Euro Cult Movie Forum => Comedy, Drama & Thrillers => Topic started by: Jonny on 04 Feb 2009 - 12:49

Title: Les paumées du petit matin / The Escapees (Jean Rollin, 1981)
Post by: Jonny on 04 Feb 2009 - 12:49
(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/8507/escapeeslq2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

UK DVD streets March 9th 2009, pre-orders from Amazon.co.uk for around £7 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001I9XEQ4/ref=nosim?tag=lovelockandlo-21). US release is on the 31st of March if I'm not mistaken?

This films DVD debut, re-mastered from the original negative and featuring an exclusively shot interview with Director Jean Rollin where he discusses this film and is other work.
Title: Re: Les paumées du petit matin / The Escapees (Jean Rollin, 1981)
Post by: bizarre_eye on 04 Feb 2009 - 16:17
Hey Jonny

I've had ths one on pre-order since Christmas, and the release date has been changed numerous times.

I've pre-ordered it from Amazon, and they are showing a release date of 9th Feb at the moment (this coming Monday  ::)) They haven't sent me an e-mail to say it has been dispatched yet (which I usually get on a Wednesday or a Thursday for a Monday release) so I'll have to see... I've been looking forward to seeing this one though.
Title: Re: Les paumées du petit matin / The Escapees (Jean Rollin, 1981)
Post by: Jonny on 04 Feb 2009 - 16:40
I've had ths one on pre-order since Christmas, and the release date has been changed numerous times.

I've pre-ordered it from Amazon, and they are showing a release date of 9th Feb

Must be a typo on the press release that came with the DVD I got this morning then, because it says March 9th on that!   ???
Title: Re: Les paumées du petit matin / The Escapees (Jean Rollin, 1981)
Post by: bizarre_eye on 11 Feb 2009 - 20:58
After holding on to my order for almost a week, with no definite release date, Amazon have now dispatched my copy  ::) - I am guessing for a 16.02 release. With any luck I will get it before then though... :D
Title: Re: Les paumées du petit matin / The Escapees (Jean Rollin, 1981)
Post by: bronxwarriors1990 on 19 Feb 2009 - 07:42
What has been the history of Les paumées du petit matin on home video? According to the interview on the DVD with Rollin, it never found a distributor after its completion and only surfaced some years later when a cable TV station wanted to acquire the rights to several of his films.

I believe there was a Canadain video release at some point, does anyone know any details about it - when it was released, language, etc (Marc, maybe you can help?)


Title: Re: Les paumées du petit matin / The Escapees (Jean Rollin, 1981)
Post by: MarcMorris on 19 Feb 2009 - 10:04
Yes, there was indeed a Canadian release, which I still have. It was issued by Video Lazer. If you want to see a scan, let me know.
Title: Re: Les paumées du petit matin / The Escapees (Jean Rollin, 1981)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 06 Feb 2011 - 16:57
Has this been issued as a cover-mount with DVD World or something? Suddenly there's a lot of copies, with a different cover to the one shown above, listed on Ebay and one listed on Amazon. I've checked the DVD World website but it's next to useless.