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Old 01-17-2017, 10:34 AM   #81
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That's pretty brave of you - I hope it works out for you in the end! I love Rohmer so this set was a no brainer for me.

I still haven't watched much from my set. I want to do with this what I did with the Criterion Tati set and do the entire thing in chronological order. It's just a shame that the extensive supplements have no English subtitles. How's your French?
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:59 PM   #82
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I find it interesting to watch something other people enjoy, even if I don't. I have enjoyed a lot of the Truffaut and Godard titles I have picked up over the last few years, and my curiosity demands that I watch at least a few titles from the best regarded directors. I usually pick up a title of two to begin with, but that wasn't so easy with Rohmer.

My French a bit rusty. I haven't really spoken any French in almost 20 years, and I need subtitles on French language films. I also have a hearing disability so I prefer subtitles on everything, no matter what language is used. With a bit of help from a dictionary (i.e. google translate) I am able read French, albeit slowly.

I think I'll start with Ma nuit chez Maud, Pauline à la plage, Le beau mariage, La femme de l'aviateur or Contes des quatres saisons. I used to work as an import buyer for a Norwegian video chain, and those are titles I remember importing and selling regularly.
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:16 PM   #83
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...Has anybody managed to find any subtitles for the extras floating around online? I've managed to find subtitles for the episode of Cinema du Notre Temps and some of the short films, but would love to find for Catherine de Heilbronn, En compagnie d'Eric Rohmer, La fabrique du Conte d'ete and En repetant Perceval.
Do you have a link for those subs?

I just started on this set (at last) and coincidentally just finished my first excercise in adding English subs to a DVD (Kilometre Zero) so am keen to get as many English subs for the supplements as I can!
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Old 09-04-2017, 04:15 PM   #84
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And I finally got a blu-ray drive for my computer, so I'm going to start ripping extras. I'd love any subs anyone comes across.


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Old 09-13-2017, 09:46 PM   #85
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Picked this one up about three years ago while this was on deal ;costed about 141 Euros including shipping. It arrived in somewhat battered state but luckily all those 27 dgipacks were safe .Spent a couple of hours gluing it and made a custom protection cover using stationery polythene sheets. Since then I handled this box set with utmost care (one and only disadvantage of this jumbo box set).

Watched L'Ami de mon amie (1987) [Boyfriends and Girlfriends] again today after two years (since I watched it last time from this box set). Needless to say this is my favorite Rohmer film and I like everything about it- story ,characters in it ,camera work and Rohmer's use of that grand architecture (of one French town) as a background for story telling is absolutely stunning !One can relate this to Tati's Playtime .

Just noticed that there are no pics on this forum yet and so here you go;
[Show spoiler]Not one of those great beauty shots but my 7+ is generally good with nature or people but it's just been bad to me while clicking blu-rays.







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There is no much to write about this release (Hand written number,crayon art cover,complete work of a director released in one single box) but in the interest of time I am keeping it short. Not sure if this box set has won any award but it deserves one. Is this just me or has anyone noticed that there is some kind of fragrance emanating from this box set ; My guess is that box set must have been sprinkled with one of those agnès b perfumes !

Also this thread is not indexed to the release listing like we get thread information at the bottom of any release. Mods,please look into it.

EDIT; Thank you Sifox211 for indexing this thread under release page.

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Old 09-06-2018, 03:37 PM   #86
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This is, for me, the crown jewell of my coleccion. There is not a single bad movie here. A lot of them are masterpieces and "Ma nuit chez Maude" is one of the films of my life.
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:29 AM   #87
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I've been watching the price on this box-set for almost five years and finally, yesterday, it came down briefly at just the right moment when my bank account was flush. So I bought it for $179 converted, including shipping. Should arrive in 11-14 days and I can't wait til it gets here. I never missed a Rohmer film when it was newly released in the 1970s and 1980s and saw several on repertory screens before I started gathering them on inferior sped-up DVD's. Now I can throw those out and rediscover the cinema of Eric Rohmer.

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Old 09-07-2018, 04:37 AM   #88
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Does France have a director's guild?
Was Rohmer a member?
Is it true he reached a point where he dismissed crew and shot his films on 16mm with only a camera assistant and a sound team?

Anyone know?
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:19 PM   #89
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My Coffert arrived intact today. It took six days to travel from France to Arizona.
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:30 PM   #90
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N'importe qui ici techniquement informé sur Eric Rohmer?

Quels films ont été tournés en 16mm?

Quels films ont été tournés en 35mm?

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Old 09-13-2018, 01:11 AM   #91
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L'Atelier d'Eric Rohmer (The Workshop of Eric Rohmer) n'est pas répertorié dans la base de données, voici donc les couvertures:





Malheureusement, il n'y a pas de sous-titres anglais.

Est-ce que quelqu'un s'il vous plaît entrer les données et les scans?

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Old 09-13-2018, 01:37 AM   #92
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Les Aventures de Rossette (The Adventures of Rossette), encore une fois, de sorte Englsih sous-titres:



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L'affiche pliante est Le Genou de Claire.
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:43 AM   #94
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Rohmer's teleplay Les histoires extraordinaires d'Edgar Poe (1965) was not included in this box-set.

Is it a lost film?
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:00 AM   #95
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I can confirm that each feature film has optional English subtitles.
The supplements and two DVD's of shorts are NOT subtitled. What a shame, especially for the shorts.
It's also a shame that Rohmer's last three films and the two collections of shorts are not on bluray.

The 25 feature films are presented in their correct aspect ratios.
But sometimes the cover art is wrong. Some aspect ratios given as 1.33-1 are in fact 1.37-1. There is a perceptible difference in width between the two ratios although they're very close. I have to go through the discs to finalize which is which. In other instances the cover art lists a 1.33-1 aspect ratio in a 4:3 setting when in fact the film is actually 1:66-1 in a 16x9 setting; these are shown below.

Regarding the gauge, the clarity and sharpness of these wonderful hi-def scans makes it possible to ascertain that Rohmer shot in 16mm most of the time. I wish the enclosed book offered a definitive annotation on the gauge of each film and short ... but alas.

DATE TITLE -- bluray aspect ratio in Coffret L'Integrale -- imdb gauge and aspect ratio:
1962 Le signe du lion -- 1.66-1 > 16x9 -- 35mm > 1.66-1.
1963 La boulangère de Monceau -- 1.33-1 -- 16mm > 1.37-1.
1963 La carrière de Suzanne -- 1.33-1 -- 16mm > 1.37-1.
1967 La collectionneuse -- 1.33-1 -- 35mm > 1.37-1.
1969 Ma nuit chez Maud -- 1.33-1 -- 35mm > 1.33-1.
1970 Le Genou de Claire -- 1.33-1 -- 16mm > 1.37-1.
1972 L'Amour L'Après-Midi -- 1.33-1 -- 35mm > 1.37-1.
1976 The Marquise of O -- 1.33-1 -- 35mm > 1.37-1.
1978 Perceval de Gallois -- 1.33-1 -- 35mm > 1.37-1.
1981 La femme de l'aviateur -- 1.66-1 > 16x9 although box claims 1.33-1 -- 16mm > 1.33-1 and 35mm > 1.66-1.
1982 Le Beau Mariage -- 1.33-1 -- 35mm > 1.33-1.
1983 Pauline à la plage -- 1.33-1-- 35mm > 1.37-1 director specified / 1.66-1 photographer specified.
1984 Les nuits de la pleine lune -- 1.37-1 -- ? > 1.37-1.
1986 Le rayon vert-- 1.66-1 > 16x9 although box claims 1.33-1 -- 16mm > 1.37-1. skeleton crew of 4.
1987 L'ami de mon amie -- 1.33-1 -- 35mm > 1.66-1.
1987 4 Aventures de Reinette and Mirabelle -- 1.37-1 -- 16mm > 1.37-1.
1990 Conte de printemps -- 1.66-1 > 16x9 although box claims 1.33-1 -- 35mm > 1.66-1.
1992 Conte d'hiver -- 1.66-1 > 16x9 although box claims 1.33-1 -- 35mm > 1.66-1.
1993 L'arbre, le maire et la médiathèque -- 1:33-1 -- 16mm > 1.37-1.
1995 Les Rendez-vous de Paris -- 1.66-1 > 16x9 -- 35mm > 1.37-1.
1996 Conte d'été -- 1:33-1 -- ? > ?
1998 Conte d'automne -- 1:33-1 -- 35mm > 1.66-1.
2001 DVD L'Anglaise et le duc -- 1.77-1 > 16x9 -- HiDef Video > 1.85-1.
2004 DVD Triple agent -- 1:33-1 -- ? > ?
2007 DVD Les amours d'Astrée et de Céladon -- 1:33-1 -- Super 16mm > 1.37-1 DVD aspect ratio > 1.85-1 theatrical aspect ratio.
1982-1987 DVD Les Aventures de Rossette (5 shorts) -- 1.33-1
1993-2008 DVD L'Atelier d'Eric Rohmer (11 shorts) -- 1.33-1

Watch this space for an update on the 1.33 / 1.37 question.
If anyone has thoughts, observations or corrections to offer about this chart, please contribute. Your feedback is welcome.

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Old 09-15-2018, 01:40 AM   #96
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A recent biography of the director:

https://www.amazon.com/Eric-Rohmer-Interviews-Conversations-Filmmakers/dp/1617036889/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=153 6974284&sr=1-4

A book of interviews with the director:

https://www.amazon.com/%C3%89ric-Rohmer-Biography-Antoine-Baecque/dp/0231175582/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=


Did you know that Eric Rohmer was 40 years old when he directed his first short and 50 years old when he directed Ma nuit chez Maud?
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:31 PM   #97
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I've never seen 16mm capture look as rich and textured as it does in the Rohmer box. With film, image information resides in the grain, and this grain is precisely right. Wonderful transfers.

Does anyone have information on Rohmer's production methods. Did he rehearse much? how did he get such natural un-selfconscious performances from non-professional actors? How many shooting days ? two weeks, a month? He seems to have shot mostly on location with a set decorator rather than build sets, but I think he occasionally built cover sets aside from the obvious in the period pieces.

Last night I immersed myself in Les nuits de la pleine lune (1984). The color pallet is grey, mostly. In the wardrobe, the sets and the weather.

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