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Pabst Sound Films

PostThu May 11, 2017 12:18 pm

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Re: Pabst Sound Films

PostThu May 11, 2017 1:17 pm

Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft are two of my all time favourite films and I was always surprised to see that Kameradschaft had never made it's way to DVD. Two true masterpieces not to be missed.

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PostWed Jun 14, 2017 6:57 pm

It's excellent news from Masters of Cinema and a release I'm looking forward to.

Kameradschaft was on a German DVD from Universum without English subtitles, I got it several years ago in a kick of picking up some international releases, and was able to follow it with my mediocre German skills and better French. Looks like it's now out if print and starts from €30 used on amazon.de. Good to see an English friendly release and a new master.

Pabst's silent DIE LIEBE DER JEANNE NEY was a welcome inclusion at the Kennington Bioscope weekend this month. Also enjoyed seeing The 3Penny Opera (again) over Christmas, shared with my left-leaning parents!

I've got his Don Quixote on DVD from Image awaiting me and now moved to the top of the 'to Watch' pile!

Was Pabst considered a specialist in multi-language film production? The Quixote and 3Penny DVDs present 2 versions each, and Kameradschaft is bilingual in its original presentation.
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Re: Pabst Sound Films

PostTue Jun 20, 2017 9:54 pm

"Westfront 1918" and "Kameradshaft" have been broadcast several times by TCM in the USA, and many people have recorded them. TCM occasionally shows Pabst's lone Hollywood film, "A Modern Hero"(1934) with Richard Barthelmess.
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PostSat Jul 01, 2017 9:14 am

I was very excited to see these about to be released; I'm working on a project on the history of subtitling and these have a really interesting translation history in the early 30s. I'd be extremely interested to be in touch with anybody who has a recording of a TCM broadcast of Westfront 1918.

Next stop: Mädchen in Uniform, let's hope!! That's another German masterpiece from that period which is very mysteriously not on general release...
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Re: Pabst Sound Films

PostSat Jul 01, 2017 9:16 am

foundintranslation wrote:I was very excited to see these about to be released; I'm working on a project on the history of subtitling and these have a really interesting translation history in the early 30s. I'd be extremely interested to be in touch with anybody who has a recording of a TCM broadcast of Westfront 1918.

Next stop: Mädchen in Uniform, let's hope!! That's another German masterpiece from that period which is very mysteriously not on general release...


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Re: Pabst Sound Films

PostSat Jul 01, 2017 9:32 am

Hi Bob, sorry, I wasn't clear. I've seen it many times, I think it's fantastic, but most of the copies I've seen have been in rough enough shape, so I'm looking forward in due course to a watchable commercial copy. :)
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Re: Pabst Sound Films

PostSat Jul 01, 2017 12:33 pm

foundintranslation wrote:Next stop: Mädchen in Uniform, let's hope!! That's another German masterpiece from that period which is very mysteriously not on general release...


A very fine film - I've also wondered why it has not seen a wide release. It has come and gone from YouTube over the years (sometimes with expurgated scenes included and sometimes not), but my copy was taped off SBS Television in Australia nearly twenty years ago. There was a much inferior remake produced in the 1950s, perhaps there is a copyright issue?
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Re: Pabst Sound Films

PostSat Jul 01, 2017 2:17 pm

There was a much inferior remake produced in the 1950s, perhaps there is a copyright issue?

I hadn't thought of that - very possible indeed. Thanks for the post! :)
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Re: Pabst Sound Films

PostSat Jul 01, 2017 10:18 pm

Brooksie wrote:
foundintranslation wrote:Next stop: Mädchen in Uniform, let's hope!! That's another German masterpiece from that period which is very mysteriously not on general release...


A very fine film - I've also wondered why it has not seen a wide release. It has come and gone from YouTube over the years (sometimes with expurgated scenes included and sometimes not), but my copy was taped off SBS Television in Australia nearly twenty years ago. There was a much inferior remake produced in the 1950s, perhaps there is a copyright issue?


There is also a Spanish Version (Muchachas En Uniforme 1951) with Irasema Dilián which has not seem to be shown/released since its premiere that I am aware of. I used to have the German film Mädchen in Uniform on VHS by Nelson/Media, which I thought it was quite good.
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