The Criterion Collection in 2017: All Fancy Movie GAF Releases Welcome!

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The Criterion is good. Better detail, more like film. It has some issues with artifacting in shadows, but in motion it's not noticeable.
The new Studiocanal region B release has better compression iirc and is based on the same Criterion restoration. It has the same amount of extras (if not one or two more), but it is region B locked
Thanks, im in Europe so it seems good enough.
 
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Last two weeks have been an intro to Tarkovsky for me -I’ve only seen Ivan’s Childhood prior to this month. Last week I saw Solaris and yesterday I saw Stalker (both for the first time in a new 2K restoration, which I assume is what went into the blu rays).

Anyway, I’m beyond floored. Solaris impacted me more, but I recognize Stalker as the better film. Nobody makes films like that anymore. A completely transcendent experience. Can’t wait to get the blu rays and dive into the supplements (which now that I think about it I guess are also on FilmStruck).
 
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So the new Swedish edition of Fanny & Alexander for the centenary:



The positives are that it's the full version (previous release was just theatrical), and has extras. But it will seemingly be in 1.78:1 for no good reason and doesn't match the Criterion in terms of extras.
It's progress I guess.
 
May 1, 2014
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Uh.
The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to announce we will be releasing a set of three early films by Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien on Blu-ray in Spring 2018.

Cute Girl (1980) – A young bride-to-be falls for a laid-back land surveyor whilst visiting her family in the countryside. Conceived as a commercial vehicle for pop star Kenny Bee, this romantic comedy was Hou Hsiao-hsien’s debut feature.

The Green, Green Grass of Home (1982) – A substitute teacher (again played by pop star Kenny Bee) moves to a remote village, where he falls in love with another teacher at the local school.

The Boys from Fengkuei (1983) – Three young men leave their fishing village for the city to look for work, where they face some harsh realities about growing up. The film which established Hou Hsiao-hsien as a leading figure of the Taiwanese New Wave, The Boys from Fengkuei was rapturously received in Europe and is often considered the director’s first mature masterwork.

All three films will be presented from stunning restorations, across three Blu-ray discs. Special features and artwork TO BE ANNOUNCED
RIP my wallet in 2018 as well I guess.
 
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The clue for The Silence of the Lambs is the least subtle thing they've ever done, and it's still super exciting. I posted it under spoilers a while back that it was in the works from hearsay, so it's great to see it finally unearthing itself.
 
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The cinematography for Silence of the Lambs is so effing interesting, let alone its content- it’s like a mix of television staples in terms of camera movements but then absurd amounts of beautiful creativity and ingenuity for the conversations.

A 10/10 film, truly wonderful in every way. Infinitely rewatchable.
 
The cinematography for Silence of the Lambs is so effing interesting, let alone its content- it’s like a mix of television staples in terms of camera movements but then absurd amounts of beautiful creativity and ingenuity for the conversations.

A 10/10 film, truly wonderful in every way. Infinitely rewatchable.
I like watching Magnolia and spotting the rips.
 
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The cinematography for Silence of the Lambs is so effing interesting, let alone its content- it’s like a mix of television staples in terms of camera movements but then absurd amounts of beautiful creativity and ingenuity for the conversations.

A 10/10 film, truly wonderful in every way. Infinitely rewatchable.
I hate that the german master is about VHS quality. I want to rewatch that movie for years...
 
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Eureka will upgrade their MoC release of Carl Theodore Dreyer's Michael next year!
And it will be from a new restoration, so it will be an actual upgrade unlike a certain other company that put out something truly undead recently.
Just got an e-mail this morning that Metropolis has been 'dispatched.' I assume this means shipped.
It does, let me know how the release is when you get it so I can convince myself to buy it sooner rather than later!
 
May 1, 2014
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So there is mounting evidence that Criterion will release Fucking Åmål, (well they might chicken out and use the alternative title Show Me Love).

This is absolutely terrific news, it is the best Swedish film of the 90s, Bergman called it a masterpiece, and pretty much anything I can say is still underselling it.
Like there is a (still active!) forum dedicated to the film, there is a book (in English) on it, the film is just a goddamn phenomenon. And it has gotten a recent restoration from the Swedish Film Institute, so it will look a lot better than the old DVDs which were frankly horrendous.
Basically what I'm saying is that you lot better buy this film or I will hunt you down.
 
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So there is mounting evidence that Criterion will release Fucking Åmål, (well they might chicken out and use the alternative title Show Me Love).

This is absolutely terrific news, it is the best Swedish film of the 90s, Bergman called it a masterpiece, and pretty much anything I can say is still underselling it.
Like there is a (still active!) forum dedicated to the film, there is a book (in English) on it, the film is just a goddamn phenomenon. And it has gotten a recent restoration from the Swedish Film Institute, so it will look a lot better than the old DVDs which were frankly horrendous.
Basically what I'm saying is that you lot better buy this film or I will hunt you down.
YES

Thank the lord if true.

(Also, please release the soundtrack on vinyl)

(But not on mondo)
 
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None of those are Fucking Åmål so I don't care.
If Moodysson's page on the Criterion is just for Filmstruck or the like, then I'll be so sad.
I have no idea what those Pabst films are but those covers are very nice
Pair of WWI films, Kamradschaft much like then name implies is about camaraderie and the bond that can form during wartime, with a group of German miners trying to save a group of trapped French ones.
And well Westfront 1918 hardly needs an explanation. I will however say that the Swedish poster which Eureka used as a basis for their cover is so good though:

Wait...there are other Swedish directors besides Ingmar Bergman?!?!?!
I even included him in my post just for your sake!
 
Nov 14, 2009
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That Daniel Blake still makes a nice picture but I find it questionable that they would use that particular scene as a cover. Not that I was gonna give any more of money to that arsehole Ken Loach anyway, but still.


Wait...there are other Swedish directors besides Ingmar Bergman?!?!?!
Melville set is out. A guy on another forum bought it and I asked him about the subtitles. Hopefully, he'll answer.
 
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While I wouldn't consider a spoiler, using the film's central/pivotal scene as a cover is a weird choice and I think it woul've lessen my enjoyment of said scene had I seen a still of it beforehand.

The movie's really great (I just think Loach, as a political figure of sorts, is a cockwomble).
Ah right ok, yeah I understand that. I thought you had an issue with that scene in particular, and I couldn't wrap my head around it.
 
Aug 30, 2010
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While I wouldn't consider it a spoiler, using the film's pivotal scene as a cover is a weird choice and I think it woul've lessen my appreciation of said scene had I seen a still of it beforehand.

The movie's really great (I just think Loach, as a political figure of sorts, is a cockwomble).
i dunno if being a holocaust denier counts a political statement, but criterion has again and again proven they have no guiding light when it comes to their canon.
 
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Tennessee
Sid & Nancy
Rebecca
Festival
Certain Women
The Piano Teacher
Vampyr
The Lure
Othello
Barry Lyndon
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Something Wild
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Summer House




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