870 Othello

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Re: 870 Othello

#76 Post by swo17 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:55 pm

The Narrator Returns wrote:This release has been pushed back to an unknown date.
Hopefully something to do with adding Filming Othello?

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Re: 870 Othello

#77 Post by Drucker » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:22 pm

Or there's a rights dispute. :cry:

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Re: 870 Othello

#78 Post by Roger Ryan » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:33 pm

swo17 wrote:
The Narrator Returns wrote:This release has been pushed back to an unknown date.
Hopefully something to do with adding Filming Othello?
Do we have a source for this info? The Criterion site still lists a 5/23 release date.

I'd be happy to wait another few months if it meant Filming Othello could be included.

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Re: 870 Othello

#79 Post by The Narrator Returns » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:38 pm

Criterion apparently directly informed Blu-Ray.com of this.

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#80 Post by domino harvey » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:50 pm

They probably wanted to remove extras to better fit in with their new business model

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#81 Post by cdnchris » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:06 pm

Yes, they sent out an e-mail today about this. The e-mail states "We will have updates shortly on the new date."

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Re: 870 Othello

#82 Post by Zorn » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:47 pm

I figured this was happening once I got an email from Amazon last week informing me the release date changed and would reach out to me once a new date was known.

:?

Hopefully the delay means more extras and not rights related.

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Re: 870 Othello

#83 Post by kcota17 » Thu May 04, 2017 3:55 am

Strange... there's still no update and the Criterion website still says May 23rd.

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#84 Post by Drucker » Thu May 11, 2017 10:35 am

Now listed as September 26. No mention of Filming Othello.

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#85 Post by Ribs » Thu May 11, 2017 10:50 am

The "More!" added was:

Souvenirs d’“Othello,” a 1995 documentary about actor Suzanne Cloutier by François Girard

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Re: 870 Othello

#86 Post by swo17 » Thu May 11, 2017 11:01 am

That addition was pointed out on the last page. It doesn't look like there's anything new here.

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#87 Post by dwk » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:03 pm

New extra:
Filming “Othello,” Welles’s last completed film, a 1979 essay-documentary

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#88 Post by knives » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:04 pm

That's worth the wait.

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#89 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:05 pm

Hooray! This is now definitely in "highlight of the year" territory.

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#90 Post by Newsnayr » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:21 pm

Amazing, wonderful news.

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Re: 870 Othello

#91 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:35 pm

Delayed to 10 October though

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Re: 870 Othello

#92 Post by solaris72 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:16 pm

Be still my heart! Hadn't imagined they'd manage that. And me with my preorder still standing at ~$22.

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#93 Post by Calvin » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:33 pm

Wellesnet say that Filming Othello will be from a new 2K scan!

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#94 Post by albucat » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:15 pm

Wow. News I never thought I'd hear. I've never preordered before, but now I have no choice.

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Re: 870 Othello

#95 Post by Roger Ryan » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:33 am

Filming Othello is such an obvious supplement to this release that I'm glad Criterion took the time to clear the rights and do a fresh scan. Given that just twenty years ago it was difficult to see much of Welles' canon, I'm amazed how much of it is now readily available in HD.

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Re: 870 Othello

#96 Post by Drucker » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:38 am

Six years ago I was getting into film and The Trial, Chimes, Inmortal Story, Othello, and Macbeth were all hard to come across!

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Re: 870 Othello

#97 Post by Apperson » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:30 pm

Beaver

EDIT: Wow, that 1955 cut looks rough, was it known to be in a rough state?

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Re: 870 Othello

#98 Post by Roger Ryan » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:28 pm

Apperson wrote:Beaver

EDIT: Wow, that 1955 cut looks rough, was it known to be in a rough state?
I don't know - judging from the screengrabs, only the shot of Desdemona from the U.S. version looks significantly worse (as in softer) than the European equivalent. I don't see a striking drop in quality by comparing the other stills, but am happy the European cut looks the best since I think that's the all-round better version.

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#99 Post by Apperson » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:31 pm

Screen-caps 2 and 3 (the doves and Desdemona) definitely show the most difference.

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Re: 870 Othello

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