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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2003, 03:51:14 PM »
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There are rumors swirling around that... Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru may also be released...
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2003, 05:18:25 PM »
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I don't know if April will be the month (that will be found out soon if true) but various news reports have said that a dvd of Ikiru is expected for release sometime this year, with Criterion being the likely candidate to release. Even that is hopeful because I am dying dying to get my hands on this movie.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2003, 07:03:26 PM »
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The Digital Bits has confirmed that Wellspring will finally release their Ran: Masterworks Edition on DVD on 4/15 (SRP $34.98 ). This is the same disc that was previously available only in the Kurosawa DVD Collection box set from Amazon. It features anamorphic widescreen video, Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, audio commentary by Peter Grilli, audio commentary by Steven Prince), English subtitles, a restoration demo, the European trailer, the home video trailer, filmographies, production notes and weblinks.
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2003, 07:07:22 PM »
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i ordered that box set off someone from ebay a few months ago and it hasn't come in......am i fucked?

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2003, 07:28:12 PM »
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i ordered that box set off someone from ebay a few months ago and it hasn't come in......am i fucked?

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not if you complain to ebay. they'll get him to send it or refund your money.
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2003, 08:00:02 PM »
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Thank god for a new Ran. I had never seen a DVD where both parts of there was only 1 letterbox bar at the bottom.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2003, 02:07:26 AM »
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Rounding out this week's news, Criterion has just announced two new additions to their ever-expanding collection, due May 13th. First up is another Akira Kurosawa classic, Throne of Blood. Coming complete in a newly-remastered transfer with the original Japanese mono track, extras include an audio commentary by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck, a new essay by Stephen Prince, two alternative subtitle translations, and the trailer. Retail is $39.95.

Paired with the Kurosawa epic is Quai Des Orfevres, also presented in a newly-remastered transfer with its original French mono track, plus French television interview excerpts with director Henri-Georges Clouzot and the cast, plus the film's original theatrical trailer. Retail is $29.95.
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2003, 03:20:34 AM »
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so no ikiru news mac???

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2003, 10:16:40 AM »
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What about "3 Women"?  Isn't anyone excited about that?  I can't wait.  This is the first time I have heard this rumour and I am thrilled.  The movie was never even released on VHS and I have never seen it.   Now if only Criterion could get the rights to the rest of Altman's films that have been disrespected by all of the studios that own them.  Shame on them.  I would like to see "Secret Honour" (it was a Criterion laserdisc) and I would love a DVD copy of "Short Cuts" (also a Criterion laserdisc).
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2003, 10:51:11 AM »
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What about "3 Women"?  Isn't anyone excited about that?  I can't wait.  This is the first time I have heard this rumour and I am thrilled.  The movie was never even released on VHS and I have never seen it.   Now if only Criterion could get the rights to the rest of Altman's films that have been disrespected by all of the studios that own them.  Shame on them.  I would like to see "Secret Honour" (it was a Criterion laserdisc) and I would love a DVD copy of "Short Cuts" (also a Criterion laserdisc).
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I've always wanted to see 3 Women myself for some reason, don't really know why. I am an Altman fan (excluding Gosford Park and Dr. T) and I just think it looks like a cool movie, it's oddly intriguing. I'm pretty damn excited but, at the same time, worried that it's just a rumor. I really hope it's true!

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2003, 11:06:14 AM »
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Why is it that everyone is dizzing Gosford Park? I haven't seen it, but i've allways heard it should be awesome...

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2003, 11:32:27 AM »
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Why is it that everyone is dizzing Gosford Park? I haven't seen it, but i've allways heard it should be awesome...


It should have been but it really wasn't in my eyes. I hate to sound like a lazy critic but....it was just boring. I love The Long Goodbye and MASH and Nashville and Mccabe & Mrs. Miller.

Gosford Park and Dr T are the only two altman films I've seen that I truly didn't like.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2003, 11:32:53 AM »
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i thought it was only barely above average

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2003, 12:06:58 PM »
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The only parts I liked in Gosford Park were the parts where Maggie Smith makes out with Vin Diesel.
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2003, 12:34:09 PM »
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"Gosford Park" is wonderful, but it took me a second viewing to realize that. But I hated "Cookie's Fortune" (I even liked "Gingerbread Man" better). And "Ready To Wear," the only good parts were the Julia Roberts/Tim Robbins sections.


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