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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #390 on: April 23, 2004, 01:34:47 PM »
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Coincidentally enough, I am going to a screening of the remastered Battle of Algiers tonight...I'm fucking psyhed!  It's a movie that has been on my "to see" list for a long time, so now I can finally scratch if off.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #391 on: April 23, 2004, 02:00:22 PM »
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Wonder if PTA will be included among the directors commenting on Algiers. He really should be. ...

You know who really should be?   Greedo.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #392 on: April 23, 2004, 03:10:07 PM »
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Coincidentally enough, I am going to a screening of the remastered Battle of Algiers tonight...I'm fucking psyhed!  It's a movie that has been on my "to see" list for a long time, so now I can finally scratch if off.


Doesn't play here till May 14, dagnabit.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #393 on: April 26, 2004, 04:34:35 PM »
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David Lean Criterions to go OOP soon?

Appearing on the Digital Bits' "Rumor Mill" today....

"Speaking of MGM... we've got a heads-up on some of the titles the studio is tentatively planning for September release. Look for a Judgement at Nuremberg: Special Edition, a David Lean Collection featuring Blithe Spirit, Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, In Which We Serve, Madeleine, Oliver Twist, Passionate Friends and This Happy Breed."

With announcements of major companies to release new dvds of old Criterions, comes the likelihood rights have expired for Criterion so, for me, it is likely that very soon all the David Lean films are going OOP. They were MGM anyways and Criterion has already lost so many films to this same deal. Buy them while you still can!

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #394 on: April 26, 2004, 05:52:36 PM »
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i keep going back and forth over whether i actually want Brief Encounter or not.  i liked it, but i'm hesitant to own it.  although, going OOP pushes me in that direction.
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #395 on: April 29, 2004, 05:32:33 PM »
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i keep going back and forth over whether i actually want Brief Encounter or not.  i liked it, but i'm hesitant to own it.  although, going OOP pushes me in that direction.


Oh, it's sooooo good! You really have to own it.
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #396 on: May 01, 2004, 08:35:02 PM »
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In the catalog to The Tin Drum dvd, Ozu's Early Summer has been confirmed as spine # 240 and will likely be released in July. Expect more July releases to be announced shortly.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #397 on: May 03, 2004, 03:31:20 PM »
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July releases are up with a box set from Jean Renoir leading the way (all of the individual film covers yet have box art, just the box). The other new annoucement is Marcel Carne's Port of Shadows. Ozu's Early Summer was put up on the site but then taken down almost immediately. Don't know what the story is for that but expect more news and all the covers up soon.

Renoir box set:
http://www.criterionco.com/asp/boxed_set.asp?id=241

Port of Shadows:
http://www.criterionco.com/asp/release.asp?id=247

The Renoir box set is a must, likely sizing up to be a big dvd release when Criterion is done listing all the special features to it. Port of Shadows will be a toss up given the word on it before it comes out. And when Early Summer is finally up, it'll be a must too.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #398 on: May 03, 2004, 03:47:13 PM »
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I'd like to hear some specific opinions on the Renoir films. I'm considering a blind buy, and have so far enjoyed the two of his I've seen (Rules and Grand Illusion).
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #399 on: May 03, 2004, 04:39:30 PM »
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I'd like to hear some specific opinions on the Renoir films. I'm considering a blind buy, and have so far enjoyed the two of his I've seen (Rules and Grand Illusion).


I'm reading Truffaut's The Films in My Life right now and just finished up the Renoir section.  He called The Golden Coach Renoir's masterpiece ("the noblest and most refined film ever made") and speaks adoringly about the other two.  As for me, had I not read that part of the book, I still would've blind bought simply because it's Renoir.

Criterion seriously needs to drop their retail price 50%....  I won't have any money for the next few months.   :(

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #400 on: May 03, 2004, 05:49:34 PM »
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Ozu's Early Summer was put up on the site but then taken down almost immediately.

Well if it was taken down, it's back up.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #401 on: May 03, 2004, 06:47:31 PM »
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Criterion seriously needs to drop their retail price 50%....  I won't have any money for the next few months.   :(


Xixax is paying for all those restored HD transfers.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #402 on: May 06, 2004, 02:58:45 PM »
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MAJOR NEWS:

Courtesy of www.criterionco.com

John Cassavetes Box Set Slated for Fall 2004

Criterion is preparing a boxed set of five films by legendary American independent John Cassavetes. In addition to new high-definition transfers of Shadows, Faces, A Woman Under the Influence, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie and Opening Night, the set will include Charles Kiselyak’s award-winning 200 minute documentary, A Constant Forge, along with exclusive new interviews with Cassavetes collaborators Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara, Seymour Cassel, Lelia Goldoni, and others. The set is slated for fall release. Watch this space for more details

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #403 on: May 06, 2004, 03:01:28 PM »
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If one film averages around, what, $30 from Criterion, one can only imagine how expensive this is going to be.  Probably somewhere between $150 and $180?  Still, sounds interesting.  It'd be nice if they'd release it for under $100, though.

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #404 on: May 06, 2004, 03:04:08 PM »
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If one film averages around, what, $30 from Criterion, one can only imagine how expensive this is going to be.  Probably somewhere between $150 and $180?  Still, sounds interesting.  It'd be nice if they'd release it for under $100, though.


It'll probably go for $100. No other box set has been more expensive than that and Adventures of Antoine Doinel was a pretty stacked box set (likely very comparable to how big this one will be). So, if you go through online retailers, you can get it around $80 or so.

 

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