65 Rushmore

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#26 Post by Napier » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:48 am

Matango wrote:Amazon only has it available thru outside sellers on the Used and New button, and quite a few of those sellers are desribing it as OOP.
I just checked Baker & Taylor online at my work here. And this IS apparently going out of print.There are 21 copies left on the east coast and 16 on the west coast. Too bad. :|

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#27 Post by Antoine Doinel » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:52 am

So either Mulvaney is lying to us or people are overreacting.

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#28 Post by Napier » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:54 am

Antoine Doinel wrote:So either Mulvaney is lying to us or people are overreacting here.
There is a slight possibility it is being reprinted. Wishful thinking though. This is a great Criterion release.

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#29 Post by ianungstad » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:11 pm

I got a response from Mulvaney on this topic two days ago...much like the August 17th posting, he said that it isn't going OOP. They are probably just arranging another printing of the disc. It's happened before. I think the whole thing is a non-issue.

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#31 Post by Minkin » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:44 am

Unless it's a mistake, (since they said it wouldn't be until after Dec 20th on the backorder thing) it's back in stock finally on the Criterion website!

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#32 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:32 pm

Is there a BR on the horizon for this? (possibly a Wes Anderson set with the existing BR of Bottle Rocket and Tenenbaums)

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#33 Post by LQ » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:33 am

A perfect gift for the swo17 in your life:
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(I messaged the girl who made these -the initial batch sold out almost instantly but she's working on another round. You can contact her here if you're interested in a set.)

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#34 Post by swo17 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:38 am

Aren't I the swo17 in all of your lives? And come to think of it, I am rather short on pencils...

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#35 Post by Tom Hagen » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:59 am

What would really be awesome is if the pencil cup plays "Making Time" when you open it.

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#36 Post by carax09 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:34 am

Rushmore pencil sets are back!

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#37 Post by Jeff » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:48 pm

Blu-ray announced for November.

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#38 Post by manicsounds » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:08 pm

If anyone has seen the old DVD, it was in dire need of a new transfer. For such a new film (at the time), the film presentation was filled with dust and specs that was pretty distracting, and colors being pretty dull as well.

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#39 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:11 pm

A little wary of this directors cut, but hopefully it's just minor additions (and/or subtractions). It'll give me a good excuse to keep my DVD, since it has some sentimental value to me. I bought it when I was 17, and had no clue what the Criterion Collection even was.

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#40 Post by Tom Hagen » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:22 pm

My first Criterion, too. Paid full price at a Borders.

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#41 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:25 pm

Mine too. Bought it with a Borders giftcard, if I recall, just after Christmas during my senior year of high school (I could have that all wrong, who knows). Bought The Royal Tenenbaums shortly thereafter.

Even after going through oh so many more Criterions since, they're still two of my most treasured films in the collection and ones that I'll hold close to my heart for the rest of my life.

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#42 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:29 pm

Pretty sure either this or Traffic was my first Criterion as well, back in high school too when I owned less than ten DVDs

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#43 Post by knives » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:32 pm

I'm better than you guys, Pickpocket and Beauty and the Beast were mine. Same situation of not knowing anything though.

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#44 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:36 pm

Eh, if I could do it all again, Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums would still be my first two Criterions. They are really strong films in my eyes, while still serving an important purpose as some of the most potent gateway drugs of cinema made in the last few decades.

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#45 Post by swo17 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:38 pm

Pretty sure this was one of the first I bought as well, though I've never actually watched it. Is it any good?

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#46 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:38 pm

It's one of the worst films we've got.

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#47 Post by movielocke » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:50 am

My first criterion was Lord of the Flies, some now defunct webstore mispriced it at $6 when it released and I just happened to snap it up. It was actually my first dvd I bought, my second and third dvds were Silence of the Lambs and Robocop, already OOP and I picked them up off the shelves at Suncoast and paid full list for both.

But getting Rushmore was an interesting story. Around the time that Royal Tenenbaums came out I was talking about the film with my coworkers. A guy came in the store and joined the conversation/debate. He came and got food about once a week over a three month period while his house was being repaired and we talked about movies every time. Turned out he worked at the awesome (then independent) local used bookstore and was their dvd buyer. I'd not seen rushmore (other than some clips on TV) at that point and it was one of his favorite films ever. He said since it was the sort of movie it was they actually had quite a lot of people selling the dvd because they 'didn't get it,' and he would usually snap up the Criterions of Rushmore himself to either flip on ebay or just to give away. He said he'd given away about six copies of the film at that point, and sold another handful. So a few weeks after he told me that he showed up with a copy of the criterion rushmore and just handed it over and said I would like it. :)

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#48 Post by manicsounds » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:04 am

$12 used around 7 or 8 years ago. That's my story... I wonder if Bill Murray has seen Kurosawa's "Red Beard" by now...

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#49 Post by Brian C » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:32 am

movielocke wrote:My first criterion was Lord of the Flies, some now defunct webstore mispriced it at $6 when it released and I just happened to snap it up.
This is how I got The 39 Steps! It was released around the same time as a slew of cheapo Hitchcock discs, and Fry's had it mispriced and sorted in with those.

I think that was my first Criterion, although it could have been Rushmore. I think it was Steps, though, because it has the earlier spine number and I bought them both when they were new or almost new releases. But I already knew what Criterion was, although I have no idea how I knew.

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#50 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:24 am

manicsounds wrote:I wonder if Bill Murray has seen Kurosawa's "Red Beard" by now...
I think you have that backwards. Wes said in the Charlie Rose interview it was all Bill could talk about the first time they talked on the phone. And if I recall right, he said since that phone call he did see it. It's a funny parallel to the story of everybody and their grandmother sending Bill copies of Bottle Rocket.

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