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Son of Cervantes
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(03-30-2014, 02:56 AM)
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Nope, I think the folks who own the rights aren't willing to give them up.

Which, in some ways, is nice, since Criterion Blus are so expensive...and I'm sure a Barton Fink Blu will happen at some point. Wouldn't be surprised if there's an eventual Blu upgrade to that Coen Bros DVD box (the one that had Barton Fink, Fargo, Blood Simple, a couple of others) at some point.
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(03-30-2014, 03:02 AM)
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Well I'm glad they're using the new 4k transfer for Fargo, since the last blu was mediocre...but I don't get the lack of attention to Barton Fink. I guess it's Fox, not MGM, but feels like someone should step in there.
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(03-30-2014, 04:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by mattiewheels

Well I'm glad they're using the new 4k transfer for Fargo, since the last blu was mediocre...but I don't get the lack of attention to Barton Fink. I guess it's Fox, not MGM, but feels like someone should step in there.

Has Blood Simple gotten a Blu release? That's a great movie.
Kilgore Trout
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(03-30-2014, 05:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Son of Cervantes

Has Blood Simple gotten a Blu release? That's a great movie.

Yeah, I have it. It has a fun joke commentary track from an "expert".
Ridley327
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(04-01-2014, 03:12 AM)
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Shout! Factory has one hell of a summer release slate:

Our "Summer of Fear" release slate is now complete. Starting in May, the mayhem includes:

MAY
Final Exam
Evilspeak
Nosferatu
House in the Alley
Sleepaway Camp (Collector's Edition)

JUNE
Ravenous
The Monkey's Paw

JULY
The Final Terror
Lake Placid (Collector's Edition)
Deadly Eyes
Ginger Snaps (Collector's Edition)

AUGUST
Phantom of the Paradise (Collector's Edition)
Motel Hell (Collector's Edition)
Leviathan
The Legend of Hell House
Dog Soldiers (Collector's Edition)
Without Warning

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(04-01-2014, 03:39 AM)
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Ravenous! That movie is an underrated horror gem.
Cosmic Bus
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(04-15-2014, 07:10 AM)
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Hellman's The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind two'fer coming along nicely:

Originally Posted by https://www.facebook.com/monte.hellman

Spent the day working on the color correction on the Criterion blu ray of THE SHOOTING. Working from a scan of the original negative. What a revelation! Saw it side by side with the IP. At least twice the information. It's not possible for any print to be as good as a blu ray made from a 4K transfer. A DCP would be even better.

I will tell you now, you've never seen this movie before. I'VE never seen this movie before. Warren in one scene has tears in his eyes which were never visible in any print, video cassette or DVD. I'm only sad that Greg Sandor isn't here to see it. It's the way it looked when he shot it.

Hopefully Janus has the rights to Cockfighter, too?

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Originally Posted by http://www.wellesnet.com/?p=9422

Complete ‘Around the World with Orson Welles’ coming to Blu-ray, DVD

The California-based B2MP Inc. will release all six episodes of Around the World with Orson Welles, which he wrote and directed for Britain's ITV channel in 1955. It will feature the once-lost Revisiting Vienna, which was uncovered in 2011 in the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research in Madison. The Blu-ray/ DVD collection will also offer French filmmaker Christophe Cognet's 2000 documentary The Dominici Affair, which assembled footage from an unfinished seventh episode entitled The Tragedy of Lurs.

"All of the 35mm film elements have been transferred and color corrected," B2MP President Bruce Venezia told Wellesnet. "I am just beginning the process of removing the dirt and debris. This will actually release either sometime in the summer or fall. There is a lot of work that needs to be done."

Welles tackled Around the World with Orson Welles shortly after the filming of Mr. Arkadin. He was initially signed to produce 25 episodes. He took on the task while at the same time staging Moby Dick – Rehearsed.

The six completed episodes are:
Pays Basque I – October 7, 1955
Pays Basque II – October 21, 1955
Revisiting Vienna – November 4, 1955
St.-Germain-des-Prés – November 18, 1955
Chelsea Pensioners – December 2, 1955
Madrid Bullfight – December 16, 1955

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gopqGyRgKD8
mattiewheels
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(04-15-2014, 07:36 AM)
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Since we mention non-Criterion releases in here, I'll mention this huge Werner Herzog collection that got announced. Lots of new material here, still not a complete filmography but close.
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(04-15-2014, 10:00 AM)
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Wow amazing news on the Welles set!
The clips shown on the F for Fake DVD of all of his random projects were bittersweet as I was convinced I'd never be able to see any of them in full, can't wait for this.
codhand
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(04-15-2014, 01:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by mattiewheels

Since we mention non-Criterion releases in here, I'll mention this huge Werner Herzog collection that got announced. Lots of new material here, still not a complete filmography but close.

mein blu.
swoon
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(04-15-2014, 04:12 PM)
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couple of great films on twilight time just went on sale.
Ridley327
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(04-16-2014, 12:30 AM)
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The July slate!







Also, DVD-only versions of Picnic at Hanging Rock and Red River.

I'm surprised they're not doing The Brood at the same time as Scanners, which I'm going to interpret as stealth confirmation of a 70s Cronenberg set with Shivers and Rabid.

LET ME HAVE THIS DREAM, DAMN IT.
Dragoon En Regalia
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(04-16-2014, 12:38 AM)
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Shit you're quick, only three minutes ahead of the Criterion Forum grab.

Really excited for the Demy box, since TCM was showing a subpar DVD rip of Umbrellas of Cherbourg recently. Insomnia upgrade's great, as is Pickpocket, and my dad's probably going to pick up The Big Chill.
inm8num2
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(04-16-2014, 12:41 AM)
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SCANNERS!!!!!
big ander
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(04-16-2014, 12:41 AM)
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Oooh that Demy set looks tantalizing and I haven't even seen a Demy film. Been meaning to watch Umbrellas for years now, maybe I'll start with Lola though and go for the set if I love it. Plus the features are pretty stacked, the best of which look to be Varda shorts on Demy.

Wish it were possible to release a different Cronenberg. Scanners is just good, would rather see a Dead Ringers blu (though I don't think Criterion has the rights). Or, is The Brood still coming? Also wish there were at least a new commentary track from him. I like that Stereo is a special feature because I've been meaning to see it and Crimes of the Future, but I still don't know if that makes it worth it. Might be better to just finally track down the Fast Company special features disc that has both.

Is the original Insomnia any good?

Originally Posted by Ridley327

I'm surprised they're not doing The Brood at the same time as Scanners, which I'm going to interpret as stealth confirmation of a 70s Cronenberg set with Shivers and Rabid.

LET ME HAVE THIS DREAM, DAMN IT.

Great, now I have this dream too
Dragoon En Regalia
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(04-16-2014, 12:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Big Chill

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by writer, director, and actor Lena Dunham

Criterion pls

At least there's a cast reunion, right?
Ridley327
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(04-16-2014, 12:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dragoon En Regalia

Criterion pls

At least there's a cast reunion, right?

The reactions to that on Criterion Forum are pretty damn good so far:

Maybe she has incite into the corpse.

Serpentine
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(04-16-2014, 01:26 AM)
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God dammit, I just bought the Insomnia DVD in that last sale
Shiv47
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(04-16-2014, 01:28 AM)
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I already have the excellent French Blus of Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Young Girls of Rochefort, but I'll gladly get this set for the other Demy films. The set looks excellent, packed with extras.
Ridley327
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(04-16-2014, 01:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Serpentine

God dammit, I just bought the Insomnia DVD in that last sale

On the plus side, your DVD doesn't have a baffling cover!
ngower
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(04-16-2014, 02:28 AM)
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So excited for The Big Chill. I was pretty much raised on this movie. Arguably a movie that' influenced my tastes more than I even know it did.
Serpentine
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(04-16-2014, 03:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ridley327

On the plus side, your DVD doesn't have a baffling cover!

oh, yeah. I was just skimming the list on my phone and didn't even realize that the DVD cover is way better. I didn't even know they used different covers for the BR releases
Jo Shishido's Cheeks
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(04-16-2014, 10:23 AM)
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Lola and Umbrellas are the only Demy films I've found value in, but I'm always willing to have that challenged. I'll buy the set.
It's a nice incentive to finally buy the Varda set too.
Cosmic Bus
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(04-22-2014, 04:38 AM)
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After toying around with the two versions of Psycho, Soderbergh now offers up his "butcher's cut" of Heaven's Gate.
see5harp
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(04-22-2014, 04:49 AM)

Originally Posted by Cosmic Bus

After toying around with the two versions of Psycho, Soderbergh now offers up his "butcher's cut" of Heaven's Gate.

Wow Thanks. Super interesting. I wonder how long that stays up.
Jroderton
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(04-23-2014, 10:50 PM)
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The 400 Blows the best place to start with François Truffaut’s films?
Dragoon En Regalia
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(04-23-2014, 11:14 PM)
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Better than Fahrenheit 451, that's for sure. /me regrets that decision.
Dragoon En Regalia
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(04-24-2014, 10:05 PM)
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Most likely Sluizer's The Vanishing upgrade. Get hype?
omgkitty
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(04-24-2014, 10:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dragoon En Regalia



Most likely Sluizer's The Vanishing upgrade. Get hype?

What if it was John Carpenter's The Fog??? It's not
Auron_Kale
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Haven't really kept up with the Criterion releases, but what's the transfer like on Fantastic Mr. Fox?

I've ordered Life Aquatic for May and was on the fence about picking up Fantastic Mr. Fox. I'll probably get a few more Wes Anderson flicks on blu later this year.

Thanks.
inm8num2
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(04-24-2014, 10:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dragoon En Regalia



Most likely Sluizer's The Vanishing upgrade. Get hype?

Here's the kicker: it's Sluizer's American remake!

Seriously, though - been waiting a long time for that one to get the BD treatment.
mattiewheels
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(04-25-2014, 06:53 PM)
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They should make the American version an extra on a Vanishing blu, as a study on how not to do a remake.
Cosmic Bus
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(05-02-2014, 12:20 AM)
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Pick up the monstrous Ford at Fox boxset for a pittance today only: http://www.foxconnect.com/ford-at-fo...ollection.html

80% off with GRAPES code, making it $49.99. If anyone passes this up, I'll personally come and punch you in the neck.
swoon
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(05-02-2014, 01:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cosmic Bus

Pick up the monstrous Ford at Fox boxset for a pittance today only: http://www.foxconnect.com/ford-at-fo...ollection.html

80% off with GRAPES code, making it $49.99. If anyone passes this up, I'll personally come and punch you in the neck.

!!!! thumbs up.
Freedom = $1.05
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Scanners, oh lord. Every time i think i can skip a criterion half off sale they release 2-3 movies that i must have and suck me back in.
StMeph
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(05-02-2014, 04:24 PM)
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New to the thread, but I love some of the films that Criterion puts on disc. Some of the blu-rays are in comparatively cheap housing/presentation compared to DVDs, even while carrying the same price premium. Is there any reason for this?

Also, once something goes out of print, have they ever re-printed certain movies?
Shiv47
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(05-02-2014, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by StMeph


Also, once something goes out of print, have they ever re-printed certain movies?

If they get the rights back, I'm sure they would. I would imagine it's happened in the past, but I can't think of an example off the top of my head.
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(05-16-2014, 12:15 AM)
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Also: Vengeance Is Mine reissue and Y Tu Mama but with no artwork yet.
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(05-16-2014, 12:18 AM)
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YEAH CASSAVETES!
Ridley327
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(05-16-2014, 12:19 AM)
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I'm buying the crap out of All That Jazz and Y tu mama tambien.
Dragoon En Regalia
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(05-16-2014, 12:24 AM)
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Welp, end of the pre-Y Tu Mama Tambien era for Criterion!

Definitely getting the Almodovar and Fosse, since the edition of the latter we have at home's got a rather dark image.
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CC really needs to release more Taiwanese movies.
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Originally Posted by Ridley327

I'm buying the crap out of All That Jazz and Y tu mama tambien.

and now I have an excuse to post this!
Jo Shishido's Cheeks
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(05-16-2014, 12:33 PM)
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Ahh man Love Streams!
Just need Husbands and I'm satisfied when it comes to Cassavetes and Criterion.
They've already sorted my out on the Godard front, now I just need more Hawks in the collection and I can never complain about them again.
Sir_Crocodile
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(05-16-2014, 01:20 PM)
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Has there been any talk of Criterion doing a blu-ray version of The Thief of Bagdad?
Auron_Kale
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(05-28-2014, 06:24 AM)
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My copy of The Life Aquatic arrived today. Got to start building up my collection lol.
codhand
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(05-28-2014, 05:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sir_Crocodile

Has there been any talk of Criterion doing a blu-ray version of The Thief of Bagdad?

theres already a really good version
Sir_Crocodile
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Originally Posted by codhand

theres already a really good version

That's the Fairbanks one, which I have. Criterion did a dvd restoration of the Veidt/Sabu one, which is what I want on bluray.
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Good news/bad news: lots of Woody Allen blu in the pipeline, but all of it coming with Twilight Time's high price tags and frustrating business model in tow.
Dragoon En Regalia
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(06-10-2014, 05:03 AM)
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Looks like the Blu of All That Heaven Allows is a must-have this summer sale. Near-perfect Technicolor restoration, great extras, and a good half-off discount. Yum.

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