For Pedro Costa fans, the several delays have been frustrating. I recently e-mailed Second Run for info about this disc, and here is the reply. I’m sure this will be of interest to some of you:
Thanks for your note regarding Casa de Lava.
We have had a number of enquiries similar to yours, and we can assure you
that we will certainly be releasing the film, but as yet cannot determine an
exact release date which is why Amazon now have no date.
We’ve been working in conjunction with Pedro on our CASA DE LAVA release,
but unfortunately we still haven’t received a Pedro Costa-approved master,
so we are delaying the release and not committing to a new release date
until we physically have the master in our hands!
Pedro’s been immensely helpful with us on this, but because of filming and
festival commitments he hasn’t been able to give his approval on this new
master yet. This WILL happen. Please bear with us!"
Let’s keep this thread open for now. See what happens.
thanks for the update!!
and after I ordered my copy from Portugal, hah
There is a date now listed on amazon.co.uk. September 24th. not sure if this is ’official or not. I also read that Jonathan Rosenbaum wrote one of the essays in the booklet too, which is obviously a good thing.
Have you seen it Matt? I’ve been holding off watching it for almost 2 years waiting for this damn dvd to arrive!
Will probably be the only Costa I’ll own since it’s the only one I absolutely love. Don’t care for anything else I’ve seen, but I still want to see Blood.
^i believe it is Rosenbaums fav too.
Blood is great!
Thanks, Joks and Ally. Great news!
“Have you seen it Matt?”
I have. You will find it worth the wait.
Showing at the ICA today with Pedro Costa q&a.
I received my copy in the mail today!
Will report back.