Amazing new Blu-ray release by Arrow in USA and UK!

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Amazing new Blu-ray release by Arrow in USA and UK!

Postby Eldsjäl » Sun Mar 05, 2023 5:08 pm

Hi everyone, long time no see again. Sorry for not reaching out in such a while. Hope you are well and safe.

I want to give you a heads up in case you haven't seen this! The British label of Arrow (Films/Video etc.) have recently released a limited edition Blu-ray box in the USA/UK containing Lukas’ feature films. Contrary to that previus Blu-ray released by Svensk filmindustri two years ago, this one features loads of extra content! Together with the discs you get two books, one containing varius texts about the different films and another features some poetry by Moodysson. Not to mention that you get English subtitles on either region A or B.

I saw Anna Westerståhl Stenport being mentioned in the texts by the way! The same person who wrote that book back in 2012.

https://www.arrowfilms.com/blu-ray/the- ... 17606.html

Most importantly (to me at least) this package includes brand new video interviews with Lukas, Alexandra, Ulf Brantås, Malte Forsell, Michał Leszczyłowski and Malin Fornander all of which have worked on FÅ! The interviews are scattered out on the various discs but they still talk a lot about working with FÅ specifically.

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As I mentioned in another thread, the digital restoration of FÅ were made in two versions, one with the grain artificially reduced and another with the grainy effect intact. I was actually a bit unsure of which version was featured on the Swedish Blu-ray but after seeing this It’s pretty obvious I think.

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It should be noted that this release by Arrow only has the grainy version. Ideally it would be nice to have both as an option but still, as a whole this is miles better than the previous Blu-ray.
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Re: Amazing new Blu-ray release by Arrow in USA and UK!

Postby Bjorn » Sun Mar 05, 2023 11:33 pm

I prefer the un-grainy :)
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Re: Amazing new Blu-ray release by Arrow in USA and UK!

Postby Santi » Mon Mar 06, 2023 1:51 pm

"Sometimes those from away from home work better than those from home."
It is a very interesting package from what you tell us. *:)*
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Re: Amazing new Blu-ray release by Arrow in USA and UK!

Postby Eldsjäl » Mon Mar 06, 2023 11:01 pm

Santi wrote:"Sometimes those from away from home work better than those from home."

Yes this baffles me as it would have been a smaller effort for a Swedish company to shoot some interviews with the people behind the scenes, but SF didn’t do it. Before I was kind of suspecting that Lukas and the gang weren’t very interested in doing interviews about FÅ nowadays. This goes to show that “where there’s a will there’s a way” I guess. :-) FÅ should get the treatment that it deserves.
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Re: Amazing new Blu-ray release by Arrow in USA and UK!

Postby Ian » Tue Mar 07, 2023 8:09 am

My copy arrived on Friday. :D
It's a massive step up from the DVD, though the grain does look a bit much in some of the location scenes.
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Re: Amazing new Blu-ray release by Arrow in USA and UK!

Postby Santi » Tue Mar 07, 2023 1:52 pm

I'm left alone... :cry:

I'll have to buy it myself. :lol:
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Re: Amazing new Blu-ray release by Arrow in USA and UK!

Postby Santi » Tue Mar 07, 2023 1:56 pm

Eldsjäl wrote:This goes to show that “where there’s a will there’s a way” I guess. :-) FÅ should get the treatment that it deserves.


I hope they see it because if they don't see it and rectify we have a problem. :roll:

Maybe now that they're so embarrassed we could "blackmail" 8)
them into showing us all the videos footage that wasn't used in the movie. :wink:
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Re: Amazing new Blu-ray release by Arrow in USA and UK!

Postby Eldsjäl » Tue Mar 07, 2023 10:40 pm

“The Brits managed to produce their own extra content from abroad, what is your excuse?” :-P
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Re: Amazing new Blu-ray release by Arrow in USA and UK!

Postby Bjorn » Sun Mar 12, 2023 1:52 am

I´m little bit curious. Are the english subtitles good? I´ve seen some terrible english subtitles :lol: :roll: :roll: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Amazing new Blu-ray release by Arrow in USA and UK!

Postby Ian » Sun Mar 12, 2023 9:46 am

From what I saw checking the disc they look the same as the DVD ones.
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Re: Amazing new Blu-ray release by Arrow in USA and UK!

Postby Bjorn » Sat Aug 26, 2023 9:34 pm

OK, I´m a little bit curious (as usuall) The interview with Alex? Is it a long one? Any "new information"? etc etc..... :)
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