to import - though I kind of wonder whether Criterion might have any plans to release a blu-ray here in the States.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:23 PM   #5
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Great news! I really love this film. I hope Criterion also will update their version.
Most wanted blu-ray upgrades: Kafka, The Limey, Suspiria (remaster), Castle of Blood, The Horrible Dr. Hichcock, Nosferatu (1979), Blood and Black Lace, Dracula (1979), L'avventura, The Vanishing (1988), Eyes Without a Face, The Changeling (1980), Ringu, Ju-on, Miracle Mile, The Honeymoon Killers, Without Warning, Don't Look Now (remaster), Man Bites Dog, Cannibal Holocaust, Creature (The Titan Find), Irrèversible, The Fearless Vampire Killers, The Black Hole, The Sentinel (1979)
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:35 PM   #6
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Has this changed or something? I went looking for it today and couldn't find it.
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Looks like it has been pulled from schedule I'll email Second Sight and see what I can find out but being the Easter weekend I wouldn't expect a reply anytime soon...
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:05 PM   #8
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The new date is October 24th
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:20 PM   #9
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The new date is October 24th
Cheers for the info Yami!
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Les Enfants du Paradis - Restored Edition (Children of Paradise) Blu-ray PRE-ORDER




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Old 06-14-2012, 12:40 AM   #11
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Hmm wonder what the "limited edition packaging" will be...
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:28 AM   #12
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I'm hoping this one gets announced for Criterion upgrade on Friday. It's one of my favorite movies.
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I'm hoping this one gets announced for Criterion upgrade on Friday. It's one of my favorite movies.
The feeling is pretty positive that this certainly will be announced by Criterion tomorrow. An intrepid forum user found a release date listed on DVD Aficionado.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:56 PM   #14
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The NYTimes 'announced' a September date for the Criterion release some time ago.
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UK release extras:

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BONUS FEATURES:

Birth of Les Enfants Du Paradis - a new 55 minute documentary film about the making of Les Enfants Du Paradis and the collaboration of diretor Marcel Carne, writer Jacques Prevert and set designer Alexandre Trauner
Once Upon A Time...Les Enfants Du Paradis (52 mins)
The Restoration
Restoration - Before and After
Limited Edition Packaging
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UK release extras:



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I actually think this is going to be hard for Criterion to beat.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:40 AM   #17
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Looking at the cover on Amazon, looks like it's going to be a digipak slip.


btw one of the mods needs to change the release date in the thread title.
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I actually think this is going to be hard for Criterion to beat.
My guess this will be the same exact transfer as Criterion's since it basically has the same xtras, plus more. Here the extras on the upcoming Criterion release:

Children of Paradise (September 18th, 2012) —
New high-definition digital transfer from Pathé's 2011 restoration
Uncompressed monaural soundtrack
Audio commentaries by film scholars Brian Stonehill and Charles Affron
Video introduction by director Terry Gilliam
Once Upon a Time: Children of Paradise, a 2010 documentary on the making of the film
New visual essay on the design of Children of Paradise by film writer Paul Ryan
The Birth of Children of Paradise, a 1967 German documentary that visits Nice, where the film was partially shot, and features interviews with cast members Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur; production designer Alexandre Trauner; and others
Restoration demonstration
U.S. trailer
New English subtitle translation
A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Dudley Andrew and excerpts from a 1990 interview with director Marcel Carné
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If Second Sight provides this kind of booklet that it will unbeatable:


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My guess this will be the same exact transfer as Criterion's since it basically has the same xtras, plus more. Here the extras on the upcoming Criterion release:

Children of Paradise (September 18th, 2012) —
New high-definition digital transfer from Pathé's 2011 restoration
Uncompressed monaural soundtrack
Audio commentaries by film scholars Brian Stonehill and Charles Affron
Video introduction by director Terry Gilliam
Once Upon a Time: Children of Paradise, a 2010 documentary on the making of the film
New visual essay on the design of Children of Paradise by film writer Paul Ryan
The Birth of Children of Paradise, a 1967 German documentary that visits Nice, where the film was partially shot, and features interviews with cast members Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur; production designer Alexandre Trauner; and others
Restoration demonstration
U.S. trailer
New English subtitle translation
A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Dudley Andrew and excerpts from a 1990 interview with director Marcel Carné
Either way, it's going to leave us spoilt. I just noticed that the system has the picture available for this release:


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