Criterion and MGM

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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domino harvey
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Re: Criterion and MGM

#776 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:40 pm

Didn't TT turn down the Defiant Ones since the materials needed too much work?

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#777 Post by domino harvey » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:50 pm

Okay, guess it's safe to say King of Hearts was one of the long MIA MGM licenses, since it will no longer be coming from Criterion, as according to Variety it's now with Cohen

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#778 Post by beamish13 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:57 pm

I wonder if Marat/Sade is coming, too. The MGM disc has been OOP for years now, and they've already worked with Peter Brook.

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#779 Post by AfterTheRain » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:43 am

beamish13 wrote:I wonder if Marat/Sade is coming, too. The MGM disc has been OOP for years now, and they've already worked with Peter Brook.
I think I remember that Mister Lime confirmed that it's definitely coming from Criterion as both Kino and Twilight Time passed on it.

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#780 Post by Werewolf by Night » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:27 pm

I wish Criterion (or somebody else) would rescue Bryan Forbes' THE WHISPERERS from M.O.D. purgatory. Fantastic John Barry score, a great, Oscar-nominated performance from Edith Evans, I can't understand why this movie is not more well-known and liked.

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#781 Post by MoonlitKnight » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:10 pm

I'd love to see a couple of Forbes' other early films released as well, namely the still-never-released-on-DVD-or-Blu "Whistle Down the Wind" and "The L-Shaped Room." Sony currently owns the latter; I'm not sure who owns the former. :-k

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#782 Post by domino harvey » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:14 pm

Both of those are out on DVD in the UK

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#783 Post by Jeff » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:31 pm

MoonlitKnight wrote:I'd love to see a couple of Forbes' other early films released as well, namely the still-never-released-on-DVD-or-Blu "Whistle Down the Wind" and "The L-Shaped Room." Sony currently owns the latter; I'm not sure who owns the former. :-k
Janus actually owns the U.S. rights to both Whistle Down the Wind and Séance on a Wet Afternoon. Both have been part of their catalog since the 60s. They released Séance on DVD via Home Vision, but have never, to my knowledge, issued Whistle on any home media format.

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#784 Post by MoonlitKnight » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:21 am

Yeah, I got the "Séance" DVD not long before it went OOP. These smaller, lesser-known British films always seem to end up falling through the cracks here in the States. :-k

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