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Reply #1185 on: November 17, 2006, 08:47:49 PM
Whoa :shock:, those are great. And the last one is ESPECIALLY gorgeous.
i'm assuming you mean without that fucking C. jesus christ that's intrusive, it doesn't belong ANYWHERE on those covers. if criterion jumped the shark with the Shoot The Piano Player cover, this is like season 13+ of the simpsons.

and yeah thieves is weird.
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Reply #1186 on: November 17, 2006, 08:50:26 PM
Whoa :shock:, those are great. And the last one is ESPECIALLY gorgeous.
i'm assuming you mean without that fucking C. jesus christ that's intrusive, it doesn't belong ANYWHERE on those covers.
I hadn't paid attention to it before, honestly, but now I can't. stop. staring. at. it. :shock:


But the cover's still gorgeous.
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Reply #1187 on: November 17, 2006, 10:39:53 PM
whoa!  Bicycle Thieves?!  first, i'd never heard it called that so i had to look it up to make sure it wasnt like a sequel or something!   i'm glad i held off buying this for so long.  i didnt even realize they were planning to release this.

It has been on the menu for a while, but today's Criterion blog bodes well for another classic Italian Neo Realism film being released soon,

"Everything I had always thought about the look of Rome, Open City turns out to be wrong. It is not gritty and grainy and mismatched. This print is smooth and even with tight, fine grain. There is only one dupe-y shot in the entire film. It seems impossible that Rossellini made such a professional, almost studio-looking image when working with mismatched stocks, short ends of leftover military film, and even some rolls (at least apocryphally) intended for still cameras. "

The release I'm interested in is the Paul Robeson set. They really are taking a chance with this release and it looks like it could be a very important release. Criterion sometimes gets too obscure for my own interest, but there is a lot to this release that goes beyond just being a rare film.


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Reply #1188 on: November 18, 2006, 01:04:00 AM
about Bicycle THIEVES, I can't tell from the previous few posts if you guys know the story behind the English title of the film, but just in case, the literal translation is Bicycle Thieves, but was changed for American distribution (not so much a story, just a sentence, really.)  I suppose the singular "Thief" makes it more a tale about the troubles of one man and his own attempts to survive (a Hollywood story) rather than "Thieves," which says more about post-war societal troubles in Italy and how they affected the whole of the working class (a society of thieves?)  which seems to be more in line with the neo-realist ideology.  I think that sounds right, but I don't know. 

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Reply #1189 on: November 18, 2006, 07:09:03 PM
I have never heard of Green for Danger but I'll buy it just to support awesome DVD covers.


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Reply #1190 on: November 19, 2006, 12:00:16 AM
i'm assuming you mean without that fucking C. jesus christ that's intrusive, it doesn't belong ANYWHERE on those covers. if criterion jumped the shark with the Shoot The Piano Player cover, this is like season 13+ of the simpsons.

I agree about the C, but what's wrong with the cover of Shoot the Piano Player?


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Reply #1191 on: November 19, 2006, 07:35:58 AM
I agree about the C, but what's wrong with the cover of Shoot the Piano Player?
i can't find where i mentioned it, i remember thinking it was obvious and boring. i think there was a brief period of underwhelming covers.
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Reply #1192 on: November 19, 2006, 04:09:04 PM
The cover of STPP was pretty literal but that was the original poster design so I didn't mind.

I like my cover of Bicycle Thieves better.



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Reply #1193 on: November 19, 2006, 04:34:38 PM
It annoys me how the 'C' in Bicycle Thieves in inside the 'B' from Bicycle.


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Reply #1194 on: November 19, 2006, 05:12:38 PM
It annoys me how the 'C' in Bicycle Thieves in inside the 'B' from Bicycle.
yes, big time.  i dont mind the C in general, but the placement on that cover is annoying.
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Reply #1195 on: November 19, 2006, 06:06:35 PM
PS, does anyone know if criterion has any more Mizoguchi on its slate? Because that would break the bank for me in a good way


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Reply #1196 on: November 19, 2006, 07:42:07 PM
PS, does anyone know if criterion has any more Mizoguchi on its slate? Because that would break the bank for me in a good way

Yes, they do. They hold rights to much of his work and have said they want to release more. They just wanted to get Ugetsu out before any of his other films. What I think they will do as they did with filmmakers like Yasurijo Ozu is start with one and then start releasing the DVDs in conjecture with nation wide releases honoring the director. I think with the desire for more Mizoguchi I'd say the releasing of more of his films on DVD would come sooner than later. I'd expect more in '07.


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Reply #1197 on: November 19, 2006, 08:15:41 PM
Thanks, GT. This news + the La Notte news + Rome, Open City, awesome. you're practically my accountant.


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Reply #1198 on: November 22, 2006, 02:23:27 AM
The Criterion Blog continues to be priceless for its information:

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Have we been able to renew our rights? Well, here’s the answer you weren’t expecting. Yes. We’re working on a brand new HD transfer now. It’ll be a totally new release and be out in 2007."



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Reply #1199 on: November 22, 2006, 12:01:09 PM
High Definition shit eating!!! I can't wait
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