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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #180 on: September 24, 2003, 11:09:47 PM »
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I'm actually looking forward to this a great deal as well. And Criterion NEEDS more Ozu. Well, at least I do.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #181 on: September 26, 2003, 02:19:11 PM »
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BREAKING NEWS OVER AT THE CRITERION WEBSITE!

Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #182 on: September 26, 2003, 02:49:52 PM »
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I just checked. nothing. What breaking news?

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #183 on: September 26, 2003, 03:19:26 PM »
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Dude, School Of Rock director approved triple disc special edition coming next year!!
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #184 on: September 26, 2003, 03:26:06 PM »
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only if my computer loaded the image in time for me to get the joke........

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #185 on: September 26, 2003, 05:50:53 PM »
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themodernage02, I am digging your avatar!

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #186 on: September 26, 2003, 06:00:33 PM »
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rules of the game! great! that's one of kusturica's favourite films!
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #187 on: October 02, 2003, 09:51:00 AM »
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From Variety:

Mon., Sep. 29, 2003, 6:16pm PT

Rialto to re-release '65's 'Algiers'

Pic to be revamped, slated for January release

By GABRIELLE MITCHELL-MARELL

Rialto Pictures will re-release "The Battle of Algiers," Gillo Pontecorvo's 1965 film depicting the Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the late 1950s.

Pic will be revamped with more detailed subtitles.

Rialto will theatrically release the film for the Classic Collection, which acquired the rights from Casbah Films of Algiers.

It is slated for release in Gotham, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C., in January.

The Classic Collection will handle DVD release for the fall of 2004.

"Algiers" was originally released in the U.S. and Europe but was banned in France for its negative representation of French colonialism.

It picked up the grand prize at the Venice Film Festival in 1965 and was nominated for three Academy Awards.

"It's a very famous film in cinema circles, but you cannot find the tape or get it online," said Rialto Pictures co-prexy Bruce Goldstein.

"There is a tremendous demand for this film that goes beyond a cinephile audience because it offers an incredible parallel to what is going on today," he added.

"Algiers" will be the sixth film Rialto and the Classic Connection have partnered on to re-release.

Previous ventures include Jean Renoir's "Grand Illusion" and Georges Franju's stylized horror pic "Eyes Without a Face," slated to open in Gotham, L.A. and Chicago on Halloween.
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As note, the Classic Collection refers to Criterion. Not just bad journalism, but on the back covers of some discs, they even refer to themselves as The Classic Collection.

And also, it was mentioned the horror pic "Eyes Without a Face is coming to Rialto which automatically suggests a Criterion release in the future. No cute article from Variety on that one, but here's the site for it at film forum with more info: http://www.filmforum.com/films/eyes.html

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #188 on: October 02, 2003, 10:35:08 AM »
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Groovy news! :-D

PTA, of course, called "Algiers" one of his inspirations for Boogie Nights and, in his introduction to the published script, tells readers to, "stop reading this stupid introduction and see ... Battle of Algiers."

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #189 on: October 03, 2003, 11:39:22 AM »
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Claire's Knee is Rohmer at his best. Diary of a Country Priest is my personal favorite Bresson. The list above is mouth-watering. l

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #190 on: October 09, 2003, 03:56:52 PM »
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From Criterion's site:

"The Battle of Algiers," Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo's legendary re-telling of the struggle for Algerian independence from France, will be re-released in January 2004 by Rialto Pictures and Janus Films. New 35mm prints featuring a new subtitle translation will open in theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. Look also for a Criterion DVD of "The Battle of Algiers" in 2004.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #191 on: October 14, 2003, 09:22:59 AM »
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Rumor had it a little while that yet another Preston Sturges movie would be released through Criterion to join his other films in the collection (The Lady Eve, Sullivan's Travels) and now it is finally confirmed: Unfaithfully Yours is the title that will be released.

Confirmation of its Criterion release (scroll to bottom): http://www.prestonsturges.com/bulletin_dvd.html

Info on film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040919/

Reason why I look forward to this and will likely pick it up is because Sturges is always reliable for good humor and word has it that Rex Harrison was one of the best at what he did then. Its just hard a lot of his films in my location of acquiring hard to get movies.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #192 on: October 14, 2003, 03:37:02 PM »
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sullivan's travels rocks. i can't wait for this one and i'm now compelled to put the lady eve on my netflix.
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #193 on: October 14, 2003, 03:49:29 PM »
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sullivan's travels rocks. i can't wait for this one and i'm now compelled to put the lady eve on my netflix.


Both completely excellent. Another great Sturges: Christmas in July. It would make a prime Criterion release for a holiday season sometime...
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Stay informed on protecting your freedom of speech and civil rights.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #194 on: October 24, 2003, 02:19:33 PM »
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Major annoucement in the Tokyo Story dvd. It has releases announced for January or early next year in its catalog. Here's the rundown along with spine numbers:

#216: Jean Renoir's Rules of the Game
#221: Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru
#222: Robert Bresson's Diary of a Country Priest
#223: Barbet Schroeder's Maitress
#224: Sam Fuller's Pickup on South Street.

All, besides Maitress, are priced at $39.95. This could indicate 2 disc special editions or some very meaty single discs. Some of these films are movies that fans have been waiting on for a while. For me, I'm getting all of them besides Maitress. I've been waiting for Criterion to release these films and this is major news.

(only changed title to "Major News!" because couldn't fit all title or director names in slot. And it is major news anyways)

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