Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Just The Discs - Bonus Episode - Olive Films Signature ""

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Just The Discs - Bonus Episode - Olive Films Signature

On this episode, Brian is joined by returning guest Rob Hunter to discuss Four 2017 releases from the Olive Signature line: A NEW LEAF, LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN, OPERATION PETTICOAT and FATHER GOOSE.

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A NEW LEAF (1971)
Special Features:
-New restoration from 4K scan of original camera negative
-Audio commentary by film scholar Maya Montanez Smukler
-“The Cutting Room Floor: Editing A New Leaf” – interview with A New Leaf assistant editor Angelo Corrao
-“Women in Hollywood: A Tragedy of Comic Proportions” – with director Amy Heckerling
-Essay by critic, editor & film programmer Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
-“The Green Heart” by Jack Ritchie, the source material for Elaine May’s script

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LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (1948)
Special Features:
-Mastered from new 4K restoration
-Audio commentary by Max Ophüls expert Lutz Bacher
-“A Deal Made in a Turkish Bath” – interview with Oscar-winning documentarian Marcel Ophüls
-“An Independent Woman: Changing sensibilities in a post-war Hollywood” – interview with Professor Dana Polan
-“Ophülsesque: The Look of Letter from an Unknown Woman” – with cinematographers Ben Kasulke and Sean Price Williams
-“Letter from An Unknown Woman: Passion’s Triumph” – visual essay by film scholar Tag Gallagher
-Essay by critic Molly Haskell

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OPERATION PETTICOAT (1959)
Special Features:
-New High-Definition digital restoration
-Audio commentary by critic Adrian Martin
-“That’s What Everybody Says About Me” – with Jennifer Edwards and actress Lesley Ann Warren
-“The Brave Crew of the Petticoat” – with actors Gavin MacLeod and Marion Ross
-“The Captain and His Double: Cary Grant’s Struggle of the Self” – with Marc Eliot, author of Cary Grant: A Biography
-Universal Newsreel footage of Cary Grant and the opening of Operation Petticoat at the Radio City Music Hall
-Archival footage of the submarine USS Balao, which doubled as the USS Sea Tiger in Operation Petticoat
-Essay by critic Chris Fujiwara

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FATHER GOOSE (1964)
Special Features:
-New Restoration from 4K Scan of Original Camera Negative
-Audio commentary by film historian David Del Valle
-“Unfinished Business: Cary Grant’s Search for Fatherhood and His Oscar” – with Marc Eliot, author of Cary Grant: A Biography
-“My Father” – internet pioneer Ted Nelson discusses director Ralph Nelson
-Universal Newsreel footage featuring Leslie Caron
-Essay by Village Voice critic Bilge Ebiri

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