It is currently Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:06 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Forum rules


Please do not clutter up the threads for MoC titles with information on pre-orders. You can announce the availability of pre-orders in the MoC: Cheapest Prices / Best Places to Buy / Pre-Orders thread. Any posts on pre-orders in any other thread will be deleted.



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 67 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:22 am 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:29 pm
Location: OOP is the only answer
On the booklet criterionforum.org gets a special thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:20 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 16, 2008 4:43 pm
I adored the first two acts of this film, but the milk jokes (come on) and Randall's sudden dislike of his job (you got everything you ever wanted!) sort of took me out of things late in the game. A lot of clever, funny, and often beautiful filmmaking here though. This was my first Tashlin, looking forward to more, hopefully they all have a similar Neil Simon by-way-of Tex Avery vibe.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:32 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:24 pm
I'm rather new to Tashlin as well, thanks largely to domino convincing me to buy that UK Jerry Lewis set, but if you like the Tex Avery side of things, The Geisha Boy is a must, with plenty of visual gags involving a cute bunny rabbit that are as close to live-action Looney Tunes as anything I've seen.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:53 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:51 am
Quote:
I'm rather new to Tashlin as well, thanks largely to domino convincing me to buy that UK Jerry Lewis set, but if you like the Tex Avery side of things, The Geisha Boy is a must, with plenty of visual gags involving a cute bunny rabbit that are as close to live-action Looney Tunes as anything I've seen.
I too can thank domino (and the Beatles Anthology segment that shows a clip of The Girl Can't Help It!) for getting me into Tashlin, although I've only seen Girl and Rock Hunter so far. It'll be interesting to see a film of his that doesn't star Mansfield...she just seems essential in Tashlin's cinematic fabric!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:12 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:24 pm
Jayne Mansfield is perfect and hilarious in these films. I must confess that I had extremely polarised reactions to the Jerry Lewis films, even from scene to scene, so be warned. Mansfield is a much more effective comic presence, in my opinion, though Lewis is far more a creative collaborator, for better and worse, and he takes the Tashlin visual style even further in some of his own films as director.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:45 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:59 pm
Location: Somewhere between here and there
If you're not afraid of dipping into the Warner Archive Susan Slept Here is worth a look, its bubblegum-colored dream sequence alone is worth the price and really shows off Tashlin's great use of color and music.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:53 pm 
Dot Com Dom
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:42 pm
Yes, Susan Slept Here and particularly Hollywood or Bust are probably Tashlin's two greatest films, though the underrated the Man From the Diners' Club is also up there. Picking up the UK Jerry Lewis boxed set, which is obscenely cheap, is a must-- and not just for the Tashlins, but for the very-indebted Lewis masterworks like the Ladies Man and the Family Jewels. Zedz once wrote me a brilliant and in-depth as ever PM response to Tashlin's the Geisha Boy... I wish he'd share it with the world in the Tashlin thread, but what can you do? Speaking of, we do have a Tashlin thread where I've lately been running through Tashlin's also-rans as I work my way toward completion of his oeuvre, for the adventurous amongst you


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:26 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:24 pm
domino harvey wrote:
Zedz once wrote me a brilliant and in-depth as ever PM response to Tashlin's the Geisha Boy... I wish he'd share it with the world in the Tashlin thread, but what can you do?

I barely remembered that particular brain dump, but since it was only two fresh messages away from going out the back door of my Sent Box, I'll resurrect it in the Tashlin thread. (Don't worry, domino, I'll remove all references to your fabulous interpretive tap dance at the Little House on the Prairie convention.)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:11 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:09 pm
Location: Edinburgh, UK
By the way, Artists and Models was released by Paramount Germany on a reportedly fine DVD available here just in case anyone doesn't want to spend money on the Lewis/Dean Vol 2 set just for the Tashlin pic.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:51 pm 
Dot Com Dom
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:42 pm
What about the other Tashlin in the set, the even-better Hollywood or Bust?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:06 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:09 pm
Location: Edinburgh, UK
No luck, I'm afraid. Took me a while to find the German title for it ("Alles um Anita") but it's not listed on amazon.de or any other German e-tailer. I don't think it's been released in France either.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:09 pm 
Dot Com Dom
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:42 pm
That second OOP Martin and Lewis set is getting pretty steep in price, too-- a real shame, both are excellent Tashlins (and it goes without saying, but the best Martin/Lewis comedies too)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:27 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:09 pm
Location: Edinburgh, UK
The asking prices for both sets are mind-boggling, yes. The lowest price is $68.64 on ebay. Losing out on Hollywood or Bust may be frustrating but at least one can get Artists and Models for a very reasonable price (I ordered my copy).

The Spanish etailer Starcafe has a release of Man from the Diner's Club by Columbia (!) here. I have no idea what the PQ is like and whether the Spanish subs can be removed.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:26 pm 
Dot Com Dom
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:42 pm
finch wrote:
The Spanish etailer Starcafe has a release of Man from the Diner's Club by Columbia (!) here. I have no idea what the PQ is like and whether the Spanish subs can be removed.

A great transfer-- someone ripped it and put it on YouTube if you want to sample


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:07 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:47 pm
Location: Scotland
Wow, thanks MoC for releasing this; and doing so on Blu-ray (i'm not going to lie, the dvdbeaver caps didn't look as good as I'd hoped for a Blu, but really, projecting this at home it looked absolutely stunning!)
If anyone's wavering about this release they should just go for it, it reminded me a lot of Masumura's Giants and Toys - without the insane self destruction - but quite similar fast pace, advertising agency, bright colors, use of the wide frame, character's lacking morality etc...
But yeah, still trying to get my head round this one, but I had a lot of fun! So thanks guys, it would be great if you could release more Tashlin on Blu someday!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:13 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:25 am
Location: SLC, UT
The dual format edition only just recently became available a few days ago when Eureka offered it for sale directly. The Blu-only is OOP and a collector's item, hence the high prices.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:00 am 

Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 4:44 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Does anyone know if there are there any plans to put this back into print?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 67 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group




This site is not affiliated with The Criterion Collection