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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #210 on: October 28, 2003, 10:44:22 PM »
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i don't know.........is there any value to a first printing maybe? probably not..........i got Mon Oncle from ebeaman for close to retail........Playtime was the one i payed up the butt for.........by the way Criterion worded their statement, it seems that Mon Oncle and M. Hulot's Holiday will be the same releases.......maybe only Playtime will be different........i remember reading somewhere that the ratio still wasn't right on it
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #211 on: October 29, 2003, 09:42:39 AM »
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Originally posted elsewhere:

from the bfi website:

www.bfi.org.uk/videocat/index.php


bfi Video - In Production

The Leopard

Luchino Visconti’s epic film will be released on DVD and VHS in spring 2004

bfi Video is currently working on the production of The Leopard in conjunction with Twentieth Century Fox and the Criterion Collection, for release on both DVD and VHS formats.

Although we had initially hoped to release The Leopard this November, we have recently had the unforeseen opportunity to access original 70mm elements of the film. This will enable us to release the best possible version with superb picture and sound quality, but the technical process has meant that it will not be ready until early 2004.

The DVD will contain several extras. Currently confirmed are a full feature commentary by David Forgacs, Professor of Italian at University College London, extracts from an interview with Claudia Cardinale and the original trailer.

As soon as we can confirm the release date we will announce it here.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #212 on: October 29, 2003, 09:54:01 AM »
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #213 on: October 29, 2003, 11:17:22 AM »
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i don't know.........is there any value to a first printing maybe? probably not..........i got Mon Oncle from ebeaman for close to retail........Playtime was the one i payed up the butt for.........by the way Criterion worded their statement, it seems that Mon Oncle and M. Hulot's Holiday will be the same releases.......maybe only Playtime will be different........i remember reading somewhere that the ratio still wasn't right on it


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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #214 on: October 29, 2003, 05:02:11 PM »
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The Leopard

Luchino Visconti’s epic film will be released on DVD and VHS in spring 2004

This makes me so happy. Criterion has been on a roll with pleasing me as of late. 2004 is going to a spectacular year. :-D

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #215 on: October 31, 2003, 11:53:12 AM »
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I just read that the following titles are going OOP at the end of the year.

Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious
Rebecca
pellbound
and Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs.

Also, I know PTA swears by it but could anyone give me the lowdown on 'Mon Oncle' (maybe GT)?
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #216 on: October 31, 2003, 01:30:36 PM »
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I just read that the following titles are going OOP at the end of the year.

Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious
Rebecca
pellbound
and Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs.

Also, I know PTA swears by it but could anyone give me the lowdown on 'Mon Oncle' (maybe GT)?


Thumbnail description of Mon Oncle: Bright, colorful, playful, mild, funny, slapstick, mostly silent (or dialogue-free, I should say), gentle critique of technological encroachment. Godardian's favorite Tati. Beautifully shot. Tati = The French Chaplin; M. Hulot = The French Little Tramp.
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #217 on: October 31, 2003, 02:37:00 PM »
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Tati = The French Chaplin; M. Hulot = The French Little Tramp.


Thats all you need to say. I love Chaplin. No region 2 exists as far as I know, so I'll think I'll have to dig deep for the Criterion when it comes out again.
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #218 on: October 31, 2003, 02:46:36 PM »
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Mon Onle is the only one of the three Tati films I haven't seen. I'm guessing though Godardian did a fair job in describing it.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #219 on: November 01, 2003, 10:35:50 PM »
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Unheard of to me before today, recent posting at a movie board suggests this little known 1960s japanese art house film is going to get the Criterion treatment. In the posting, a guy mentions how this is likely coming and in his reasoning reverts back to a mailing list he is apart of where the guy who is supposebly doing the essay for the film mentioned it there that he was doing it. Also, the film is under "Home Vision Cinema" so odds are likely.

Links of info to film:

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0058430/

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0780019172/qid=1067747266/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/002-7942989-2717647

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #220 on: November 02, 2003, 03:22:06 PM »
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Usually, much is to thank from the local criterion collection forum because they provide all the news and rumors that appear on this thread. In a very shallow move, they have announced their first annual award show and what is especially low of this is the categories on which to vote on:

Criterion producer of the year
Criterion designer of the year
Criterion release of the year
Best commentary
Best single supplement
Best box set or multiple title release
Best single-title release
Best surprise (film, not announcement)
CCF member of the year
The Richard Cranium memorial award for CCF worst member of the year

From my limited experience of posting, a lot of people there are just downright foreign film snobs. This award deal only makes the snobbery official. And considering I have posted there and posted to create discussions by giving negative reviews on "classic movies", you can call me a high candidate for "worst member of the year" because they don't take well to people who speak against accepted things of their country club. Usually, though, the forum is excellent in just the amount of news they can give to Criterion Collection, but they are "Snobs 'R' Us" with this move. *Spits*

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #221 on: November 02, 2003, 07:13:51 PM »
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Hey, let's do our OWN snobby thing here. We'll show them!!

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #222 on: November 02, 2003, 07:23:07 PM »
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Hey, let's do our OWN snobby thing here. We'll show them!!


I'll start.  Armageddon?  The Rock?  What the hell were they thinking?

In reality, I don't mind if they released these, if they help to make money so that they can do releases like By Brakhage and more Kurosawa films.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #223 on: November 02, 2003, 08:57:50 PM »
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I'll start.  Armageddon?  The Rock?  What the hell were they thinking?



Well, clearly they are 2/3 of the way toward that amazing Michael Bay three-movie box set they will be offering us some day. Sure to include a fourth disc of special features on which film historians and critics babble on endlessly about the brilliance of Bay. ... Can't WAIT!!!

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #224 on: November 02, 2003, 11:16:59 PM »
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the rock is good, but what about the blob?  it was like a bad rebel without a cause wannabe with jello.
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