Battleship Potemkin is getting a 35mm re-release! Check out the trailer!
Nordling here with a bit of classic film news!
Alright, film geeks, it's one of those litmus test times. Be honest, have you seen BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN? It's alright if you haven't.
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Dec. 22, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST
by maxwell's hammer
I actually have seen it, and would loved to see a version a bit more cleaned up than the one I currently have on DVD. I hope Dallas is on that list of cities!
Dec. 22, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST
They ripped that part off from The Untouchables! WTF is this shit.
Dec. 22, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST
About 3-4 years ago, my brother gave me the Kino re-release with this restored footage and score. For Xmas, in front my our decidedly non-cinema family. They just could not grok why I was so excited for a silent Russian film. Or, why, smartly, the same brother bought himself a copy when he picked up mine...so he didn't have to be jealous of my cool present. Now that's a good brother! I also hope that Atlanta's on that list, 'cause I'd go see that at The Plaza in a second!
Dec. 22, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST
I have always liked Battleship Potemkin I'd be more excited if it were Alexandr Nevsky they were rereleasing
Dec. 22, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST
And I won't be made to be.
Dec. 22, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST
by Ben Harrison
awesome. Would KILL to see this in a theatre. Eisenstein's writings on film are essential reading for all. Anybody know if this is out on Blu yet?
Dec. 22, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST
Anyone know if this is the same as the Kino blu-ray that came out earlier this year? I had that on my Christmas wish list but now I'm wondering if this means a superior version is right around the corner.
Dec. 22, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST
and this flick is like Citizen Kane in that people are told it's great and so many just accept that even if they think it sucks. Think for yourselves people.
Dec. 22, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST
I have this on bluray and love it. Kino does a great job with it titles and extras. Is it the same thing that is on tour? Now we need the German film "Titanic" from 1943.
Dec. 22, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST
No ones saying you have to like this or Kane, nor is anyone telling you what to think. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that. All anyone's saying is that the general consensus is that Kane and Potemkin are some of the greatest, most ifluential films in cinema, each helping to lay the blueprint for modern film, each ushering in techniques still used today, nearly 100 years later. There's no denying those facts regardless of wether you personally liked the films or not.
Dec. 22, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST
I'm not sure if you intended for your post to be funny, yet it made me laugh. And not just one of those cheap one-second laughs (chuckles?) that some talkbacks settle for. Those fools don't aim high, and their writing suffers for it. Thank you again.
Dec. 22, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST
Pretty incredible visuals for the early 20th century. Even if you think it sucks, you have to appreciate how revolutionary something like this was at the time.
Dec. 22, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST
There are many here that would love to give you...<p>'the boot'
Dec. 23, 2010, 12:58 a.m. CST
No, this is the 35mm theatrical experience that Home Video will never quite capture the awe and majesty of.
Dec. 23, 2010, 1:27 a.m. CST
Dec. 23, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST
You know, now I really think about it, Eisenstein and Welles ARE shit. You've pulled the wool from my eyes. I promise to think for myself from now on. Any further orders?
Dec. 23, 2010, 3:43 a.m. CST
And anyone else who thinks flinging a camera about and sticking the footage together in a random order makes you a film-maker.
Dec. 23, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST
Dec. 23, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST
Good news. I'd be most interested in what scenes have been restored more than the quality of the re-mastering itself, and hope that this means 'Alexander Nevsky' is getting the same treatment. Makes me wish that back then they had thought of making a couple of those "how we made the movie" features that seem so ubiquitous now-a-days.
Dec. 23, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST
I doubt that it will be on the list, but I hope we get it here in Jacksonville. To see the Odessa Steps sequence on the big screen would be awesome.
Dec. 23, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST
... for a film class... not ashamed to say I fell asleep.
Dec. 23, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST
C'mon, dude! Help an Irish brother out - it's Christmas (almost) after all! Got the Metropolis blu having seen it live with an orchestra at the National Concert Hall here in Dublin; wanna know if I need to hold out for a new blu of Battleship? If anyone can find out, Harry my main dudeslapper can! :)
Dec. 23, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST
"Potemkin" is not my favorite Eisenstein film, but the Odessa Steps sequence is miraculous. Probably one of the top 5 cinematic achievements... ever!
Dec. 23, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST
... is a great album by a band called "Propagandhi" :-)
Dec. 24, 2010, 3:48 a.m. CST
Kind of an inside joke if you live in the New York City area...
Dec. 24, 2010, 3:51 a.m. CST
It's sometime after 4:30 AM in the morning and now I'm just being silly... :)
Dec. 24, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST
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