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Rupert Pupkin
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Re: Criterion Facebook and Twitter

#1351 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:21 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Rupert Pupkin wrote: but the "Blue" piece of artwork posted on twitter implies no Juliette Binoche for the front cover...
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The way Criterion's going, she'll be on the cover for Red!
unless its the front cover of the box set... a band/banner for each movie...
looks like it's something like a collage of screenshots like the inside packaging of The Man Who Fell To Earth :
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I really hope that they won't ruin the artwork for this Kielsowski box set. I'm sure they will do 1080p24 contrary to mk2, but please [-o< ...
I really like what they did for la Double Vie de Véronique (I even kept the DVD box set... (moreover the booklet of the blu-ray edition was heavily "edited"...)

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Re: Criterion Facebook and Twitter

#1352 Post by Tom Hagen » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:47 pm

A month or so back, I seem to remember Criterion asking on Facebook "which would you rather see, Decalogue or "The Three Colors?" This was after we knew that the trilogy would be coming out. Is it too much to dream that both could come out?

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Re: Criterion Facebook and Twitter

#1353 Post by Gary Gnu » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:07 pm

Tom Hagen wrote:A month or so back, I seem to remember Criterion asking on Facebook "which would you rather see, Decalogue or "The Three Colors?" This was after we knew that the trilogy would be coming out. Is it too much to dream that both could come out?
Holy Hell! When did this go OOP??

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#1354 Post by knives » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:10 pm

A few months ago if I remember correctly. I wonder if they'll package the "short film about" movies with it if they have picked it up.

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#1355 Post by Gary Gnu » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:18 pm

knives wrote:A few months ago if I remember correctly. I wonder if they'll package the "short film about" movies with it if they have picked it up.
Wow, I had just checked a few months ago to see if it was priced reasonably, but had never checked back. That's certainly interesting. Hopefully Criterion will put together a solid package... if they do, in fact, have the rights. I trust that they would put together a nice set with plenty of bonus features. November will be super-strong if we get two Kieślowski sets!!
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#1356 Post by dadaistnun » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:19 pm

knives wrote:A few months ago if I remember correctly. I wonder if they'll package the "short film about" movies with it if they have picked it up.
The Kino versions are still in print, so I doubt it.

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#1357 Post by knives » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:09 pm

Darn, it seems so wrong to separate them.

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#1358 Post by jwd5275 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:49 pm

dadaistnun wrote:
knives wrote:A few months ago if I remember correctly. I wonder if they'll package the "short film about" movies with it if they have picked it up.
The Kino versions are still in print, so I doubt it.
No. It's not. It's no longer on Kino's website. Out of print like the KimStim titles.

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Re: Criterion Facebook and Twitter

#1359 Post by Tom Hagen » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:22 pm

Wow. If Criterion actually has access to what could essentially be the complete feature-length works of Kieslowski . . .

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#1360 Post by dadaistnun » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:52 pm

jwd5275 wrote:
dadaistnun wrote:
knives wrote:A few months ago if I remember correctly. I wonder if they'll package the "short film about" movies with it if they have picked it up.
The Kino versions are still in print, so I doubt it.
No. It's not. It's no longer on Kino's website. Out of print like the KimStim titles.
Glad to be wrong if Criterion actually is picking these up; I'd hate to see them go out of print in R1 otherwise. I could easily see The Scar, Camera Buff, Blind Chance, and No End packaged as an Eclipse set and thus losing the extras (of course, the various short films are the most important and could be added to the Three Colors & Decalogue sets). Camera Buff and Blind Chance, imo, merit full-on Criterion releases, but that argument could certainly be made (and has) for any number of Eclipse titles (Shepitko, Bernard....).

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#1361 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:55 am

Decalogue from Criterion would be great. Surely it would be a remaster, bettering even the Polish DVD master (licensed from WB in Poland) that seems to be the best so far (now OOP). Maybe Criterion could license the bonus disc from the Polish set. The French box set (Ed. Montparnasse) also had some extensive extras if I remember correctly.

An Eclipse box w/ The Scar, Camera Buff, Blind Chance, No End --- very good!

The Polish e-tailer Merlin told me earlier this year that there was no chance of a reissue of the Polish set. I´d appreciate tips on the second best DVD edition of Decalogue -- the Korean or the UK one?

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Re: Criterion Facebook and Twitter

#1362 Post by eerik » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:54 am

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Re: Criterion Facebook and Twitter

#1363 Post by Tom Hagen » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:20 am

Also exactly what I would have expected. I am interested to see the full Blue cover now. I still can't figure out what the hell is going on with the cover choice there. If they're just looking for a really, really blue still from the movie, why didn't they pick this:

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Or a shot of the swimming pool. Or the sheet music.

If Criterion picked up the former Kinos, it would be a major waste to turn around and dump them on Eclipse. As mentioned above, several of them are classics in their own right. Also, what value does Criterion add to the titles by putting them on Eclipse? If they're going through the trouble of doing new transfers, I would imagine that we'd at least see them on Blu-ray.

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#1364 Post by kieslowski » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:31 am

I suppose all three are photos/screens (White is the wedding photo IIRC; Red is the advertising hoarding)...

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#1365 Post by dwk » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:35 pm

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Re: Criterion Facebook and Twitter

#1366 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:37 pm

This is going to be some controversial cover art. Whoo boy

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Re: Criterion Facebook and Twitter

#1367 Post by Tom Hagen » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:42 pm

However, they did manage to get all three colors on one cover.

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Re: Criterion Facebook and Twitter

#1368 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:49 pm

Here's a capture fom that 'into the telephone line/electronic weave' sequence at the beginning of Red:

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Re: Criterion Facebook and Twitter

#1369 Post by Murdoch » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:04 pm

The above is probably the box cover, I look forward to bitching about this

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Re: Criterion Facebook and Twitter

#1370 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:06 pm

Last Criterion board meeting: "So, how can we fuck up the release of the year?"

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Re: Criterion Facebook and Twitter

#1371 Post by Finch » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:12 pm

I like it (what we can see of it anyway).

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Re: Criterion Facebook and Twitter

#1372 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:27 pm

I do too, actually. At least they're doing something different than all the other releases of this film. It'll stand out.

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#1373 Post by movielocke » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:52 pm

colinr0380 wrote:Here's a capture fom that 'into the telephone line/electronic weave' sequence at the beginning of Red:

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dammit.

I was going to suggest it was the cover of City Lights and watch heads explode while eating popcorn. :-"

could it be one of those Qatsi movies?

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#1374 Post by AquaNarc » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:14 pm

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Re: Criterion Facebook and Twitter

#1375 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:26 pm

I could be wrong, but doesn't Max Fisher write "Enjoy Your Stay" in the hotel bee scene of Rushmore or is this a clue for something else?

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