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Author Topic: Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)  (Read 9913 times)

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Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)
« on: 12 Feb 2008 - 17:19 »

This is one of my absolute favourites. I saw a gorgeous new print at the NFT two years ago and (stupidly) have been eagerly awaiting its DVD release ever since. I'm still waiting... I can only presume that there's some rights issue with MGM or something. Anyone have any info?
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Re: Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)
« Reply #1 on: 12 Feb 2008 - 19:49 »

Warner own the rights to this one, now - it's an MGM title but most of the back catalogue was bought by Ted Turner in the late 80s and his company was later swallowed up by Time/Warner.

There's a Russian DVD. Fullscreen though. I've never seen this and intend to wait it out for the DVD. however:  it's sometimes shown on TCM in Widescreen...
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Re: Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)
« Reply #2 on: 12 Feb 2008 - 20:32 »

To bad Warner didn't put this out when they did their DVD of BLOW-UP.

Side not, LA NOTTE is due out from Masters of Cinema in the UK.

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Re: Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)
« Reply #3 on: 12 Feb 2008 - 21:34 »

It's screening in the US on TNT in Widescreen some time soon.
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Re: Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)
« Reply #4 on: 12 Feb 2008 - 21:52 »

Warner own the rights to this one, now - it's an MGM title but most of the back catalogue was bought by Ted Turner in the late 80s and his company was later swallowed up by Time/Warner. There's a Russian DVD. Fullscreen though. I've never seen this and intend to wait it out for the DVD. however:  it's sometimes shown on TCM in Widescreen...

Time/Warner... That explains it! Yes, I caught it a few months back on TCM, which is what reminded me. It was a nice widescreen print. Got excited when I first heard about the Russian DVD and then I learnt it was fullscreen.

To bad Warner didn't put this out when they did their DVD of BLOW-UP. Side not, LA NOTTE is due out from Masters of Cinema in the UK.

Was sent a press release about Eureka's La Notte today. Looking forward to it as I've never seen it.
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Re: Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)
« Reply #5 on: 14 Feb 2008 - 12:47 »

The Barbican in London are doing a Antonioni season this April. Zabriskie Point is screening on Sunday 20th at 3:00pm. Blow Up is screening at the same time the week before (Sunday 13th) and The Passenger the week after (Sunday 27th).
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Re: Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)
« Reply #6 on: 05 Apr 2008 - 15:41 »

There is a DVD coming from Germany on April 17 that is supposed to have German and English audio and is in 16:9.

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Re: Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)
« Reply #7 on: 05 Apr 2008 - 16:00 »

Cheers for the heads up ecc!  :'(

I just had look over at Amazon.de and it is indeed listed for April 17th, with English options. Good price too.

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Re: Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)
« Reply #8 on: 05 Apr 2008 - 17:40 »

Excellent - I've been wanting this for years; never even seen the flick, having held out for a widescreen version. Just ordered this from amazon.de, cost just under 16 Euros, delivered  :-X
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Re: Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)
« Reply #9 on: 05 Apr 2008 - 18:47 »

Thanks for the info eec. Great news and about time...
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Re: Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)
« Reply #10 on: 16 Apr 2008 - 15:34 »

Anyone else order this? I placed an order with Amazon.de around ten days ago, though the official release date is tomorrow (17th April). It shipped yesterday  ::)

Really looking forward to seeing this.
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Re: Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)
« Reply #11 on: 18 Apr 2008 - 15:00 »

Turns out that despite the Amazon.de claims of being 16:9 and the anamorphic menus the German release is indeed 4:3 AND CROPPED!

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Re: Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)
« Reply #12 on: 18 Apr 2008 - 15:09 »

That's outrageous - I deliberately held off buying the Russian disc because it was fullscreen. I'm really, really annoyed  :-[
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Re: Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)
« Reply #13 on: 07 May 2008 - 10:47 »

Just picked up my copy of the German disc from the post office. Pissed off to find it's fullscreen.
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Re: Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)
« Reply #14 on: 18 Oct 2008 - 15:50 »

Turner Classic Movies are screening this on Sunday 19th October at 11.10pm

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