Euro Cult Movie Forum => European Arthouse Cinema => Topic started by: ecc on 14 Apr 2009 - 18:35

Title: The Night Porter / Portiere di Notte (1974, Liliana Cavani)
Post by: ecc on 14 Apr 2009 - 18:35
Has anyone picked up the new Italian disc of THE NIGHT PORTER?  It has Italian and English language tracks and is supposed to be anamorphic.  There was a previous non-anamorphic Italian disc that was also English-friendly.

Anchor Bay UK released an anamorphic disc but it appears that this was done by cropping and resizing the 4:3 letterbox master also provided to Criterion (the review shows a screencap where the title is cropped - that is because on the Criterion non-anamorphic disc, the title sequence is letterboxed at a different ratio than the rest of the film and the cropping seems to have been done to accomodate that ratio without adjusting it for the different ratio of the titles).

I'd love to see Criterion revisit this one.
Title: Re: The Night Porter / Portiere di Notte (1974, Liliana Cavani)
Post by: Jonny on 20 Jul 2012 - 10:07
Blu-ray now up for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk for only £8 HERE (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-Porter-Blu-ray-Dirk-Bogarde/dp/B0084D12KC/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1342703420&sr=1-2&utm_source=Cult+Laboratories+Ltd.+List&utm_campaign=6798151669-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email)


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Title: Re: The Night Porter / Portiere di Notte (1974, Liliana Cavani)
Post by: Nuno on 07 Oct 2012 - 11:07
The UK version, 112 min is it uncut??
French version, Run Time: 118 min!!!


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jnO%2BCeqNL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Amazon.fr:
http://www.amazon.fr/Portier-Blu-ray-Dirk-Rampling-Charlotte-Leroy-Philippe/dp/B006LNAAZK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349607714&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.fr/Portier-Blu-ray-Dirk-Rampling-Charlotte-Leroy-Philippe/dp/B006LNAAZK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349607714&sr=8-1)
Title: The Night Porter / Portiere di Notte (1974, Liliana Cavani)
Post by: Graham on 07 Oct 2012 - 12:09
Will he getting the UK blu if it gets good reviews. The Anchor Bay DVD is one of the worst transfers I've ever seen. Shockingly bad, like a pirate VHS.
Title: Re: The Night Porter / Portiere di Notte (1974, Liliana Cavani)
Post by: Hellochas on 07 Oct 2012 - 12:31
Can't image those Blurays having different running times. Aren't they all sourced from Canal+?
Title: The Night Porter / Portiere di Notte (1974, Liliana Cavani)
Post by: the blob on 07 Oct 2012 - 23:04
DVD Compare has the UK one listed as 117m 59s with no cuts. Not sure where Amazon would get 112m from as it doesn't even match up to a PAL runtime.
Title: Re: The Night Porter / Portiere di Notte (1974, Liliana Cavani)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Oct 2012 - 00:05
DVD Compare has the UK one listed as 117m 59s with no cuts. Not sure where Amazon would get 112m from as it doesn't even match up to a PAL runtime.
Blu Ray times aren't different like PAL and NTSC. If something is the same version say in the U.K. and U.S. there won't be different running times  :D
Title: The Night Porter / Portiere di Notte (1974, Liliana Cavani)
Post by: the blob on 08 Oct 2012 - 00:37
DVD Compare has the UK one listed as 117m 59s with no cuts. Not sure where Amazon would get 112m from as it doesn't even match up to a PAL runtime.
Blu Ray times aren't different like PAL and NTSC. If something is the same version say in the U.K. and U.S. there won't be different running times  :D

That was more about Amazon being a bit lazy sometimes and regurgitating old DVD specs, just like they still put Region 2 in the Blu-Ray details sometimes. :D