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Ok, annoucements have come for the April releases from the Criterion Collection, along with other things. This isn't confirmed by Criterion Collection website but dvdtalk has this:
Coming on 04/29/03:
The White Shiek ($29.95): Federico Fellini's 1952 comedy about a young woman dreaming of a comic-book hero who can make her happier than her new husband.
The Adventures Of Antoine Doinel Box Set ($99.95): A 5-disc set covering four features by Francois Truffaut, detailing the multi-movie adventures of a character based on the director himself. Beginning with The 400 Blows (1959) and continuing through the 1960s and 70s with the short film Antoine and Colette and the features Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board? and Love on the Run, Truffaut collaborated with actor Jean-Pierre Leaud to create a long-running cinematic character and follow him through marriage, children, divorce and adulthood.
and then there are these links to the pre order of these movies from dvdplanet.com:www.dvdplanet.com/product...format=DVDwww.dvdplanet.com/product...format=DVD
Next does come news from Criterion Collection itself of three dvds that are going to see the light of day come this late fall, and this for me personally is huge news because it contains two movies that are on the top of my list of movies to see.
Criterion Honors the Centennial of Ozu's Birth
In honor of the 100-year anniversary of the birth of renowned Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu (b: December 12, 2003; d: December 12, 1963), Criterion has acquired several of his most highly-regarded films. Among the Ozu films slated for DVD release in 2003 and 2004 are such classics as Floating Weeds, Early Summer, and Tokyo Story. Look for the first of Criterion's upcoming Ozu titles in the fall of 2003. Look also for an Ozu theatrical retrospective, travelling the world in 2003 and appearing as part of the 2003 New York Film Festival (Oct. 5 - Nov. 6).
Then there are some rumors that have been pushed with air of truth to it. It has been rumored that some Fox titles will be making their way to the Criterion Collection - namely Russ Meyer's "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"; Robert Altman's "3 Women" and Akira Kurosawa's "Kagemusha". These three movies were rumored together part of a deal between the two companies. With Beyond the Valley of the Dollls, someone wrote an email to Roger Ebert (screenwriter of the film) if he going to do anything for the dvd release. Roger Ebert responded in an interview that a live discussion of BVD that included him was recorded for Criterion. This is a majoy indication that these dvds are going forth.
Also for more news on Ebert's front, when he was asked if he was doing any more commentaries, he said he had a commentary coming out for Casablanca and was going to do one for Ozu's Floating Weeds!
I AM FUCKING PUMPED BEYOND BELIEF.