The Apu Trilogy: Rich and Unforgettable. Satyajit Ray's classic coming-of-age story

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All three installments of The Apu Trilogy have been painstakingly restored to their earthy beauty under the auspices of Janus Films, and was screened in 4K Digital at Landmark Theatres in the Bay Area in June. East Bay Express's Kelly Vance reports, "The gentle tranquility is inviting. Almost all the sounds enveloping the characters in Pather Panchali are natural: a breeze in the bamboo forest, raindrops on the roof, birds calling in the trees, the soft cries of Chinibas the sweets seller making his rounds. Only the distant chuffing of a passing train disturbs the hum of the peaceful community of Boral in West Bengal, India. Writer-director Satyajit Ray's first film (1955) is the ideal village picture, a miniature panorama of humanity with a few well chosen characters whom we understand immediately, instinctively, at first glance a poor family with typical hopes and dreams."

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17 Nov 2015

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http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Ap...lu-ray/113510/

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That is a real good news. Waiting to get copies of the restored versions once available in India.
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I would love to get copies as well. I hope they have English subtitles. Somnath, please let us know once they are available in India.
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Originally Posted by Govindpuri View Post I would love to get copies as well. I hope they have English subtitles. Somnath, please let us know once they are available in India.
1. Yes.

2. Technical Specifications:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Ap...lu-ray/113510/

Online Listing / Where to buy (Check address, as of now it can be ordered from India)



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Thanks, Dipyaman.
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I will wait till it reaches to Indian retailers to save on postage/duty .
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Got it on order although I will have to upgrade my screen to 4K perchance..
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Thanks for posting this great news, dipyaman. I already own DVDs of (practically) all of Ray's films. But this is excellent to know about.
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I wish they restored "Jalshaghar". Mine is pathetic.
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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post I wish they restored "Jalshaghar". Mine is pathetic.
I love the music from Jalsaghar.
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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post I wish they restored "Jalshaghar". Mine is pathetic.
They already did!

I have an encode with me!

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Mu...Blu-ray/23143/

https://www.criterion.com/films/27657-the-music-room

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Society for the Preservation of Satyajit Ray Archives is celebrating 60 years of 'Pather Panchali' on 30th Aug 2015 at 10.30 am at Kala Mandir where a seminar will be held on ' Indian Cinema: What is National, What is Regional '. Speakers will be Aparna Sen, Dibakar Banerjee, Dileep Padgaonkar, Nandita Das, Sharmila Tagore, Shoojit Sircar, Sujoy Ghosh, Suman Mukhopadhyay moderated by Dhritiman Chaterji.

The seminar will be followed by the screening of a short film on Satyajit Ray.
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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post I will wait till it reaches to Indian retailers to save on postage/duty .
Even if it does, it should be early or mid next year. The main problem here is scarcity of locations selling Blu-ray discs. These are costly, and most people do not have Blu-ray players to operate them. Coming to the 4k resolution, it isn't going to make much of a difference since the overall PQ will not be as impressive, this one being an old disc. I guess, as always, people would run to download an inferior encode at public torrent trackers.
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Originally Posted by dipyamanbasu View Post Even if it does, it should be early or mid next year. The main problem here is scarcity of locations selling Blu-ray discs. These are costly, and most people do not have Blu-ray players to operate them. Coming to the 4k resolution, it isn't going to make much of a difference since the overall PQ will not be as impressive, this one being an old disc. I guess, as always, people would run to download an inferior encode at public torrent trackers.
I agree, too much piracy. But the wait is worth it, specially for me or people like me who has a huge backlog for movies to watch. The media issues solve themselves as has been seen in the past.

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It is always not about piracy. From a technical point of view, not all Blu-rays are picture perfect. Many of them have numerous banding, pixellate issues, suffers from low bitrate, zones and all kind of technical flaws. There are specialized encoders who encodes these movies and corrects them as far as possible. These encoders are usually part of secret/elite private trackers which are not easily accessible to all. Almost all of these encodes do not land up in public sites.

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